Tri for Joe at Coney Island - TriathlonSprint

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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
63F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 04m 10s
Overall Rank = 26/304
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/25
Event warmup:

Ride a few miles, run a few minutes. Should have had a swim, but didn't.
  • 12m 57s
  • 766 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

I wasn't prepared for how freaking cold the water felt. It took my breath away and it was very hard to calm down and breath normally. Couldn't get going smoothly until the second lap. Looked like lots of others had the same issues. Lots of people stopping and treading water, breaststroke, walking through the shallows, etc. Very few people took a swim warm up. The TT start was well organized. Still a few packs and some congestion, but not bad. Felt like a horrible swim, but the time was close to what I had predicted. I wonder if the course is really 700m. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a bit shorter than that. The swim time also includes a fairly long run to T1 and maybe T1 itself.
What would you do differently?:

Swim a little before the start!
Transition 1
  • 00m 35s

35s according to my watch. Not reported in the results, but I think the time was added into the bike. Not sure.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, very smooth.
  • 30m 25s
  • 11.4 miles
  • 22.49 mile/hr

~23.1 mph, ~29:40 according to the bike. Either T1 or T2 or both were folded into the bike time. I blew right past the first turn around and had to backtrack to get back on course. Oops. Felt comfortable pushing a little on the bike because I felt confident I would have the legs for the run after having had a fast 5K in the Coffman YMCA race a couple weeks ago.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. A really good ride except for missing the first turn around.
Transition 2
  • 00m 25s

Flying dismount, skipped the socks. Knocked the bike rack over for the second time in as many races this year. I really need to be more careful. I think they just aren't so stable when there aren't any other bikes on there. Luckily a couple of volunteers were there to prop it up for me. 25 seconds according the the watch. I would like to know if this went into the bike or run split.

What would you do differently?:

Don't knock over the rack!
  • 20m 47s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 41s  min/mile

Felt strong. Got passed by one of those really fast HFP guys close to the 1st mile marker. Tried to hang with him as long as possible. Made it to about 2.2 miles before I had to ease up. Hope I didn't piss him off! I was really hoping for a 20 minute 5K and figured that I would get it if I held his pace. Maybe next time.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This is an excellent time for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, snacking, watching others finsih, watch the 5K start.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wasn't prepared for the water temp.

Event comments:

Another good HFP event. Water was cold, but OK once you get started. Just do a swim warm up before the start!

Last updated: 2011-05-29 12:00 AM
00:12:57 | 766 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/25
Overall: 77/304
Performance: Below average
Suit: tri top, tri shorts
Course: Pool swim, zig-zag. Not the typical lap pattern.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:30:25 | 11.4 miles | 22.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/25
Overall: 18/304
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Course was a little short due to some construction on the first out and back. Bike measured 11.4 miles. Very fast course. Mostly flat with only 1 real "hill". No turns, a double out and back, east then west on Kellogg.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:47 | 03.11 miles | 06m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/25
Overall: 32/304
mile 1 7:04 mile 2 6:24 mile 3+.1 7:19? total = 20:47
Course: Flat. Out and back around the little pond at Coney Island. Several water stops.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3