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Atlantic City, New Jersey
United States
DelMoSports
50F / 10C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 26m 39s
Overall Rank = 170/432
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 16/30
Pre-race routine:

Wakeup at 4am after the usual tossing and turning all night waiting for 4am, choke down a banana and some of a peanut butter bagel, gatorade and coffee. Normal prerace nerves. This being my second Oly.
Event warmup:

easy setup as bike drop off was required day before race, setup transition area. drink my prerace energy drinks and have a granola bar, do some stretching, bathroom etc. put on wetsuit and proceed to wait for 1.5 hours until we start due to delay. More pushup and bathroom trips.
Swim
  • 34m 37s
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards
Comments:

my best swim to date, decided to push a little harder on swim.
What would you do differently?:

just keep on improving and practicing, the more you swim the better you get.
Transition 1
  • 03m 41s
Comments:

decent T1, maybe could have not dried off as much after remvoing wetsuit, but it was quite chilly getting out of water and another 45 seconds of toweling off was important before getting on bike.
What would you do differently?:

maybe no socks next time
Bike
  • 54m 41s
  • 20 miles
  • 21.94 mile/hr
Comments:

decided not to push to hard like I normally do on the bike, what can I say I like to go fast, but this time I didn't push to hard and kept cadence up to cut through headwind and push a hair more down wind. Averaged just under 22mph and didn't feel like I was working hard.
Transition 2
  • 02m 18s
Comments:

pretty good T2, but need to be careful not to cramp as I put running shoes on as I bend down.
Run
  • 51m 20s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 08s  min/km
Comments:

This was my best run yet PR, last 2 miles of run I went sub 8 min/miles which for me is Awesome.
What would you do differently?:

Keep practicing just like swim, practice makes perfect.
Post race
Warm down:

water fruit

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing Best race in my short Tri career

Event comments:

This is a Great Event, I did the Sprint last year and this was my second Oly. The Seafoof festival in conjunction with race is Awesome.


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Last updated: 2013-09-18 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:34:37 | 1760 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 288/432
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: back bay swim, lots of jelly fish, current was heading out for first leg then into slight current on the way back up.
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:41
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:54:41 | 20 miles | 21.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 78/432
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: great bike course along the AC Expressway, some headwind, but overall a fast flat course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:51:20 | 10 kms | 05m 08s  min/km
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 198/432
Performance: Good
Course: great run course along the AC Boardwalk, so much activity going on as you run along. Several Miss America's out on the Boardwalk :)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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