Black Bear Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 37m 16s
Overall Rank = 49/541
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/43
Pre-race routine:

race weight: 219lbs
Nutrition: breakfast coffee, english muffin/pb, banana, water
hammer bar and some cliff shots up to 30 min before
Gu drink on the bike. Won't use that again as it upset my stomach a bit. will go back to water and gels or try another sports drink.

Event warmup:

swim only. some stretching.
  • 13m 49s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 50s / 100 meters

lined up way left to stay out of the pack and had clean water. didn't touch anyone. Good swim for me. No issues.
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

I think the bulk of my time was spent getting socks on. Going sockless will save alot of time.
Did the rubberbands and shoes attached move and had a clean mount.
  • 59m 16s
  • 17.7 miles
  • 17.92 mile/hr

Enjoyed the bike leg. Not sure I had much more in me. My climbing is the weakest part of my game and on this course that will hurt. Was strange, don't think I saw anyone from my wave, but passed several from the wave ahead of me and got passed by the speedsters in the wave behind.
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

Still trying for the perfect T2 :). I ran past my spot a lost several seconds. Looks like i got in the top 10 OA. Some day I will reach nirvana and stand atop the t2 podium. It is my only goal in triathlon.
What would you do differently?:

concentrate more on rack location.
  • 21m 52s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

I guess i don't have much to say on any of my segments. i thought i performed as well as i could and had a good run. No water or nutrition. Good kick at the end. Thought i left it all out on the course.
Post race
Warm down:

eat. hung out in the philly tri tent for a bit. ate more.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

skillz on hillz

Event comments:

Great race. really enjoyed this year's changes (new transition area, new swim course, etc) thought it was improvement from last year. Great job by CGI. The volunteers were excellent and plentiful(although the army of volunteers at the run aid station was a little intimidating!). Weather was perfect. It was a great day to be alive and racing.

Last updated: 2009-04-27 12:00 AM
00:13:49 | 750 meters | 01m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 137/541
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:42
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:59:16 | 17.7 miles | 17.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 50/541
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:52 | 03.11 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 62/541
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5