Block Island Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Block Island, Rhode Island
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 46m 57s
Overall Rank = 236/351
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 22/28
  • 10m 7s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 18s / 100 yards

had trouble breathing at first, water took breath away, since this was my first triathlon, starting with so many people was difficult
What would you do differently?:

practice in the ocean more
Transition 1
  • 00m

definitely need to work on this, getting on shoes was difficult, using same pants for swim, run and bike is key. It was hard to because the area was cramped and sandy
What would you do differently?:

Practice. Plus, since my goal was just to finish, I didn't hustle as much as I might have
  • 50m 35s
  • 12 miles
  • 14.23 mile/hr

This was the easiest for me. Breathing was the easiest, able to maintain a good pace and felt good on hills
Transition 2
  • 00m

terrible transition, getting bike shoes off and run shoes on was difficult, sandy
  • 46m 35s
  • 4 miles
  • 11m 39s  min/mile

this was the most difficult part, It ws hot and still, difficult to navigate the sand and dodge kids and runners coming back
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

just rode to where I was staying

What limited your ability to perform faster:

breathing issues and not having trained exactly the way I would have wanted. I had two weeks where I couldn't train

Event comments:

The best thing about this race is Block Island. It is a very funky, local race with a lot of character. Do not come if you are interested in records or get upset if everything doesn't run hyper-smoothly.

Last updated: 2009-08-05 12:00 AM
00:10:07 | 440 yards | 02m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 268/351
Performance: Average
Course: out to a buoy then along shore, ocean
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:50:35 | 12 miles | 14.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 212/351
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: two loops around the west side of the island. two relatively steep hills by the airport
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:46:35 | 04 miles | 11m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 275/351
Performance: Below average
Course: down to the spring house end of beach, back to Mansion Beach. Rocks, surf, small kids and lots of sand. Water at either end
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3