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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Competitor Group
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 14m 55s
Overall Rank = 936/1081
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 50/58
Pre-race routine:

This is by far, the most unprepared I have ever been for a race, but yesterday was my 40th birthday, so I had to do it. I have essentially done ZERO training. At the same time, I was totally cool before the race. No pressure on at all. Just finish. I was able to eat some cheerios and a banana. No rush setting up transition. It was a new course so I headed out on the .5 mile walk to the swim start.
Event warmup:

No warmup other than the walk to the swim start, but I wouldn't call that a warmup.
Swim
  • 23m 6s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 53s / 100 meters
Comments:

Not swimming takes it's toll. I never am fast in races. I don;t know why. I wore a wetsuit, but didn't need it, and it probably took longer than it should have to get off.
What would you do differently?:

Train. Stay in tighter on the course
Transition 1
  • 04m 10s
Comments:

Too laid back in this transition. I think it's because I exited with my friend and she likes to chat in transition.
What would you do differently?:

Consider no wetsuit to help cut down time and shut the hell up.
Bike
  • 1h 05m 48s
  • 15.8 miles
  • 14.57 mile/hr
Comments:

So clearly I lost a lot of strength with the lack of training. I need to look at my data from this race in other years. I had some fast downhill speeds, but the 2 hills were done so slowly, that it killed my averages.
What would you do differently?:

Train
Transition 2
  • 03m 9s
Comments:

Didn't have race laces on so had to tie shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Race laces. Go faster.
Run
  • 38m 40s
  • 3.15 miles
  • 12m 16s  min/mile
Comments:

Running will always be my Achilles heel (pun intended). I am not surprised by this pathetic run since I have run a total of 5.7 miles this year. I did a run walk thing. Mostly run 2 min/walk 30 secs.
What would you do differently?:

Train
Post race
Warm down:

Yeajackson was at the finish cheering me on. Then I cheered on my 2 friends as they finished. We hung out a little and then headed back to the hotel for a shower and a nap.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This is a no brainer....NO TRAINING!

Event comments:

I have been doing this since 2008. It has been a journey from not knowing how to ride a bike to HIM and now my 40th birthday and another race finished. Unfortunately I have suffered from both physical and mental setbacks. I am not sure what my future in the sport will be, but I sure have enjoyed being called a triathlete.




Last updated: 2013-06-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:23:06 | 800 meters | 02m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/58
Overall: 841/1081
Performance: Bad
Suit: Sleeveless Wetsuit
Course: Point to point this year. Was supposed to have current helping, but I didn't feel that.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 04:10
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:05:48 | 15.8 miles | 14.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/58
Overall: 901/1081
Performance: Bad
Avg HR 176 (92% of max) Max HR 186 (97% of max) Max Speed 28.7mph Avg Power 84W Max Power 328W NP 97W
Wind: None
Course: Same as previous years. 2 loops.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 69
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:09
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:38:40 | 03.15 miles | 12m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/58
Overall: 958/1081
Performance: Bad
Avg HR 157 (77% of max) Max HR 197 (95% of max)
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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