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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
United States
YMCA of the Upper Main Line
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 11m 56s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 07m
  • 492 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

Pool swim (long course; heated). First time I have swam competitively in a pool in almost 20 years. Probably went out a little too hard. Won my wave, but a couple people were catching up to me at the end.
Transition 1
  • 02m 34s

Long-ish run; through buildings and up/down a couple stairs. No issues in transition area.
  • 32m 55s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.23 mile/hr

Not a good bike. My lack of time training on the actual road this year showed. No significant climbs on this course, but a couple minors hills sapped me more than they should have. I need to be at least 19+ mph on this course.
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

no issues
  • 28m 2s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 40s  min/mile

This was just an ok run. It was pretty hilly, but I struggled to get into a groove. Need to go harder earlier.

About 200 yards from the finish, I started hearing this really loud pounding and panting coming from behind me (and gaining). I didn't look, but it sure sounded like a fellow Clydesdale. I thought "Heck, no I am not letting somebody pass me this late." I kicked in to a higher gear for the finish and held him off. As it turns out, it was another Clyde, and I pulled it out by 4 seconds. Which was good enough for the division win.
Post race
Event comments:

This was a well organized event. But a bit of a weird one. Because it was a pool swim, they did waves of 12. Which means that waves were going off basically from 7:15 to 12:30. So as I was packing up and leaving, new people were parking and getting ready to go set up their transition area.

Surprisingly stiff competition for such a small local race. The winners put up some pretty impressive times.

The cool part is I won the Clydesdale division (a first for me). The not as cool part was that they gave free entries to all the AG winners, but excluded Clydesdale/Athena. What the heck is up with that?

Last updated: 2013-04-24 12:00 AM
00:07:00 | 492 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:34
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:32:55 | 10 miles | 18.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:26
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:02 | 03.11 miles | 06m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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