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Bassman Spring Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
United States
60'sF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 40m 4s
Overall Rank = 180/280
Age Group = 45-49 F
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

This race is about a 1.5 hour drive from my house. Got up at around 3:30, had some coffee and breakfast (english muffin w/ peanut butter & honey & a banana). I also ate a clif bar on the drive to the race, since 3:30 - 8:00 is a long time to go without food before a race!

The rain was coming down during almost the entire drive, but not hard. By the time I reached the race site, it had pretty much stopped except for very light drizzle. Halleluia! I was NOT looking forward to racing in the rain!
Event warmup:

I was a little later getting to the site than I had hoped, so I didn't have time for much of a warm-up this time around.
  • 17m 18s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

I felt like this was a pretty good swim for me. The water was a little on the cold side, but not too bad. Took a few minutes to really settle in. I got a little drafting action early on, but lost those feet and never really found any others to latch onto.

Official race results lists my pace as 1:44, so I'm not sure if distance is correct??
What would you do differently?:

Better drafting.
Transition 1
  • 04m 30s

I just took my good old time in this transition! Sheesh! This was a "C" race for me, and with the weather the way it was, I had decided I didn't care that much about overall time, but was more interested in split times. I kinda got stuck in my wetsuit getting out! Not my legs but my arms! Pretty bizarre, never had that happen before! I took a little time to dry off and threw on a pair of tights over my shorts and a long sleeve jersey over my top. Long slog through the sand to the bike mount.
What would you do differently?:

Lube my arms better so my friggin' wetsuit doesn't get stuck! I definitely could have moved faster here, but like I said, for this race I didn't really care that much about taking the extra transition time to get comfortable.
  • 1h 37m 1s
  • 29 miles
  • 17.94 mile/hr

I felt great on the way out. Past lots of people. It was fun passing both men & women much younger than me! After about 1/4 of the way back, I noticed the wind picking up, and we were riding into the wind pretty much the rest of the way back. My speed really fell off, and I was definitely loosing steam by the time I got back. I was also experiencing some saddle discomfort. I did just about the entire ride in aero position. Most of the riding around my home is rolling hills, so I'm in and out of aero, sometimes out of the saddle, etc., so I'm not used to being in aero position continuously for that long. Experienced some -- uhhh -- soft tissue discomfort, which was also slowing me down there at the end, I think.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. I was very happy with the first half of the bike, but disappointed in my overall pace. Thought I could've done better...
Transition 2
  • 02m 47s

Again, kinda took my time. Peeled off the jersey & tights. Running shoes didn't have quick tie laces, so had to tie them. Again, not too concerned with T times today...
What would you do differently?:

Could've moved more quickly...
  • 39m 29s
  • 4.2 miles
  • 09m 24s  min/mile

A little disappointed in my run. I just sort of settled in and ran at a "comfortable" pace rather than trying to kick it up a notch. I just didn't seem to have the desire to dig it out.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder on the run. I know I can do it, but I wimp out and settle into a comfy pace.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, packing up gear, some food and drinks, a little stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow transitions, no taper for this race.

Event comments:

This is a nice, well-run race. I enjoyed it and would do it again. It would be nice to move the transition area out of the sand if possible....

Last updated: 2008-04-15 12:00 AM
00:17:18 | 880 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 151/280
Performance: Good
Course: Triangle swim in fresh-water lake.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:30
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:37:01 | 29 miles | 17.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 170/280
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Essentially an out and back course. Mostly flat, some very minor elevation change. Road conditions pretty good for the most part.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:47
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:39:29 | 04.2 miles | 09m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/5
Overall: 186/280
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2008-04-28 6:30 PM

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Wallingford, PA
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2008-04-28 7:08 PM
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Santa Cruz, California
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NICE RACE GIRL!!! and hardware to boot! WAY TO ROCK IN THIS RACE SISTER! and can you say nasty conditions! I will take hills over wind any day...can recover on those hills...but wind is non-forgiving.... way to hang tough and get it done!
2008-04-28 7:53 PM
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Kauai, Hawaii
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Looking great! Getting hardware is so cool!
2008-04-28 8:22 PM
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Lansdale, PA
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Sounds like you had a great race..... We saw the weather and decided to bag it. Glad to hear you plugged through it all.
2008-04-29 7:10 AM
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Simpsonville, SC
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You are so hard core! Congrats on your hardware. You're looking good for Black Bear!
2008-04-29 7:17 AM
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Wise moves all around to be warm and take your time in transition as sand added interesting dynamic to the transition.

It was great to meet you and always cool to get hardware! 

Race results have swim .6 and run 4.2 which is why paces are off. I did BT tracker of the lake and it is probably really .5 at the most based on lake size. 

Great train through race and hope it sets you up well for your A race coming up!

Hardware rocks! 

2008-04-29 9:26 AM
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Peoria, AZ (Near Lake Pleasant)
Subject: RE: Bassman Spring Triathlon
What a great race as a spring board to the longer ones in your future!!!  Like every one else already said - great job on the Hardware and most importantly the AG placement!  I hope you can find a 1/2 soon!
2008-04-30 11:37 AM
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Wow Jenny, good job. I'd say you rocked this race.

Getting up at 3:30 that IS hard core.
2008-04-30 4:31 PM
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Wow Jen you rocked on the bike very impressive!  Great job on podium placement.  I am thinking of doing this tri next year, I didn't this year due to time off from an injury.  Hope to meet you at it next year!
2008-04-30 7:46 PM
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Worcester, MA
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Hardware in a C race?  great job!

2008-04-30 9:21 PM
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Robbinsville NJ
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Good race. Pretty sure I'm one of those you passed on the bike. I was struggling.

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