Lums Pond Triathlon - Triathlon

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Bear, Delaware
United States
Pirahna Sports
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 01m 41s
Overall Rank = 153/197
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 11/14
Pre-race routine:

up at 4:15am, oatmeal and hot tea for breakfast, drive through torrential thunder storm to race. Packet pickup - hang out in car, drink carb shake, eat bananna. Wait to see if the race is on.
Event warmup:

None - sip some gatorade - - whew! glad I brought my trail shoes
  • 22m 4s
  • 3560 yards
  • 37s / 100 yards

it was hard to figure out what was going on. The equipment was being put back in the trucks so there wasn't a microphone or way to communicate loudly to the group. They used the police sirens to round everybody up for the start. Were going to start in one minute increments according to wave time, but then at the last minute decided to do a mass start at 7:45am.
What would you do differently?:

nothing - - - just a fun training run today - -

lost my shoe in a mud bog. lol. just stopped and put it back on! held tight to the shoes after that.
Transition 1
  • 00m 33s

probably one of my fastest transitons :) - just ran from the run in to the bike out!
What would you do differently?:

  • 19m 11s
  • 2 miles
  • 6.26 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m 28s

oh wait - this is actually my fastest transition - - -I even passed someone in transition - she was running too slow, took a different isle between the bike racks and beat her to the run out.
  • 19m 22s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

perfect planning - took my gel at 4 mile mark, feeling great! I had found my forever pace and was just thinking "fast feet, pick up your feet, fast feet" breathing was nice and steady.

After the 4 mile, start to pick up the pace (I only have 2 miles left, woo hoo!), at the turn around, I only have 1 mile left; pick up the pace again.

Started passing people, lots of them (??). I am suprised when I catch up to Leslie (she was way ahead of me). I want to really see what I can do in this race - - encourage her to keep pushing, stay with me. Pass a guy who is having major hamstring pains and keeps grabbing his leg and hobbling - ouch! Tell Leslie, let's DO this! I can see the finish line and take off, sprinting the last 100 yards or so. Strong finish!
What would you do differently?:

maybe focus a little better at the start. I was just going to have fun and enjoy, but after passing people, the competitiveness in me sorta took over and then I wanted to see how many people I could pass......gosh, if I had done this from the start, what would my time have been?
Post race
Warm down:

keep walking - look for soda - -none! yep, same as last year. Went to my car and got a coke from my cooler. I need sugar and caffeine after one of these races.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

weather, challenging trail conditions

Event comments:

too bad mother nature did not cooperate. in spite of the weather, I had a good time. It's nice to feel like a kid again, splashing through the mud puddles and getting completely soaked and full of mud!!!

Last updated: 2011-06-24 12:00 AM
00:22:04 | 3560 yards | 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 165/197
Performance: Good
unithon! cancelled the swim and the bike. Ran the first 2 miles of the duathlon, followed by kids bike (2 miles), followed by same 2 miles again.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:19:11 | 02 miles | 6.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 161/197
Performance: Good
kids tri bike path (from previous day) on the road in/out of the park.
Course: this part was paved.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:19:22 | 02 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 131/197
Performance: Good
same as first 2 miles
Course: starts in mushy grass, hits the cross country trail which is nothing but clay/mud puddles, rocks, tree roots - people slowing down and stopping to get around the puddles. some portion of it is paved again, then a slight hill right before the turn around (water stop).
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3