Long Beach Island Annual Triathlon - Triathlon

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Brant Beach, New Jersey
United States
DQ Events
Total Time = 1h 15m 9s
Overall Rank = 148/262
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Night of race: Small amount of pasta and chicken. Hydrated with Gatorade

Morning of Race: Small amount of pasta: Small amount of Gatorade: Gatorade protein bar and a 20 oz coffee.
Event warmup:

Parked and rode bike to transition area. Rode hard to warm-up legs.

Pre-race: Stretching and short 5 minute run and other arm and leg warm-up exercises.
Swim: Swim for 5 minutes with short interval sprints.
  • 05m 36s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 16s / 100 yards

First wave went off and had some nerves. Then 2 wave went off and all was forgotten. I was toward the back of the wave and gave myself room enough to start off with a good pace. The only problem was the people up front began to bunch around the first buoy. I quick caught up to the main pack. The group thinned out along the straightaway then bunched again at the second buoy rounding for the home. There were a lot of people not sighting property and that were all over the course.
What would you do differently?:

I would have moved myself to the front and stayed to the outside and avoid the chaos that I wound up swimming into.
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

Transition went smooth. Came into transition and saw my buddy who had been in the first wave. That gave me a huge adrenaline boost. I did not use a wetsuit this year I opted for a 2 piece tri suit. Socks and shoes went on seamlessly. Only issue was when I hopped on my bike I was not able to slide my feet into my pedals. That cost me a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 41s
  • 10 miles
  • 16.36 mile/hr

Bike was smooth. My friend hit the course before me and I knew that I could catch him. I paced myself enough to slowly reel him in. I did not want to push too hard and then die on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder next time
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

Transition was smooth. Had a slight wobble when putting on my running shoes, but overall everything went great.
What would you do differently?:

Use clip pedals.
  • 28m 51s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 46s  min/km

Started off the run with my calves feeling very tight. I was worried they were going to lock up on me. Brought my pace down a little bit until they felt better. Then picked up the pace because I knew my buddy could out pace me and would eventually overtake me on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Training at a faster pace.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. Everything came together well for me. I performed as good as I had hoped. This makes me want to push myself more for next year.

Event comments:

Great event. D&Q always put together great races.

Last updated: 2013-10-07 12:00 AM
00:05:36 | 440 yards | 01m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 127/262
Performance: Good
Suit: Trisuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:41 | 10 miles | 16.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 113/262
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Nice flat course. I few areas where it gets bumpy. You just need to keep your head up and watch for those trouble spots.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 18.
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:51 | 05 kms | 05m 46s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 196/262
Performance: Good
Course: Nice flat course winding along the bay.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 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