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Tri for the Environment - Triathlon

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Mayo, Maryland
United States
Annapolis Triathlon Club
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 02m 55s
Overall Rank = 3/192
Age Group = M30-39
Age Group Rank = 3/33
Pre-race routine:

drove up to Edgewater.
Event warmup:

Swam about half of the swim course.
  • 13m 9s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

Was in the last wave, so had a lot of weaving and dodging to do. Drafted off a guy for the first few hundred til he started going off course and then I went around him. Otherwise, it was pretty uneventful except for jellyfish stings.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 1
  • 00m 49s

Decent T1. Had a crappy rack position given how transition was laid out.
What would you do differently?:

Get there earlier to ensure a better rack spot. They said, "all transition spots are good so no rush to get there." Liars.
  • 27m 36s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.86 mile/hr

Ok ride. The 2 guys that finished ahead of me passed me on the first half of the first loop. Otherwise it was just a matter of staying out of trouble and making clean passes. Going over the speed bumps was interesting, too.
What would you do differently?:

Not do an 80 mile ride the day before.
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

Nothing of interest to report here.
What would you do differently?:

Better rack position!
  • 20m 35s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 34s  min/mile

Pretty good run considering it was about 110% humidity. I thought I was off course once when I thought I made a wrong turn. Stopped to sort of get my bearings and make sure I didn't miss a course marker. Got back on track. The part where you cross the bike course was sketchy. Not a good idea.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, maybe wear trail shoes.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around and chatted with some friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lots of training the day before.

Event comments:

2 really bad flaws.

1) They ran out of drinks at the finish by the time about half of the people had finished. That's ridiculously awful.

2) Someone had an allergic reaction at the finish line and they were running around looking for an epi pen. They didn't have and ambulance/EMTs on site. I didn't even know you could hold a race like this without an ambulance squad on site. Seems insane!

Last updated: 2013-06-27 12:00 AM
00:13:09 | 880 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/33
Overall: 2/192
Performance: Good
Suit: tri shorts
Course: A rectangle in the Rhode River.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:27:36 | 10 miles | 21.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/33
Overall: 8/192
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 2 loops. Half on pretty crappy driveway type of roads. One really fast stretch.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:35 | 03.1 miles | 06m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/33
Overall: 6/192
Performance: Average
Course: trail run. Mostly fairly twisty singletrack type stuff.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

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