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Waterman's International - Triathlon

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Rock Hall, Maryland
United States
Set Up Events
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 55m 16s
Overall Rank = 31/72
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and got ready, ate some cereal w/ almond milk. Had to do packet pickup in the morning and got there a little later than we should've, so we were a bit rushed. Got there at 7am and transition closed at 7:45 (I thought it closed at 8 for some reason). Rushed around, got everything done, ate a hard boiled egg and a Kind bar and drank some water before walking to the swim start, which was about a 5 minute walk.
Event warmup:

I didn't really warm up. Figured I would use the swim to warm up :-)
  • 36m 22s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 25s / 100 meters

Again, I swam a lot extra. I think I added 5-10 minutes onto my time. Otherwise, I felt strong. I am not great at sighting though, or it was just not good conditions. The sun would be in my eyes and my goggles were fogged so I couldn't see the buoy. At one point I was swimming to the wrong buoy and someone in a kayak had to chase me down to tell me. Then I went to that buoy anyway after rounding the right one, which is where I should've gotten out. I was in no man's land so didn't see anyone else getting out.
What would you do differently?:

Not swam extra...
Transition 1
  • 01m 59s

I could've been faster but I was still reeling from my stupidity in the swim so wasn't really focused.
What would you do differently?:

Move on without focusing on what I had just done in the swim.
  • 1h 25m 54s
  • 24 miles
  • 16.76 mile/hr

Again, I was really upset about the swim, probably for the first half of the bike. I was also (again) in no man's land. I passed a few people but mostly had people passing me in aero helmets with aero bars. My arms were really tired from the swim and I had a hard time holding my body comfortably. I also had a pain in my lower right glute and was uncomfortable the entire ride. I've never felt so negative during a tri. About halfway through I had the thought of "if this were a sprint I would be off this damn bike by now." Shortly after that I was like, I need to not be so negative and tried to change my thoughts to be positive and try to ignore the pain. I also spent the last 5 miles trying to wake my toes up for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Bike more to train. I say this every tri. It's just really difficult for me to find time to bike. And I really dislike it to be honest. In a group I enjoy it, but by myself I do not. And I don't push myself.
Transition 2
  • 02m

I did okay but definitely could've been better. I was just so happy to be sitting on the ground instead of the bike.
What would you do differently?:

maybe not sit down
  • 49m 2s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile

I, for the 3rd time that day, ended up in no man's land around mile 2. My toes had finally woken up but I was tired and facing 4 more miles. Then a girl caught up to me and reminded me I was racing. We ran together for the next mile and a half or 2 miles. I started to pull ahead a little and thought she would come but she didn't, but I felt really great and knew I had a lot left in me, so I took off. Felt strong for the rest of the race and just picked people off. This is definitely the best I've ever felt running in a tri. I'm very happy with my run training leading up to this race.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a bit waiting for my friend to finish. Stretched. That's pretty much it.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swimming extra, not enough bike training.

Event comments:

This was a very well done event. Very organized and lots of volunteers who were always ready to answer a question or give water or gatorade. We also had great weather, so nice work on coordinating that :-)

Last updated: 2017-10-02 12:00 AM
00:36:22 | 1500 meters | 02m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 49/72
Performance: Average
I swam at least an extra 200m, probably more like 400m, by accident
Suit: wetsuit over trisuit
Course: We did 2 laps on a rectangular course. I swam an extra leg of that rectangle b/c I thought the wrong buoy was the exit and it wasn't very well marked.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:59
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
01:25:54 | 24 miles | 16.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/13
Overall: 47/72
Performance: Below average
Was in no man's land for awhile. Larger hills than I expected and the wind was very bad in some areas
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: One large loop. Heading north there was lots of headwind.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:49:02 | 06.2 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 10/72
Performance: Good
We did two loops of a very flat run course
Course: Very flat course. It included two little add on roads where we ran up and back. I liked this because you could see people in front of you as they passed.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-10-02 8:55 AM

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