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North East, Maryland
United States
CGI Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 35m 48s
Overall Rank = 166/289
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/22
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at a local hotel. Drank bad coffee, an over cooked hardboiled egg and a mini-muffin. The breakfast of champions! :) Loaded the bikes and gear into the truck and head over to the park to meet friends.
Event warmup:

Did some lite workout in the hotel room before we checked out - the standard leg work to warm up my hips and knees. At the park, it was just moving to stay warm in the cool rain.
  • 20m 17s
  • 750 yards
  • 02m 42s / 100 yards

This was my first ever race swim. I have a few OWS under my belt now, but never in race conditions. Fortunately, the bumping was pretty minor and not as bad as I feared. Still, I'd have to say everything was "average" as I have nothing else to compare it to, other than a quiet OWS practice session....which actually was a bit quicker..but the distance might have been off.
What would you do differently?:

Be more consistent in my swimming vs. lookin' around trying to figure out what the heck was going on.
Transition 1
  • 04m 35s

Holy crow. The pouring rain turned transition into a 3" deep puddle of mud and water. My stuff was submerged. My rack neighbor tossed her stuff on top of mine. I have not mastered (or even attempted) leaving the shoes on the bike and running out of transition barefoot (and doing the run sock-less).
What would you do differently?:

Maybe learn how to ride and run sockless and save the time and aggravation.
  • 35m 38s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.52 mile/hr

Biking is my strong suit. I'm most comfortable on the bike and that's the leg in which I excel.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pushed those hills a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 43s

Getting into running gear went okay. I resigned myself to being in wet, muddy, gritty socks. However, leaving transition, a mudpuddle sucked the shoe off my left foot, and I had to turn around and hop back for it. Lost time there.
What would you do differently?:

Keep my shoes on my feet?
  • 33m 35s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 50s  min/mile

Sooooo not a runner! And it shows. This is actually a PR for me for a race 5k. All things being relative, this was a good run for me.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Just gotta keep telling myself "No walking. No walking. No walking." I can do it. I need to kick that lazy bum out of my head.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much. Stood in the pouring rain, waiting for friends to come in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It was my first ever tri. I'm not going to speculate.

Event comments:

Very well done, in spite of the horrendous weather conditions. First swim wave was delayed a half hour. That's not their fault. The organizers did a great job trying to keep the event going while ensuring a safe race.

Last updated: 2011-02-11 12:00 AM
00:20:17 | 750 yards | 02m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/22
Overall: 197/289
Performance: Average
Course: Out off a dock, rectangle out to the right, and return into the boat ramp.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:35
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:38 | 11 miles | 18.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/22
Overall: 54/289
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling and wet.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:33:35 | 03.1 miles | 10m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/22
Overall: 242/289
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling out and back along the side of the road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-08-16 2:45 PM

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