Got the Nerve? Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
United States
Total Time = 1h 54m 51s
Overall Rank = 432/523
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 24/36
Pre-race routine:

Ate strawberry Stinger Waffle before we were kicked out of transition.
  • 13m 44s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 45s / 100 yards

Run to transition was longer this year than last year, I believe, making my swim time seem even worse than it was. Also, for some reason I wasn't doing a good job of focusing on my form and proper rotation. Took me almost half the way through to get into a better more normal rhythm.
What would you do differently?:

Navigate better. Seemed to have a little trouble staying where I wanted to on the 2nd leg of the triangle
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

Did a good job of getting out of my wetsuit smoothly.
  • 1h 02m 5s
  • 16 miles
  • 15.46 mile/hr

Very disappointed that I didn't get my bike under an hour. That was a goal for this year. However, I feel I was a bit better at passing others than I have been in the past (willingness to go around rather than wimp out and not pass).
What would you do differently?:

Push harder, get better at hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s
  • 34m 21s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 05s  min/mile

Haven't been running since March because of Achilles issues, so no big surprise that I didn't have a good run.
What would you do differently?:

Run more (and not be injured).
Post race
Warm down:

Got a water and watermelon slice, yum! Then drank some more water, then an iced tea, and so it goes. I sweat a lot and am always super thirsty post-race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being afraid of pushing too hard on the bike and absolutely blowing up. I need to find out how hard I can push.

Event comments:

432/523 finishers
111/166 females
24/36 AG
6/13 Athenas

After the race I thought I was close to my swim and bike goals but once the results were posted I realized I didn't make either one. I was disappointed in that, although I did knock 4 minutes off of last year's time, which does make me happy. New PR for this race (3rd year racing this race), LOL. Already looking forward to beating these times next year!

Very well-run, organized race for a great cause. Thanks to Chris and all the volunteers who made this a successful day!

Last updated: 2012-01-17 12:00 AM
00:13:44 | 500 yards | 02m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/523
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra sleeveless
Course: inverted triangle in lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:05
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
01:02:05 | 16 miles | 15.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/523
Wind: Little
Course: Mixture of rolling hills and flats with 2 more significant hills. Beautiful ride through the countryside of Lebanon and Lancaster counties.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:21 | 03.1 miles | 11m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/523
Course: Starts on paved road, then goes off to cindered rail-trail, shaded and in the woods. Love running on the rail trail for training and also for the race. Slight downhill the whole way to the turnaround, then running slight uphill the whole way back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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