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TriMax Blue Marsh-Blueman Sprint Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
United States
59F / 15C
Total Time = 1h 34m 44s
Overall Rank = 36/80
Age Group = 35-59
Age Group Rank = 2/7
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition in rain, sat in car to stay warm, listen to tunes.

Ate a mini wheat bagel with peanut butter and a coffee (1 sugar, little milk) for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Hopped up and down for a bit, ran about a mile or so then stretched for a while.
  • 25m 33s
  • 1056 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

Felt good on the swim. Breathing was good. Stroke was good. had to go to backstroke or breast stroke for catching breath (see below).

100+ yard run and transition is included in overall swim time.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, but I was burned out on laps and only swam once since early august tri.
Transition 1
  • 00m

transition time is part of swim time, so no time here. Felt good and quick onto the bike
What would you do differently?:

I thought I did well!
  • 43m 14s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 18.74 mile/hr

Felt good riding. Had to slow up going down a hill for a car that was going too slow :) I should have used an easier gear for the first few hills instead of using adrenaline. Made first stretch on 183 a bit hard. 2nd lap did better and rode faster (I think) on hills with easier gear.
What would you do differently?:

Use a different gear (39 not 53) on hills during first lap.
Transition 2
  • 00m

This transition time is included with the run (blah)

transition seemed good. Not sure if I'd do anything different.
  • 25m 57s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

Felt good on the run. water sloshing a bit for first mile or so in my stomach. gotta work on down hill running form. felt a tad tentative with wet road going fast down hills.
What would you do differently?:

Not run out so hard...water was sloshing.
Post race
Warm down:

stretch, drink water/ shaklee performance drink. ate bagel, 1/2 muffing, strawberries and grapes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of swim practice.

Event comments:

I didn't like the transitions being added into the swim and run (I don't time myself with a watch). Didn't seem like a lot of volunteers, I overheard that some people got lost on the bike. It is a small race and I'd say it was worth the price ($70).

Last updated: 2010-09-12 12:00 AM
00:25:33 | 1056 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 59/80
Suit: Trisuit
Course: 2 lap triangular course 2 waves- men and women/relays
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:14 | 13.5 miles | 18.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 26/80
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Wet 2 lap 4 right hand turn hilly course not closed to traffic.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:57 | 03.2 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/7
Overall: 27/80
Course: Out back hilly and paved course. Transition from bike to run is included in this time. Not happy about that but what are ya gonna do?
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-09-14 10:38 AM

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