Philadelphia Triathlon in Fairmount Park - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, PA
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
94F / 34C
Total Time = 5h 02m 43s
Overall Rank = 1000/1003
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 131/131
Pre-race routine:

Woke up a little before 4 am got dressed and went down to have breakfast with the rest of the other TnT members. We left the hotel at around 5 am to ride our bikes to the transition area. This was a nice little warm up.
Event warmup:

Riding from the hotel to transition area, about 6 to 10 miles.
  • 57m 53s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 52s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Well, basicly my swim sucks big time. Need to spend more time in the pool to get better on the swim.
Transition 1
  • 06m 7s

Need to do something diferent to get the wetuit off quicker, and maybe even change the bike shoes to make them easier to get on.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe have a stool so that I can sit down to remove the wetsuit and be able to get back up easier. Sitting on the ground, I didn't want to get back up as it was harder work on exhausted mussels.
  • 2h 04m 56s
  • 40 kms
  • 19.21 km/hr

The first hill was too soon, and I hadn't recovered from the swim to have the legs for the hill. I had to walk this first hill. I was able to stay on the bike for all other hills, except having to stop on one when the chain kicked off. Put the chain back on, and continued up the hill on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on my hills. I do hills at 3 to 4 miles per hour. I need to practice picking up my pace on the hills.
Transition 2
  • 04m 46s

Had to sit again to remove the ike shoes and put on my running shoes, again had trouble getting back up from the ground.
What would you do differently?:

Some kind of stool to sit on during transition. Also I think I want to try speed laces for the running shoes and maybe even the bike shoes.
  • 1h 49m 2s
  • 10 kms
  • 10m 54s  min/km

I walked the 10k, about half way my hip starting acheing. I am not sure why this happened, but it then started my lower back hurting the last few miles I was limping and slowing down in my movement. Also the water at the water stops was all warm by this point and didn't help much at all.
What would you do differently?:

One thing I would do, is not loose my gels. I had put two gels in my pocket, but when I went to get one out they were gone. Also I need to pick my pace up and start working at jogging.
Post race
Warm down:

I didn't really do anything but walk to the TnT tent to sit down and drink water, and eat a box lunch.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to train harder and more consistently.

Event comments:

The only thing I didn't like was that the drink stations didn't have ice to keep the water cold. Also the Heed the last water stations had was the lemon-lime that I can't drink, it tastes horrible to me.

Ed Note: I checked the web site and noticed my place keeps falling back. I think they are getting times for some of the listed on the original results ad possible DNFs. So I wanted to update this site with the current results.

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Last updated: 2005-02-24 12:00 AM
00:57:53 | 1500 meters | 03m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/131
Overall: 997/1003
Performance: Below average
I had to stop a few times and hang onto a buoy or a kayak. Also when we started passing the island, the current seemed to be pushing left and upstream.
Suit: Tri sorts and singlet under sleeveless wetsuit
Course: Was a straight shot course going down stream and crossing the river. We went about 50-100 yards beyond the swim exit and then came back upstream to the exit.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:07
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: Average
02:04:56 | 40 kms | 19.21 km/hr
Age Group: 0/131
Overall: 993/1003
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Had to make two laps around the drives with four exits to make climbs.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:46
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:49:02 | 10 kms | 10m 54s  min/km
Age Group: 0/131
Overall: 999/1003
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4