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Black Bear Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
68F / 20C
Total Time = 7h 30m
Overall Rank = 93/247
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 14/26
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30, got dressed, made oatmeal and coffee. finished packing car and was on the road by 5:00am. ate oatmeal and coffee in car. arrived at race location about 6:15. ate bananna at 6:16, and some water. checked in and racked by bike need end.
Event warmup:

last minute bathroom break prior to getting wetsuit on. 5 - 10 minute swim warm up to get loose and aclimated to water temp.
  • 11m 39s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 33s / 100 meters

Swim could not have gone much better. Took a lot of time with body glide on shoulders and neck, and pulling up wetsuit so not to feel tight in the chest and shoulders. Was worried about deep water start( Frist time), but think this is much better than running into the water with 50+ others. Was last to get into water so I did not have to tread water for long. Went out nice and easy hugging the bouy line. sighting was execelent, tried to follow group, and looked up very quickly and not very often. Clear goggles helped with lake water. Picked up the pace afer a couple hundred yards, countinued to bi-latteral breath. Wetsuit felt fast, no issues with fit. felt great getting out of water.
What would you do differently?:

not much, mayby push the pace a little. Best swim thus far.
Transition 1
  • 02m 51s

Took a little longer than it should have.
What would you do differently?:

waited too long to start getting wetsuit off.
  • 1h 13m 9s
  • 18 miles
  • 14.76 mile/hr

Very hilly course. Felt good getting on bike. Course was a constant up and down for the entire 18 miles. was not greatly prepaired for this amount of climbing. overall, did ok, could have been better.
What would you do differently?:

Need to train more outdoors, work on climbing.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

forgot to get running shoes tied correctly. needed to tie them once they were put on.
What would you do differently?:

get shoes ready for quick on.
  • 27m 8s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 45s  min/mile

Legs were hurting from those many climbs on the bike. Overall was able to stay under 9 min mile, would have liked to get closer to an 8 min mile. overall, run was hard due to bike course.
What would you do differently?:

not much,
Post race
Warm down:

water and sitting on bench, than slow walk around transition

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of bike training on hills.

Event comments:

This was a CGI event. Voulenteers were great. Especially gentleman at bike transition area, very loud and encouraging to everyone.
Post race food could have been much better. Bread, cookies, red pizza, and bannans, water. Very organized, and great MC making sure everyone had their name and hometown called out, good job.

Last updated: 2012-05-23 12:00 AM
00:11:39 | 750 meters | 01m 33s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/26
Overall: 49/247
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Wetsuit Synergy Endorphin
Course: Lake swim, very calm, water start.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:51
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:13:09 | 18 miles | 14.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/26
Overall: 104/247
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: extremelly hilly.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:08 | 03.1 miles | 08m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/26
Overall: 110/247
Performance: Average
Course: Trail run, mostly in shade, mostly flat.
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-04 9:48 AM

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