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Rec Deeds Tri-Challenge Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pasadena, Maryland
United States
Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 05m 26s
Overall Rank = 7/105
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/21
Pre-race routine:

Knew ahead of time the swim was cancelled, which made packing much easier.
Event warmup:

Just staying bundled up with the family, it was chilly out there!
  • 08m 29s
  • 2000 meters
  • 25s / 100 meters

Took it pretty easy on the initial run, hoping I could catch some folks on the bike and 5k after.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have pushed this a little harder, but then again, maybe holding back a bit here helped me later.
Transition 1
  • 00m 50s

What a disaster. I wore running gloves and fumbled around forever trying to get my helmet clipped. Finally tore the gloves off and got finished up.
What would you do differently?:

Should have realized that it's much harder to get a helmet clipped with gloves on!
  • 33m 37s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 22.31 mile/hr

I saw driving in that morning that there were some rollers on the course, but nothing remotely serious. Really tried to press throughout since it was a short course. I did get passed twice, but probably passed 10 or so people.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, with dryer conditions I might have taken some of the corners a little quicker.
Transition 2
  • 00m 33s

That's more like it!
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 55s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 04s  min/mile

Wow this run felt great! I was bummed right at the start that I was passed, but I ended up staying on his heels for the whole run, and we passed a couple guys. Very flat course, and I was focused enough on staying with my rabbit that I didn't really pay attention to my Garmin for pace. We were both passed by a guy who was FLYING with about a half mile left, turns out he was part of a relay. Then with about 200M left I saw someone catching me, turned it on a bit to keep my position at the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around a bit, had a donut and then packed up to go.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Other than the bad T1, I was very happy with my performance. I also heard that a couple of the competitors ahead of us were sent the wrong way on the bike and on the 5k, which shortened the route for them. I don't think it would have made a difference in my placing though. T1 might have cost me 6th, but what are you gonna do?

Event comments:

Fun little race. Not super organized, but nothing that really had an impact on my day. Very happy with the results too!

Last updated: 2011-10-03 12:00 AM
00:08:29 | 2000 meters | 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 20/105
Performance: Average
Course: Due to underwater debris, switched to a 1.25 mile run, loop around Ft. Smallwood Park
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:50
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:33:37 | 12.5 miles | 22.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 10/105
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back with some diversions.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:55 | 03.1 miles | 07m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 9/105
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back from the park.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-10-04 6:14 AM

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