New Jersey State Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
New Jersey, New Jersey
United States
cgi racing
95F / 35C
Total Time = 1h 39m 30s
Overall Rank = 1006/1362
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 27/44
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 3:30. Had coffee and half pb sandwich.
Event warmup:

Walked around a bit and then met up with some people and chatted a while. Waited in the water for about 45 minutes trying to stay cool. I was the 15 wave, so it was about an hour wait.
  • 12m 11s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 26s / 100 meters

I don't think this was a good swim for me, but I did my best. It seemed like it took forever.
What would you do differently?:

Haven't been swimming much since being back in NJ and it shows. Not swimming with the master for the past month and half has been a drag. Looking forward to getting back to Florida.
Transition 1
  • 02m 13s

It was a really bad transition day for me. Cut my finger and was bleeding all over the place. Broke my favorite Maui Jim sunglasses and just could not get my act together.
  • 38m 54s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 17.74 mile/hr

Great bike course. Considering the heat I felt really good and pushed hard. Average HR was 184.
What would you do differently?:

Need more time in the saddle.
Transition 2
  • 03m 44s

Could not get my act together. Was tired, HR was soaring and could not get my running shoes on.
  • 41m 42s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 27s  min/mile

I did really poorly here. I walked about 90% of the course. They did a great job trying to keep us cool and hydrated, but it was just too hot. My avg HR was 185 for the run, it never went below 177, and I given that, I guess walking was the right thing to do.
What would you do differently?:

I really need to work on my run... both the physical and mental aspect of it.
Post race
Warm down:

Grab a water, pack up and went home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat. Although my overall time sucked, I did the best of I could and was proud of the fact that I did the race. I was really having second thoughts considering heat, but I glad I did it!

My rankings for the swim and bike are pretty decent and put me above average to average. The run just continues to be a real battle for me.

Event comments:

Awesome race and course. Having said that, I don't think I would do this race again. Too many participants which make for a late wave start for me. Don't like starting the run at 9:30. I don't understand why they don't start this event an earlier????

Last updated: 2011-06-16 12:00 AM
00:12:11 | 500 meters | 02m 26s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/44
Overall: 528/1362
Performance: Below average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 88F / 31C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:13
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:38:54 | 11.5 miles | 17.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/44
Overall: 628/1362
Performance: Good
Course: Flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:44
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:42 | 03.1 miles | 13m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/44
Overall: 1240/1362
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Bad Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5