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Ridgefield Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
United States
Total Time = 1h 21m 24s
Overall Rank = 86/311
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 16m 23s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

My life has been busy and although I've been able to train on the bike and have been running, I haven't been in a swimming pool since last August. Wasn't sure how this swim would work out so just took things slow and steady. Swam only a minute faster last year on actual swim training...don't know what that says about my training plan!
What would you do differently?:

Not take a 9 month hiatus from swimming.
Transition 1
  • 03m 3s

included couple hundred yard run from pond to transition. Took it easy since I have no swimming fitness and wanted to settle the HR before the bike.
  • 38m 15s
  • 12.75 miles
  • 20.00 mile/hr

After last tri season I decided I needed to spend some serious time in the saddle on the off-season to improve my bike fitness. Hit trainerroad hard and saw some moderate improvements. Biked the same course as last year 1mph faster so can't complain.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s
  • 22m 30s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 30s  min/km

Not my best effort. I ran almost 2 mins faster last year on worse run fitness. Since I felt I didn't overcook the bike, I'm guessing my lack of swim fitness caught up to me by the run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of swim fitness.

Event comments:

Great local race. Well organized with good traffic control and helpful volunteers.

Last updated: 2015-06-01 12:00 AM
00:16:23 | 880 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 154/311
Course: Pond swim
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:03
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:15 | 12.75 miles | 20.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 84/311
Course: Reasonably hilly course.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:15
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:30 | 05 kms | 04m 30s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 77/311
Course: hilly run course, with first half net uphill and 2nd half net downhill
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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