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Stafford Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquavelo - Aquabike

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Manahawkin Lake Park III, New Jersey
United States
DQ Tri
65F / 18C
Total Time = 59m 35s
Overall Rank = 9/11
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/3
Pre-race routine:

Too nervous to eat as usual. Mike loaded the bikes and we headed out.
Event warmup:

Nothing special. Did get into the water for a very short swim to get a feel for the water.
  • 08m 46s
  • 430 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

Glad I wore my wetsuit. Water was a little colder than I thought,
What would you do differently?:

Probably start out to the left away from some of the crowd, otherwise would not change anything. VERY pleased with my swim.
Transition 1
  • 04m 15s
What would you do differently?:

need to drink some water and use a gel before getting onto the bike
  • 46m 35s
  • 11 miles
  • 14.11 mile/hr

Started out a bit fast, need to pace myself better on races.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with the boys and walked around a bit. Grabbed a bagel and water. Waited for mike to finish his race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike speed

Last updated: 2013-03-29 12:00 AM
00:08:46 | 430 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 5/11
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: clockwise swim, wading start and run up sand to timing mat just past the short sand beach - so time and distance are a little skewed
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:35 | 11 miles | 14.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 10/11
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Great course with a ride along Rt 72 over the causeway. Holy hill on the causeway. Makes me realize the little rolling hills in the neighborhood are no big deal.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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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