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New Jersey State Triathlon - Olympic Course - Aquabike

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Hamilton Township, New Jersey
United States
CGI Racing
Total Time = 2h 18m 24s
Overall Rank = 17/18
Age Group = Female Aquabike
Age Group Rank = 9/9
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 4:30, packed last minute stuff and headed to the park by 5. As typical not able to eat anything but drank water before start
Event warmup:

Got into the water for an easy swim which always seems to settle the butterflies for the most part
  • 40m 37s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

Before start was floating on my back rather than tread water. Worked great started toward the front just behind the fast swimmers off to the right. Great swim for me -freestyle the entire way - drafted a bit and but maintained my own pace for the race. Did get passed by faster swimmers from the waves starting behind me but when felt someone come up on me I did kick my feet to keep them from swimming over me. Tried to keep towards the middle rather than hugging the buoys - gave me open water
What would you do differently?:

not much
Transition 1
  • 05m 45s

Sucked down a gel while putting on shoes. Had to really go to the bathroom - wonder if it is was from nerves but held it. Decided to leave sunglasses in transition because it was overcast. Long run to bike mount across grass, over berm, took my time to keep from cramping legs.
What would you do differently?:

Roll socks better so that they were easier to get on, practice flying mount and getting feet into shoes on the bike, maybe try to bike without socks???
  • 1h 32m 7s
  • 22.75 miles
  • 14.75 mile/hr

Best time ever for the course and personal fastest. Road in drops a good part of the time - was passed by LOTS of people but did not let that bother me. Lots of bike traffic on the first loop, not quite as bad on the second.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked over to Ryan's Quest tent , did a little stretching, got some food and water, cheered on the rest of the team as they finished their run portion.

Event comments:

So happy with my performance on my first olympic distance race - swim was great. Yes, the water was warm but not as horrible as some thought it was. Was not really much hotter than swimming in a pool. Guess if you are used to swimming in the ocean then it would be hot at 90 degrees. Amazed I did so well on the bike. I wanted to finish the race under 3 hours and definitely accomplished that - now only room to get faster and better!

Last updated: 2012-11-16 12:00 AM
00:40:37 | 1640 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 15/18
Performance: Good
Suit: no
Course: lake swim with well marked buoys on left with exception of last one which was right turn
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 90F / 32C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:32:07 | 22.75 miles | 14.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/9
Overall: 17/18
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: New course through Robbinsville - 2 loops which we had practiced several times
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

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