Philadelphia Triathlon in Fairmount Park - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 45m 43s
Overall Rank = 746/1892
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 122/257
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:15, coffee, PB bagel water.
Hour drive to race. Nice early arrival, no rush.
Event warmup:

  • 32m 24s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Slow start to stay relaxed. Unable to find someone to draft so just settled into an easy groove.
Did a bit of zig zag. Caught my wave about 400 yards out. Good swim for me and conserved energy, a first for me.
What would you do differently?:

Just more swim training and lessons.
Transition 1
  • 02m 23s

Took my time, not an A race for me so concentrated on technique.
  • 1h 14m 36s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.99 mile/hr

Nice course. Need to drink more. Could have pushed harder but saved legs for run. A bit crowded but enough room to move.
What would you do differently?:

Start a little slower, first loop much faster than second.
Transition 2
  • 02m 26s

Took my time. Had to drink some water.
What would you do differently?:

Practice T2
  • 54m 53s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

Not much in tank but settled into groove, albeit slow. Had some left for kick. Just wanted to finish feeling OK (rare for me). Had guy collapse in front of me and had to stop and help. Luckily he was OK. Lost a minute or 2 there.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed Harder. Run should have been around 50-52 minutes.
Haven't run much recently and it shows.
Mentally, this was not an A race since I really wasn't properly trained.
My time was the best I thought I could do pre-race.
Post race
Warm down:

Cold water and walking. Waited for buddy but never saw him finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

That's easy---> Training
Swim still biggest limiter.

Event comments:

Awesome race from every angle. Well run, organized and fun atmosphere. The large group from Team in Training really helps keep everything in perspective. They had a great time and raised a bunch of money.

Last updated: 2008-06-23 12:00 AM
00:32:24 | 1640 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/257
Overall: 1085/1892
Performance: Good
Suit: QR superful
Course: straight down river
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:14:36 | 24.85 miles | 19.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/257
Overall: 534/1892
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly flat with a few hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:54:53 | 06.21 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/257
Overall: 918/1892
Performance: Average
Course: Dbl out and back. Flat and mostly covered.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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