Got The Nerve - TriathlonSprint

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Mt Gretna, Pennsylvania
United States
Chris Kaag
Total Time = 1h 28m 51s
Overall Rank = 153/588
Age Group = M2529
Age Group Rank = 22/45
Pre-race routine:

Got up just before 6:00 alarm, blueberry bagel with PB, put the bikes on the car, bags in the car, and headed out about 6:45. Setup transition area and got in the port-o line before putting on the wetsuit and lining up.
Event warmup:

None. Should definitely stretch at least the calves next time as they have been known to cramp.
  • 10m 32s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Terrible swim. Breaststroke 90%. Wetsuit felt too tight before the race and feeling of constricted breathing continued throughout the swim. Need to look into sleeveless wetsuit as well as relaxed breathing when in open water and around other racers.
What would you do differently?:

Get short-sleeve wetsuit. Train more in open water.
Transition 1
  • 02m 32s

Great T1 time, although I was right near the swim in and bike out in the transition area. Got the wetsuit stuck on the chip on ankle for a second. Slight issue clipping into pedals initially.
What would you do differently?:

  • 52m 41s
  • 16 miles
  • 18.22 mile/hr

Legs felt tired after a terrible swim where I needed much more legs for the breast stroke.
What would you do differently?:

All in all bike went about as well as expected. More hill work would definitely help.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Great time for T2. Off the bike quickly and pulled the shoes right on with the Yankz.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 6s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Slower than other races, but expected after a terrible winter of lazy training.
What would you do differently?:

Train at faster speeds for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a water, banana and bagel and went to hang with friends waiting for fellow triathletes to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad off-season diet and training.

Event comments:

Great race again this year. Close to home so easy logistically. Great to see family and friends and a good early season course with shorter swim and some solid hills on the bike.

Last updated: 2010-02-04 12:00 AM
00:10:32 | 500 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 356/588
Performance: Bad
Suit: Orca Equip Full
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:41 | 16 miles | 18.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 167/588
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 3 major hills. Rolling for the rest of the course.
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:06 | 03.11 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 117/588
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat run on rails to trails cinder path
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4