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Sunset Lake Triathlon (Olympic) - Triathlon

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
United States
95F / 35C
Total Time = 2h 52m 19s
Overall Rank = 29/62
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/8
Pre-race routine:

Normal bagel and jelly. Got my stuff together and headed out. I went the wrong way, I finally got myself turned around, got really nervous that I was going to be very late, thank god I wasn’t.
Event warmup:

short little swim
  • 27m 49s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

swim went better than i thought considering i haven't been in the pool a lot lately. I didn't sight all that great, but i wasn't bad either. I have improved my swimming straight ability, not by much, but it's better than it was.
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s

Average T1 for me. I guess it should have been faster since i didn't wear a wetsuit
  • 1h 16m 35s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 19.43 mile/hr

felt good on the bike. I passed a few people only got passed once. Nothting to exciting going on here. A lot of false flats and some good head winds in some sections.
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

Not sure why i was slow here.
  • 1h 04m 33s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 10m 25s  min/mile

here is where the wheels came off. I suck at running coming off the bike. I can't get anything going. This has been a on going issue for me over the years that i have been doing tris. Of course i have some good runs off the bike, but for the most part they aren't that great, and this one was one of the worst i've ever had. I couldn't run any faster, i am not good in the heat and it was very hot that day, but there is no way the heat had everything to do with my poor preformance. Yes i do bricks, granted not a TON of bricks, but i do them and never feel like i have felt on Saturday. Everyone has bad days and i guess this was one of mine. I need to fix this problem or doing longer races isn't going to fun for me anymore.
What would you do differently?:

i think we all know the answer to this question.
Post race
Warm down:

i was so tired after the run, i don't think i ever felt this exhusted after a race. I don't know if the heat anything to do with it, but i was extra exhusted.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the run!!!!

Event comments:

great race. This was the first time for the Oly and they did a great job.

Last updated: 2008-07-21 12:00 AM
00:27:49 | 1640 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 19/62
Performance: Average
Course: 2 loop out and back
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:16:35 | 24.8 miles | 19.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 20/62
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: out and back with a extra loop due to the Oly.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
01:04:33 | 06.2 miles | 10m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 50/62
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 3.1 loops This run course has a little bit of everything, trail, street, and grass. I love this run course.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2008-07-21 8:58 AM

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Cinnaminson, NJ
Subject: Sunset Lake Triathlon (Olympic)

2008-07-21 9:13 AM
in reply to: #1545100

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Subject: RE: Sunset Lake Triathlon (Olympic)
Nice race.  I sucked on the run in this race, too.  I'm blaming the course ;-) he he
2008-08-01 10:18 AM
in reply to: #1545100

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Barrington, NJ
Subject: RE: Sunset Lake Triathlon (Olympic)

So, I had problems off the run in my Oly too.  Maybe we can work on this issue together.  What if we do some speed work as part of brick workouts?  Think that might help get used to running fast off the bike?  We could alternate bricks with speed and distance runs.

I'm not sure if that makes sense or not.  Just throwing it out there.

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