Got the Nerve? - Triathlon

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Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 18m 2s
Overall Rank = 7/445
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/38
Pre-race routine:

Got there early to get a good spot on bike rack. Set up transition area before going back to car to listen to some music.
  • 10m 35s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Didn't relax during swim and it shows in my poor time. Swim times were higher this year for everyone because of a longer exit transition.
What would you do differently?:

Not get choppy with my stroke and swim relaxed.
Transition 1
  • 01m 59s

Still have difficulty with wetsuit getting stuck on heels even after cutting some length off of legs. Guess I'll have to practice removing suit more. I did improve a few seconds over last years T1 time.
What would you do differently?:

Get suit off quicker.
  • 44m 8s
  • 16 miles
  • 21.75 mile/hr

Chain popped off shifting from large to small crank going up last hill. Probably cost me about 30 seconds. Rode hard and strong all the way to T2.
What would you do differently?:

Not much except make sure derailleur is working perfectly.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

T2 was a couple seconds faster than last year. Lost a few seconds fumbling to get shoes on,
What would you do differently?:

Get sneakers on faster.
  • 20m 17s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 32s  min/mile

Took about 1/2 mile for legs to feel normal. Could have pushed just a little bit harder, but I was close to my 5k limit. Happy with my time.
What would you do differently?:

Not much,
Post race
Warm down:

Caught my breath for a minute then grabbed a water and some fruit. Stayed around until the end of the awards ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

a dropped chain and not relaxing during the swim.

Event comments:

Good local race that draws a lot of entries. Nice that the monies go to help disabled athletes.

Last updated: 2014-03-31 12:00 AM
00:10:35 | 500 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 148/445
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full
Course: Lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:08 | 16 miles | 21.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/38
Overall: 5/445
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 1000' of elevation in 16 miles. 3 hill sections.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:20:17 | 03.1 miles | 06m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/38
Overall: 13/445
Performance: Good
Course: Fairly flat with most of it on a cindered rail trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4