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Mini Mighty Man Pool Triathlon - Triathlon

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East Meadow, New York
United States
Total Time = 39m 13s
Overall Rank = 15/317
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/27
Pre-race routine:

Usual morning breakfast. Little lighter in calories since a short sprint event.

Event warmup:

I got to site a little late to get into the pool (which was a zoo of people anyway) - So, I did strides and ran outside; worked up a warmth, took off warm ups, down to bare feet and ran to the pool to wait for start.
  • 07m 50s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 58s / 100 meters

I seeded myself somewhere between 6.30 and 7 minutes. People were sent into pool 5 or so seconds apart. Not everything goes as planned and people get log jammed in traffic. I actually had to STOP to adjust, wait, re start in the middle of the pool. That backed up my time and it was so annoying, killed a rhythm, then I got passed eventually by 2 people. I passed about 4 or 5 as well.
What would you do differently?:

Get in an ocean or lake. I found pool swim terribly annoying
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

This was a climb out of pool, run up baby grassy hill up and over into transition about 300 meters away. I didn't sprint it, but I wasn't exactly walking
What would you do differently?:

Not much, thought I handled it well. It was just about 50 degrees at race time. I had a pearl izumi jacket ready for the bike, but I felt warm enough that I threw a run beanie on before my helmet and socks. Other than that, a baby sip of my mix and off I went
  • 14m 9s
  • 6 miles
  • 25.44 mile/hr

I had put the GT Jammer aero bars on the day before and tested them out to my liking. On this course I got into them as quickly as possible and went at it. I really felt the difference on them on this flat loop course. I passed tons of people and dropped into drops and took turns hard.
What would you do differently?:

Not assess the 1st loop, just go out hard immediately. Create my own paths, don't adjust to other people (especially ones not moving well, or staying to right) I slowed a few times to handle these "situations" Be even more aggressive
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

I keep feet in shoes and unclip and hop off while entering dismount area. Quick swig of my mix and a GU for the hell of it and into shoes and run out
What would you do differently?:

  • 13m 56s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 58s  min/mile

I still feel heavy coming off the bike. The way I ride, my legs, which are above your average muscularity for triathlete standards, get crazy pumped. Takes a while to feel "lighter" and "looser"
What would you do differently?:

Work more in training to make bike to run less difficult. It'll come over time.

I know I can be faster in final runs
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Traffic in pool - still dealing with heavy legs off bike

Event comments:

The only thing that stops me from giving a 5 is my hatred for the mass pool swims.

*Technically, this was my first official triathlon. Having been doing enough du/biath/aqua dual events, I have been ready. I am happy, but feel like I can and should get better. Racing swims makes my enjoyment of swimming drop big time. I can LOVE swimming if I am not so concerened for my pace....people messing with my pace....worrying about my pace.....asking myself a million questions while swimming, wondering if Im going too hard, am I wasting energy, etc etc. The swims are such a frikn mental mind fk

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Last updated: 2015-03-06 12:00 AM
00:07:50 | 400 meters | 01m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/27
Overall: 51/317
Performance: Below average
Suit: TYR Carbon Zipper Back Tri Suit
Course: 400 yards of snaking through 50 yd pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:03
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:14:09 | 06 miles | 25.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/27
Overall: 8/317
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out of transition through a winding path, then onto a few loops of 1.5 miles of the park. Flat and Fast
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:13:56 | 02 miles | 06m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/27
Overall: 27/317
Performance: Average
Course: Similar to bike, but portions of it are through the grass. My body was rejecting that idea. I preferred the asphalt
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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