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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
United States
Piranha Sports
58F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 17m 8s
Overall Rank = 127/387
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 16/35
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early (4:30) and drove to Wawa. Had a 16 oz coffee and a cliff bar...also a Vitamin Water...arrived in Sea Isle about 5:25, parked and found the bib pickup. Got my stuff and picked up my chip...went to the bathroom...back to the truck to unpack and met up with my friends Sarah and Mike...set up transition....talked to Rich and others in the transition area.
Event warmup:

Swam in the ocean to prepare for the shock of the cold water...other than that...nothing...did run into my VP/GM on the beach with his kids...talked to my wife and the kids a bit as well...was a beautiful morning.
  • 09m 40s
  • 402 meters
  • 02m 24s / 100 meters

Race got off to a rough start with the military wave taking off when they launched the duathlon...had to pull the athletes out of the water...and start friend Rich was part of this group and he really was dissapointed. My swim was fine..had not been in the pool all year really since I had been working on the running for the Boston Marathon...I felt I did fine except for the cold water and waves making it more difficult..felt I tried to focus on controlled breathing and staying calm.
What would you do differently?:

Train a bit more...
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Not a terrible transition...did probably take too long getting the wetsuit off but otherwise no real issues
What would you do differently?:

Not went pretty smoothly.
  • 37m 37s
  • 12.3 miles
  • 19.62 mile/hr

A better ride on the bike this year...I still dont push hard enough I think...or I'm not strong enough..I wanted to have some gas left in the tank for the run so I tried to be aware of what was going on with my legs and fatigue levels.
What would you do differently?:

Get more road bike time in...biggest weakness
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

Probably would have been a better transition if I didn't get a right leg calf took me a few more minutes to put on my sneakers...
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 6s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 44s  min/mile

So, this is where I still am challenged..I thought I could do better here with all the running I've been doing...but it's still the leg transition out of the bike...and it's also on the sand..I was hoping to target 8 min miles but it turned out to be 8:45's...
What would you do differently?:

Not much..I will keep working on my conditioning and speed.
Post race
Warm down:

Just finished and drank some water...ate a bannana..walked around a bit and looked for the family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training..not enough bricks...and my winter focus on the marathon...

Event comments:

This was my first tri last year (ever) and I came back to improve on my time...which I did! This is a great setting and a great way to kick off the season.....other than the bad start for the military wave (which didn't impact me..) it was a great day.

Last updated: 2009-05-01 12:00 AM
00:09:40 | 402 meters | 02m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 15/35
Overall: 128/387
Performance: Average
Suit: 'Farmer John' style...not full
Course: Out to buoy...turn left...straight...turn left at next buoy and back to beach...point to point.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:21
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:37 | 12.3 miles | 19.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/35
Overall: 130/387
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat...three loops down Pleasure and back up Landis avenue..road could be rough at times with potholes...and other bikers not understanding the passing on the left rule...
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:06 | 03.1 miles | 08m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/35
Overall: 167/387
Performance: Average
Course: Beach run...out and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-05-23 7:19 PM

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