Niantic Bay Triathlon - Triathlon

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Niantic, Connecticut
United States
Hartford Marathon Foundation
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 3/
Pre-race routine:

kashi with a banana and rice milk, about 4 oz black coffee
Event warmup:

getting my wetsuit on
  • 11m 35s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 19s / 100 yards

i was too terrified of getting stung by a jellyfish to worry about how i swam, but apparently it was fast. took a mouthful of sea water when i saw one 3 feet away.
What would you do differently?:

not choose a race with jellyfish
Transition 1
  • 03m

good transition. bikes were a little cramped on the racks but enough room on the ground to have everything out. skipped socks and felt fine. timing chip got stuck in my wetsuit, didn't realize it till i got back to T2 and saw it sitting by my wetsuit and running sneakers. so my transition was 43 minutes long....

What would you do differently?:

check for my timing chip on my ankle
  • 39m 12s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.16 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

could have pushed harder on the bike but i lost some motivation for a minute or two when i looked down and saw no chip on my ankle.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

able to get my feet out of shoes and leave them clipped in without an issue.
the dismount area is about 60 feet from the transition and is a downhill run with your bike on pavement - not bad but its slippery for people wearing bike shoes. also almost ran out of transition with my bike helmet still on.
skipped socks and felt fine.
What would you do differently?:

need to work on dismounting while bike is still moving/not completely stopped
  • 25m 34s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile

great run, kept pushing. end of the run is on sand along the beach, a little akward trying to sprint in the sand
Post race
Warm down:

running around trying to figure out the USAT rules to see if i still qualified for 3rd place in my AG

Event comments:

fun race, great organization and help from volunteers. great location

Last updated: 2013-08-12 12:00 AM
00:11:35 | 880 yards | 01m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: full xterra
Course: point to point in the bay
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:12 | 12 miles | 18.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: hillier than i thought it was going to be - couple rollers, maybe one or two decent hills, but other than that fairly flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: ~18
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:25:34 | 03.2 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: flat run by the shoreline. lots of volunteers, spectators, and water/gatorade for a 5K
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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