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Marlton Lakes, New Jersey
United States
DQ Events
Total Time = 1h 11m 54s
Overall Rank = 160/363
Age Group = F 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/15
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast, coffee, wait for my ride to the race.
Event warmup:

  • 08m 31s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Really aweful swim... I felt fine but my navigation was absolutely terrible! I was all over the place in this one. Wish I could swim in a straight line! Must be something wonky with my stroke to be as off-course as I found myself today. I haven't been swimming much lately, and it showed in my performance on this swim!

It didn't help that I was in the second to last wave. The water in this lake was extremely murky, and so much silt had been churned up that when I put my face in the water I couldn't even see my own hands, much less any feet ahead of me for drafting.
What would you do differently?:

Swim straight!!
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

Eh - just your average transition. I wasn't out there to win anything in this race... I've never really put too much effort into speeding up my transitions. I guess I could gain a little time overall if I did that...
What would you do differently?:

Not much - just move a little more quickly...
  • 32m 54s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.06 mile/hr

The bike was fun! Since it was such a short bike leg, I just sort of cranked it out. Definitely lost steam on the few small up-grades... Passed a lot of folks, and got past by a few from the wave behind me.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have pushed just a bit harder. Got a little lazy on those up-grades...
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Not much to say here. Transition was okay. Again, could go faster if I wanted to...
What would you do differently?:

Get a little more efficient/faster on my transitions.
  • 26m 33s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 51s  min/mile

Pretty good run for me! I think this is my first triathlon run with a sub-9 min/mile pace! Not bad considering how little training I've done lately! Ran at a fairly easy pace, though - definitely could have pushed harder - being a race & all...
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder on the run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Sucky swim, not pushing as hard as I could on bike & run.

Event comments:

Nice little race. For a small event, there were lots of pretty competetive folks out there today! It was nice to go into a race with pretty much no expectations - just out for fun with some friends. I was pleased with my times, especially considering how little training I've done lately. I had a good time out there today.

Last updated: 2008-08-31 12:00 AM
00:08:31 | 440 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 163/363
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca Sonar (full sleeve)
Course: Point to point across a very shallow, murky lake.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Time: 02:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:32:54 | 11 miles | 20.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 228/363
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Lollipop, basically flat, a few slight up/down grades.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:33 | 03 miles | 08m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 206/363
Performance: Good
Course: Out & back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-31 5:20 AM

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Wallingford, PA
Subject: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes

2008-08-31 5:48 PM
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Liverpool, New York
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Subject: RE: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes

Nice race! 

I also find it a bit difficult to be in the later waves sometimes, especially in murky water -

IMHO - you should feel very good about this race, especially given everything you have had going on


2008-08-31 10:48 PM
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Subject: RE: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes
Wow, great race...tremendous job on the bike and run. (And I think your swim was pretty darn good too!)
2008-09-01 12:52 PM
in reply to: #1640033

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Royersford, PA
Subject: RE: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes
Nice race! Had to miss this one this year, to bring the kids down to Virginia to see their grandparents before summer wraps up. I did this race the 4 previous years and it really does have a nice feel to it. Great job on the run.
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