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Marblehead, Massachusetts
United States
JCC of the North Shore
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 22m 50s
Overall Rank = 189/248
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/15
Pre-race routine:

Ate peanut butter toast, took Alavert for allergy, drank some coffee while driving. 45 min drive to race site. Picked up race packet, set up TA, hung out with Trifury people. Talked with csimpkins. Found mlaugustine by the pool - he was doing a relay.
Event warmup:

Didn't warm up
Swim
  • 05m
  • 250 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards
Comments:

My recent average training times for 250 yard is 4:50. 2 people passed me - a guy right behind by 175 yd and a girl at the last 25. Also going under the lane lines may contribute to the additional time. Thought I could do better, but pushing hard only gain me 10 - 15 sec but I'd get all out of breath. Not worth it. Proved right when I out-ran the girl who passed me at the end as she had to take a breath.
Transition 1
  • 02m
Comments:

By the time I get to my TA, my feet are already dry. Still don't like running on the pavement bare foot.
Bike
  • 42m 36s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 14.79 mile/hr
Comments:

Fcuked up at the beginning when racers were supposed to turn right. I followed a pack of non racers, and seeing the returning bikers on the other side I thought I was good, then figured where I was doesn't match the revised course map I looked at last night. Returned to the right place. Added 1 mile.
Lots of traffic. There are at least 20 cops on the route. A few times had to slow way down to ride through the traffic while cars stopped to let us pass. Just like commuter riding.
Didn't go areo due to pumpy roads and traffic. Also was too concern about messing up the route again that I asked everyone (volunteers/cops) if I were at the right place. Didn't drink enough.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s
Comments:

Dismounted and pushed the bike uphill back to TA. As soon as my right food touches the ground, I had a side stitch.
Before running out of TA I gulped down 1/2 a bottle of gatorade.
Run
  • 31m 47s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 35s  min/mile
Comments:

my right ab from the bottom of the rib-cage felt like a rock the whole 3 miles. I wasn't even running, just shuffling my feet. At about 0.5 mile there was this steep uphill into some residential area. Walked it. Felt a bit looser, ran, and the ab become solid again. Concentrated on the breathing. Grab water at every station - which was 2. Distracted myself by saying hi and thanking the volunteers and cops.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more on the bike
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with Trifury. Looked for isis. Looked for food. Looked for csimpkins. Looked for mlaugustine (didn't find him after the race). Met a new BTer Slowburns.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not in the mood to race

Event comments:

3rd time doing this race.
2006= 1:29:02
2007= 1:19:33
2008= 1:22:50

Edited to add: glad it's not an ocean swim (see photo)


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Last updated: 2008-01-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:05:00 | 250 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 126/248
Performance: Average
Official time = 5:29 including out of pool and 1/2 way to TA. My watch's time = jumped into pool until climbed out of pool.
Suit:
Course: snake swim of 10 lengths in the pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:42:36 | 10.5 miles | 14.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 181/248
Performance: Average
Official time = 46:16 including the time running out part of the pool to bike area plus T1. My watch showed 42:36
Wind:
Course: All over the place in Town of Marblehead. Due to construction, they had to change the bike route. Lots of traffic, and potholes.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:31:47 | 03 miles | 10m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 212/248
Performance: Below average
Official time = 31:06 My watch = 31:47
Course: All over the place, mostly residential areas.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-05-11 1:20 PM

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2008-05-11 2:42 PM
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So it seems that you would have set a PR if not for the extra mile on the bike, so considering that you didn't feel like racing,  it sounds like you did a great job!
2008-05-11 7:30 PM
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yes, what he said! great job DK even though ya weren't in the mood!
2008-05-12 5:16 AM
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Good job considering you were not in the mood   I totally understand I wasn't in the mood on saturday either  
2008-05-12 8:41 AM
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Maine Rob - 2008-05-11 3:42 PM  so considering that you didn't feel like racing,  it sounds like you did a great job!

x3!  Way to hang in there even after getting lost!

2008-05-12 8:56 AM
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You guys don't know how much I wanted to quit after I realized I have added 1 mile to the distance.  I was thinking "turn around, back to the TA and hand in my chip.  No point continuing".  Then I see volunteers pointing toward the right route, decided to follow and see what happened. 


2008-05-12 2:47 PM
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Sounds like they really changed the course!  I haven't seen the map - did you go across the causeway to the Neck?  Marblehead is always cramped and pot-holey!  That is just the way life is.  Sounds like a fun day despite less-than-perfect conditions.
2008-05-12 2:51 PM
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That extra mile makes a big difference in your time.

Way to regroup and finish despite not feeling 100%.

 Nice job Denise

2008-05-13 9:09 AM
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You came- You conquered..! And I SAW you smiling..! Beautiful day & a pretty course, well run..what's not to love?? You handled the little glitch on the bike course & hung in there with a side stitch- and you finished smiling- it's ALL Good! here's to the 2008 DK Tri sesaon-off to a great start!
2008-05-13 5:36 PM
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Nice job girl! Now, can I race?
2008-05-14 5:55 PM
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Congrats on a great race, Denise!  So impressed you kept trucking, especially after that little detour on the bike (reminds me of our navigational skills in Concord!


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