TriRock Philadelphia - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Competitor Group
Total Time = 2h 20m 34s
Overall Rank = 117/1139
Age Group = M 19-U
Age Group Rank = 2/5
  • 19m
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 16s / 100 meters

Felt good on this swim. Took it out fast. Slowed down a bit but didn't really need to. Was just trying to pace it.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 6s

Wetsuit was stuck on my left heel because of the timing chip. Nothing to do about it, though. Expected that.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 10m 25s
  • 40 kms
  • 34.08 km/hr

Only thing I didn't like about this course and ride was that the second loop was congested. Other than that it was great for me.

Was holding over 24 on the flats and after a downhill I could hold between 28-30 for a good minute or two. The hills kill the averages though, of course.

Really, really good bike for me. Up 3mph from last season.

However, I'm really, really not happy with the 2:00 penalty received for illegal passing. A pro women was all the way on the left against the cones blocking me, even after I yelled "on your left!" She never moved and I passed on the right, and sure enough, there was the USAT official taking my number.

Would've been 100th place overall instead of 117th, and top 8.7% instead of 10.3%, costing me an Age Group Nationals qualification. Really annoyed at this. No top 100 finish, no AG Nats. All for a BS penalty.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster on the first loop because of the necessary slowing down on second loop.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

Good, quick transition. In and out.
What would you do differently?:

  • 45m 53s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 35s  min/km

Felt good for the first 3 miles of this run. Cramped a little bit on the second half, but it was more just feeling starving. Didn't eat really at all in the morning and before the race, so just felt kind of empty towards the end.

Still felt pretty well though, especially compared to last year. Went 8:36 last year and 7:12 (garmin) this year. Wanted to be a bit faster but not bad at all.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe eat a bar on the bike.
Post race
Event comments:

TriRock does put on great events. This race did cost a lot, but I think it was worth it. Fast swim/run course and challenging bike. Just a good event that I'd definitely do again.

Last updated: 2013-12-07 12:00 AM
00:19:00 | 1500 meters | 01m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 55/1139
Performance: Good
Suit: blueseventy Reaction Sleeveless
Course: Fast course. Straight and downstream. Very fast.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:06
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:25 | 40 kms | 34.08 km/hr
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 154/1139
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very hilly and technical course. Tons of sharp turns on the downhills. Definitely needed your climbing legs for this one.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:45:53 | 10 kms | 04m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 189/1139
Performance: Good
Course: The run course seemed too long. Everyone's Garmin, including mine, had it well over. I think it was long too simply because I know I ran faster than 7:24 pace. I had the distance at 6.39 mi.
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?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5