Got the Nerve? Triathlon - Triathlon

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
United States
IM ABLE Foundation
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 19m 29s
Overall Rank = 25/476
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/48
Pre-race routine:

Get up, relax, stretch, eat breakfast
Event warmup:

Stretch, light jogging
  • 07m 43s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Water was cold -- it really took your breath away when it hit your face. Had trouble sighting buoys from a distance because the fog in my goggles, but did a fairly decent job. Went off course slightly on the bag leg. Water was dark, but felt good overall
What would you do differently?:

Train more, get different goggles
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

First race with a wetsuit. Had difficulty getting my suit off -- and lots of trouble getting it over my watch and timing chip. Thankfully the run to transition was so long I had plenty of time to monkey around with my zipper to get it down and my arms out.
What would you do differently?:

Try something like bodyglide or something to try to get things off easier.
  • 48m 32s
  • 16 miles
  • 19.78 mile/hr

Same as always -- bike more. This course suited me well because of the hills. Was happy I drove the course the day before to get comfortable with the turns and hills. Next year I might get a tri bike, but until then I will stick with my road bike. In my wave I was not passed by anyone who was riding a road bike. Passed by about 10 people on the bike.
Started wearing down around 12 miles and attempted to hang with the guy in front of me.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

I always keep the laces tied on my racing flats. Did not retie them this season. My feet were a little swollen and I really struggled getting them on. Thought I would break my finger.
What would you do differently?:

Tie shoes before race.
  • 20m 17s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 32s  min/mile

Felt great on the run. Was able to pick up about 5 people on the run that passed me on the bike. Kept pushing the entire way. Could have probably pushed harder and earlier. It took about 2 miles before my feet were thawed out totally and things were all bunched up in my shoes -- wasn't sure if it was the socks or the insoles. All in all a great run. Have been having some shin-splint issues recently and I didn't even feel them.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, push harder
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. I haven't been in a pool for about a month and haven't been on a ride/run for about 2 weeks due to work. Excited to get back to training

Event comments:

Good race. I was glad to start in the elite wave because I was able to bypass much of the congestion that I understand there was further back in the waves.

Last updated: 2014-05-16 12:00 AM
00:07:43 | 500 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 19/476
Performance: Average
Suit: Full Westuit
Course: Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 55F / 13C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:48:32 | 16 miles | 19.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 66/476
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Typical Central PA ride. Nice rolling hills, but a tough ending with three hills back to back to back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:20:17 | 03.1 miles | 06m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 22/476
Performance: Good
Course: Flat out and back. Partial asphalt, mostly tight packed gravel
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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