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New Brighton, Pennsylvania
United States
New Brighton Area Recreation Commission
46F / 8C
Total Time = 1h 07m 7s
Overall Rank = 8/79
Age Group = M40-49
Age Group Rank = 2/13
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition. Changed in the locker room. Cheered for early heats.
Event warmup:

Swam a few laps in the world's shallowest pool before heat was called.
  • 06m 20s
  • 450 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

Started out a little fast. First 100 was 1:13. Second was 1:20.
Haven't been swimming much since December. Time was 12 seconds slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Try to split more evenly. Push more at the end.
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s

Goggles off, helmet, sunglasses, and jacket on. Ran with bike. Shoes were clipped into pedals. Decent flying mount. Got feet in shoes before the uphill portion started. Wore the jacket due to cold temperature.
What would you do differently?:

  • 38m 12s
  • 10.6 miles
  • 16.46 mile/hr

Better than last year, still have work to do.
What would you do differently?:

Hammered the legs in training with 5 intervals and one long ride in the last 11 days. Don't do that.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Got feet out of shoes on the uphill before the turn into the H.S. pedaled with feet on top right up to timing mat (no dismount line). Ran with bike to bike rack. Ditched helmet and jacket. Put on shoes and ran to next mat.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Fastest overall T2.
  • 21m 6s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 52s  min/mile

Legs felt very heavy after hilly bike. Despite this, went out at 6:50 - aided by the downhill section. Surprisingly caught and passed SF on the downhill section. He caught back up on an uphill and we ran together on the flats. Decided I had to get separation before the final uphill and went with about 1/2 mile to go. He clawed some of it on the uphill, but I was able to finish 19 seconds ahead.
What would you do differently?:

Back to the heavy week of workouts. Haven't run a whole lot since the HM on May 5th.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Drank gatorade. Went to pool when we got home and swam a couple hundred yards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heavy week of training. Early season fitness.

Event comments:

Club had a strong presence and took home a lot of the AG medals.

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Last updated: 2013-05-16 12:00 AM
00:06:20 | 450 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 3/79
Performance: Average
Suit: Castelli tri top and tri shorts
Course: Pool swim with two to a lane.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:12 | 10.6 miles | 16.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 15/79
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Very hilly course on open asphalt roads. Volunteers did a better job this year of stopping cars in intersections and indicating the race direction. Distance was short of 11 miles.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 72
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:06 | 03.11 miles | 06m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 6/79
Performance: Good
Course: Big downhill, then a flat run around town, and big uphill back to finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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