Phily Tri - Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
Total Time = 3h 22m 33s
Overall Rank = 1378/1586
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 77/101
Pre-race routine:

Up early, 0330. Drank a cup of coffee with almond milk and ate oats with a banana/raisins/walnuts. Drank a bottle of water. After setting up transitionI drank a small Garorade.
Event warmup:

Cycled to the event, about 20 min. Stretching before the swim start.
  • 29m 39s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

After the turn to shore, it was bananas. I swam nearly the entire race with out getting beat up and after the turn I got kicked in the head and a girl breast striking got me in the ribs.
What would you do differently?:

The end cost me time, I need to get better at getting through the log jams and not letting the kicking and clobbering get to me.
Transition 1
  • 04m 11s

The distance from the swim to transition was seemed long to me. After getting to my bike I realized I was standing in from of all my stuff thinking "what do I do?" I hear my biggest fan telling me to take off my cap and but on my helmet, I felt like he knew I was a little out of it from the swim. After putting on my bike stuff I was off and feeling good.
What would you do differently?:

I must incorporate practice transitions into my training sessions, so I am like a robot.
  • 1h 42m 47s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 14.51 mile/hr

I know that this is my weak spot, I have time to get stronger before my HIM. Over all not to shabby for just learning how to ride last July!
What would you do differently?:

Get more comfortable flying down hills. Get stronger at climbs, learn when to shift and pop up.
Transition 2
  • 03m 45s

Putting on socks take me too long but I will get mad blisters if I skip this step.
What would you do differently?:

Get faster at putting socks on, find a different material that slide on easier.
  • 1h 02m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 01s  min/mile

I need to get longer bricks in. I generally run after a long ride, just never that long. The first mile my legs were crud. I had a few good miles followed by a few very difficult miles but pulled it together to finish the last mile strong. Seeing my beau at mile 4.5 was key, actually got a little emotional when I saw him and ran over for some sugar! That helped me pull it together in the end.
What would you do differently?:

Longer runs after bike w/o.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Had never put that kind of distance together in training before. My legs were toast on the run.

Event comments:

Race was well run. My finishers metal has a spinning Liberty Bell :) Challenging for a first Oly but hey ya gotta start somewhere!

Last updated: 2011-04-29 12:00 AM
00:29:39 | 1640 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/101
Overall: 0/1586
Performance: Good
Suit: Not allowed.
Course: Schuylkill River, point to point with a J turn at the end.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:11
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:42:47 | 24.85 miles | 14.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/101
Overall: 0/1586
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Double loop, I actually liked this more than I thought. Total of 8 hills, peppered with some nice decents and straight-aways.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:45
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:02:10 | 06.21 miles | 10m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/101
Overall: 0/1586
Performance: Average
Course: Flat, with the exception of the last 2ish miles, shaded and mostly on the road. A bunch of turnabouts.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4