Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Olympic Race - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
72F / 22C
Total Time = 2h 51m 13s
Overall Rank = 1009/1921
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 36/106
Pre-race routine:

perfect amount of oatmeal, not too sweet (1 cup) with milk, plus coffee, oj. Didn't need the fig newtons at transition, felt well fueled for entire race.
Event warmup:

Only got 2 minutes in water beforehand, but with wetsuit.

Very difficult to get one piece sprint suit, wetsuit back on after a bio break.
  • 25m 19s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

only 5.5 seconds between me and top swimmer in age group
Transition 1
  • 04m 5s

1-2 minutes slower than women above me in my age group, 65th ranked in transition
What would you do differently?:

have to think about this, others had wetsuits . . . and I thought they had socks. I did already have my number on. Was I too relaxed because this wasn't a sprint?
  • 1h 22m 4s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.17 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 02m 18s

had trouble finding spot without towel to mark properly
28th in AG on transition. 45" slower than top AG, but 10-15" behind finishers close to me. Trouble finding rack spot didn't help.
  • 57m 25s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 15s  min/mile

started faster then dialed back when I remembered how hard the 2nd half is in the sun. bulk of AG finished with 8:15 min/mi pace.
Post race
Event comments:

5 minutes faster than last year on this course

Last updated: 2008-11-25 12:00 AM
00:25:19 | 1640 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 29/106
Overall: 861/1921
didn't push too hard, relaxed, all bilateral breathing
Course: out with current and turn in against current
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:05
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:22:04 | 24.85 miles | 18.17 mile/hr
Age Group: 38/106
Overall: 1014/1921
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 75
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:57:25 | 06.21 miles | 09m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 46/106
Overall: 1116/1921
Performance: Good
9:15 pace
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5