Marshman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Downington, Pennsylvania
United States
Piranha Sports
Total Time = 1h 07m 34s
Overall Rank = 67/389
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 8/29
Pre-race routine:

Out the door at 5am for an hour drive to the event, coffee and toast and go
Event warmup:

not much time for warm up - they do not let you in the water ahead of time - ran about 1/2 mile up the trail and a short spin on the bike
  • 08m 44s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Started on purpose at the back but then quickly caught the middle of the group which was not the best move. Passed several swimmers and got into some open water. Felt some grabbing at my feet which slowed me down a little but swam through it. Better overall swim, wetsuit makes a huge difference, felt pretty strong on the swim and was passing some folks.
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s

A little slow getting wetsuit off and then helped another racer who could not find his zipper pull.
  • 40m 51s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 18.36 mile/hr

Thought I would pick up more on the bike then I did over last year. About 3 minutes better than 2011. Definitely need to train on more hills to improve on this course.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s
  • 15m 37s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

Run was fair, but did not have my pace numbers starting out as I paused the watch by accident in transition. Got is back about a 1/2 mile in. Still can improve the running by upping the miles. Just ten weeks out from the knee surgery so I am ok with this run for now.
What would you do differently?:

More hill work and speed work
Post race
Warm down:

Found the family and went to look for results, got some food, not much offered here

Event comments:

This is a well run race that is organized and on time. Great for first timers as everyone is understanding. The post race food is weaker than most but overall a great experience. Was pretty happy with this result - about 1:30 off my goal but 8 minutes better than last year's result.

Last updated: 2012-08-27 12:00 AM
00:08:44 | 440 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 139/389
Performance: Good
Suit: Westuit
Course: In water start around a few buoys to the shore
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:27
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:40:51 | 12.5 miles | 18.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 56/389
Performance: Good
Course: country roads, very hilly, some challenging turns on the downhills
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:53
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:15:37 | 02 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 102/389
Performance: Average
Course: First mile is basically uphill on part road, part trail, turn around and then back down the trail
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5