Tri for Joe at Coney Island - TriathlonSprint

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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 1h 31m 28s
Overall Rank = 72/248
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/19
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30am in order to be on the road at 4. Ate a Clif bar at 5am with those water and another at 6am. Got to the race about 2 hours before the start. Had of plenty of time to scope out routes and such.
  • 11m 10s
  • 766 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

This was a crazy course in a pool, but not a traditional lap pool. It was a wave start with lots of turns. By the second lap in the pool, the waves were all intermixed and they were still starting new waves. It was pretty crazy and very difficult to get into a rhythm, but was still fun.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 05m 15s

I have no idea what I was doing that took so long in this transition but this time is pathetic. Both transitions were really awful. I should easily be able to cut 3 minutes off of my overall time by cleaning up my transitions.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, Practice, Practice
  • 48m 19s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 23.15 mile/hr

Generally pretty pleased with the bike portion of this race. I did start off a bit slow as my legs were a bit tired from yesterday's efforts. However, after I was pushing the pedals for a few minutes and started feeling a lot stronger. According to my cycling computer, the route was 17.3 miles with an average speed of 21.5. That is probably a lot more realistic than 23mph based on the posted distance.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have pushed the first portion of the ride a bit harder, but overall feel pleased with this portion of the race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

Once again not at all pleased with my transitions, but I haven't been taking them very seriously and I haven't practiced them at all. What can I possibly expect?
  • 24m 46s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

Given my current run training, I'm pretty pleased with this portion of the race. I started out fairly easy to make sure my hamstring was feeling decent. After a couple minutes I settled into a pace that I knew I could carry through to the end and pushed a bit harded towards the very end.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just need to start logging more time running.
Post race
Event comments:

I really enjoyed this race. The pool was quite different, but fun and the flat bike and running routes made for a fast race, and everything was well organized. I would definitely do this race again

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Last updated: 2007-05-15 12:00 AM
00:11:10 | 766 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 115/248
Performance: Good
Course: see image below
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:15
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:48:19 | 18.64 miles | 23.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 32/248
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: This was basically an out & back course with a loop through a bike trail in the middle. Generally very flat and fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:46 | 03.11 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/248
Performance: Good
Course: Out & back through Coney Island Amusement Park. Very Flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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