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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Competitor Group
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 32m 28s
Overall Rank = 128/1014
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 18/93
Pre-race routine:

Packed night before. Banana in the morning at the hotel. Drive over to park. Pump tires, walk down to transition and setup. On the way down the hill I saw a bad bike accident. Somebody was biking while everybody else was walking and the guy must have just braked w/ the front brake. Next thing I know he goes over his bike in a somersault. He did a complete flip in the air. It was disturbing to watch. He needed medical attention immediately.
Event warmup:

None other than stretching arms out.
Swim
  • 16m 42s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters
Comments:

I'm happy with this result. My swimming is definitely improving. Making it a point to point swim with a time trial start was an improvement for this race.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out a way to get my HR down. It was too high and I came out of the water more tired than I would like to be for a sprint.
Transition 1
  • 02m
Comments:

One of these days I'll learn a flying start.

31/93 in AG
What would you do differently?:

Go faster.
Bike
  • 45m 42s
  • 25.3 kms
  • 33.18 km/hr
Comments:

I had a few situations where I found it difficult to pass people. I stuck to my game plan to charge up the one hill. I definitely burned a match doing that on both laps but it was worth it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s
Comments:

If I could run faster through transition this time would have been better.

31/93 in AG
Run
  • 26m 16s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 17s  min/km
Comments:

I haven't been able to run a lot lately because of shin splints. As such, I'm just happy that I didn't completely fall apart on this run.
Post race
Warm down:

Hang out and wait for drcherrybomb to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My run was bad. Unfortunately I've been hampered by shin splints. I need to lose weight.

Event comments:

This is my third time doing this race. I really recommend it and will likely do it again. They used to have better finisher medals, but since switching to TriRock, the medal isn't as good as it was.




Last updated: 2013-06-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:16:42 | 800 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 23/93
Overall: 212/1014
Performance: Average
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/332328119
Suit: 2xu sleeveless
Course: Point to point which is different this year from previous years.
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 02:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:45:42 | 25.3 kms | 33.18 km/hr
Age Group: 12/93
Overall: 67/1014
Performance: Good
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/332328125
Wind: None
Course: Mainly flat, more turns on the back half.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:46
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:26:16 | 05 kms | 05m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 50/93
Overall: 390/1014
Performance: Below average
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/332328129
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
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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