Concord YMCA Triathlon (Tri Clough) - TriathlonSprint

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Weare, New Hampshire
United States
Concord YMCA & Manchester YMCA
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 51m 14s
Overall Rank = 174/236
Age Group = W 30-34
Age Group Rank = 12/20
Pre-race routine:

Stretching, setting up transition, warming up by walking around.
Event warmup:

Talked to teammates, didn't feel like swimming today, drank Heed and water, lined up, wave off!
  • 17m 26s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

The buoy started drifting RIGHT before our wave went off. The race director instructed us to use the canoe as our marker. Since there were four red canoes, sighting was pretty hopeless. I know I swam more than a half mile. When we got out there, they told us to use the buoy again?? Slowed down a bit mid session, then picked up my arm cadence towards the end. Found my rabbit swimmer, who pushed me to stay ahead of her.
What would you do differently?:

More swim practice.
Transition 1
  • 03m 20s

This transition time includes running 600 yards from the shore over to transition - yikes!
What would you do differently?:

  • 55m
  • 14 miles
  • 15.27 mile/hr

Pushed it on the bike today - I really wanted to beat the girl I've seen at track practice. We passed each other a few times, and I held her off on the last 6 miles of the bike, but she caught me .5 miles into the run. Used the people around me to push myself (reduce number of people passing!). Felt pretty strong out there today.
What would you do differently?:

More endurance work even when I'm tired.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s
What would you do differently?:

  • 34m 24s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 06s  min/mile

Woo-doggy, it was HOT out there. Dusty and sandy, big rocks tempting my ankles to roll (and they did, only once). The arches of my feet really screamed as soon as I started, only letting up a little on mile 3. Tried to walk as little as possible (probably 10-15% of total distance?). Pushed myself hard when I saw a girl in a white shirt (did I know her?), who said, "I've been trying to catch you!" She didn't pass me on the run, so I was psyched.
What would you do differently?:

Heal feet, running practice this winter, lose 5 more lbs. to lighten the load. Probably skip water bottle to hold on this short of a run. No socks wasn't a problem throughout the ride/run.
Post race
Warm down:

STRETCH! Ice cold water, mingle, pack bag, swim with the girls, awards ceremony, food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My painful foot arches - I pushed it on the bike and probably could have pushed it as hard on the run, had I not had this pain. Consider different orthotics on the run, possible also for cycling shoes?

Event comments:

When I arrived at 7:30+, the buoys were only just then being blown up and put in the water - felt like this could have been taken care of earlier, probably would have caught the drifting buoy issue before the race. Food good (dogs and burgers), but no healthier options (fruit, juice, muffins). Supportive volunteer staff with flags, gave clear directions. The ride course was NOT swept, and I passed over many dangerous patches of rock, sand, and divots in the path to the park. A simple trip around the course with a broom would have improved safety. Still, a gorgeous day in a gorgeous park - can't argue!

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Last updated: 2007-03-30 12:00 AM
00:17:26 | 880 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 102/236
Performance: Average
Suit: Quintano Roo Full Wetsuit
Course: In-water, wave start. Counter-clockwise triangular swim in the Everett Dam. 4th Wave. Exit water and run 600 yards to transition (apx. 1 minute).
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:55:00 | 14 miles | 15.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 181/236
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: From transition, take a right, then a left up the park's main drive (hill). Left out onto Everett Dam Road. Right onto Mansion Road. Some rolling hills here. Merge with Rt. 13 (right). Left onto Gorham Pond Road. Steep hill near the Stonebridge Country Club. Sharp right on Parker Station Road. Right on River Road, which turns into Clough Park Road. Return to dam, down the paved path into transition.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 65
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:24 | 03.1 miles | 11m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 200/236
Performance: Bad
16:37 Split 1 17:47 Split 2
Course: Left out of transition, paved for only a few hundred yards, then turns to dirt/hardpack stone. Rolling hills, very scenic! 1.5 mile out and back, drinks at the turnaround.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %1.3
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3