Marshman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
United States
Piranha Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 10m 13s
Overall Rank = 97/497
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/24
Pre-race routine:

Ate a pb sandwich, drank water.
  • 08m 29s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Good swim. I think there were too many people in my heat though -- about 150 women. It was pretty crowded and I got punched in the head a few times. I also swam over a couple people.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Well, except learn how to swim faster :)
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Ok transition. I need to practice these and move faster!
What would you do differently?:

Move faster!
  • 43m 40s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 17.18 mile/hr

Not as good as my bike speed at Northeast, but I hauled booty so I'm happy. I think I was the 7th or 8th woman off the bike so I was happy. Two women really pissed me off during the early miles. I would pass them, then they would pass me and ride alongside each other so that I couldn't pass. They also told me I was a good pacer, so I'm guessing that they were drafting off of me. I lost some time trying to pass them, but I finally passed them for good at mile 8 or 9.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I pushed my hardest.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

I don't know why I dallied so much here. It is slower than my T1 time. I would like to eventually be under a minute.
What would you do differently?:

Move way way faster. I think this is my slowest T2 of the season!
  • 15m 31s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile

I was expecting a slow run, because I haven't been running much lately (concentrating more on the bike and swim). I was happy with my time -- it was not an easy run!
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow transition times :(

Event comments:

I really liked Marshman (it is its first year), but hope that next year the number of racers will be limited to around 300. The swim and bike portions were very crowded. So much so on the bike that people were not adhering to USAT rules for drafting, passing, blocking, etc. I will definitely put this on my race calendar for next year!!

Last updated: 2008-08-26 12:00 AM
00:08:29 | 437 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/497
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: In water start in a lake. We had to walk into the water and then swim about 100 yards out to the starting buoy. It felt like I was treading water forever!
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:40 | 12.5 miles | 17.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/497
Performance: Good
Course: The bike course was 12.5 miles of rolling hills. Some of the hills were pretty long and steep. The downhills were nice, but you couldn't take many of them too fast because there were sharp turns. Oh, and to start and finish you had to run up and down a big grassy hill (I think my bike time would've been better had we not had that hill).
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:19
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:15:31 | 02 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/497
Performance: Good
Course: 2 mile out and back. Most of the out was an uphill trail run, with the back being downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4