Phily Tri - Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 48m 13s
Overall Rank = 764/1586
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 14/62
Pre-race routine:

usual, Wegman's lasagna from their deli the night before was a winner
Event warmup:

5 minutes swim with arm drills
  • 27m 13s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 03m 6s

What would you do differently?:

maybe come in closer to the buoys earlier, swam pretty wide . . . upside was it was easy to pass the few swimmers from the previous wave or my wave
  • 1h 19m 44s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.70 mile/hr

hills were wonderful, terrain was varied, bike was over before I knew it.
Folks seems to respect the sharp turns in the area I was biking.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 27s

found my rack, but had trouble finding my named bike spot, again.
  • 55m 40s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile

ate a few electrolyte tablets which helped even in overcast weather
What would you do differently?:

drank a little too much earlier in the run.
proud that I maintained my pace and committed to push in 2nd half to maintain
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing ... other than was only able to train 2 days during race week

Event comments:

Rediscovered my love for this event, especially with a swim and temperate weather. Love that they adjusted the run course to have more shade

Last updated: 2010-09-19 12:00 AM
00:27:13 | 1640 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/62
Overall: 729/1586
Suit: none
Course: straight down the river with small cut against current to get to shore they added sand on the swim exit which was a huge improvement vs past years where folks would cut their feet on the sharp debris.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:06
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:19:44 | 24.85 miles | 18.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/62
Overall: 776/1586
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: for whatever reason, always felt like a tailwind -- unusual for this course
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:55:40 | 06.21 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/62
Overall: 960/1586
Performance: Good
Course: :
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5