Triathlon Goals

It was fun looking back on all of my past times for this race. I really can’t believe this is my 5th year competing in the JCC Triathlon by the Sea. I have trained for this race for the past few months and I feel very ready to compete. I am not in a position to win this race but I am in a position to beat some of my former times. Here they are in all of their glory.

Triathlon by the sea - 2014

  • Swim 5:30
  • Bike 43:13
  • Run 35:01
  • TOTAL 1:23:42


  • Swim 5:04
  • Bike 45:48
  • Run 36:06
  • TOTAL 1:26:57


  • Swim 5:31
  • T1 2:26
  • Bike 43:45
  • T2 0:58
  • Run 35:45
  • TOTAL 1:28:34


  • Swim 5:29
  • Bike 56:41 (flat tires)
  • Run 36:01
  • TOTAL 1:38:10


2014 goals

This is hard to judge because its a pool swim so you never know what will happen. One year I got completely jammed up by the person 3 swimmers ahead of me. The person behind him didn’t pass and we were all brought to a quick stop. I think this was in 2012. I would love to have swim time around 5:15 seconds.


Lesson learned from last year >> Take bike out of basement before the morning of the race and have someone else check the tires to see if they need air. I did neither of these last year. I was riding along last year and felt very slow. I thought it was me but turns out I had two flat tires. I kind lady cycled up behind me around mile 5 and informed me I was riding on flats. Luckily, I knew where the bike repair gentlemen was stationed and I was really close to him. I rode up and asked if my tires were flat and, while suppressing a laugh, he said yes. I tried to quickly dismount and ended up falling off my bike. Pull it together Emily! The nice gentleman filled both tires and I felt like a speed demon for the rest of the race. I would prefer NOT to embarrass myself again this year and finish the bike portion with a respectable time of 43 minutes.


In the past I have been cautious on the run and by cautious I mean slow. Here’s hoping that all of my half marathon training has made my legs better an running while fatigued. I would like to break the 10:00 min/mile pace and there for break the 35:00 minute mark. I have yet to do this in this race.

I am really looking forward to this race as it is one of my favorites of the year. The weather is looking absolutely perfect as well…perfect for me at least!



6 thoughts on “Triathlon Goals

  1. Great goals and you can do it!!! I know you can achieve them!! Pool tri swims can be challenging because of the number of swimmers in the pool at one time! XOXO! You’re going to rock it!

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