Tri for Joe at Coney Island - TriathlonSprint

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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 1h 26m 2s
Overall Rank = 56/839
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 6/15
Pre-race routine:

The norm of getting transition ready and still thinking I forgot something.
Event warmup:

Not much other than get in the stupid cold water and try to pee in my wetsuit to warm up.
  • 10m 17s
  • 766 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards

FREEZING! It was interesting to see some people opting to 'run' in the water down the shallow ends. I just kept swimming passing legs that looked like they were going backwards. There was 1 point where I inhaled a huge gulp of water which made me stop and stand for a second coughing up the water. Other than that the swim felt really good and fast.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I think I had a really good swim and I'm happy with it.
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

Had just a bit of trouble getting the wetsuit off my feet. Then I had some trouble with my race# belt. I decided to go sockless for the race to see how it was. I'm pretty sure that is the way to go for short races.
What would you do differently?:

If my racenumber is upside down just leave it. Figure out the how to do the shoes already clipped thing.
  • 50m 56s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 21.96 mile/hr

I'm pretty happy with my bike segment. I felt like I could have went a bit faster, but the ride the day before took some out of me. I know I could push it some if I had fresh legs.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Maybe an aero helmet.
Transition 2
  • 00m 26s

I'm happy.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 55s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 22s  min/mile

I'm happy with the run. It felt good and felt like I was going hard. This is a new PR for a 5K for me by 2 minutes!
What would you do differently?:

Run a bit faster during the first half.
Post race
Warm down:

Got me some chocolate milk and water then hung out with my brother-in-law and his kids waiting to cheer for my Sister.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training for an Ironman, but I'm totally ok with that.

Event comments:

I'm extremely happy with my race. I knocked just over 10 minutes off of last year was pretty pumped when I saw the results. If I can knock another 10 minutes off by next year I'll be taking home some hardware.

Last updated: 2008-03-08 12:00 AM
00:10:17 | 766 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/15
Overall: 38/839
Performance: Good
Course: Double W shape in pool.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:50:56 | 18.64 miles | 21.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 79/839
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:26
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:55 | 03.11 miles | 07m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 89/839
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back through Coney Island.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5