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Greenfield, Massachusetts
United States
Greenfield Recreation Department
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 35m 32s
Overall Rank = 60/109
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/8
Pre-race routine:

This was the earliest I've had to get up for an event - 4:30am wakeup call to leave the house by 5:00am. I put Irish oats in the crock pot the night before and made a to go serving for the car with blueberries. DH drove (thankfully).
Event warmup:

The river was FREEZING. I did a few strokes and just kind of bobbed up and down trying to stay somewhat warm. It was unexpected for this time of year but luckily I ALWAYS take my wet suit with me just in case.
Swim
  • 11m 48s
  • 545 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards
Comments:

My first swim I had trouble breathing and I attributed it to first time jitters. But after swimming yesterday, I really think that it was because the water was cold. I'm slow, but I'm a good swimmer - have been since I was a kid so there's no reason for me to have panicked. In any case, I'm feeling really good about my swim. I just need to get faster.
What would you do differently?:

Probably nothing. Train this winter for sure!
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s
Comments:

Wetsuit transitions always take me longer - but since this time I used a ton of body glide and I put my timing chip under my suit, it came right off.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Bike
  • 49m 44s
  • 14.87 miles
  • 17.91 mile/hr
Comments:

As usual, my bike leg carries me though the rest of the course. I felt strong but probably could have pushed harder.
What would you do differently?:

Push more?
Transition 2
  • 00m 56s
Comments:

I think my transitions are pretty good.
Run
  • 30m 53s
  • 3.07 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile
Comments:

While this run may not look great on paper, it's REALLY good for me after having swam and biked. My leg felt great and I'm hoping this is the beginning of really being able to train hard.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit. Probably should have hopped in the river to cool down my post tib tendon but we jumped in the car instead to get to breakfast!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My own limited training.

Event comments:

Overall this was a well run, organized and supported event. This is the 30th year so they've got it down to a science now. I had a good time and it added to my confidence level going forward.




Last updated: 2013-08-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:11:48 | 545 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 55/109
Performance: Good
Suit: YES
Course: ccccccold! Course was great though. It was in a river so it was straight down with the buoys on your right, turn around the orange buoy and follow the rope ones back. I loved this type of course because there is little sighting involved! Just keep the milk jugs to your right!
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:09
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:49:44 | 14.87 miles | 17.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 50/109
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 laps
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:30:53 | 03.07 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 79/109
Performance: Good
Course: Course was kind of a horseshoe with the long segments in the sun URGH. Not too bad though.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Good job. Really fast transitions. Glad you felt more comfortable through the swim.
2013-08-06 6:37 AM
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Great race and really AWESOME transitions.  I think you need to share some of your secrets!!!!
2013-08-06 10:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Greenfield Lightlife Triathlon - Sprint Course
LOL! Well truth be told I mis typed on T1 It was 2:09 - but t2 is accurate!

I always stand there for a second or two going "do I have everything?"



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2013-08-06 5:13 PM
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I'm impressed with the transitions too! It just takes me soooo long...
Well done
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