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Jackson, New Jersey
United States
Split Second Racing
Total Time = 2h 50m 25s
Overall Rank = 77/170
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/11
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition got in water to warm up.
Event warmup:

Swim in water
  • 25m 42s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Good swim overall but I should have hugged the right side of the lane instead of the left
What would you do differently?:

read above
Transition 1
  • 04m 45s

Ok so the transition was close to .4 from swim exit. They had an area for shoes. Many people didn't bring shoes I guess that was a mistake on there part. I also removed my wetsuit prior to running. Must have worked because I was 9th overall for men in T1 and that includes forgetting to take my running shoes off and having to stop before running out of T1 to leave them.
What would you do differently?:

Not forget to take the shoes off but other then that I kicked butt so really nothing.
  • 1h 24m 30s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.64 mile/hr

Ok so before I get into this I stopped to fix a flat. Not mine... some dopy kid who didn't know which end of the tire lever to use. He was calling for someone to help him and I was the only person evidently nice enough to stop. Really if you don't know what you are doing stay off the course. Yeah sure I could have blown by him up the hill but then I would have felt bad. If I believed in Karma and Tri Gods I believe I am on the side of good. That being said I would probably do it again I'm just too nice.
What would you do differently?:

Not stop to help that kid... I mean come on!!!! who doesn't learn how to change a frigin tire? well my time should theoretically be 5 minutes faster. Then again the if I didn't stop the Vengeful Tri Gods may have spited me with a flat of my own.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

Ran down the wrong isle the pavement was pretty chewed up and I don't runn well without shoes on. I really need to figure out a solution for that.
What would you do differently?:

go down the correct isle
  • 53m 40s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

I had a pretty good run. The drink station was in a word horrible. It was slightly before mile 1 and mile 2 at a kind of fork so they were handing out water going both ways. There was also one by transition for the second loop OK not thrilled about that but not world ending. Two huge problems I always carry my own nutrition for the run because I like power-bar gel. However they had nothing if you didn't bring your own. That's kinda rough on a oly but whatever I had mine so it was OK. The bigger problem was there decision to use little dixie cups. this was not enough water at all or even close.
What would you do differently?:

I guess bring water with me on the run
Post race
Warm down:

broke down transition

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Definitely needs work they were practically ordering us to break down our transition right away because they needed the room for parking. The water on the run was a big problem in my opinion.

Last updated: 2012-07-30 12:00 AM
00:25:42 | 1640 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 43/170
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Weird l sort of shape. I understood it but it was not the best set up swim but I guess they worked with what was available.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:24:30 | 24.85 miles | 17.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/11
Overall: 72/170
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Beautiful through farmland over rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:53:40 | 06.21 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 58/170
Performance: Average
Course: 2 5K loops. About half trail half pavement.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-09-24 3:09 PM

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