Marshman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
United States
Piranha Sports
63F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 15m 29s
Overall Rank = 141/409
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 9/17
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel for breakfast, drove to site. Very dark out at 530am. Couldn't see anything. Reminder to bring a flashlight next time lol. Was pitch dark till 630-645.
Event warmup:

No warmup, just setup and waited around. The transition was set up in high uncut wet grass. Ended up with grass all over bike and belongings by the end.
  • 08m 45s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards

As I swam I was pulling up seaweed with my stride.
What would you do differently?:

I would start out more in the front, I was like in the third row of swimmers in the water and during the start it was just chaos. Once I got around a few people and stopped swimming over them, then I was fine.
Transition 1
  • 01m 51s

The transition was a run through some wet thick grass up a small hill to the mount line with your bike.

Placed: 106/409
What would you do differently?:

Possibly attach shoes to wheels and just hook in while riding and not use socks. Would shave a few seconds off the time.
  • 45m 39s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 16.43 mile/hr

I did average I thought on the ride. I rode the course a few days prior and went faster about 0.2 mph faster but that was without a swim beforehand.
What would you do differently?:

I would practice swim/bike bricks more. Also do some more climbing and up the bike speed. Only been riding for 3 months now so have a lot more potential to get faster I feel.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Went pretty good. The transition was down a wet grassy hill from the dismount line so you had to run your bike through it. It wasn't very flat.

Placed: 178/409
What would you do differently?:

Try to dismount out of shoes before getting off bike. Possibly do a running dismount.
  • 18m 5s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile

I paced myself pretty well. I worked really hard the last two weeks doing running after faltering badly last time. This run was my fastest 2 mile run so far and I did not have to stop once and felt really strong. I had no cramping problems.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder toward the end. I felt real strong and probably could have gone faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a glass of water and a hoagie and then watched everyone else finish. I was in the first wave so there were many still on the course.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited training. Only been training for 3 months. I think I need to run more which is my weakness and also put more time in the saddle.

Event comments:

The race was very well organized and excellently run and staffed. I would definitely look to do another piranha race in the future.

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Last updated: 2010-08-21 12:00 AM
00:08:45 | 437 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 118/409
Performance: Average
Suit: TYR Trisuit
Course: Straight around bouys in some very heavy overgrown seaweed. Water was like bath water and warmer than outside.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:51
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:45:39 | 12.5 miles | 16.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 160/409
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: A moderately hilly course with some good steep hills. Lot of people dropped their chains. 729ft of climbing over 12.5 miles. Several fast descents following the hills. Below I posted the race map and the elevation map from my garmin in photo 2.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:18:05 | 02 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 242/409
Performance: Good
Course: The course started through the parking lot onto a rock and loose gravel trail that went up a small hill to the top parking lot and then back down to the finish line.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5