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Pantanella Flat As A Pancake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Staten Island, New York
United States
Green Brook Racing
Total Time = 1h 19m 20s
Overall Rank = 5/19
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

3:15 am BEEP BEEP BEEP - Woke up ate a bowl of Cereal with a Banana and a cup of Joe. Packed up the car left my house @ 4am - I live in Long Island. Arrived @ 5:30 and was surprise to see the parking lot starting to fill. Unpacked my gear and got a great spot on the bike rack. I was talking with a guy name Bill - nice guy. We were killing some time because we both had a dreadful 2.5 hour wait.
Event warmup:

Ate a power bar 45 min prior to start

Just kinda walked around and stretched.

Talked to a bunch of people waiting for the sprint. Everyone was really nice.
  • 11m 24s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 35s / 100 yards

This was my 1st OWS swim so the start was kinda a feel and see process. I made the mistake and started right in the Middle. I was wearing a wetsuit and it was AWESOME. Talk about Buoyant ! I'm a newbie with Tri's, but let me tell you a wetsuit makes swimming enjoyable - I never used my legs.
What would you do differently?:

Start to the outside
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

Just one delay on trying to get my shoes on.
  • 36m 29s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.74 mile/hr

I gave it everything I had on the Bike and I felt great. However, the USAT offical gave my a 2 min penalty for drafting. COMON. If I was truly drafting I don't mind taking the penalty, but this 2 min cost my 3rd place. I WAS SO MAD WHEN I FOUND OUT.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - Just want the USAT offical to let the riders know if / when they receive a penalty.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Everything went according to plan. I just started practicing removing my feet from my shoes and was able to accomplish this during the race. Not perfect, but I did it.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice removing feet from my Bike shoes.
  • 26m 53s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

The 1st mile I was spent from the Bike, but was able to kick in the reserves for the last 2.1

The Run was HOT and there was no mile marker.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Went right to the outdoor showers - This was a great feeling !

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I trained very hard for this race and really wanted to place. It's a shame a USAT offical gave me this penalty when I really was just zooming along.

Looooooong wait for the start of the sprint.

Last updated: 2007-08-04 12:00 AM
00:11:24 | 440 yards | 02m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/19
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Wetsuit
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:29 | 12 miles | 19.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/19
Performance: Good
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:53 | 03.1 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/19
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-08-04 4:05 PM

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