Black Bear Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
68F / 20C
Total Time = 2h 53m 53s
Overall Rank = 423/440
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/12
Pre-race routine:

Get up early, drank 8 oz of h2o and said a prayer. 30 mins late Ate a whole wheat turkey with sweet potato spread sandwich with vitamin with Cyclomax and whey powder mix. 15 mins before race i had a 1/4 of odawalla protien bar
Event warmup:

forgot camelback so i walked back and forth to the car and missed the swim warmup. Stretched and jogged in place
  • 36m 39s
  • 820 yards
  • 04m 28s / 100 yards

I felt really disoriented on the swim. very disappointed with my time. The water was very cold; causing my face and feet to feel numb. I don't have a lot of practice in open water and the waves got to me along with the current coming out. Coming back I felt a lot better kept my head down and talked myself through the swim but the damage was done. Having the swim warm up would have helped. This was my first wetsuit race and I really liked the bouyancy factor!
What would you do differently?:

Make sure i participate in the swim warm up!
Transition 1
  • 00m

They included t1 with the swim time so i don't know how long i spent in transition. Maybe i am reading the results wrong. I did have a short talk time with the women next to me about water temp. But overall i did not spend to much time primping i rinsed and wiped my feet. Long run to transition. got out of the suit fairly quickly...or at least if felt like I did...
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 35m 51s
  • 18 miles
  • 11.27 mile/hr

I used Heed w/protien and felt really good on the bike but my legs were screaming.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn how to use gears on hills and take advantage of momentum gained on the down hill
Transition 2
  • 02m 18s

I use a fuel belt beause I like to be in contol of when i have something to drink. But it was twisted and it took a little time to straighten it out. Then i had the race belt that was a little cumbersome. Overall a good transistion
What would you do differently?:

put my race shoes on top of the fuel belt
  • 39m 7s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 11m 30s  min/mile

Good run for me. I felt great. Not too tired not to hot. but i could have done better...pushed more and saved off 5 mins. I had on sunglasses but there was a lot of pollen and my eyes felt like i had glass in them. rised them with water. kept going should have picked up the pace.
What would you do differently?:

nothing...but run through the pain....
Post race
Warm down:

had a burger and hugged my family! Thanked them for coming!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

ME! I need more open water practice and need to put it all out on the run.

Event comments:

I swould say the race was too hard only because of the hills on the bike. They were very challenging! Overall take away 3 of the hills and the race would have been just right for me. I would not recommend this race as a first race unless you have the mountains of PA to train on. It was my longest swim and bike. I hope to register for an O distance next year.

Last updated: 2008-05-29 12:00 AM
00:36:39 | 820 yards | 04m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/12
Overall: 432/440
Performance: Bad
Suit: F2R Rental
Course: Open rectangle. down and back
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:35:51 | 18 miles | 11.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/12
Overall: 415/440
Performance: Below average
Course: This was a difficult bike course but the best course i've ever riden! HILLS, HILLS and more HILLS! Not just rolling hills but vertical climbs! But coming down the hills was a blast! I did walk up two hills. oh well! the course was beautiful, well marked and plenty of support.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:39:07 | 03.4 miles | 11m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/12
Overall: 391/440
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful trail course! Great for the knees!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5