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23 Anual Pine Barrens Olympic Distance Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Shamong, New Jersey
United States
Total Time = 3h 25m 31s
Overall Rank = 130/146
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke up way too early. Got to race venue 1hr before organizers showed up. I could have used the extra hour of sleep. First time being marked for a tri. Race# was 677. Met a guy in the parking lot looked like he was in his 50's had been doing Tri's for 18 years & had done IM Kona. He was super helpful & helped keep my head from getting the best of me & freaking myself out; very relaxed we set up transition area next to each other. Did a good sheparding a newbie thru the details of my first tri I couldn't thank him enough.
  • 43m 52s
  • 1760 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

lack of water clarity messed up my breathing. I normally take a few strokes & breath but I ended up breathing every stroke to keep on course 7 keep from looking into total darkness. Turning my head so much made me dizzy when I got to t1
What would you do differently?:

get a little more open water practice
Transition 1
  • 00m

very dizzy from swim
  • 1h 19m
  • 24 miles
  • 18.23 mile/hr

drank too much toward end of ride to hydrate for the run(overly cautious/nervouse about bonking on run). Used one of my sports drinks that just did not agree with me. Too sugary fruit punch. Will use HEED more next time as taste not overwhelming
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 1h 22m 35s
  • 7 miles
  • 11m 48s  min/mile

see above
What would you do differently?:

practice a little more trail running. Leave my shirt at transition & just use race# belt
Post race
Event comments:

Ok first race. I would have given my right arm to be running on hard hot asphalt when I was slogging thru the sand. Water temp came as a surprise to me(can you say shrinkage everyone). I didn't expect it to be as warm as the pool but I thought it would be a little warmer than what it was.

Last updated: 2006-08-18 12:00 AM
00:43:52 | 1760 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/146
Suit: none
Course: Water was pitch black from tannin in the lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:19:00 | 24 miles | 18.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: flat along major roads
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:22:35 | 07 miles | 11m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/146
Course: Wooded run thru dirt paths & sand. First 3 and a half miles felt too good to be true & they were. Had to do 2 laps of a section of the loop which had more sandy stretches which bogged me down/killed me. Had to run walk that section got to the mark for final mile which was less sandy & did fine the last mile after having a gel & some water.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2006-09-09 3:06 PM

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Norristown, PA
Subject: 23 Anual Pine Barrens Olympic Distance Triathlon

2006-09-09 3:22 PM
in reply to: #535272

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Kansas City, MO
Subject: RE: 23 Anual Pine Barrens Olympic Distance Triathlon
Great job on your first tri....doing an oly for number 1.  That's awesome! Pretty cool you met a guy who had done Kona to give you some pointers.  Congrats Triathlete!
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