Avalon Islandman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Avalon, New Jersey
United States
TK Charities
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 26m 10s
Overall Rank = 225/325
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

went to sleep by 7:30 pm the night before. woke up 4AM. Got dressed. Packed. Ate a bagel and peanut butter. Drank some Cytomax. Got to transition area at 4:45am. Set everything up by 5am.

Event warmup:

Went for short 2 mile bike warmup. Went for a 1 mile warmup run on beach.
6:50 am got wetsuit on and walked down to water's edge. spent about 15 minutes doing swim warmup until 7:15 meeting.
  • 11m 34s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 38s / 100 yards

Never established a good ryhthm with regard to breathing or stroke. Went in figuring I could do it in about 9 minutes - didn't happen. It seemed as if we were swimming against the undercurrent most of the way.
What would you do differently?:

Not line up dead center and try to stay with the front of the pack. It would have allowed me to be more efficient with my pace and stroke. I literally felt like I was going to pass out on the run to T1. Stopped to walk some.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

Still taking too long to get up to pedaling speed while getting feet strapped in.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transition into clipped in shoes.
  • 40m 18s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.87 mile/hr

This is where I am really disappointed. Why 17.9 mph? I've done a couple of races between 19-21 mph. Today I just couldn't push it. Maybe it was the swim. Just couldn't recover in time. I'm gonna have to get out on some hill rides.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Pretty happy with time. No problems. Time could have been better or worse depending on locations of rack.
What would you do differently?:

  • 31m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 13s  min/mile

What can I say? I'm just slow. As slow as this was, I'm not too disappointed. Last year in August I did the Wildwood Tri/Du and it took me almost 45 minutes (i walked nearly the entire first 1.5 miles). Yesterday I didn't stop at all. On asphalt I'm doing this distance in about 26:30.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to improve fitness and running pace.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Can't tell. Might have been starting with the swim. Bust my butt to get out there and felt exhausted after completing it and then having to run 1/4 - 1/2 mile to transition and getting onto bike with headwinds.

Event comments:

Will try to do again next year.

Last updated: 2007-06-29 12:00 AM
00:11:34 | 440 yards | 02m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 123/325
Performance: Average
Suit: Quintanna Roo fullsuit
Course: Rectangle. Swim out to bouy - then south to last bouy and back into shore. No I'm not sure if we were still considered in the "swim" after getting out of the water. I didn't cross a timing mat until T1.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:25
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:18 | 12 miles | 17.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 191/325
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: 3 laps
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Below average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:45 | 03.11 miles | 10m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 290/325
Performance: Average
Course: run along waterline to turn around and back - to finish line.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %N/A
Overall: Below 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