New Jersey State Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Hamilton Township, New Jersey
United States
CGI Racing
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 05m 30s
Overall Rank = 113/1176
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/72
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5 am, coffee, toast and orange and out the door
Event warmup:

ran a little in slides, a mistake considering the blisters later, swam about 100m - great that they let you warm up in water
  • 11m 37s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters

Seemed a little longer that 500m based on times, A little better swim, 50-54 went in a wave with 30-35 so about 125 total in wave, tried to hang back at start but caught the pack and started to swim over some, broke momentum and concentration, much more comfortable in lake swim, gave up 2 min. to FOP so need to keep working on OWS
What would you do differently?:

find an open lane early on, stay on pace
Transition 1
  • 02m 34s

didn't seem that long but was a run up the hill, pretty good transition,
  • 26m 48s
  • 10 miles
  • 22.70 mile/hr

Thought I was cruising on the bike, passing a lot and then disappointed with the result, usually my strongest leg but at average of 23 mph was still only 8th in AG, obviously needed to pick up pace
What would you do differently?:

go stronger on the bike, set expectation that sub 28 min. would be a good time, was not aggressive enough for such a short, fast course
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

lost site of the run out and went towards bike out, need to concentrate
  • 23m 9s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 41s  min/km

did not realize the timing mat for run which was very close to end of transition so kind of jogged the first 100 yards or so thinking I was still in transition, picked up pace but was looking for a 22 min 5k, pretty good run, need to stop saving it for the finish
What would you do differently?:

push harder though out run - need to be pacing as 7:15 per mile, was closer to 7:30
Post race
Event comments:

A big event with over 1,200 in the sprint, great level of competition, really well organized and on time, liked the swim course, needs a longer bike course - 10 miles is too short for this type of race since it is so flat, seemed to take forever to get timing results and even then they had some issues, overall a great event

Last updated: 2013-07-21 12:00 AM
00:11:37 | 500 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 17/72
Overall: 361/1176
Performance: Average
Course: well marked lake swim, buoys on left, out about 400m and then one turn to the finish
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:34
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:26:48 | 10 miles | 22.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/72
Overall: 107/1176
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: very flat, very short, rural roads, some turns near the close
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:09 | 05 kms | 04m 41s  min/km
Age Group: 8/72
Overall: 154/1176
Performance: Good
Course: very flat run up the park road, pretty shaded
Keeping cool Drinking
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] 4