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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
78F / 26C
Total Time = 3h 24m 34s
Overall Rank = 1286/1544
Age Group = MCLYDES
Age Group Rank = 50/68
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30am ang got ready to bike down to the event from our hotel wit the rest of my TNT chapter.
  • 29m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Swam in male clydes. This was my most relaxing swim in a long while. I'm happy with my swim time but I know I could have gone faster. My whole goal on this day since it was my very first Oly was to enjoy myself and not be gassed when I got out of the water.

Overall 596/1544
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder but not so much as to be exhausted at the end of the swim
Transition 1
  • 04m 40s

I did just as I had planned. Took some time to wash & dry the piggies be for socks & shoes.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 28m 54s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.77 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Work a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 03m 21s
  • 1h 17m 51s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 32s  min/mile

I walked more than I really wanted.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Myself. In both the swim and Bike I now know I could have pushed alittle harder and still been O.K. But with this being my first OLY I set out to do two things 1)Finish the race and enjoy myself. 2)Comp[lete the event in less than 3:30:00

Last updated: 2007-01-13 12:00 AM
00:29:36 | 1640 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/68
Overall: 596/1544
Performance: Good
Suit: Fit 2 Race
Course: Down river course with a reverse "J" finish. After rounding the last bouy there was a slight up river/cross current swim.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:28:54 | 24.85 miles | 16.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/68
Overall: 1161/1544
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 lap course in a beautiful park. 4 hills, short by some standards but 2 were quite steep. With me being a larger guy (240) going up steep hills is a struggle. My slowest up hill speed was 6mph... at least I didn't tip over from lack of foreward movement. Downhills were awesome, max speed 38mph. Could have pushed harder
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:17:51 | 06.21 miles | 12m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/68
Overall: 1425/1544
Performance: Average
Course: Nice course, first half was shadey
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2007-06-26 7:22 AM

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