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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Phily Tri
Total Time = 1h 36m 3s
Overall Rank = 227/1037
Age Group = F55-59
Age Group Rank = 1/8
Pre-race routine:

I got up at 4:00 to leave the house at 4:45. (Bob got up at 2:50. No wonder he's tired!) I had trouble eating breakfast today. I had a very nervous stomach. I only ate about half of my oatmeal on the way to the race. We got a great parking spot near the top of Black Road. Registration was from 5:00-6:00. I was in no hurry once we got there.

I ate 3/4 of a power bar around 7:00 a.m.
Event warmup:

None to speak of.
  • 17m 7s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 08s / 100 meters

My goggles started leaking terribly as soon as I got started. I tried to ignore that but I had to stop twice to empty them. It was very disconcerting to see so many in my wave leaving me behind. Then I remembered there were "young" women (40+) in my wave. Once I got my goggles under control, I was able to swim pretty strong.

I was thinking how nice the Schuylkill River was...until we turned to come back and started running into all of the debri from last night's storm.

I missed all of the helpers getting out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Use new goggles. These are from 2010.
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

I Aquaphored my feet since I still have some sensitive blister spots from Eagleman two weeks ago.

The transition area was a bit messy from the storm. I had to dodge mud puddles running out.
What would you do differently?:

Count the number of racks coming from the swim. I thought I ran past my spot but after running back, I realized that I didn't run far enough. Oh well.
  • 49m 58s
  • 15.72 miles
  • 18.88 mile/hr

There were a lot of people on the road since I was in the 5th wave. I don't normally pass as many people as I did today.

I was surprised at the number of mt. bikes in the race.

Bob said he saw someone enter transition with one of those foldable bikes.
Transition 2
  • 02m 16s

I changed my wet socks. I know I shouldn't do that for a 3.1 mile race, but I don't like soggy socks. I also put more Aquaphor on my feet--thus the slow transition time.
  • 24m 18s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

I felt pretty good on the run. I kept telling myself, it's only 3.1 miles.

I was running with one young girl and she announced that it was her first tri. I congratulated her and told her it was my 104th tri. Kind of makes me feel old.
Post race
Warm down:

As always, the best part was crossing the finish line.

I grabbed my camera and was getting ready to take pictures when I noticed something bothering me in the back of my sports bra. I reached back and there were lots of little twigs and stuff in there. I couldn't believe how much fell out.

Winnie's LeBus sponsored the food. They had yogurt, granola, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and bagels. Yum!

Event comments:

After the awards ceremony, Bob and I stopped off at the expo. After much persistence, I won a doorprize from the Toyota group--a Nathan hand-held water bottle. Sweet!

Last updated: 2012-05-30 12:00 AM
00:17:07 | 800 meters | 02m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 242/1037
Suit: Tri shorts and sports bra
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:22
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:49:58 | 15.72 miles | 18.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 311/1037
Course: Two loops with 4 U turns and some hills. Not a fast course.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:16
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:18 | 03.11 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 248/1037
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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

2012-06-23 2:32 PM

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Subject: Phily Tri - Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Sprint

2012-06-24 9:20 AM
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Subject: RE: Phily Tri - Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Sprint
As usual nice job !!!
2012-06-24 9:39 AM
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Congrats on the AG win!
2012-06-27 4:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Phily Tri - Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon - Sprint
Great race, Linda!  On to #105!  You are quite a veteran!  I feel old and I have done less than #10 tri's!!  Cool
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