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Harrison City, Pennsylvania
United States
Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 24m 26s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = w 30-39
Age Group Rank = 6/11
Pre-race routine:

drove there, drank some water before leaving the house and one the way. Ate a bar and drank coffee on the way; gel before the first heat went.
Swim
  • 00m
  • 200 yards
  • / 100 yards
Comments:

I put down 4 min 10 sec as my expected time for 200 yards and was placed in the last heat. Almost every heat before me had people flailing, doggy-paddling, doing breaststroke ont their backs, taking 10 minutes to do the swim. Starting with about heat 7 everyone in the heats could actually swim. It would be great if they could fix this but no big deal. It would be a bigger deal if this race gets bigger, or if the day had been hotter.
What would you do differently?:

um... underestimate my swim time?
Transition 1
  • 00m
Bike
  • 52m 24s
  • 10 miles
  • 11.35 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 32m 11s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 29s  min/mile
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Plantar fascitis on the run. Other than that nothing- happy with my bike and swim.

Event comments:

Very nice race. Can't say enough about the volunteers- I was never in doubt about where I had to go. Bike and run were both very well marked, and volunteers told you clearly where to go.
Lots of people complained about the run- it sounds like they change it every year so it might be different next year.




Last updated: 2013-06-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:00:00 | 200 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
4 laps in the pool- no separate time for this. I was happy with how I did though.
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:52:24 | 10 miles | 11.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Time is for swim, T1, bike (and maybe t2?) Fantastic bike course. Some hills but nothing major, plenty of places you could work up to some speed, and volunteers or officers at every single intersection where you'd have any question about where to go. Passed 4-5 people on mountain bikes/ hybrids. no one passed me.
Wind: Little
Course: rolling hills around the high school- FANTASTIC! Seriously the nicest bike course I've done in Western PA- almost all smooth pavement, no killer hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:32:11 | 03.1 miles | 10m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/11
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Passed one person, no one passed me.
Course: cross-country course: through lawns, around a small neighborhood, through the woods, through more lawns... with a final lap around the track. There were plenty of volunteers at every turn-around but it was a brutal run. No time to get into a rhythm.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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