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Make a Wish Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Bethany Beach, DE
United States
Total Time = 2h 46m 56s
Overall Rank = 173/331
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 22/40
Pre-race routine:

Two months to go and damn I'm nervous...
Event warmup:

I didn't warm up much...I didn't realize how early they were telling us to head to the beach for the swim. Little did I know that we had to walk the swim distance to the start. This was actually a good warmup and helped me with my nerves.
  • 31m 41s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

For my first ocean swim I was very pleased. I started slow and towards the back as to not get caught up in the chaos. I am glad I went in the ocean the day prior to get used to my suit and the ocean. The day before the water was rough and I was a bit worried. I think this also had to do with me being the only one in the water. For the race, I felt very comfortable.
What would you do differently?:

For my next one I will attack the start. I was one of the top swimmers in my wave and I think the slow start cost me a couple minutes. I am still happy with the way I approached the swim though.
Transition 1
  • 04m 30s

Not a bad T1. The only issue I had was some cramping out of the water. My right calf especially. I took a bit to kind of stretch out. I think I can drop a minute or a minimum of 30 seconds next time with little trouble.
What would you do differently?:

Not much but hopefully not have to stretch in transition. Hopefully my fun to the transition will be easier. I felt like I couldn't bend my knees...
  • 1h 13m 25s
  • 36 kms
  • 29.42 km/hr

I really need to work on my biking in the off season. I got passed by everyone. Ugh. This was the event I was least comfortable with and it showed. I will do better next race.
What would you do differently?:

Train more on the actual bike rather than the stationary!!! Train more on the bike overall.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Can't say I'd do much different here...hopefully dismount better, but I was super tight!
What would you do differently?:

Dismount better.
  • 55m 47s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 35s  min/km

Quads were tight throughout. Never walked...fairly satisfied.
What would you do differently?:

Train more bricks...I did all of mine in the gym (stationary bike/treadmill)
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

This is a fantastic race for an extremely good cause. I highly recommend it to anyone in a relatively close area. The post race picnic was fantastic.

Last updated: 2004-07-07 12:00 AM
00:31:41 | 1500 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/40
Overall: 60/331
Performance: Good
Suit: Ironman Stealth Long John
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:13:25 | 36 kms | 29.42 km/hr
Age Group: 30/40
Overall: 263/331
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Two hills...a bridge each way. Other than that, course was extremely flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:55:47 | 10 kms | 05m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 23/40
Overall: 201/331
Performance: Average
Course: Very flat
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

2004-09-28 2:07 PM

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Olney, MD
Subject: Make a Wish Triathlon

2004-09-28 8:05 PM
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Harrisburg, PA
Subject: RE: Make a Wish Triathlon
Way to go!  That was a solid performance all around.  I was considering the Make a Wish this year, but I got a worried about what would have been my first ocean swim.  Congratulations on finishing your first race in the Atlantic! -Matt
2004-09-28 11:38 PM
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las vegas
Subject: RE: Make a Wish Triathlon
way to do a race for a good cause and congrats on a great first ocean swim!
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