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Meadville, Pennsylvania
United States
Meadville Family YMCA
Total Time = 1h 53m 17s
Overall Rank = 172/184
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 7/7
  • 09m 57s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

The swim went pretty well considering I've swam once in the past month. I navigated well, and the best part was my goggles didn't fog up.
Transition 1
  • 04m 32s

It's a 300 yd, uphill run from the water to transition. Carpet covers about half of the asphalt. I started running and quickly decided I'd better walk it if I didn't want to throw up.
  • 54m 42s
  • 11.3 miles
  • 12.39 mile/hr

Like the first time I did this course, I spent the first half of the bike trying not to throw up. The first half of the course is all uphill. These two things don't go together well. This was the first time I'd been on my bike in a few weeks. I'm just glad I didn't have to walk up the hill.
Transition 2
  • 02m 22s

I didn't like being so far away from the entrance to transition. Long walk in bike shoes feeling like I would slip was better than going it barefoot again. Toe shoes went on well.
  • 41m 47s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 29s  min/mile

I was excited to wear my toe shoes on a trail run in a race because that's where I train with them. The trail sections of the course were gravel trails. Considering how I felt by the time the run started (and the fact that I have run once in the past few weeks) I did a 3:1 minute run/walk. Walked a little more uphills but made up for it by running more towards the end.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

This race was an experiment of sorts. For about the month leading up to the race, I pretty much didn't train. The Wednesday before the race, my wife gave birth to our wonderful daughter. So I went into today severely undertrained, sleep deprived, and having spent most of the week in a hospital room. Finishing the race under these conditions and feeling alright makes this an Ok race despite my slow times. I probably will have nightmares about my bike performance today. I rode a slower average on the 11 miles today than I did at Timberman last year.

Event comments:

A 12 minute late start isn't too bad, but getting to the beach and seeing the race staff realize there wasn't a clock on the beach?

Last updated: 2012-03-31 12:00 AM
00:09:57 | 440 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/7
Overall: 116/184
Performance: Average
Course: Single Loop
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 25C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:32
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:54:42 | 11.3 miles | 12.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/7
Overall: 172/184
Performance: Bad
Wind: None
Course: Single loop on paved road that is quite rough in spots. 420 ft. of climbing with most of it in the first half.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:22
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:47 | 03.1 miles | 13m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/7
Overall: 171/184
Performance: Bad
Course: Single loop on roads and trails. Three aid stations.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-06-24 3:35 PM

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