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Bethany Beach, Delaware
United States
Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon & Duathlon
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 53m 5s
Overall Rank = 46/390
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/22
Event warmup:

Nope, Nada, Zilch!
  • 21m 20s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards

I really should have swam more this year. OH Well, maybe next year.
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s

All in all not too bad. but as usual the wet suit slowed me down. Not to mention the taking time to wipe off sand. I should have been able to be about 30 seconds faster.
What would you do differently?:

Cut several inches off the legs of the wet suit to make getting out of it a little better.

Stop taking on gel in transition. I can do this while moving forward on the bike and run.
  • 55m 24s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 20.19 mile/hr

All was fine here. Serious head wind on the way out. Huge push on the way back.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

Pretty ok transition.
What would you do differently?:

Stop drinking and taking on gel at transition.
  • 32m 20s
  • 4.35 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

Again I haven't trained too much so I am happy with this.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training

Event comments:

An outstanding job esp. considering it was a first time event. Bethany Beach was a welcoming community for the event. I will go back.

Considering there was less than 3 minutes between 2nd and 6th place, I will train for shorter faster races as I plan for this race next year. Just improving T-1 and 2 would have probably gotten me on the podium.

Last updated: 2012-07-26 12:00 AM
00:21:20 | 1094 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 113/390
Performance: Average
My first ever ocean open water swim. All in all not too bad but my sighting and course directions were lousy, probable swam a couple hundred extra yards. And I haven't swam nearly at all this year. OH WELL.
Suit: Full
Course: Off the beach, right turn, paralleled the beach then right turn back to the beach.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Time: 02:30
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:55:24 | 18.64 miles | 20.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 43/390
Performance: Good
Heading North, serious head wind. Heading back awesome tail wind! Would love to have a split for the out and back.
Wind: Strong
Course: Straight, quite flat, out and back. Only real hill was at the bridge. Only real turn was at the turn around.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:20 | 04.35 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 49/390
Performance: Good
Course: Basically a modified out and back. Very flat, smooth, fast.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2012-09-24 8:06 AM

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Subject: Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon

2012-09-25 8:13 PM
in reply to: #4424670

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Subject: RE: Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon

Great race Steve, you are speedy!  I really enjoyed the race as well. I was freezing at the start and should have brought some layers. I was looking for you and even told my husband flag down # 333. Sorry I missed ya.

What a nice way to finish off the tri season.  

2012-09-28 6:57 AM
in reply to: #4427608

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Subject: RE: Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon
Hey there, I am sorry we didn't catch up somewhere. I am glad you had a good time. I went down to support the police department as my buddy is a Lieutenant there and I haven't caught up with him for a while. I really did enjoy it in every way. The ocean swim was very different. I am a mediocre swimmer on a good day so I was a little nervous. Thankfully it wasn't that bad. 
You are right about the cold. I was in a full wet suit and I was cold. I can only imagine how cold some of the people were who swam without. It felt really good to get in the water. 
Looks like you have quite a bit of racing yet this year. Best of luck with them. Do you have anything big planned for 2013? I have enjoyed not doing any big races and have nothing at all planned nor next season. I am thinking of a non IM branded 140.6 race though in Jan. 2014 called the Bone Island Tri in Key West. Looks like a great race venue and a nice getaway event with the family mid winter. 
Best of luck and train safe!
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