Tri for Joe at Coney Island - TriathlonSprint

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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 28m 28s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/20
Pre-race routine:

Slept at a friends house prior to the race (she lives 2 miles from race site). Note to self: Dont spend night at OCD ADD friends house who decided to stop taking her medication a week before. I got up ate a yogurt and an apple.
Event warmup:

Ran for about 5 minutes and was able to get in the pool to swim a bit. Wetsuits are fun. I feel like an S+M otter.
  • 12m 5s
  • 766 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

This is a weird swim. You could get up and run for large portions. I didnt do that because running in a wetsuit is hard enough and running through knee/waist deep water is harder. I just swam the whole way and pulled myself along the bottom when appropriate. I went faster than the guys running and I didnt burn the legs.
What would you do differently?:

Not much but this is truly a wacky swim with massive congestion at buoys, shallow water, etc. I did well but I enjoy the open water much more.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No T time. Went well except wetsuit got a little stuck on one ankle. My feet had some small gravel on them and were damp.
What would you do differently?:

bring an extra foot towel and spend a few seconds on loving the feet.
  • 54m 59s
  • 17.3 miles
  • 18.88 mile/hr

My feet were numb on my last tri. It happened again this tri. I figured out about 8 miles in - wet cold feet, very ambient air and toe vents equals numb toes and forefoot. But that distraction cant explain my craptacular bike. I have regressed again. I felt like I was riding a moutain bike with so many passing me. I have put in many more hours of training this year than last but I am right back where I started. Very disheartening. I wasnt challenged CV but my legs would really burn if I left my 90 cadence ring and my breathing would get laboured. Guess more miles is the only solution.
What would you do differently?:

I guess I need more time on the bike. I do alot of my training on the trainer due to time constraints. I do not get a lot of road time and wind and uneven conditions are something I dont encounter alot in my basement.
Transition 2
  • 00m

No T time posted. I had some issues with getting my feet out of my shoes while riding because I couldnt feel them. That made pedaling, jumping and running with the bike really weird and possibly dangerous. Change out was real quick though.
  • 21m 25s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

The numb foot stuff made the first 2 miles slower than I would have liked. It is hard to push/flex off the foot you cant feel. The first half was probably a little hard and I started breathing too hard/wheezing. I slowed it down a bit and caught many of the people who made my life miserable on the bike. I wanted to run in the sixes and I did. I didnt finish that hard because no one was near me in front or behind to push/pull me.
What would you do differently?:

Tape the vent on the biking shoes.
Post race
Warm down:

eating a banana?

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The cold feet and my notawesome biking ability. Obviously I finished 2nd in my age group in the swim and run but couldnt keep the time that I gave back on the bike.

Event comments:

I did well in 2/3rds of the triathlon. I hit my goal of finishing the run under 7 min miles. I hit my goal of being in the top 15% out of the water. I missed my goal of breaking 21 mph on the bike. The swim is weird. The run is nice and flat. The bike course had some rough patches but was a fast track for others. If I can get the bike under some control and squeeze 1-1.5 mph out of it, I could be pushing into the top 3

Last updated: 2009-04-20 12:00 AM
00:12:05 | 766 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/20
Overall: 20/
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Uh..a crazy ass star shape?
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:54:59 | 17.3 miles | 18.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/20
Overall: 20/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: A mostly flat along roads and bike trails. My bike computer showed the course to be 17.3 mi and others have noticed similar mileage rather the posted 30k (18.6mi). I adjusted the mileage for the calculator.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:25 | 03.11 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/20
Overall: 20/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3