Got The Nerve? Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania
United States
Total Time = 1h 38m 33s
Overall Rank = 257/594
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 41/74
Pre-race routine:

Got up-ate a bagel and loaded my bike. Drove to the race site (~1hr)
Event warmup:

Did a quick check of the bike and then set up transistion and sat in the sun.
  • 11m 6s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

had an overall good swim---got off course from the last buoy to the exit--probbly cost me a few seconds. My watch had an out of water of time of ~ 9:46. I also lost my road ID during the swim (confirmed by a picture of me coming out of the water ;) )
What would you do differently?:

need to sight a little better
Transition 1
  • 02m 2s

We had to wear our race numbers on the bike. I forgot to do this so I had to run back to the rack to get my number
What would you do differently?:

put race number in my helmet for races I need my number
  • 54m 18s
  • 16 miles
  • 17.68 mile/hr

Need to stay mentally in the race on the bike...I think I lapsed sometimes and need to push all the way through the ride
What would you do differently?:

stay mentally in the ride and the race
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s

Had an issue with my insole since I went sockless--had to sit down to put my shoes on
What would you do differently?:

baby powder/ dry my feet
  • 29m 20s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 28s  min/mile

I am struggling with this portion of my racing lately--feel it is a mental thing more then a physical
What would you do differently?:

learn to work through the hurt

Some speed workouts
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed a orange and went to my truck to get my cowbell and cheer on other athletes as they finished ;)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

mental prepration
learn to work through the hurt

Some speed workouts

Event comments:

Great Race--Just wish it was not scheduled so close to COLUMBIA :(

Last updated: 2010-11-20 12:00 AM
00:11:06 | 500 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 27/74
Overall: 214/594
Performance: Good
Suit: Blue seventy reaction sleeveless
Course: counter clockwise triangle- with a run up the hill to T1
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:02
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:54:18 | 16 miles | 17.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 34/74
Overall: 198/594
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 2 good hill climbs on the course :) But the course also had some good flat and downhills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:47
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:29:20 | 03.1 miles | 09m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 65/74
Overall: 419/594
Performance: Bad
Course: out and back run, mostly on a trail
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4