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Erie, Pennsylvania
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 17m 1s
Overall Rank = 74/389
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/31
Pre-race routine:

Drove to Erie on Friday night to stay with my parents to save 2 hour drive in the morning. I wanted to get to the race early since my name was no on the entrant list and I never heard back from the race director. Got to race and was still not on the entrant list but apparently I was not the only one. I filed out some paperwork so they could send me my shirt and set up and pretty much just hung out.
Event warmup:

Did a quick swim to determine if I needed a wetsuit. Probably could have gone without but decided to wear it ways.
  • 11m 5s
  • 640 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

3 waves and I was in the last wave with around 100 people. Realized that the wet suit was nice to have on in the water waiting but I could tell the extra weight I have added made the suit too tight. Started out okay but was having a hard time breathing as my chest felt constricted from my wetsuit. In addition this was only my second OW swim since IMKY and the only other one was the week before at the Lake.
What would you do differently?:

Practice OW more and get a new larger wetsuit
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

Not a bad transition (for me)although I was 119 overall but I had to take off my wetsuit and probably 2/3 of the people did not wear one. Right as i crossed the line my timing strap fell off so I had to put it back on.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear wesuit
  • 34m
  • 12.35 miles
  • 21.79 mile/hr

I new the course was fast but I tried to hold back since I have not done a brick in probably a year. I did not have my quick release for my watch so I had to wear it on my wrist so could not see my speed unless I looked down which I tried to avoid doing and just ride by feel. I looked a few times and was over 22mph so just tried to take it easy so I could run. Caught my first person from the wave in front of me right at mile 3 and just keep a steady pace. Caught first person from the 1st wave and mile 6. At this point I had not been pasted by anyone. I did eventually get pasted by 2 people but I was able to catch one and stay in front. The was basically only 2 turns on the course and one was a large sweeping turn and the other was close to a hair pin but basically you can ride this course all out with little problem.
What would you do differently?:

Other than train more I probably could not have rode much faster and still ran after.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

114th overall. Not a bad transition but not great either.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions.
  • 29m
  • 3.58 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

My running is definatly getting worse. I used to be place in a higher percentage overall than I did in this race but was not bad considering my brick training. I just tried to hold a steady pace and enjoy the run.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and actually do a brick.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and got some food and water (No Gatorade!!)

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

The race overall was fun and I would definately do it again. I don't really blame them for my entry situation but they should have had some type of sports drink before during and after (or at least make it easier to find if it was there.)

They do a time trial on this course and I would definately like to go and hammer and see how faster I can ride for 12.5 miles.

Last updated: 2011-09-04 12:00 AM
00:11:05 | 640 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/31
Overall: 59/389
Performance: Average
Suit: Full
Course: Triangle counterclockwise course in Lake Erie.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:26
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:34:00 | 12.35 miles | 21.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/31
Overall: 74/389
Performance: Good
Time and distance are from my Garmin since I did not start it until I actually got my timing chip on.
Wind: None
Course: One loop around the Park. Completely flat and fast. Race website said largest hill was 7 ft.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:00 | 03.58 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/31
Overall: 148/389
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back mostly on the bike course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-09-04 5:00 PM

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