Black Bear Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Beltzville St. Park, Pennsylvania
United States
Total Time = 1h 50m 23s
Overall Rank = 139/442
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 12/30
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition area around 6:30, got marked, streched and tried to relax before the swim with Jay.
  • 17m 18s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

not a bad swim, from end of swim to transition area was a 0.25mile run up a small incline which was a little annoying...but not hard.
What would you do differently?:

done a little more swim training
Transition 1
  • 00m

counted in Swim Time, slight up hill on road out of park, so did not clip shoes onto bike to start.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 02m 20s
  • 18 miles
  • 17.33 mile/hr

should have ate a little and drank more on the bike...ended up feeling drained soon after starting the run. averaged a 17mph on the bike, so i'm happy!
What would you do differently?:

eat more, drink more
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s
  • 29m 31s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

run felt SLOW. should have eaten something.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Event comments:

Since Beltzville is a state park, not many trash cans around. had to throw trash in dumpsters, since trash cans were over flowing.
post race tent set up was good, volunteers were wonderful help, course is and open course, but the police did a great job to stop traffic and make it a safe route. Park is a beautiful place to have a Tri. Definetly will do again.

Last updated: 2008-03-27 12:00 AM
00:17:18 | 820 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 117/442
Performance: Average
Suit: no wetsuit
Course: Course was not bad except for the sun in your eyes... made it hard to see the bouys after the second turn. I may have been 1 of perhaps 10 people without the wetsuit, but without any chop, and the decent water temp, I opted for a faster T1 than the wetsuit. Swim time is actually Swim plus T1 time.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:02:20 | 18 miles | 17.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 135/442
Performance: Good
Heart rate between 168-183 entire time...average 179.
Wind: Some
Course: VERY hilly. if you've trained for the hills, the course was tough, but not impossible!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:31 | 03.4 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 182/442
Performance: Below average
HR was at 179-181 entire time
Course: trail run, some smaller hills on way out that felt monsterous...
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4