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Steelman Triathlon - Olympic Distance - Triathlon


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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
United States
Steelman Triathlon
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 45m 59s
Overall Rank = 188/400
Age Group = F60-64
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:15 a.m. to leave the house by 4:00. Arrived at Linda's on time and then Janette's early. Good thing we did because Route 313 was closed with a serious accident. Long story short, we got lost and arrived way later than we had planned. We had to park a mile away from T1. That meant a lousy spot on the rack. At least we got there in time to compete.
Event warmup:

None.
Swim
  • 24m 38s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 38s / 100 meters
Comments:

I was hot with the wetsuit on.

Swimming is by far my best leg.
Transition 1
  • 02m 42s
Comments:

No socks on the bike and didn't miss them.
Bike
  • 1h 24m 6s
  • 24.6 miles
  • 17.55 mile/hr
Comments:

Had one GU and one and a half water bottles of watered-down Gatorade. Did not use the on-course bottle exchange.

My worst leg, as usual.
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s
Comments:

Long way to run in biking shoes.
Run
  • 52m 34s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile
Comments:

Had one GU on the run during second loop. I counted people that I passed to entertain myself during the run. I got up to 83 people. Of course, they were not all doing the same race as I was. Some were in the sprint.
Post race
Warm down:

Changed my wet clothes right away and then waited to get a picture of Janette and Linda finishing. After Janette finished, I contemplated asking some of the finishers if they passed a woman wearing a leg brace. I never did ask anyone but as I was waiting, quite a few came in with leg braces. One woman had one on each leg!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I can't complain…what am I saying?…of course I can complain. I wanted to go faster. Why didn't I? Too old! I could weigh less! Don't train hard enough! We've all got a million excuses. Truthfully, I'm happy to be able to do this and am thankful.

Event comments:

Awesome race. They have the best swag. This year we all received a nice-quality tri bag. They have plenty of giveaways at the award ceremony. Excellent healthy food!




Last updated: 2014-08-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:24:38 | 1500 meters | 01m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 81/400
Performance: Good
Suit: Long-sleeve wetsuit
Course:
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:24:06 | 24.6 miles | 17.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 243/400
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course: Rolling hills
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 02:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:52:34 | 06.2 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 197/400
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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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We will certainly have the ride to this race to talk about for years to come!
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