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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
United States
Hollidaysburg YMCA
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 20m 36s
Overall Rank = 18/120
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

As usual. I don't have much of a routine. I try to get a little nutrition and coffee first thing in the morning. But I don't do a whole lot of warming up. Left the hotel with plenty of time to spare. No issues.
Event warmup:

A little swimming
  • 13m 16s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

This was a little different. It was just all men as a wave and then all women. So it was a little crowded in the beginning. It thinned out eventually and I was able to get a nice cadence going on the back side.
Transition 1
  • 02m 45s

Kind of a long transition. Running up hill from the lake to the parking lot. Maybe a little trouble with the wet suit
  • 40m 16s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.37 mile/hr

I'm pretty happy with that as well after having done the course. The people who are getting over 20 on that course are monsters. Jenean and I drove the part of the course on Scotch Valley Road, and I was a little nervous, but I think the worst parts were still in the park. Turkey Valley Road is a bitch. I was worried about the course being wet, but it wasn't. I had my concerns about safety seeing as how part of this course actually went out onto Route 22. But that really wasn't an issue either. The traffic was very polite and gave us all room. I just can't get over those hills. Driving over them in the car, you think, those aren't so bad. But then you do it on a damn bike. They are brutal. We were using this as one of my time trials with the new power meter for Jason. I'm doing a couple this week as well to get a feel for my power zones to start training with power. I know on some of those hills, I put out 600 watts. What that means I have no idea.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

This was an easier / closer transition. Shook the legs out a little bit after those hills and get going.
  • 22m 57s
  • 3.1 kms
  • 07m 24s  min/km

It took about a mile for my legs to come back and I didn't feel like I was struggling as much as Lenape. I probably could have picked it up a little bit sooner. I mis calculated the finish line. Scoping out the course the night before, there was one hill leading up to the chute which I thought we would climb and I was saving a little bit for that, but it turns out we came out on an access road on top of it and the finish line was right there. Gotta know your course!
Post race
Warm down:

Sheetz food at the finish line. Love it!

Event comments:

I was a little nervous about this race, but it went off without a hitch and was a lot of fun. The course is tough, but safe and a nice challenge. Getting first in my age group makes everything all right!

Last updated: 2013-09-10 12:00 AM
00:13:16 | 880 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 22/120
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra sleeveless
Course: This is basically out and back. Keep the buoys on your left, turn around and come back the other side.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:16 | 13 miles | 19.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 20/120
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Open roads. Very hilly for what I am used too. Not a lot of shoulder to work with, but really, not a lot of traffic. One section actually goes out onto Route 22, but that was probably the safest part of it.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:57 | 03.1 kms | 07m 24s  min/km
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 23/120
Performance: Average
Course: A little flatter than the bike course. There was one decent climb at around mile 2.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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