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Black Bear Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 8h 25m
Overall Rank = 12/389
Age Group = M 20-24
Age Group Rank = 1/16
Pre-race routine:

Drove up the day before with John Lippe (he did the sprint). Ate a plate of ziti for dinner. Knew I should have eaten more but didn't; it would come back to haunt me during the race.

Woke up at 04:00 and drove to the park. Set up transition and relaxed until 07:45.
Event warmup:

Began warmup at 07:45. Ran 1.5mi in 8:20. Put on wetsuit and got ready to swim.
  • 30m 39s
  • 2078 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

Actually a very good swim. Felt good the entire time, and moved well.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s

Clean transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 44m 55s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.37 mile/hr

Better than I expected. Ate a gel every 10mi.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Clean transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 45m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 03s  min/mile

A death march. I felt terrible. I've never run that poorly in my life.

Ate four gels during the run, and was still terribly low on energy for the entire run.
What would you do differently?:

Eat more the night before
Post race
Warm down:

Sat down and ate. I was really low on energy.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training during the last semester. Not enough food the night before.

Event comments:

Another great CGI race.

Last updated: 2009-06-01 12:00 AM
00:30:39 | 2078 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 37/389
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot
Course: Clockwise rectangular point-to-point. Very clean water.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:44:55 | 56 miles | 20.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 4/389
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Very hilly. Tough course. Loved it.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:45:00 | 13.1 miles | 08m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 43/389
Performance: Bad
Not pretty. Started off around low-7's and am pretty sure I saw a few 9+'s in there.
Course: Relatively hilly.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2009-06-01 3:49 PM

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Subject: Black Bear Triathlon

2009-06-01 7:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Black Bear Triathlon

Good race... although you might want to check you total time... 8 hours and 25 minutes?  That put you in my territory... I was 8:36:xx....


Nicely run, even with the lack of energy. 


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