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XTerra Dirty Grizzly - TriathlonSprint

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Bear Creek Mountain Resort - Macungie, PA, Pennsylvania
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 20m 59s
Overall Rank = 57/78
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/10
Pre-race routine:

Tapered 1 week prior, minimal MTB training, minimal road training
  • 11m 4s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 16s / 100 yards

Was surprised at rank coming out of the water; seemed shorter than .5 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Not much; since then learned better spotting techniques to stay on course.
Transition 1
  • 00m
What would you do differently?:

Swim with top; took time to put on HRM; tri-top took forever to get on.
  • 1h 36m 55s
  • 10 miles
  • 6.19 mile/hr

Dead last for age group! Though top three in 45-49 were 1, 3, and 6 overall
What would you do differently?:

Get on MTB much more prior to the race; technical skills SUCKED.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 33m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

MTB skills, biking strength/endurance

Event comments:

If you didn't see it already, get proficient on your MTB before doing this race. The course is pretty technical, with many rocky sections that require momentum and picking the right line to get through. I had neither.

Last updated: 2010-08-12 12:00 AM
00:11:04 | 875 yards | 01m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 13/78
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:36:55 | 10 miles | 6.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 63/78
Performance: Below average
Hit 179 max heart rate pushing bike up a hill
Wind: Little
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:33:00 | 03.11 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-03-07 12:17 PM

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