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North East, Maryland
United States
CGI Racing
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 37m 4s
Overall Rank = 78/286
Age Group = M(30-34)
Age Group Rank = 16/29
  • 34m 22s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Not the best swim time, but I think the way they did the start and finish times were part of it. The mat for the timing was pretty far from the swim exit, and then you had to run about 500m to the transition area! Ridiculous! Wetsuits were legal, but it was the gray area ,which means that if you wear one and do well enough to place, you technically can’t place (the wetsuit would give you too much of an advantage). I decided not to wear mine, because this was a good excuse to not have to deal with taking the damn thing off. I really don’t think it hurt me, I felt good, even though my times don’t really reflect a great swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

Not a bad transition. No wetsuit to contend with, but a very long run from the swim out to the transition area, and another long run to the bike out.
  • 1h 08m 55s
  • 23.2 miles
  • 20.20 mile/hr

Good bike other than the aforementioned comments on the course. Definitely a rolling hills course. The good news is that for every 12 mph uphill, there was an equal 40 mph downhill. Fortunately, I once again employed the Lance Armstrong method of a lower gear and pedaling with a higher cadence. Hmmm, might be something to the fact that the guy won 7 consecutive Tours de France. I felt good on the uphills and still had plenty left for the run. The hamstrings started to tighten up even at the beginning, so I knew the run was going to be tough. Other than that, pretty uneventful bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Obviously, I need to work on my transition times. This one was terrible. I knew it too. I was having problems with my socks and took forever to get them on. Ugghhhh
  • 50m 36s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile

If nothing else, I was consistent in placement within my age group. I was fairly happy with the run. Again, lots of hills with very little flats at all. On the bike, that’s nice because you can rest and make up time on the downhill. With the run, the downhill doesn’t take your wind like the uphill, but it’s still tough on your legs. I felt okay most of the run until about mile 5. That’s when the left hamstring really started to tighten up. At one point, pulling up one of the last hills, I wasn’t sure if I’d finish! I did though, and I’m glad I did.
Post race

Last updated: 2008-08-05 12:00 AM
00:34:22 | 1640 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/29
Overall: 104/286
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: Out and back.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:35
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:08:55 | 23.2 miles | 20.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/29
Overall: 42/286
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Large loop with rolling hills throughout. Very little flats.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:50:36 | 06.21 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/29
Overall: 124/286
Course: Out and back run, with rolling hills. Again, no flats to speak of - just up a hill or down one!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-18 7:11 AM

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2008-08-19 4:16 PM
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Chesapeake, VA
Subject: RE: North East Triathlon
good race
2008-08-26 10:46 PM
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Subject: RE: North East Triathlon

Great race! Sorry I've been MIA, but its been cuh-ray-zee the past few weeks   I promise to check your blog and email you soon!


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