Avalon Islandman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Avalon, New Jersey
United States
Total Time = 1h 22m 29s
Overall Rank = 166/358
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

in n wildwood - bagel w/pb, banana and coffee left with wife and kids and got to site about 6:15. Kids doing the kids event so helped set them up and stayed loose.
Event warmup:

short swim @75 yards
  • 13m 15s
  • 440 yards
  • 03m 01s / 100 yards

first 300 went great and was feeling like I was crushing it - turned for the beach I pushed out a big effort - took a look thinking I should be standing and saw that i was still what seemed like 100 yards out. Not sure what was up with the tides but it seemed like the last 100 took me >5 minutes. Swim time was 10:15 and the rest a .25 mile run to t1. Was feelign bummed out but 84th place finish leads me to believe everyone struggled as well.
What would you do differently?:

swim more =- 400 yards isn't enought to get my attention so i did maybe 6 swim workouts leading up to the race.
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

same old story - still don't know where the time goes
What would you do differently?:

practice like it is part of the race
  • 38m 11s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.86 mile/hr

felt like i tranined better than this but not too far out of range. First hint that the legs were not completing with me on second loop - wanted to slowly ramped up the speed but my legs just didn't repsond - not sure i ever felt that to this degree before - wasn't hurting or gasping for air - i just couldn't get it to crank up.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

not bad for me
  • 28m 15s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

the worst run in any event for me period. Just did not have any juice in the legs. Knee issues kept my run traning to almost nothing the last couple of weeks and i was considering not running at all but knees felt good the week before. Big disappointment is that I didn't compete very well - at the point(s) when you choose to go harder or softer I went soft.
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed some grubbed and went to find steve and mike who were ready to start the kid event. Althought i was disappointed in my effort having them racing got me back into a good spot real quick. They both did great - seems like the timing was off for the kids (all the 8/9 year olds won???) but steven took a unofficial top 10 for sure.

Event comments:

Love this race - challenging course with great volunteers and a great cause.

Last updated: 2011-04-21 12:00 AM
00:13:15 | 440 yards | 03m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 84/358
Performance: Below average
Course: out 100 down 200 and in 100
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:03
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:11 | 12 miles | 18.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/358
Performance: Average
Course: 3 4 mile loops with a decent amount of turns
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:15 | 03.11 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/358
Performance: Bad
Course: beach course
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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