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Marsh Man - TriathlonSprint

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
United States
Piranha sports
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 03m 46s
Overall Rank = 34/659
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/56
Pre-race routine:

Since it was local I rode my bike to the event with a couple other locals. We arrived about 6:10am and it was still very dark, and cold. When we left air temp was about 45 F.
Event warmup:

Just trying to stay warm before activities started. The walk from transition to the boat ramp made my feet go numb from the cold. I don't think it was much above 50 F when it started.
  • 06m 13s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

With the warm water and the cold air there was a lot of fog, spotting was very difficult. I had clear goggles that were not fogged up and had a hard time spotting the next bouy. Little over half way I pulled my goggles off and was able to see the Pranahi sports light house better and swam for that.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

I was slow in T1 had a hard time with the freshly cut grass and getting my bike shoes on. Hands and feet still cold.
What would you do differently?:

Need to invest in tri shoes.
  • 38m 32s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 19.46 mile/hr

I was able pass a lot of people from the first heat on the bike, most are not used to the large hills on this coarse. The coarse descripsion says Mildly hilly, which I thought was funny being from the area. The coarse has some steep long climbs on it. I train on larger climbs around here so they are not to bad for me, but for someone used to riding on flats they are a killer.
What would you do differently?:

Need to invest in a tri bike, my bike is a low end road bike(heavy too)
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

fingers and toes very cold coming off the bike, hard time getting shoes changed.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, not used to doing events in that cold of weather.
  • 16m 33s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile

The run is my weakness, I would not have changed anything it was pretty good for me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just did a 1/2 iron one week before this, probably was not fully recovered. Just wanted to do this anyway because it was local and I knew a bunch of people. With proper recovery from the half I should have been a little faster

Last updated: 2009-09-17 12:00 AM
00:06:13 | 437 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/56
Overall: 13/659
Performance: Good
Suit: no wet suit
Course: Tread water start, it was a point to point coarse in the lake. Water was nice and smooth before the start. Where you exited the water was only about 100 yards to the transision on grass.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 01:22
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:38:32 | 12.5 miles | 19.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/56
Overall: 18/659
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly coarse with one technical desent.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:08
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:16:33 | 02 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/56
Overall: 207/659
Course: The run was a combination of a stone service road, and on grass. Very little on pavement.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2009-09-22 2:25 PM

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