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Tuckahoe, New Jersey
United States
88F / 31C
Total Time = 1h 07m 23s
Overall Rank = 111/334
Age Group = 19 and under
Age Group Rank = 2/6
Pre-race routine:

Got into transition area and set up. Waited a half hour for the bathroom. Waited for pre-race meeting and start.
Event warmup:

Not much, stretched a bit and jogged.
  • 08m 52s
  • 440 yards
  • 12s / 100 yards

I'm not actually sure the distance of the swim because all the paperwork said .25 miles but on raceday the race director announced it was a .35 mile swim. Also, after the first start group (39 and under) a buoy came loose making the course about 25% shorter for the other competitors. This made the swim times and overall times inaccurate. The water was very warm and calm and the swim was with the current.
What would you do differently?:

Now that I have the feel for an open water swim I would definitely swim faster next time. I was worried that I would get tired so I didn't go at my fastest speed.
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

The transition area was crowded and also was on a loose gravel parking lot with some sharp rocks. Overall I wanted to go faster than 2:10 but I was satisfied. I placed 178th overall (Right in the middle).
What would you do differently?:

I think I would set it up differently next time. My things were in different places so I had to find them and grab them.
  • 41m 26s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.38 mile/hr

I did not have a good bike. I don't think I passed one person the whole time. My quads were sore in the first mile. I also should have drank more. My goal was to be under 40 minutes and I was pretty close. I was suprised at how fast some of the bikers were going. I was not at all happy with how I felt or how I performed here.
What would you do differently?:

I would increase my training so I wouldn't feel as tired as early as I did.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

I definety rocked this transition. I was 16th in the whole race. This one made up for a poor T1. Coming in though I got off my bike too early and I was yelled at for it. O well. There was a guy holding a stop sign and pointing to the ground so I thought I was supposed to get off there but apparently not.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I really did well here. Everything was a lot smoother than T1.
  • 14m 18s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 09s  min/mile

I did really well on the run. My pace was 7:09 miles. I am a track/ cross country runner so this is definetly my strength. It seemed like almost everyone that passed me on the bike I passed on the run. I even stopped to stretch because my calf was getting tight. The only problem was that I was almost hit by a car coming out of T2 because the race was so disorganized. The roads were not closed and the residents were not told that there was going to be a race.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. But the race officials should notify residents of the race and close of the roads. After I finished a fire engine came out and stopped blocking the run out and bike in completely for almost a minute. This is just unacceptable the race should have been much more organized.
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing really. Stretched a bit, walked around and got some fruit. Cheered on other finishers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me myself and I. Although the race was unorganized I don't think it limited my ability to perform well. Next time if I want to get better I just have to train harder and race faster.

Event comments:

Personally I would rate my performace a 5/5. I beat my goal of 1:10 by almost three minutes. However the race was very unorganized.

Last updated: 2009-08-18 12:00 AM
00:08:52 | 440 yards | 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 159/334
Performance: Good
Suit: Compression shorts and running shorts.
Course: Triangular course between two bridges in the Beesley's Point bay.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:41:26 | 12 miles | 17.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/6
Overall: 167/334
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Completely flat and straight. There was one turn and the turnaround. The beginning was smooth but then once it reached Stagecoach Rd. it became rougher. The majority of the course was on this road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:14:18 | 02 miles | 07m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 25/334
Performance: Good
Course: It was a flat course along the right side of the bike round. It was an out and back 2 mile course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2009-08-18 1:49 PM


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