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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
United States
Steelman Triathlon
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 35m 10s
Overall Rank = 103/346
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 4/21
Pre-race routine:

Up at 2:52... ugh. Planned to sleep until 3:30 but kept waking up so I just stayed up. Shower, kid droppage, breakfast, load the car, left the house around 4:30. Was hoping to get into the marina parking but got redirected to lot 13. Was a bit miffed to see people park in the marina after I had already parked in 13
Event warmup:

Jogged a bit, did some strides, active stretching. Was very warm and sweaty when I put on my wet suit with about 15 mins to my wave.
  • 27m 14s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters

Felt good. minimal contact. Caught swimmers from 3 waves ahead of me. Might be the first time for that
What would you do differently?:

Go harder? Felt faster than 1:43
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

Wetsuit got stuck on the GIANT timing chip.
Velcro on shoes stuck to itself
Faster T1 than the guys ahead of me on the AG leaderboard
What would you do differently?:

prep shoes better
  • 1h 15m 4s
  • 24.6 miles
  • 19.61 mile/hr

Pushed it hard on the bike. Came off the aero bars on some sketchy downhills, road was a bit bumpy in spots
What would you do differently?:

Stay on aero bars
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

Some "person" dropped their stuff on my stuff and knocked some things around. Had a bit of trouble finding my Garmin quick release wrist strap
What would you do differently?:

not wear Garmin? hardly looked at it on the run.
  • 49m 12s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 59s  min/km

Had no idea what my pace was, just ran by feel. Surprised my first mile on Garmin was 7:41.
The thing beeped at me during the first mile and displayed a message but without my glasses I have no idea what it said, lol Also, I pressed lap at the end instead of stop.
Sat on one guy's heels almost the whole time. Slowed at 2 water stations, walked for 10 seconds or so at one.As far as I know no one in my AG passed me.
What would you do differently?:

Train better
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch too little, eat and drink, hunt for my wife

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training volume

Last updated: 2013-05-24 12:00 AM
00:27:14 | 1500 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/21
Overall: 132/346
Performance: Good
Suit: QR Ultra Full
Course: Rectagular with left turns
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:15:04 | 24.6 miles | 19.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/21
Overall: 87/346
Performance: Good
Max speed 33.8 Avg HR 155 Max hr 173 Avg Cad 91
Wind: Little
Course: Climb out of the park, the two loop out and back on closed road. Some hills. Two (x2) u-turns
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:49:12 | 10 kms | 04m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 148/346
Performance: Good
Avg HR 138 Max HR 174
Course: two loops through shaded asphalt park trail. Some hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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