Philadelphia Triathlon in Fairmount Park - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 56m 7s
Overall Rank = 1031/1892
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 36/101
Pre-race routine:

oatmeal, oj, coffee

at T1 setup, 1 banana
Event warmup:

  • 32m 11s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Wide river, lots of space, easy to get into a pocket within 1 minute of start. Terrific course. Wave following me (men 20-25 or something) -- a few caught up, but plenty of room.

Swam wide until bridge, then cut in close to buoy for turn.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 57s

ranked 53/101 in T1, took my time, but felt strong coming out of swim, plus put on socks.

didn't use tripod stool.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 21m 49s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.22 mile/hr

felt great on the hills, comfortable on the downhills (kept around 30 mph), cornered safely, on second loop, didn't have the strength to push as fast, instead downshifted and kept cadence up, reserving some strength for the run.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

found rack easily, but struggled on how to rack bike again
  • 57m 6s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile

good start, good first 3 miltes, started to get concerned at mile 3 that had 3.2 left. By mile 4, legs were tight, took water at each station, walking. Had 10 min/mi pace toward end.
What would you do differently?:

had a great bike, not sure if there was much I could do more on the run. Hard when I didn't do any longer runs last weekend before tapering.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched a little while waiting for food, went straight to massage line with loaded plate. massage was terrific, 30 full minutes on hamstrings, calves, hips -- plus unlocked my lower back.

Event comments:

Could have some children's activities at the finish. Tough for kids hanging out.

for all women 217 / 595

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Last updated: 2007-11-11 12:00 AM
00:32:11 | 1640 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 44/101
Overall: 1050/1892
Performance: Good
Suit: trisuit/no wetsuit
Course: point to point, down river, with the current
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:57
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:21:49 | 24.85 miles | 18.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 37/101
Overall: 1033/1892
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loop course with 4 hills on each loop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:06 | 06.21 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 47/101
Overall: 1074/1892
Performance: Average
Looks like my run was suprisingly stead when I checked the Garmin data.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5