ChesapeakeMan Skipjack Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Cambridge, Maryland
United States
Columbia Triathlon Association
Total Time = 6h 17m 11s
Overall Rank = 39/80
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at American Lodge on rt50....would not go back due to the noise level all night (in hotel & parking lot) Really didn't sleep maybe 4 hours...oatmeal with G-aid then off to school (drop off running gear bag and ride shuttle bus to venue)
  • 43m 20s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

OMG!!! Jellyfish!!! Yep I got stung many times....
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was my best swim, not out of breath, did not freak out, even passing swimmers at the end!
Transition 1
  • 04m 5s

Did not like the change tent with all my bike gear in a bag...staff very helpful....
  • 3h 41m 24s
  • 64 miles
  • 17.34 mile/hr

Same "hot spot" on bottom of left foot, switching over to road shoes this month will hopefully correct issue...Was passed by a gal in my AG HULLING A**! My attempts to keep up failed....
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 13s

Changing tent again...not too bad with runner gear in bag....
  • 1h 46m 8s
  • 10 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile

I totally stink at the whole running bit....but improved greatly since Eagleman in june....
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walking around look for food!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This by far my best race!!!

Event comments:

Left right after collecting my bags/bike due to 3 hour drive back to York...Checked results next AM and HOLY SHIT!!! I won my AG!! Sat at computer and cried! I've only place 1x in 3 years and yes I know this venue is small but my pace for each event has improved and that alone made me smile:)

Last updated: 2011-09-26 12:00 AM
00:43:20 | 2112 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 43/80
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleevless xterria wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:41:24 | 64 miles | 17.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 0/80
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Flat, flat and more flat! Plus road covered for a mile with 6 plus inches of water! Crab included...
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:46:08 | 10 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 0/80
Performance: Average
Course: Again flat....great course for the "non-runners" of the tri world!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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