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West Windsor, New Jersey
United States
CGI Racing
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 46m 50s
Overall Rank = 252/299
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 12/15
  • 39m 44s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

As usual had a hard time getting going though it picked up most of the way through. Felt good at finish but started slow. Expected to do it in 30-35 minutes
What would you do differently?:

More open water swim practice and more swimming training. Once a week Master's Class is OK, but not enough.
Transition 1
  • 04m 33s

Took my time drying off, drinking and eating a couple of energy blocks. I was feeling a bit hungry towards the end of the swim, so wanted to be sure I had something before the bike.

Also, long transition run to the chip mat, then a long run to the bike start.
What would you do differently?:

Consider no socks, less drying time, nutrition on bike instead of before.
  • 1h 30m
  • 23.5 miles
  • 15.67 mile/hr

Felt good. I was passed by a lot of men and a few women (all but one younger than me). Passed a bunch of people as well. I did the two loops in about the same time so paced myself well. Drank every 15 minutes and ingested a gel every 30 minutes to ensure sufficient energy.
What would you do differently?:

Could probably do it slightly faster, though at this point, not much.
Transition 2
  • 04m 34s

Inner thighs very tight after bike, unable to run much if at all from dismount to transition. Distance from dismount to timing mat to transition very long.

Again, took awhile to drink wipe sweat off, ingest some energy blocks, etc. Very hot and humid, did not want to bonk on run
What would you do differently?:

Practice the bike to run transition and figure out how to deal with the very tight inner thighs.
  • 1h 28m 1s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 14m 10s  min/mile

Stiff at beginning so walked, then alternated running and walking counting to 60 slowly for each. This worked for most of the 1st loop. Walked most of second loop. Very hot and humid, really brutal running weather. Many people walking a lot or alternating. Took water and Heed at every opportunity. Ran the last couple hundred yards. Speed laces on shoes were a bit tight so had to stop to loosen them. Also took a minute to use the public restroom on the first loop.
What would you do differently?:

Need to train more for running. Also need to do some serious bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching before and after eating.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather was very bad for this race. Also, I hadn't run enough this training season.

Event comments:

CGI does a good job of planning and organizing their races. Course was reasonable for all three, though not as shady as they said initially.

Met my goals for my first Olympic - I finished, I wasn't last in my age group and I did it in under 4 hours. I had hoped for 3:30. With better swim and run training and cooler weather, I might be able to do that.

Last updated: 2010-07-25 12:00 AM
00:39:44 | 1640 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 706/299
Performance: Below average
Suit: No wet suit
Course: Long first leg, left turn into a much shorter leg, then another left turn into a medium length leg. Finished in a different place than the start for a fairly short walk/run into the transition
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:33
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:30:00 | 23.5 miles | 15.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 708/299
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Two loops around Mercer County Park. Not quite flat but the "hills" were really inclines; nothing big or long. Some shade, some sun.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:34
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:28:01 | 06.21 miles | 14m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 847/299
Performance: Bad
Course: Two 3.1 mile loops in Mercer County Park. Some shade, though not as much as was promised or implied. Fairly flat; a few "inclines." 7 water stations, one with cooling cloths (very nice).
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 4

2010-08-02 9:28 PM

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