ChesapeakeMan Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon - Triathlon

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Cambridge, Maryland
United States
Columbia Triathlon Association
Total Time = 5h 52m 18s
Overall Rank = 44/133
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

Very early set-up. Plenty of time to relax and calm down before the race.
Event warmup:

No warm-up
M5559 1284 Laroy Martin Goochland VA 55 M 35 37:12 1:46 4:29 26 3:18:15 20.0 3:25 76 1:48:59 10:54 5:52:18
  • 37m 12s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

Stung by a few jelly fish but not too bad. I think its better to be clean shaven for the anti-jelly fish lotion to work better since the sting seemed to stay on my neck where my facial hair was longer. Maybe try vasalene.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing but what is noted above.
Transition 1
  • 04m 26s

Didn't jump on bike with shoes attached. This distance doesn't warrant doing that to me. Wanted to start easy to get my stomach right after the swim. Testing theory that stomach issues may be related to swimming to hard.
What would you do differently?:

Rode my bike through the grass after mount line.
  • 3h 18m 15s
  • 64 miles
  • 19.37 mile/hr

Good ride. Use legal drafting to pace through the first 2/3 of the course and then it the last third on my own picking up the pace some since my stomach felt good. Best race ride after a swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 03m 25s

Didn't jump out leaving shoes on bike to avoid losing shoes. Fully hydrated but didn't need to pee on bike segment but did right after the run started.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 48m 59s
  • 10 miles
  • 10m 54s  min/mile

Pace was initially 10:30 the slowed to 11 and kicked it back to 10:30 last 5 miles. Definately tired legs for the last couple intentionally to practice running on tired legs.
What would you do differently?:

Used my fuel flask for water. Need to run with a hydration belt when it's hot.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Won my age group by a good margin. First age group win ever in a Tri.

Ability to train harder on the run, but got all I had out of what I brought to the race. Needed to be careful to avoid injury, but not calf issues after the race.

Event comments:

Loved racing at the event so much going on and something for everyone. I will be back.

Last updated: 2013-12-26 12:00 AM
00:37:12 | 2112 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 35/133
Performance: Good
Took it very easy to set-up a better stomach for the ride. Took last couple hundred easy to pee and be ready for the bike.
Suit: wetsuit
Course: mostly out and back. Return leg into current and sun.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
03:18:15 | 64 miles | 19.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 26/133
Performance: Good
NP 173 Ave power 168 peak hour 172 Ave HR 135 Peak hour 137 Very even effort on a flat course.
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:25
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:48:59 | 10 miles | 10m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 76/133
Performance: Good
Ran 5x1 practice for IMFL. Goal was to negative split the run. Ave 141 Ran Last 20 minutes at 149
Course: flat and fast.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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] 4