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Tuckerton, New Jersey
United States
CityTri Racing
71F / 22C
Overcast
Total Time = 6h 10m 28s
Overall Rank = 32/68
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/8
Pre-race routine:

Get there early to check out the course, and transitions.
Event warmup:

Just some stretching and a quick swim to get the blood flowing.
Swim
  • 31m 33s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards
Comments:

Water was nice temp, cool and comfortable. There was a ton of vegetation, and it was hard to swim at times with it hanging all over my goggles, timing chip, basically everything. Made a couple of off course moves, but nothing major. Must have had to pass about 50 people of so, which made it difficult.
Transition 1
  • 04m 47s
Comments:

It was a decent run from the lake up to T1. Took my time here to make sure I had everything. Applied some of the lube for the crotchel region.
What would you do differently?:

Not much here. May train on these more, so I'm more comfortable.
Bike
  • 2h 57m 17s
  • 57.2 miles
  • 19.36 mile/hr
Comments:

I was happy with this, wish I could have got the avg up to 20MPH, but effort was good here. Never really pushed it too hard.
What would you do differently?:

Be a little more aggressive on the down hills, not much.
Transition 2
  • 02m 54s
Comments:

Again, not very experienced here. Could have done it quicker. Took my time applied some paste to the nether regions to limit an rubbing.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to do these more efficiently.
Run
  • 2h 33m 55s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 45s  min/mile
Comments:

ITB issues after mile 6. First 6 were around 10/mile, second half was mostly min run/ min walk. Was in lots of pain for last 5 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Don't know if I could have done anything different on race day. Need more strength for the IT support.
Post race
Warm down:

None. too much pain.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

ITB pain

Event comments:

Somewhat unorganized. Some volunteers were sleeping, not paying attention, or just not there at times. They ran out of water on a stop, which was a double stop. (passed twice) This wasn't all of them. Some were great. The lady with the oranges was my savior. Cold water and the orange slices got me through the back half.




Last updated: 2013-10-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:31:33 | 2112 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 3/68
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 04:47
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
02:57:17 | 57.2 miles | 19.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/68
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Course was nice. There were no real hills, just a couple of small ones. The one coming into the turn around and bike finish took my by surprise the 1st time though. Some of the road was rough, and made it uncomfortable riding, but that was only about 20-25% of the course. Rest was ok.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:54
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
Running
02:33:55 | 13.1 miles | 11m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/68
Performance: Bad
Course: Nice. Part trail, part black top. All mostly shaded through camp grounds. Enjoyed the course itself. They could have used more water. Didn't like having to run through the woods at times. trails were tight, and poorly marked in places.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %3.4
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

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