Philly Tri - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphhia, PA
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 23m 36s
Overall Rank = 840/999
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 27/37
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and had a quick breakfast of a small bagel and a small doughnut at the hotel. Then we biked over to the transition area with the others from Team in Training. I put air in my tires, got body marked, and then set up my transition area. Once everything was in place, I took the bus to the swim start and waited for my wave to begin.
Event warmup:

The only warm up that I did was the ride from the hotel to the transition, which was about 2.7 miles.
  • 28m 51s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

I was in the fifth wave. After the fourth wave went, I hoped in the water and floated The swim course was very wide, which really helped with the start. I was able to get into a rhythm right from the start. During most of the swim, the Columbia Bridge didn't seem to be getting any closer. All of the sudden it was there and within a few minutes, I was running out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 04m 4s

My transition time was a little long. I ran past my rack and had to double back. I had no problem getting into my shoes and socks. I forgot to grab a gel and debated going back. Instead, I decided that I would just grab one before starting the run.
What would you do differently?:

Move a little quicker.
  • 1h 31m 15s
  • 24.9 miles
  • 16.37 mile/hr

The bike felt great. I probably slowed a bit too much on some of the downhills and turns. Overall I had a good ride and was within my anticipated time.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 2
  • 02m 34s

My time was much quicker than it felt.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 16m 55s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 12m 25s  min/mile

It was very hot. I was alternating between running and walking. My strategy was to just get through it. At the water stops, I dumped several glasses of water on my head to stay cool.
What would you do differently?:

Not much given the heat, but would like to have run more. It was 2 minutes slower than my time at my first sprint triathlon.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the staging area with Deger, went to the Team in Training tent to check in. I got some food and drink and tried to relax.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The weather.

Event comments:

It was a great race. I'm looking forward to doing it again next year.

Last updated: 2005-03-24 12:00 AM
00:28:51 | 1640 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/37
Overall: 457/999
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Shorts and Sports Bra/Ocra Wetsuit
Course: Point to Point swim in the Schuykill River from St. Joe's Boathouse to the "Schuykill Beach". Course went through the Columbia River bridge, a short "J" turn back into the end of the swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:31:15 | 24.9 miles | 16.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/37
Overall: 795/999
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Four technical climbs around Fairmount Park on both West River Drive and Kelly Drive.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:16:55 | 06.2 miles | 12m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 35/37
Overall: 930/999
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and Back run on West River Drive with two turn arounds.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5