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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
United States
Connellsville Parks & Rec
68F / 20C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 28m 56s
Overall Rank = 40/55
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:15am, had bagel thin with peanut butter. Let at 6am, Drove to Connellsville from outside Pittsburgh, hour drive. Drove around Connellsville trying to find start arrived at 7:15am, picked up packet and took a nap in the car until 8am.
Event warmup:

Quick bike ride down and back on GAP to get legs warmed up.
Swim
  • 01m 51s
  • 300 yards
  • 37s / 100 yards
Comments:

Short swim, sprinted almost entire distance, got really bunched up at turn around. Water was cold but so short wetsuit was not needed.
What would you do differently?:

Start at front.
Transition 1
  • 01m 51s
Comments:

Good transition but too long putting on socks which ended up wet anyways.
What would you do differently?:

Practice going without socks to save time.
Bike
  • 48m 11s
  • 11.7 miles
  • 14.57 mile/hr
Comments:

Was in the lead pack at the start of the bike. Volunteers directed us the wrong way. Ended up adding another 1.4 miles to my route along with a number of minutes we were cruising around trying to find the proper route. Once back on the route was able to catch & pass a lot of people. Was not fully prepared for the amount of hills.
What would you do differently?:

Memorize the course map.
Transition 2
  • 00m 26s
Comments:

Made pretty quick T2, started out a few steps forgot my helmet was on, took it off and threw it back to my area.
What would you do differently?:

Get a better number belt, pinned my number to my spi-belt but it ended up ripping the number. Had to reattach while running.
Run
  • 35m 23s
  • 3 miles
  • 11m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

Only aid station was at turn around at 1.5 miles, was expecting one somewhere between there and leaving T2.
What would you do differently?:

Carry water or take big drink from bike bottle before leaving T2
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around few minutes, ate half banana and had some water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Missing the turn adding to the bike. Was unable to pace myself correctly on bike not knowing how much further I actually had to go.

Event comments:

Must have missed the awards ceremony as saw pictures of it but never actually saw it. No chip timing only tag timing.




Last updated: 2012-08-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:01:51 | 300 yards | 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/55
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Out right side of rope, turn at boat back down left side of rope.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:51
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:48:11 | 11.7 miles | 14.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/55
Performance:
Wind: None
Course: Tour of the city, mostly uphill until last two miles.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 75
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:26
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:35:23 | 03 miles | 11m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/55
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back along GAP
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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