Upper Main Line YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 19m 3s
Overall Rank = 58/126
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 9/12
Pre-race routine:

Did not get a lot of sleep (1st mistake). Woke up at 5:30, showered and dressed. Make a smoothie - Banana, strawberries, blueberries & protein powder. Light strech and packed the car. Got to the event at 7:00.
Event warmup:

Set up transition area. Eat gel pack about 8:00. Walked over to the pool and did my pre-game stretches.
  • 09m 50s
  • 492 yards
  • 01m / 100 yards

Felt good. I am use to 25m pools had to get use to the extra length.
What would you do differently?:

See if there are more 50m pools to practice in or even open swims or endless pools.
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

Thought I did pretty well. Long run from pool to transition area.
What would you do differently?:

Get a race belt. Felt good otherwise
  • 34m 27s
  • 10 miles
  • 17.42 mile/hr

I was exhausted.
What would you do differently?:

***Learn the course*** Riding into blind corners and hills not a good idea. Drink more water.
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s

Not bad. I was in a fog when I got back to the rack.
What would you do differently?:

Focus more. I had a bad bike ride and let it hinder my focus.
  • 29m 32s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 30s  min/mile

Tired. Heavy legs.
What would you do differently?:

***Learn the course*** Drink more water
Post race
Warm down:

Light stretch

Event comments:

Nice race for beginners. This was my first race ever and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot by asking questions to some of the other experienced athletes.

Last updated: 2009-04-27 12:00 AM
00:09:50 | 492 yards | 01m / 100yards
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 51/126
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot shorts
Course: 50m lap pool. Nice and easy. Felt good.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:34:27 | 10 miles | 17.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 64/126
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Hilly but not to bad.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:12
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:32 | 03.11 miles | 09m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 61/126
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly but shady. Nice route through neighborhood.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3