SavageMan Triathlon 70.0 - Triathlon

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Swanton, Maryland
United States
"Win-The-Fight" Events
50F / 10C
Total Time = 7h 11m 49s
Overall Rank = 175/350
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/11
Pre-race routine:

3hrs pre race Banana & PB for breakfast; shot of coffee.
1.5hr pre race cliff bar

Event warmup:

stretching--- that's it.
  • 40m 1s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

LOVED this course! After the swan felt like a mile!!
Transition 1
  • 05m 1s

2nd place AG T1
Felt extremely slow--- surprised others were that slow!
What would you do differently?:

putting on long sleeve tech shirt took too long--- maybe sleeves would have been faster.
  • 4h 02m 36s
  • 55.7 miles
  • 13.78 mile/hr

Amazing--- simply amazing course! So stinking hard, but still loved it! Didn't make the wall, but someone crashed in front of me, and I couldn't steer around them without losing control myself.
My taper worked great-- performed better today than 1 mo. ago.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 30s

2nd T2 in AG
  • 2h 21m 43s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

drank a couple slugs of coke to settle my stomach and that helped.
drank mainly water whole time--- carrying a 10oz bottle with me. Chewed some Gu Chomps half way through. Nutrition felt right.
What would you do differently?:

run more hills!
Post race
Event comments:

Despite it being the hardest race I've ever done, it was the best!!

Last updated: 2013-06-17 12:00 AM
00:40:01 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 186/350
Performance: Average
Course: gorgeous but foggy--- very hard to sight for most of the race, but well marked.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:01
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
04:02:36 | 55.7 miles | 13.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 192/350
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:21:43 | 13.1 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 198/350
Performance: Average
Course: two 6.5 loops--- loved the crowds cheering us on---- could not have been better support, but wow! those hills in the campground and on Fire Tower Rd killed me! Lot of walking on Fire Tower-- oh well.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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