Sunday, September 22, 2013

2013 Pittsburgh Triathlon (International) By The Numbers

This post has been hanging around in draft for over a month, so I finally decided to finish it and hit publish. It's a little dated, but the data is all valid and I did actually used some of the data in my race plan for Cedar Point.
Here's a by-the-numbers look at my result from the 2013 Pittsburgh, International Distance, Triathlon from earlier this summer. Starting with a correlation analysis of Bike vs Run times.

This chart is interesting to me because it shows that I ran faster than I biked as compared to my peers. Interestingly, this is somewhat of an ongoing theme for me and I'm not sure why.  I'm also not sure exactly what to do as a result of having this knowledge, but I plan to give it some thought and incorporate that thinking into future race planning.

Here's a simple look at my numbers as compared to the averages in my AG. Nothing really special here, I finished "below the average" so I would follow that my individual times would also be near or below average, which they were.

Here is a quick look at my position against the field as compared to the overall, the other men and of course, my AG. Finally the number of people that I passed during the bike and the run.

I always like to look at the "passed while" numbers because it highlights how slow I am in the water! Of course if I was a faster swimmer, then these numbers would not be nearly as large.

Like I said, this post goes in the better late than never category but I'm glad it's finally done.  I'm working on another similar post for Cedar Point where I'll talk more about how I used this data to set that race plan.


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