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State College, Pennsylvania
United States
YMCA Of Centre County
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 38m 30s
Overall Rank = 92/142
Age Group = F40-49
Age Group Rank = 10/15
Pre-race routine:

We stayed at a hotel in Williamsport so we got up pretty early and drove to State College. I ate my bagel in the car. Leslie knew exactly what she was doing so we zipped right into town and parked in the garage near the pool. We walked over to packet pickup and then came back for the bikes. Set up transition and had plenty of time to spare to hit the restroom and relax a little bit before the pre-meet meeting.
Event warmup:

Not much. I did get in a swim part way down the lane and back just to get the feel for the pool.
  • 16m 32s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 12s / 100 meters

I had a great swim - loved the long course pool. I passed one guy twice, but otherwise barely noticed any other swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Not much - I was VERY pleased with this swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s

I didn't hurry here. I knew my time wasn't going to be spectacular and wasn't sure how the ankle would hold up. Was pleasantly surprised to see the time was as low as it was.
What would you do differently?:

Not much given the circumstances. Had I been in better shape, I probably would've hurried more.
  • 47m 54s
  • 12.42 miles
  • 15.56 mile/hr

This was an OK bike - wasn't pushing too hard.
What would you do differently?:

Bike more!
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s

Wasn't hurrying much here either. Did OK - was a little thrown off because somebody else's bike was in Leslie's spot. Weird...
What would you do differently?:

Again same as T1, I wouldn't have done much differently under these circumstances. Had I been in better shape, I probably would've hurried more.
  • 31m 7s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 01s  min/mile

I knew I was going to struggle here, but it didn't end up being as bad as I thought. I just kept telling myself to run to the first mile, then it was just run to the water stop, then the turn around, and before I knew it, I was done! Was far from fast, but this was the furthest I had run in quite a while.
What would you do differently?:

Run more!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little and then went back out to the road to watch for Leslie.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury and lack of training It was good for me to get out an do something though. Hopefully this will motivate me to get back to training more.

Event comments:

This was a fun, low key race, and I loved the pool swim. It would be a good one for someone just getting into triathlons.

Last updated: 2016-07-18 12:00 AM
00:16:32 | 750 meters | 02m 12s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/15
Overall: 64/142
Performance: Good
Was 14:53 out of the water - additional time was for hobbling to T1
Course: Long course pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:04
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:47:54 | 12.42 miles | 15.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 95/142
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back from campus. Rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:31:07 | 03.11 miles | 10m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/15
Overall: 111/142
Performance: Below average
Course: Ran out into a non-shaded area on fresh pavement. This would've been HOT if the sun had been blazing
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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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