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Hagerstown, Maryland
United States
Racine Multisports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 56h 26m 5s
Overall Rank = 4/305
Age Group = Open
Age Group Rank = 4/12
  • 04m 45s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards

Pool swim. Crappy lane lines. Chop was really bad. On top of those things I have been in the pool once per week for the past month. Not good. I felt every bit of that, and right from the get go my breathing was off, horrible form, and I just tried to go as fast as I could go without worrying about much else.

The 4:45 time includes the run from the pool to transition, so if I cut off 15 seconds of that my actual swim time was around 4:30, which puts me at a pace of 1:22/100 yards which is actually very good considering my swim training!
What would you do differently?:

For some reason it has been difficult to get in the pool lately, so I just need to get back on schedule. Usually it's never like that for me, so this was a good reminder how important it is.
Transition 1
  • 00m 29s

Helmet on quick and with the shoes clipped in already I was out of transition and off on the course in no time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 33s
  • 11 miles
  • 22.34 mile/hr

This is my weakest of all three disciplines and it continues to be even in shorter distance races. I would have loved to grind through those rollers today but just need to get stronger on the bike. I definitely went out very fast and slowed toward the end, but overall I'll take it.
What would you do differently?:

Already thinking about off-season conditioning and getting stronger on the bike. Need to start focusing on that if I want to avoid losing lots of time. I'm always losing several minutes to the field on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 38s

Couldn't get into my shoes for some reason.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 21m 4s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 48s  min/mile

My strongest 5K I've ever run. Felt good and strong coming off the bike and really pushed this pace for the most of the run. Only time I settled down a bit was towards the end when I looked back and nobody was behind me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, continue to build up my run. Very pleased.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with some family and friends and fellow triathletes post-race. And then off for a 9-mile run with Mike and J.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This race was intended to be a non-taper event for me. So all week I concentrated on my Ironman training and stayed consistent logging lots of volume. Especially Saturday's 80-mile bike ride and 20 minute run. So even with that volume the day before I had a good race. Without that volume I probably would have been faster and fresher, but looking back I wouldn't have changed a thing though.

Last updated: 2010-05-24 12:00 AM
00:04:45 | 328 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 0/305
Performance: Below average
Total time includes run from the pool to transition.
Suit: 2XU Tri Suit
Course: Pool Swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:29:33 | 11 miles | 22.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/12
Overall: 0/305
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling with some minor hills through the last few miles in the neighborhood.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:21:04 | 03.1 miles | 06m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 0/305
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat through the park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-26 7:59 AM

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