New Jersey State Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Hamilton Township, New Jersey
United States
CGI Racing
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 24m 21s
Overall Rank = 712/1200
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Swam about 200m as a warm up. Good prep forthe swim
  • 13m 9s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

Made a major mistake at the start. I positioned myself to the left of the course nearest the bouy's (its an 300m straight line with a 90 degree left hand turn at the end). everyone did the same and it was too choppy and too many people. I had to take a 45 degree angle, got to the right side of the course and was fine after that. I planned on swimming in about 12 min, so having to make this adjustment cost me about 1 minute.
What would you do differently?:

Start where I planned to all along.
Transition 1
  • 04m 22s

Its a long tranistion run in and out for bike mount, so I am OK with this time.
  • 31m 19s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 19.99 mile/hr

Bike course was changed due to road repairs and was shortened to 10.5 miles. I was really happy with my bike time as I averaged 20 MPH, which is strong for me.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 7s

Nothing here, good transition
  • 33m 24s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 47s  min/mile

This is where it fell apart for me. The Northeast has been strugling with a heatwave and SAturday was day 7 of it. And just as I entered T2, the sun came out full. Its an out and back course an I made it to turn around in average time, but totally hit the wall on the last half.
What would you do differently?:

Dont know, need to comtemplate
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and humidity

Event comments:

CGI Racing puts on a great event. This is my second time racing this event and its on my calendar each year. Overall, I am disappointed with my performance. The swim was OK and my bike was good, but my run sucked. Need to re-evaluate my training.

Last updated: 2013-04-01 12:00 AM
00:13:09 | 547 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1200
Performance: Average
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 90F / 32C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:22
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:19 | 10.5 miles | 19.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1200
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:33:24 | 03.11 miles | 10m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1200
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat, with a few rollers
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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