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Bear, Delaware
United States
Pirahna Sports
70'sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 35m 26s
Overall Rank = 114/478
Age Group = clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 9/30
Pre-race routine:

got up at 5:30, grabbed my goffee and oatmeal/blueberries, and headed to the race site... about a 30 minute drive.
Event warmup:

none. just stretched.
  • 17m 13s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

was going too hard to breathe well... form was absolutely terrible... felt like i was gasping for breath every chance i could get... swam pretty straight though. had to stop and pretty much tread water at 1st buoy... need to figure out a better way to get through 1st turn.
What would you do differently?:

more swim practice to get used to going hard.
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s

seemed to take forever to get feet clean. also had a little trouble getting shoe straps on and tight.
What would you do differently?:

might try to ride w/o socks. lost a ton of time sitting down to get socks/ shoes on. perhaps practice the "soes in pedals" method.
  • 52m 22s
  • 19.5 miles
  • 22.34 mile/hr

felt pretty good on the bike, but it would have been better if i knew the route. tried to focus on proper method of passing and riding... per USAT rules. did well, and tried to maximize drafting benefits before the pass, then get right quickly.
What would you do differently?:

pre-ride or drive the course.
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

seemed to take forever to get shoes on... the laces were too tight. everything else went fairly smoothely.
What would you do differently?:

loosen the lock laces so shoes go on easier.
  • 23m 11s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile

got a PR in my 5k time! awesome!!! but... HR was too hight for the run. should have been down about 3-5 bpm to be more comfortable.
What would you do differently?:

lower HR a few bpm.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around a bit... drank a water, gatorade, ate a banana and some type of granola bar, and then walked/ stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

weight loss would improve overall time, but i was very happy with my performance.

Event comments:

great race... very well organized. definitely one to hit next year!

Last updated: 2006-08-10 12:00 AM
00:17:13 | 880 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 168/478
Performance: Below average
Course: ttiangle, with middle section being the longest.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:44
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:52:22 | 19.5 miles | 22.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 78/478
Performance: Good
HR avg was probably around 170-172 for bike.
Wind: None
Course: lolipop loop... out-loop-back on same road. pretty flat overall with a few fairly sharp turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:23:11 | 03.1 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 249/478
Performance: Good
HR was in upper 170's-mid 180's the whole run. too high!
Course: pretty flat... out and back route with some grass/gravel and some paved sections. most of the run was shaded. last 1/4 mile was grass and allflat or slightly downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-08-14 12:42 PM

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Subject: Lums Pond Triathlon

2006-08-14 3:04 PM
in reply to: #511020

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Centreville, MD
Subject: RE: Lums Pond Triathlon

Sounds like you had a great day yesterday.  You had an awesome bike leg and congrats on the PR on the 5k!

2006-08-15 11:28 AM
in reply to: #511249

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Subject: RE: Lums Pond Triathlon
thanks! this is only my 2nd race, so i wasn't too sure how i'd do. i was right where i expected on the bike, but both the swim and the run were really beyond my expectations. i was real happy with the day in general.

it looks like you did real well on your race too! a really great improvement form last year! great job!
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