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Got the Nerve? - TriathlonSprint

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Mount Gretna, PA
United States
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 17m 31s
Overall Rank = 25/454
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/64
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:50, starbucks doubleshot, cliff bar.
Event warmup:

No warm up.
  • 10m 43s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Swim pace was slow, but my form wasn't bad, and I felt comfortable in the water.
What would you do differently?:

I need more time in the pool, especially w. fast repeats and shorter recovery periods
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s

I was 7th overall on my transition time, but I had trouble mounting my bike w. shoes on pedals.
What would you do differently?:

I have to practice getting into my shoes after mounting the bike
  • 42m 9s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 20.64 mile/hr

I really hit the bike hard. I was all out for the whole course. I wasn't passed all day, and did lots of passing.
What would you do differently?:

To become a better biker I am going to have to hit the weights. I can't put much more into my training or race effort.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s
What would you do differently?:

I save time in T1 by not putting socks on for the bike ride, but I need them to run, so I give a little time back. O'll 55/454 in T2 which is good.
  • 23m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile

I left it all on the bike course. It was a brutal run, but I dragged myself through it. I was passed 5 times. Ouch.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall swim and run training

Event comments:

Great day and lots of fun.

Last updated: 2005-01-30 12:00 AM
00:10:43 | 500 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/64
Overall: 152/454
Performance: Average
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Course: inverted triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:42:09 | 14.5 miles | 20.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/64
Overall: 16/454
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling course w. three climbs.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:12 | 03.11 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/64
Overall: 74/454
Performance: Good
Flat course, rail trail for about half the course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2005-05-29 6:20 AM

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Harrisburg, PA
Subject: Got the Nerve?

2005-05-30 7:16 AM
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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: Got the Nerve?
great race!! I wish I could run 7.28 miles after my bike. Congrats.

2005-05-30 8:02 AM
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Subject: RE: Got the Nerve?
WOW! Great race Matt. How did you get out of T1 so fast?
2005-05-30 12:43 PM
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Mechanicsburg, PA
Subject: RE: Got the Nerve?
I hardly had time to say high to you in T1 Looks like you had an excellent race Matt! Best of luck with the Eagleman in a couple of weeks.

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