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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
United States
Blackhawk Foundation
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 32m 59s
Overall Rank = 34/50
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Wasn't totally set on doing this triathlon even when I woke up in the morning. I took a smoothie and coffee with me which in retrospect was a bad idea...
Event warmup:

none
Swim
  • 09m 19s
  • 450 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards
Comments:

was breathing like a maniac as always but I was pleased with my time
What would you do differently?:

warm up
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s
Bike
  • 45m 52s
  • 11 miles
  • 14.39 mile/hr
Comments:

I was crawling up some of the hills. I was pleased with my speed going down hills. Never felt like I got my HR under control.
What would you do differently?:

Would have preferred water, not gatorade, given the heat.
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s
Comments:

it was fine. Lots of people faster but what the heck. It was 2 minutes.
Run
  • 34m 30s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

Maybe I could have pushed it a little more but I was pretty happy with my pace if not my place! I stopped to drink and pour water on myself when I could. I walked up parts of the hills- not because I couldn't run, just to make sure I didn't hurt myself before the finish.,
Post race
Warm down:

walked around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

racing heart at the start- still haven't figured this out. Maybe it's the lack of warm-up. And the heat. And my lack of training- am definitely going to focus on the bike.

Event comments:

Very well-organized and well-run. I know some people in later heats were unhappy with having to run in the brutal heat- but it's not always in the 90s in July in PA, and what can you do. I don't know how I got placed in the first heat but I'm glad I did. Super friendly volunteers, plenty of pizza even for later finishers. And I won my age group! So I am happy!




Last updated: 2012-07-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:19 | 450 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 35/50
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: in a pool- very hot!
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:45:52 | 11 miles | 14.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 34/50
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: ridiculous hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:34:30 | 03.1 miles | 11m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 40/50
Performance: Average
Course: out-and-back, with a couple of hills. Extremely hot by that point but a decent amount of shade on the run (at least for me- I was in the first wave)
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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