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Atlantic City Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
United States
67F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 24m 7s
Overall Rank = 283/499
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 10m 58s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

It was a really nice swim. This was my first ever open-water swim so I was very nervous about a lot of it. The in-water start was fine. The other swimmers were not overly aggressive. The current was not very strong and the chop was minimal (I could easily breath on both sides).

Overall, it was an enjoyable swim!
What would you do differently?:

Swim harder. I was too worried about the "open water swim" to really give it my all. Next time...
Transition 1
  • 06m 20s

T1 included a barefoot jog across the rutted asphalt (rutted for traction since we exited the water on a boat ramp), so I wasn't able to jog the entire way (my feet were hurting!). There was then a 1/5 - 1/4 mile jog out of the transition area before we could mount our bikes. Jogging on the asphalt with my bike shoes + cleats was iffy so I didn't jog very fast. Overall, I was satisfied with how I did, though.
What would you do differently?:

  • 31m 15s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

Road conditions were suburb. Great markings, shoulder was very clean, great warning of when to slow, where to go, when to mount/dismount. All-in-all, a great bike course (aside from the wind, which can't be helped).
What would you do differently?:

Practice more hills
Transition 2
  • 03m 39s

Again, there was a 1/5 to 1/4 mile jog after dismounting the bike to the transition area. It was a bit shakey on the asphalt.
What would you do differently?:

Need more practice racking my bike. I was worried it was going to blow over.

Also, finish my water bottle on the bike.
  • 31m 55s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 16s  min/mile

I had to stop twice for cross-traffic coming back from the boardwalk. That obviously added to my overall time, but I doubt significantly.
What would you do differently?:

Be more familiar with where the finish line is. I thought I was in the "home stretch" too early and couldn't hold the sprint speed I had started. Bummer for the finish line ending.
Post race
Warm down:

Forgot to stretch! I'm paying for it today (the day after the race)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Work demands prevented me from training how I'd hoped to...

Event comments:

This was my first ever triathlon (other attempt had the bike course cut two days prior -- see my other race review) so I can only compare to events that my friends have participated in. I thought this was a wonderful event, though. It started 10-15 minutes late, but that's because the parking situation took a while. I'm very glad they delayed it rather than not allowing the other participants to compete.

I was not able to get my t-shirt and water bottle because, as I said, things were rushed due to the parking delays so I didn't get it before the race. The tent was broken down by the time I finished the race. I emailed the event director to request those items and hopefully I will receive them.

Last updated: 2012-09-16 12:00 AM
00:10:58 | 440 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 341/499
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless wetsuit
Course: An out and back bay swim. I had heard the current would be against us on the way out but I didn't notice it.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:31:15 | 10 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 260/499
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: VERY windy! I should have expected it, given our location near the ocean, but some gusts blew me to the side. More of a headwind going out than back, so I guess that's a good thing.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:55 | 03.11 miles | 10m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 305/499
Performance: Good
Course: A gradual hill going over the bay waters and up onto the boardwalk, but it was a great run. Mostly good road conditions and jogging on the boardwalk was very nice.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-09-16 8:17 PM


Subject: Atlantic City Sprint Triathlon

2012-09-16 9:27 PM
in reply to: #4413818

Subject: RE: Atlantic City Sprint Triathlon
Great job on your first race!
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