TriRock Philadelphia - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Competitor Group
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 07m 6s
Overall Rank = 37/1292
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/167
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:20. Left house at 5. In line for bus shortly after 6.
Event warmup:

  • 21m 8s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 25s / 100 meters

Not sure how much the current helped but was happy with my time. First time in the new wetsuit and I think it's much nicer than my previous.
Transition 1
  • 01m 30s

No issues.
  • 1h 00m 55s
  • 40 kms
  • 40.00 km/hr

Crowded, but given the width of most of the roads it wasn't too bad minus the last 2 miles or so. Lots of slingshot drafting.

Forgot bottle of HEED at home. Ken was kind enough to give me a bottle of PowerBar electrolyte drink...which I proceeded to get discharged from the handlebars at about mile 2. Picked up water around mile 4 at the bottle exchange. Outside of having to deal with a crowded bottle exchange, it didn't affect my ride. Took two Clif Bloks (67cal) around mile 22
What would you do differently?:

Not forget nutrition.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

No issues
  • 41m 53s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 10s  min/km

Had some side stitches on and off for the first 3 miles or so. Not sure if not having a sports drink mattered...doubt it. Took two salt tabs and then water from aid stations to drink and throw on myself.
Post race
Warm down:

Found and cheered for teammates and other competitors. There were five M35-39 in the open AG wave that beat me.

Event comments:

Loved the swim buoys!

Last updated: 2013-06-13 12:00 AM
00:21:08 | 1500 meters | 01m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/167
Overall: 127/1292
Performance: Good
Officlal time was 21:38, but they started the clock at the mat instead of when our group of 10 was allowed in in the time-trial format.
Suit: Xterra Vortex 4 - full
Course: 1400m with current then 100m cross
Start type: Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:00:55 | 40 kms | 40.00 km/hr
Age Group: 1/167
Overall: 9/1292
Performance: Good
CTL 74.7 ATL 64.5 TSB 14.2 Power 249/265, 1.063 Approx lap splits: 30:44, 30:11
Wind: Little
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:08
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:53 | 10 kms | 04m 10s  min/km
Age Group: 0/167
Overall: 93/1292
Performance: Average
Mile splits: 6:51, 6:47, 6:39, 6:53, 13:35 (5&6), 1:07
Keeping cool Good 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4