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New Jersey Devilman Triathlon - Half Lite 50 Course - Triathlon

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Cedarville, New Jersey
United States
Piranha Sports
63F / 17C
Total Time = 3h 50m 2s
Overall Rank = 76/193
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/21
Pre-race routine:

Ate at 4AM 1 cup of oats with rice milk and apple. 1 16Oz cappuccino
Drove to site, setup
Ate 3 Medjol Dates at 8AM - 30 minutes before start (198 calories)
Event warmup:

Small amount of jogging 10 minutes

The Plan for the race was to take a slower pace then I did in the Eagleman 1/2 Iron Man on 9 June 2013. If this was successful I would beat my Eagleman time when scaled by distance for each event keeping the same average speed. My predicted finish time was expected to be 3:54 or faster.
  • 22m 59s
  • 1408 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards
Water was cold. Difficult to breathe into the water. At the beginning there was a lot of contact with other swimmers. I had a fractured finger and was trying not to get hit or be hit. Got hit lightly on the hand 2 or 3 times. I thought to myself, "Why am I doing this?"
What would you do differently?:

Ranked 112/193 overall and 15/21
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

Taking off wetsuit I forgot to undo the leg zipper and caused a small delay. Put on a long sleeved shirt which caused a minor delay. Put on socks, shoes, glasses, helmet and ran with bike. Ranked 132/193 overall and 12/21 age group in T1
What would you do differently?:

Short sleeve shirt, run faster from swim to bike.
In my age group fastest time was 1:10 and the people finishing in front of me did T1 in between 1:10 and 3:00 minutes with an average for the first 6 of 2 minutes.
I should be able to take at least 1 minute from this time.
1) quicker run in, ??
  • 00m
  • 40.3 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
First loop was in 20 mph, Second loop in 18.6. In one loop you were with the wind going out and against the wind coming back. I could feel that I was pushing a little too hard the first loop based on my plan to go slow, so on the second loop I slowed down and let a few people pass me. That was tough to do!
Nutrition: 1 gel/hr and Hammer Perpeteum. Had 3 bottles with a good amount of one bottle left over

was 90/193 on bike and 9/21 in age group
What would you do differently?:

The plan worked. Maybe go a little faster on the bike, since I had too much left on the run or go faster on the run!
Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

8/12 in age group, 100/193 overall The average of the top 6 was 1:24 in age group. It is interesting to see that T2 order was the same as the final finish order? What was with that?
What would you do differently?:

run faster?
  • 00m
  • 8.8 miles
  •  min/mile

Run place 49/193 overall and 6/21 in age group.
Too start with I went to the latrine for a long pee - I decided to be comfortable in the run. I knew I didn't want to start too fast and try to negative split the run. I did this
I was searching for the people that I knew who passed me on the bike. This gave a positive attitude through mile 6. I think that after I passed a number of people that I saw pass me on the bike I lost a little focus and slowed down. I didn't see the mile marks and felt a little lost as to how much distance was left in the race. The last part of a mile I went much faster trying to catch anyone in my age group. Passed a guy at the end but he was in a one younger age group.

Nutrition: had 1 gel
and waist belt of 7oz bottles filled with hammer perpeteum. Only took water once after gel at about 3 miles.
What would you do differently?:

When the watch sings the ending song I need to believe it! I should have started the run on the watch immediately so that I knew where I was on the course. The mile markings were not prominent. On the other hand I never looked at my watch for the run to see how fast I was going and just felt my running speed relative to my energy level.

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slowed down too much after mile 7. If I had kept the downward progression of min/mile I would have finished about a minute faster. In the last 0.2 miles I went from 8 min/mile to 5:11 min/mile.

The other part is perhaps I started the run too slow at 9 to 8:48 min/mile for the first 2 miles (or I took a really long time to pee!).

Event comments:

This is a good race. Water is cold, but the weather for the bike and run was good.

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Last updated: 2014-01-19 12:00 AM
00:22:59 | 1408 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/21
Overall: 112/193
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: 2 laps - square
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 40.3 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 90/193
Performance: Good
Course: Two 20 mile loops
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:08
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 08.8 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 49/193
Performance: Good
Didn't have the first 2 miles on the garmin but the average would have been 9:09 min/mile lap min mile min/mile 1 about 8:48 if excluding pee stop 2 3 8:03.0 1.00 8:03 4 7:51.8 1.00 7:52 5 7:48.3 1.00 7:48 6 7:40.3 1.00 7:40 7 8:06.5 1.00 8:07 8 8:04.5 1.00 8:04 9 5:02.1 0.67 7:32
Course: Out and back all roads
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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