Marshman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Downington, Pennsylvania
United States
Pirhana Sports
Total Time = 1h 14m 11s
Overall Rank = 109/403
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 22/39
Pre-race routine:

had a bagel and drove to the race ~15 minutes.
Event warmup:

Did a short ride to check out the bike
  • 08m 12s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

This was a rough swim as I never got into a rhythm. I was bumping people the whole time and was stopping to look for a path to swim. (So my sighting was great :) I was not happy with my swim while in the water--when I looked at watch I was right on pace this gave me a little boost.
What would you do differently?:

get to the front and swim hard--I felt like I put forth little effort
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

got through T1 good but had trouble mounting my bike and lost some time...this caused me to push for 30 secords to separate myself from a pack.
What would you do differently?:

need to work on my mounts--this was a slight up hill start.
Flying mounts would save time for me also
  • 44m 1s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 17.04 mile/hr

felt good most of the ride...held back some hoping for a good run. I worked the hills but was maybe a little off on the rest of the course pushing my speed (I was a minute slower this year.)
What would you do differently?:

push the whole ride and have faith in my run
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

good transistion for me....had to put a sock on my foot due to an injury so this cost me a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Need to figure this out in the off season how to knock a few more seconds off
  • 19m 12s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 36s  min/mile

I started out running as planned but when I hit the first incline on the trail my mind and body started to have some doubt.....end up walking and running the first mile.....ran the second mile back. I felt the ride in my legs on the run back but I pushed through.

I need to just run and stop thinking about things (pains and discomfort)
What would you do differently?:

my foot/sock/shoe was bothering me from my injury and was not comfortable.
Post race
Warm down:

crossed the line and smiled since it was an improvemnt over the prior year

What limited your ability to perform faster:

injury to foot
need to RUN and forget about everything else (mental)
very little training the week prior to the race

Event comments:

this was almost a five minute improvement from last year--but know I still have room for improvement (especially on the run)

Last updated: 2011-03-29 12:00 AM
00:08:12 | 437 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/39
Overall: 133/403
Performance: Average
Suit: blue seventy reaction sleeveless
Course: 2-sides of a triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:44:01 | 12.5 miles | 17.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/39
Overall: 86/403
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: rolling hilly course (3 nice hill climbs)
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:22
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:19:12 | 02 miles | 09m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/39
Overall: 282/403
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back course out is up hill and back is down
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4