Black Bear Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 06m 43s
Overall Rank = 330/541
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 38/43
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early. Showered and had a protein shake. Packed car and planned to get to the park by 6:15am. Was stuck in traffic at the entrance to the park. They had to push back the start time because of the traffic.
Event warmup:

Set up transition area nd strentched while talking to my wife. Put on wet suit and practice swim.
  • 17m 17s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Not a good start to my first Triathlon. Had a difficult time breathing. Could not get in a rhythm. Was swallowing water and felt that I was heavier like my suit was filled up with water.
What would you do differently?:

Practice in open swims more often.
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

Felt very dizzy after swim. Took time to catch my breath and regain focus.
What would you do differently?:

Practice swimmming and removing wetsuit
  • 1h 16m 49s
  • 18 miles
  • 14.06 mile/hr

I need to practice on a bike more often then just spin class. I felt pretty good on the steep hills but on flats I was getting passed very easily.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

Nice easy transition
What would you do differently?:

Get new shoes with one strap.
  • 27m 48s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 08m 11s  min/mile

Felt good. Had good pace.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Post race
Warm down:

Water and banana..Stretch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of preparation for last 2 weeks and for actual elements.

Event comments:

The actual event was fantastic and I am planning on making this a annual event for my wife and I to get away for the weekend. We had a blast.
The pre and post race activities could have been a little more athlete freindly. I think that with the event at a state park, on a beautiful weekend a week after Memorial Day, we should have gotten more then just dominos pizza. A couple of grills with some burgers and chickens would have kept a lot of people around to cheer more people on.

Last updated: 2008-11-24 12:00 AM
00:17:17 | 820 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 360/541
Performance: Below average
Suit: Wet suit
Course: nice! Beautiful landscape.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Good
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:32
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:16:49 | 18 miles | 14.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 350/541
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly!!!!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:48 | 03.4 miles | 08m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 306/541
Performance: Good
Course: Beatiful. Shaded and on dirt packed trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4