Black Bear Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 50m 8s
Overall Rank = 90/277
Age Group = M 40-45
Age Group Rank = 10/25
Pre-race routine:

BBQ night before, home later than desired. Not much to eat, maccaroni salad etc. lots of water. Bed at 11pm, slept poorly. Up at 4am. Coffee, PB WW bagel and water. 45 min drive.
Event warmup:

Transition organization. No warmup. Too late. Drank some accelerade.
  • 16m 20s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters

No WU was tough. First time in wetsuit. Some adjusting but OK. Group was very spread out and had trouble finding any drafting guys. Too fast start for me and never relaxed.
What would you do differently?:

More swim training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

A bit winded from swim. Need work on T1.
What would you do differently?:

Practice T1
  • 1h 01m 31s
  • 18 miles
  • 17.56 mile/hr

Hilly, started too hard. Never recovered from swim properly and chased two females ( who took 1st and 2nd.) up hills. Not smart.
What would you do differently?:

Train with TT bike on hills and change rear cassette to 25
Transition 2
  • 01m

better transition than T1.
What would you do differently?:

keep practicing
  • 29m 19s
  • 3.3 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

POOR run. Spent too much earlier and paid for it. Stuck in "low gear" but able to come in and keep good form.
What would you do differently?:

Better pacing strategy. Use HR monitor next time.
Post race
Warm down:

light jog.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just a bad day for me all around but a good learning experience. This was a last minute decision and a good kick in the butt for Philly OLY.

Event comments:

As you can tell I'm a bit disappointed. A very well run event and nice course but definitely a challenge. First race with wetsuit and new TT bike. I really concentrated on wetsuit and getting used to the bike. Learned a great deal about the importance of pacing and recovery. I'll never chase elite women again....tri chicks can really put a hurtin' on you!!!

Last updated: 2007-06-05 12:00 AM
00:16:20 | 750 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/25
Overall: 103/277
Performance: Below average
14 min in water 2:20 to transition
Suit: QR superfull
Course: nice lake
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:58
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:01:31 | 18 miles | 17.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/25
Overall: 71/277
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: HILLY, I wish I put aerobars on my Road bike.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:19 | 03.3 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/25
Overall: 148/277
Performance: Below average
Course: Trail run with one hill. Nice.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
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