Phily Tri - Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Phily Tri
84F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 42m 46s
Overall Rank = 488/1542
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 55/153
Pre-race routine:

Ate (2) Packets of Oatmeal and Gatorade G2.

  • 32m 35s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

Swim felt very comfortable and came out feeling very good. No cramping. Swim was with the current except for the turn in which came in 45deg accross the current. I did not plan for that and took more time than should have to ge in from there. Looking at my overall rank.. I prol should have pushed more.
What would you do differently?:

Draft/pace a faster swimmer. Plan better for crossing current.
Transition 1
  • 03m 52s

Forgot my race belt and pinned my run bib to my tri top (which did not swim with). Was near impossible to get on after the swim so took way too much time struggling with it. Otherwise had bike setup with all I needed and helmet/glasses went on quick. Ran out of T1 w/ bike with my shoes on and clopped in at start.
What would you do differently?:

Do not pin number to tri top. Maybe wear during the swim next time.
  • 1h 13m 18s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.34 mile/hr

First loop had the hammer down on the decents until the last hill where I was mid-30MPH and came up on slow traffic and a narrow stone underpass which almost went really bad. Was way more careful on the downhills after that. Also was a few potholes hidden in the tree shadows and expansion joints. A lot of flats. Water exchange saw many bottles in the road that were not actively being cleared. I took one in the back wheel but was ok.
What would you do differently?:

More vocal when passing on left. Forgot to bring flat kit which could have cost me.
Transition 2
  • 03m 58s

Decided to run w/o my Tri Top so had to move run bib to shorts. Forgot to bring my hydration pack but did not really need it. Had to pee.. but think could of held on.
What would you do differently?:

bring race belt!
  • 49m 1s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

I felt very good off the bike and into the run. Settled into a high-7sec pace and felt very comfortable. Killed it at the end with a sub-5 sec pace the last hundred yards or so. I could have gone faster. Had 2 gels and 3 cups G2 and 6 cups water.
What would you do differently?:

Faster pace.
Post race
Event comments:

Very nice race venue. Closed roads on bike course which was nice. Swim was point 2 point in warm water.

Last updated: 2012-06-25 12:00 AM
00:32:35 | 1500 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/153
Overall: 1006/1542
Performance: Average
Suit: NO
Course: Schuylkill River point 2 point.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:13:18 | 24.85 miles | 20.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/153
Overall: 375/1542
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 2x 12.5 mile loops in Fairmont Park. Three climbs/loop and multiple decents. Pretty technical with the turns, potholes, fast downhills. (2) bottles Infinit and 1 S-Tab.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:58
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:49:01 | 06.21 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/153
Overall: 369/1542
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course.. mostly road with 1/4 mile of X/C. Shaded on 1/2 course.. plenty of hydration opportunities and GUs.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5