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Sandy Hook, New Jersey
United States
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 29m 9s
Overall Rank = 549/1513
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 30/105
  • 17m 13s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Felt much better this year than in 2007. I was calm pretty much the entire way. Did some breast stroke but that was more for sighting purposes, otherwise it was mostly crawl. Some confusion at beginning and I had to sprint briefly to get into a semi clear patch but otherwise I did not feel crowded or panicky. Felt like I warmed up pretty immediately and got into a good rhythm.
What would you do differently?:

I would train more, especially longer distances. It would probably be good if I did some interval training to improve my speed. If I'm going to be really good then I need to practice sighting and swimming in a straight line.
Transition 1
  • 07m 22s

Distance from swim end to transition area was quite long, several hundred yards. I was wearing flip flops and ran some of the way, but certainly this distance caused my T1 time to be much longer than in 2007. I believe my actual transition from swim to bike was OK. I cleaned and dried feet, was fairly quick into the shoes, got on shirt, gloves and helmet. Ate a couple of sport beans and drank some Propel and some water. Had a more difficult time than I remember un-racking my bike.
What would you do differently?:

Run to transition; possibly have different foot gear so I was more confident of my footing. Figure out the best way to rack and un-rack the bike. It got a little stuck on the way out.
  • 31m 46s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.78 mile/hr

I'm surprised by the pace, I thought I was going more like 18 mph according to my bike computer. I felt like I could have pushed it a bit more, possibly up to 21.5 mph.
What would you do differently?:

More bike training, especially hills
Transition 2
  • 01m 56s

Fairly straight forward. The end of the bike was short and sharp. Stop and then hard left into the transition area. Not as easy as I remember last year. I found the bike racks harder to use this year and was't able to put the bike back quite right. Ate sport beans, Propel and water.
What would you do differently?:

Think about racking.
  • 30m 50s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 57s  min/mile

Felt very slow to me; I'm surprised by the recorded pace. I didn't feel that I warmed up to the run until about mile 2, at which point I got into somewhat of a rhythm and was able to speed up some. Took water twice and walked 5 or 10 steps while drinking, otherwise I ran the entire way. Knee bothered me but did not hurt in a disturbing way and became less bothersome by the end.
What would you do differently?:

If I'm going to do triathlons with runs I need to strengthen my knee especially and I need to run more in training. I did very little running due to my knee.
Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching, not much

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training, took too long in transition (T1), and weak right knee.

Last updated: 2008-09-14 12:00 AM
00:17:13 | 880 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/105
Overall: 581/1513
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Out and back in Sandy Hook Bay. Calm water
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 07:22
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:46 | 11 miles | 20.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/105
Overall: 367/1513
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat out and back on the road. Felt like there was some headwind in both directions in places.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:56
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:50 | 03.1 miles | 09m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/105
Overall: 777/1513
Performance: Average
Course: Flat (or almost flat) with two loops.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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

2009-10-04 12:54 PM

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