Philadelphia Women's Triathlon - Duathlon

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
Total Time = 1h 35m 56s
Overall Rank = 73/602
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 11/115
Pre-race routine:

oatmeal, coffee, juice
1/2 p&j after transition set up
Event warmup:

none really
  • 15m 38s
  • 1.9 miles
  • 08m 14s  min/mile

felt surprisingly good on run, GARMIN paced me at 8:03
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s
  • 49m 54s
  • 17 miles
  • 20.44 mile/hr

focused on keeping 20+ mph pace
legs tightened up 8 miles into bike, could feel the 2 mile run
able to keep high cadence fairly easily, internal sense of cadence improved
no matter what, wanted a 20mph bike pace
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s

almost forgot to add water bottle to race belt

  • 27m 2s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

glad I carried my own gatorade for 2nd run, drank some of mine plus water at 2 stops
remembered that I could go faster than I felt, very rubbery legs during 1st 5 minutes and during last 0.5 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Try to run the week before the race. Intervals are key. Running in heat prop also key.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

too much work the week leading up to the tri, especially migraine on Friday, not enough sleep with insomnia Wed night and Thrs night

Very happy with results given the limited training I had in late June and the stressful week just before the race.

Event comments:

A terrific, all women's race.

Last updated: 2009-10-30 12:00 AM
00:15:38 | 01.9 miles | 08m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/115
Overall: 47/602
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:49:54 | 17 miles | 20.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/115
Overall: 137/602
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops, flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:02 | 03.11 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/115
Overall: 137/602
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5