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Hammonton, New Jersey
United States
DQ Events
53F / 12C
Total Time = 59m 48s
Overall Rank = 7/210
Age Group = 15-19
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Event warmup:

15 minute run w/ striders at end, 5 minute light stretch, 15 minute bike on the trainer w/ 4 x 20-sec hard, 5 minute light stretch.

Went to swim start and swam about 5 minutes before the race start.
  • 05m 35s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 16s / 100 yards

Definitely out of swim shape having not swam since states in middle of March. The fastest swim time was 5:11 and he took off right from the start. I tried hanging onto his feet but couldn't.

5:21 out of water plus :14 run into T1.
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

Technically part of the bike course, but really really struggled trying to get clipped into my shoes at the mount line. I definitely need to learn/practice having the shoes clipped in pre-race. Can't keep taking that much time in transition trying to get the shoes clipped in.

Pretty flawless T1 though besides the mount line.
What would you do differently?:

Learn a flying mount.
  • 33m 29s
  • 12 miles
  • 21.50 mile/hr

Made a racing error by not taking advantage of the tailwind. I thought "riding 25 mph, I'll just hold this and be conservative for the run." Didn't work out that way on the trip back to transition.

Also, time likely would've been around 33:00 rather than 33:29 because of the mounting problems.
What would you do differently?:

Take advantage of winds.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s
What would you do differently?:

Took feet out of shoes way too early. Need to analyze the last half mile into T2 next time and walk through it in my head. Other than that, no problems.
  • 18m 28s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 10s  min/mile

Nice run course. Felt good on the run with a 6:17, 6:20, and then a 6:00 pace for the last 0.94. Run was a bit short.

Again though, should have realized how close the finishing line was. Made my move way too late thinking the course was a full 5k. Also, when getting passed with about 10 seconds to go, I should've made a surge. Had plenty left in the tank. Felt like I could have held that pace for a 10k.

Run has definitely improved, but need to use that to my advantage instead of holding back so much.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster, race tactically.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mount line problems, not racing smartly.

Event comments:

Just a well-run, solid small sprint triathlon/duathlon. Everything was on time and no problems during the race. Well put together.

Last updated: 2015-05-23 12:00 AM
00:05:35 | 440 yards | 01m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 2/210
Performance: Average
Suit: blueseventy Reaction Sleeveless
Course: Out and back rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:35
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:29 | 12 miles | 21.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 14/210
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, 6 miles each way. Flew on the way out and struggled on the way back in. Tailwind/Headwind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:18:28 | 03 miles | 06m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 10/210
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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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