TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Competitor Group
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 55m 30s
Overall Rank = 646/1140
Age Group = 35-49
Age Group Rank = 80/118
Pre-race routine:

Quick breakfast of a Cliff Bars and Gatorade. It took longer to get to the transition area and had to rapidly set up in order to get to the last buses heading to the swim start.
Event warmup:

No time for any warm up.
  • 27m 17s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters

Really good water conditions
What would you do differently?:

Could have done a better job sighting. I had a tendency to drift to the left away from the course. I should have done a better job swimming close to the course centerline.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

Had a relatively slow transition time but that was largely on purpose as I tried to catch my breath.
What would you do differently?:

Gear layout could have been better. The rushed set up at the beginning had me looking for a few items before getting out of the T1.
  • 1h 21m 33s
  • 40 kms
  • 29.43 km/hr

Tried to bike within myself and seemed to have a decent effort. The technical aspects of the course made it difficult to maintain as high of a speed as I would have liked.
What would you do differently?:

I might have been able to push a little harder but it set me up for my best run effort to date.
Transition 2
  • 02m 42s
What would you do differently?:

Could have tried to run faster through T2
  • 1h 00m 31s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 03s  min/km

Tried to run my race and not worry too much about what the other runners were doing.
What would you do differently?:

Try to keep running through the water stations.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The run is still the area that I can probably get the largest improvement prior to the next race.

Event comments:

The race overall when great with me taking about 14 minutes over my last Olympic Distance effort. TriRock Philly is a good race with a fun course. While the bike is hard enough to prevent really fast times it did make for a nice varied course. The run was broken up into 2 out and backs which made it a little easier mentally to do. I would do this race again in a heart beat. I just wish the Olympic Race was on Saturday so that we could have enjoyed seeing the city a little bit more.

Last updated: 2014-04-23 12:00 AM
00:27:17 | 1500 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 69/118
Overall: 586/1140
Suit: Yes
Course: Point to Point swim with the current except for the last 75-100m.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:21:33 | 40 kms | 29.43 km/hr
Age Group: 75/118
Overall: 603/1140
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: 2 Loop course with some hills and flats. There were also a lot of turns on the course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:42
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:00:31 | 10 kms | 06m 03s  min/km
Age Group: 92/118
Overall: 832/1140
Performance: Good
Course: 2 out and backs centered around T2
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5