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DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes - TriathlonSprint

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Marlton Lakes, New Jersey
United States
DQ Events
Total Time = 1h 07m 42s
Overall Rank = 100/385
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Cheerios, banana, Clif bar, lots of water.
Event warmup:

  • 09m 57s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

A PB in my worst event. Kept my form for about 350 yards, which is certainly my best effort to date. Sighting was poor as I twice found that I had to swim back into designated swim area. Went left both times.
What would you do differently?:

Finally starting to make some swimming progress. Build on this. No wetsuit. Noticed that as wetsuits were allowed, about 60% of elites wore theirs, which was much higher that age grouper percentage. Tells me that the speed and form gain, which for me is tremendous with suit, is worth the extra minute getting it off, even in such a short swim.

Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

Tried to put on gloves, but abandoned this after about 10 wasted seconds. Got there early enough to take an end spot almost exactly half-way into trans area, right by a telephone pole, which was a nice landmark.
What would you do differently?:

Forget the gloves. If I crash, I'm just going to deal with busted up hands. Water bottle with spray tip might have been useful as there was a lot of beach sand on the feet.

  • 32m 24s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.37 mile/hr

A PB for pace on the bike, as I broke 20 mph for first time ever in a race.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, keep at it training wise so I can get that pace up in the low 20's.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

Fairly good transistion. Again, the telephone pole helped me find my spot. I probably exhibited a slightly bad form as I realized that I was out in the lane a little a tying my sneakers. I don't think I slowed anyone down, but clearly something I don't want to do again.
  • 22m 2s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

I felt slow, but a third PB today, so I can't complain.
What would you do differently?:

As always, more training.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim - as always.

Event comments:

A very nice little race. I loved the neighborhood feel. Great for first timers, of which there appeared to be quite a few. Only my third sprint ever, so it was a great fit for me. Organizers were a little slow getting the swim started, but with 3 PB's today, I have little to complain about. Things are starting to come together for me in this great sport. Swim, swim, swim, swim, and swim some more. This event took place in the middle of me fighting a chest cold.

Last updated: 2007-07-15 12:00 AM
00:09:57 | 440 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 298/385
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: Straight 1/4 mile shot across the lake
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:21
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:24 | 11 miles | 20.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 97/385
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Relatively flat, some minor rolls, and gentle grades.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:02 | 03 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 79/385
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, with some easy corners
Keeping cool 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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-09-02 9:50 AM


Newtown, PA
Subject: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes

2007-09-02 10:15 AM
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Des Moines, Iowa
Subject: RE: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes
Congrat's on the PB's in all three events!  With a chest cold at that.   Just think what you would have done if you were healthy.  Look out at the next event
2007-09-02 3:32 PM
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Royersford, PA
Subject: RE: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes
Nice job! This is a fun little race has a very "mom and pop" feel which I like. Three PRs is a pretty darn good day and a top 100 finish to boot. Congrats.
2007-09-03 9:09 PM
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Newtown, PA
Subject: RE: DQ Triathlon at Marlton Lakes
Thanks all for the comments. Just trying to keep up with you folks!
2007-09-04 12:40 PM
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Nice race. Congrats.
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