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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
United States
Jersey Shore Multi-Sport
Total Time = 2h 04m 43s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = clydsdale
Age Group Rank = 14/14
Event warmup:

pacing around, trying not to be nervous. this was my first triathlon.
  • 11h 06m
  • 450 yards
  • 2h 28m / 100 yards

This was my first race. Water was choppy because the weather was overcast and there was some wind. I had never done an open water swim before so I was in shock when I was hit by my first wave and got salt water into my mouth. I also never really learned how to site in the water so making sure I was on track was a little difficult but I got the hang of it after the first 5 mins and finished strong.
What would you do differently?:

draft more, learn to site better and breath more systematically.
Transition 1
  • 04m 17s

Being that this was my first ever Tri, I was exhausted when I got to T1 and my throat was really dry so I took my time to catch my breath, drank some water and calmed down. I took too long drying off and putting on shoes and socks and that is why my T1 time was so long.
What would you do differently?:

I have since learned how to set up my transition area so I will just transition more smoothly then I did before and not worry about trying to get myself completely dry before I hop on the bike
  • 1h 05m 18s
  • 14 miles
  • 12.86 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

bike shoes and prepare more for biking on the road instead of taking spin classes.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Pretty simple transition here since I was already in my running shoes. Took a breath for about 15 seconds and a couple drinks of water and I was on my way
What would you do differently?:

Not much, try to get T2 time under 1 minute
  • 42m 54s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 12m 16s  min/mile

Fun run on a great course
What would you do differently?:

Train more. I was definately tired at the end of the run and was cramping up in the legs.
Post race
Warm down:

walked, drank some water and had a whole wheat bagel. Talked to friends and other participants who were there.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My inexperience and lack of over training. I think I underestimated how different training in the gym is than training in the elements.

Event comments:

This was my first ever triathlon and I had the best experience. Since this day I have been hooked on triathlon and have joined a local club to get better for next season. JSmultisport put on a well organized,fun and energetic race. They were very helpful with emails and clinics to help you prepare, post race food was good and swag was great too! very good value for your money and just a great event for first timers or veterans. Had a blast and will definately do another one of their races.

Last updated: 2011-04-12 12:00 AM
11:06:00 | 450 yards | 2h 28m / 100yards
Age Group: 10/14
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri shorts
Course: Beach start in the atlantic ocean. Out and around 2 bouys then back to the beach.
Start type: Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:17
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:05:18 | 14 miles | 12.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/14
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Fast and Flat course, out and back along Seaside. really a relaxed bike ride through the town and of course, we biked passed the MTV Jersey Shore House! which I thought was kinda cool. Bike route was closed to traffic with alot of volunteers and Police Officers to help with route direction and participant safety.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:54 | 03.5 miles | 12m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/14
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: out and back flat course along the boardwalk. It was a really nice run along the boardwalk.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-04-12 4:23 PM

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