Wild Cat Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Lowell, Massachusetts
United States
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 13m 18s
Overall Rank = 79/205
Age Group = Clydsdale
Age Group Rank = 5/12
Pre-race routine:

got up and began hydrating, ate a multi-grain bagel, but mostly hydrated.
Event warmup:

putting on my wet suit, broke a sweat!
  • 09m 25s
  • 440 yards
  • 05s / 100 yards

My best swim to date, I still have massive room for improvement.
What would you do differently?:

Be a little more aggressive off the start, don't panic when a wave hits me and throws off my rhythm.
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

went smooth, everything went as planned.
What would you do differently?:

learn to leave shoes clipped in and mount barefoot.
  • 32m 54s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.06 mile/hr

Felt great immediately once i was on the bike. I was down on the aero bars right away passing guys 100 lbs less that me with very expensive bikes. I was on my trek 1.5 road bike with clip on aeros. I continued to pass throughout the course till i found a group on the back half of about 6. we all traded back and forth till another guy and myself broke away. Great ride overall, by far my best.
What would you do differently?:

have a nicer bike, get stronger on the hills, that's the only place i was passed, learn to drink/eat without losing speed.
Transition 2
  • 00m

very smooth legs felt heavy as usual, no time for T2 though.
  • 29m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 21s  min/mile

didn't get my stride and lose the pain in my side until about 2 miles into it.
What would you do differently?:

more brick workouts
Post race
Event comments:

fun race, great for first timers!

Last updated: 2010-08-05 12:00 AM
00:09:25 | 440 yards | 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/12
Overall: 111/205
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: triangle in the Merrimack river.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:32:54 | 11 miles | 20.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/12
Overall: 47/205
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: flat for the first half then rolling the hills the second half, no monumental hills to contend with. Fun course!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:00 | 03.1 miles | 09m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 125/205
Performance: Good
Course: flat out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4