Lums Pond Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Bear, Delaware
United States
Pirahna Sports
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 49m 8s
Overall Rank = 287/493
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 24/26
Pre-race routine:

Arrived on site at 05:40. Picked up my packet and got marked. Quick bike function check, and then setup transition.
  • 17m 13s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

The swim felt like it was closer to 3/4 of a mile than 1/2 mile. Water was warm, and I began to overheat in my wetsuit. I felt like I didn't hit my groove until the last 200. Goggles were fogged up the entire time, making sighting difficult.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

I took my time and caught my breath. As I was exiting, the guy in front of me slipped and wiped out. I caught his bike and held it for him until he got back up, but it cost me a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

I forgot my body glide, so I had some issues getting the wetsuit off. The right ankle of my wetsuit got caught on my timing chip, which cost me a few seconds
  • 58m 35s
  • 19.5 miles
  • 19.97 mile/hr

Against better judgment, I rode my new bike (I picked it up Friday evening, and got about 5 miles in on it Sat AM) ... As a result, my confidence in handling was low. At around mile 5, my saddle angle dropped, and I had to pull it back up about every half mile for the rest of the ride. Almost wrecked at the dismount, when I couldn't pull my left foot out of the shoe.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get a few more miles on the new bike before I'm really comfortable with it. Overall,
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

Fastest T2 so far. Had trouble finding my row initially.
  • 29m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 26s  min/mile

I think that I did something bad to my right calf during the dismount. I was in constant pain through the run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I feel that I was not well prepared for this rate. I should have spent more time training before race day. The strained muscle in T2 definitely added a few minutes to my run. I was 9 minutes off of my goal time, so I have a good target for next year.

Event comments:

Piranha Sports seems to always do a good job. Bathroom facilities need to be re-evaluated though, as 2 commodes and 3 urinals is not enough for 600 guys.

Last updated: 2009-08-18 12:00 AM
00:17:13 | 880 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 192/493
Performance: Below average
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:58:35 | 19.5 miles | 19.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 207/493
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:15 | 03.1 miles | 09m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 491/493
Performance: Bad
Course: Shaded flat out and back. Felt shorter than 3.1
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4