Got The Nerve? Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania
United States
Total Time = 1h 21m 7s
Overall Rank = 35/523
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/50
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:45. Bagel with PB around 6, on-site at 7:00.
Event warmup:

Stretching on land before entering the water. Short warm-up of a few strokes to get used to the water.
  • 09m 54s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Not real happy with the swim. Had a lot of contact early on and got water in the right goggle. Breathing was too labored by first buoy. Took 3 strokes of breaststroke to get things back under control, then started feeling better.
What would you do differently?:

Should've tested goggles more than once before the race. Need to do a better job of controlling breathing early in the race.
Transition 1
  • 02m 16s

No major events here, felt pretty good about this transition.
  • 47m 47s
  • 16 miles
  • 20.09 mile/hr

Made some time improvements here but still would've like to have seen more. Bike upgrade should've earned me some gains by itself. Definitely not going all-out on the bike though knowing the run is coming.
What would you do differently?:

Need more time training on the bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

Got my shoes stuck a bit when trying to get them on. Should look into going sockless and maybe losening the laces a bit. Other than that transition was pretty good.
  • 19m 57s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 26s  min/mile

Hard to complain here. Run course may have been short though, Garmin said 2.95.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some food and fluid and ran back to the family to watch family and friends finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more time on the bike.

Event comments:

Another well-done race by the folks at Got the Nerve. Organization is great, and a few little course changes in the last few years have been good. I'll be back again.

Last updated: 2011-10-18 12:00 AM
00:09:54 | 500 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/50
Overall: 67/523
Performance: Below average
Suit: Vortex 3 Sleeveless
Course: Triangle course.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:47 | 16 miles | 20.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/50
Overall: 60/523
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Same bike course as previous years, start/end segment was paved which was a nice change.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:19:57 | 03.1 miles | 06m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/50
Overall: 24/523
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on flat rails-to-trails section.
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 Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4