Black Bear Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Beltzville, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
Total Time = 3h 40m 51s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = clydales
Age Group Rank = 11/11
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5 ate a waffle and headed for the race

Event warmup:

250 swim and quick stretch
  • 31m 33s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

I know Im not a strong swimmer, but I got out of the water strong and felt good
Transition 1
  • 02m 24s
  • 1h 58m 39s
  • 24 miles
  • 12.14 mile/hr

Oh where to begin, this is where my race took a terrible turn to tragedy. In the first two miles or so my aero bar came loose and was shifting on me, eventually I gave up trying to make it wright and just rode it the way it was. this went well until about mile 9 I went to shift to start and climb and snap the shifter broke. I am using the new R2C by SRAM, I could only shift into a smaller ring in the cassette so I was stuck and couldn't climb the hill I was on so I got off and tried to fix it but couldn't. I gathered my pride and went back about at half mile to the last volunteer corner and had him radio a race official. The race sent a SAG wagon out to me and the guy said I can lock your derailur in one gear so I could finish the race. I elected to have him put it in the middle of my cassette so at least I could pedal some and still could shift in my crank. After all said and done I spent about a 25 minutes off my bike fixing it. Hit some hills after the fix that would have been nice then hit a steep section that was either continue and make it to the top or fall, I made it. Finished the ride out and legs were toast. To put the icing on the cake as i stepped on the time mat that was wet my cleat shot out from under me and I ended up on my face, but I kept my bike up

What would you do differently?:

have shifters that work
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

despite my previously mentioned fall I feel I had a decent transition. Was extremely frustrated when I got to my rack and lost my cool spiked my helmet and just yelled (obscenity) luckily nobody penalized me, but I think they would have done the same given my current situation.
What would you do differently?:

not fall
  • 1h 06m 20s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 10m 42s  min/mile

decent took about a mile to simmer my head from the bike but put it behind me and kept my legs moving
Post race
Warm down:

walked around

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I gave my self a high mental effort just because I kept going. Wanted to pack it in after the bike just because of frustration and legs were exhausted

Last updated: 2010-01-11 12:00 AM
00:31:33 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: full wet
Course: easy nothing great to spot off, a little confusing that they used yellow swim caps and yellow buoys to mark turns, so got confused
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 02:24
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:58:39 | 24 miles | 12.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Wind: None
Course: hills hills hills
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Bad
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:06:20 | 06.2 miles | 10m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Course: trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 3