Phily Tri - Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 39m 31s
Overall Rank = 521/1586
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 47/137
Pre-race routine:

Hotel pack up etc, get up very early, not much sleep.
Event warmup:

Nothing at all. Bad logistically for transition to swim start etc.
Bussed over, only swim warm up was an hour or so before my wave anyhow.
  • 34m 11s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Pretty much a horrible swim and took me out of my possible top 20 and 2:30 time target. Bad swim even for me for some reason but I refuse to go in the wetsuit
What would you do differently?:

Just need to get better at swim.
Transition 1
  • 03m 8s

After my piss poor swim, I needed a bit of time so actually put socks on and shoes in trans etc. OK time but i would have been faster if i didnt swim in 35 freaking minutes...and spent!
What would you do differently?:

Swim better and will have shoes on bike for Harrisburg
  • 1h 11m 53s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.74 mile/hr

Just too spent on swim. Hard first lap.
What would you do differently?:

Swim better and hit my 22-22.5 like i should.
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

Nothing special and can lose 20-30 off this easy. No real urgency at this point.
  • 48m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Just not really my day. Never recovered from my swim debacle.
What would you do differently?:

Swim better and have better attitude to push. Need to run these in 44 minutes!
Post race
Warm down:

None, look for Jonathan.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No swim skills!

Event comments:

Well run race and on a scale of 10:
Swim course 8 (Just because the bus logistics thing)
Bike course 10 (Enough short hills to pass groups, enough flat out fast flats to keep speed)
Run course: 6 Nothing wrong really, just too bad it couldnt be more downtown Philly run since it's the Philly Tri-Kind of boring

Last updated: 2010-11-03 12:00 AM
00:34:11 | 1640 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 120/137
Overall: 1415/1586
Performance: Bad
Course: Point to point with a little current
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:11:53 | 24.85 miles | 20.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 26/137
Overall: 329/1586
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Terrific course and the whole reason i wanted to do Philly
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:17 | 06.21 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 35/137
Overall: 448/1586
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out and back pretty much
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 4