Philadelphia Triathlon in Fairmount Park - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 18m 37s
Overall Rank = 119/1892
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/263
Pre-race routine:

Bagel w/ PB, banana
Event warmup:

Swam for 5 minutes
  • 24m 57s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s

Suit came off easier this time (lotsa bodyglide); racked bike by seat, need to figure out best way to get bike off rack (tried to pull it through, took forever. Rubber band broke again.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out how to handle racking bike by seat.
  • 1h 07m 54s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.96 mile/hr

Felt pretty good...was not passed by a lot of people. Very crowded road.
What would you do differently?:

Faster on flats.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s
  • 41m 59s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 46s  min/mile

Very flat, out and back twice...seemed long. Top knee/lower thigh cramps.
What would you do differently?:

Go harder....because the out and back felt so long, I was holding back a bit. Should have pressed harder after 1m or so...time on this course should have been 6:30's.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch, eat.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. Not going hard enough on run....need to suffer more.
2. Racking bike by seat.
3. Not enough raw speed on bike.

Event comments:

Good race, just too far away from home to make it worth doing again (tons of traffic, huge lines for everything, staying in hotel). Race course was nice and I really liked the swim (very straight).

Last updated: 2008-06-23 12:00 AM
00:24:57 | 1640 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/263
Overall: 248/1892
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca Sonar
Course: Straight down river
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 02:08
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:07:54 | 24.85 miles | 21.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/263
Overall: 152/1892
Performance: Average
Course: Flat with 8 hills (short)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:41:59 | 06.21 miles | 06m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/263
Overall: 100/1892
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4