Lions Spring Sprint - Triathlon

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
United States
FIRM Racing
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 11m 2s
Overall Rank = 22/60
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Pre-race routine:

I arrived quite early and was oddly relaxed the morning of and the night before the race. Perhaps that was because I walked 3 miles, ran 3 miles and biked 41.3 miles the day before - ha! This was technically a 'training race' for me, so that took some of the pressure off.

Anyway, I arrived plenty on time and got a primo parking spot about 10 feet from transition!!!
Event warmup:

I jogged around the area, did some dynamic stretching, used the bathroom and jogged and walked in and out ot the transition area to familiarize myself with the ins-and-outs
  • 04m 43s
  • 250 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

The water was warm and comfortable and I was glad to hold my own with the time I reported in finishing.
What would you do differently?:

push a little harder - such a short distance!
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s

I need to learn how to get into my shoes while riding - brand new bike
What would you do differently?:

I stood contemplating a sweater while two people came back and left! Don't do that. LOL
  • 33m 15s
  • 9.12 miles
  • 16.46 mile/hr

I had a great time. I was surprised to hit 38 on such a hilly, curvey race.
What would you do differently?:

push harder perhaps
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

I completely forgot to just take my feet out of the shoes and run alongside the bike. Will have to check with coach to see if that's what I'm even supposed to do? Felt like my shoes would drag...
  • 30m 24s
  • 3.25 miles
  • 09m 21s  min/mile

I kept a nice rhythm even when I was doubtful about doing well. I began to see younger folks walking and giving up left and right. I'm glad I kept moving!
What would you do differently?:

Not much, I feel pretty good about this run.
Post race
Warm down:

Chatted with and met Linda Spooner who will also be headed to Denmark on Team USA with me!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No taper before possibly, and no promise of rest after - but I was granted a day off afterall!

Event comments:

FIRM race events are fantastic. Go do one!

Last updated: 2018-05-17 12:00 AM
00:04:43 | 250 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 22/60
Performance: Good
10 laps zig-zagging pool , flip turns under lane lines
Suit: Betty Designs tri suit
Course: Laps
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:41
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:33:15 | 9.12 miles | 16.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 21/60
Performance: Average
Getting used to my bike outside in a race for the first time was incredible and super fun. Something only to do in a training race but wow, fun experience.
Wind: Some
Course: Hillier than I thought but nothing compared to Western Mass
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:24 | 03.25 miles | 09m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 31/60
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 9:08 Mile 2: 10:22 (hills, hills, hills) Mile 3: 8:45 (downhill!) Last .27: 2:44
Course: Rolling hills, mile one. Uphill, mile two. Downhill, mile 3.Final segment - uphill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5