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Beltzville, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
64F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 45m 31s
Overall Rank = 275/321
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 18m 55s
  • 650 meters
  • 02m 55s / 100 meters

Started out too fast and died between 250 and 300 meters. Totally worn out. Had too much adrenalin and did not swim my race.
What would you do differently?:

Relax, slow down and watch my pace. Practice open water swimming.
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

Worn out from the bad swim. It took me too long to recover. Got my HR up in the 170's during the swim and had trouble getting it down.
  • 53m 5s
  • 11 miles
  • 12.43 mile/hr

Can't say it enough, the swim killed me. It took me a while to recover while on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

If I control my swim I feel I'll do better in the bike. I'm going to increase my bike training by doing farther distances and speed work.
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

Did not do bad here, by the end of the bike ride I felt good. There was a lot of down hill and flat at the end to help me get my HR under control. Had a little trouble getting my running shoes on (Lost a couple of seconds doing this)
What would you do differently?:

Loosen my running shoe a little to help get them on quicker.
  • 28m 51s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Felt great.
What would you do differently?:

Train at greater distances and do speed work to get my time down. Was running at my pace about a 9:00 Min mile. Need to get this under an 8:00 Min mile.
Post race
Warm down:

Felt good, had an 1:30 drive, was very tired when I got home. Legs (Thighs) were a little sore after the race, on race day. Sunday and Monday felt good.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

As mentioned, my swim

Event comments:

For my first race this was a great experience. Had a great time everything was easy to follow and well planned. Look very forward to this race next year!!!!!

Last updated: 2009-10-27 12:00 AM
00:18:55 | 650 meters | 02m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 312/321
Performance: Bad
Suit: Orca Farmer John
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:32
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:53:05 | 11 miles | 12.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 263/321
Performance: Below average
Heart rate was high from the swim. A lot of hills in this race. HR got as high as 183. Got off bike twice to walk up hills and try and lower HR.
Wind: Little
Course: Nice route through Lehighton. Very Hilly but not as bad as first thought.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:51 | 03.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 226/321
Performance: Good
Felt good on the run, My HR was up in the 175+ range but it did not slow me down. Had enough energy left over to finish strong and pass a couple of people.
Course: Great course through the woods at Beltzville State Park. Thought this was a perfect setting to finish. Running through the woods and turning around on the Dam.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-05-24 6:42 PM

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