New Jersey State Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
United States
CGI Racing
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 01m 24s
Overall Rank = 1309/1362
Age Group = f40-44
Age Group Rank = 90/98
Pre-race routine:

Decided at the last minute to stay at a hotel with my brother and sister-in-law who were doing the race as well. I did not sleep well and didn't bring any food except for a Trader Joe's bar. I also did not have as much coffee as I normally do in the morning. I did find some Cliff Shots in my bag from my previous race so I ate those as I was setting up in transition. I should have been more prepared and left more time to get a bagel and some real coffee. Set up transition and walked around. The wait wasn't as bad as I feared. It went pretty quickly. Was able to watch my brother exit the swim before my wave started.
Event warmup:

I just got in the water to get wet. Didn't really swim at all.
  • 18m 15s
  • 547 yards
  • 03m 20s / 100 yards

I am not a strong swimmer at all. I do not have any fear and don't get tired; I'm just incredibly slow. Obviously I need to work on it but it was about what I expected.
What would you do differently?:

Practice swimming once in a while?
Transition 1
  • 03m 54s

Pretty slow here. I don't really move very quickly in the transitions. I need to give some thought to what I'm doing. I just sort of go through the motions.
What would you do differently?:

Plan beforehand.
  • 48m 17s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 14.29 mile/hr

I should have been faster here. I have been biking a lot on hilly courses and I thought I would be much faster. I tried to push but couldn't. Maybe it was the heat but I just couldn't go any faster. Disappointing
Transition 2
  • 02m 46s

My fingers were tingling and I had trouble getting my sneakers on. I don't think I drank enough water. Felt wobbly at first.
  • 48m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 15m 30s  min/mile

It all sort of fell apart here. I was so hot and I think I really messed up earlier by not drinking enough water. I could not run more than 50 feet. I am not a good runner to begin with but I thought I would do the 5K in around 36 minutes. I think I drank too much too quickly because I started to cramp. I almost quit a few times but finished and even jogged the last 1/4 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more water early in the race.
Run more than 15 miles/week while training.
Post race
Warm down:

Misting tent, water and pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

If I'm honest I did not train as much or as hard as I should have. But the heat didn't help.

Event comments:

Overall I felt good. I finished it and that was a real worry for me. I need to make more time to train.

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Last updated: 2011-04-18 12:00 AM
00:18:15 | 547 yards | 03m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/98
Overall: 1232/1362
Performance: Average
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:54
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:48:17 | 11.5 miles | 14.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/98
Overall: 1208/1362
Performance: Below average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:46
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:48:12 | 03.11 miles | 15m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/98
Overall: 1330/1362
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 4