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Columbia, Md
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 42m 25s
Overall Rank = 357/1249
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 55/169
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel and some oatmeal was up at 4:00 a.m. Couldn't sleep very well since this was my very first tri.
Event warmup:

A little strtetching. thought that the swim would warm me up for the bike.
  • 25h 29m
  • 0 meters
  • / 100 meters

Quite a wake up call! Besides all the kicking in the head and arms hitting me all over it was a great experience. I did a lot of training for this leg and I think it paid off. Cramps in both calves toward the end of the swim. Trouble getting out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

swim at a little faster clip.
Transition 1
  • 03m 50s

I was so out of it after the swim I put my running shoes on. Then realized what I had done and went to my bike shoes.
What would you do differently?:

transition faster
  • 1h 22m 2s
  • 41 kms
  • 29.99 km/hr

My first biking segment, so I didn't know what to expect. A lot fun! Got passed quite a bit but held my own
What would you do differently?:

train more
Transition 2
  • 02m 13s

have to get used to the way I feel during the transitons. Legs were very wobbly and running on bike shoes very awkwerd.
What would you do differently?:

  • 00m
  • 6.2 kms
  •  min/km

felt good, since I have done four marathons I was confident in this segmenbt of the race. hard course, but I persevered.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with my family and sat for a while.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

very very challenging race for such a short tri. They need better and more food for the end of the race. I loved the experience and I am now totaly addicted to this sport. By the way Marta is my wifes name.

Last updated: 2005-05-23 12:00 AM
25:29:00 | 00 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 34/169
Overall: 0/1249
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:22:02 | 41 kms | 29.99 km/hr
Age Group: 98/169
Overall: 0/1249
Performance: Average
felt good
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:00:00 | 06.2 kms |  min/km
Age Group: 54/169
Overall: 0/1249
Performance: Good
Course: tough,tough how do I say it? TOUGH!!! The one good thing about the course was pretty much after every hill there was a steep downhill. I kept saying to myself "just make it up this hill and I will rest on the downhill"
Keeping cool Good 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?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2005-05-23 6:21 PM

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Plainsboro NJ
Subject: Columbia triathlon

2005-05-24 7:30 AM
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Not a Coach
Media, PA
Subject: RE: Columbia triathlon
Congrats!  Nice job for your first tri!
2005-05-29 6:30 PM
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Plainsboro NJ
Subject: RE: Columbia triathlon
thanks man, I'm doin the Tupper Lake half so I guess I will se how I do! I'm lookin forward to it.
2005-05-30 7:06 AM
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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: Columbia triathlon
Wow thats a great race. you left your run time off the race report, but from your total time it was smoking. Congrats!
2005-05-30 10:19 AM
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Plainsboro NJ
Subject: RE: Columbia triathlon
oh! sorry I did a 48:00 that was one tough run!
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