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Bristol, New Hampshire
United States
Endorfun Sports
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 12m 18s
Overall Rank = 559/730
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 46/69
Pre-race routine:

Ate 1/2 bagel w/ PJ and marmalade, a cup of coffee. Took albuterol.

See blog for "pre-race adventure" - bike problem, forgetting things etc. Race got delayed due to poor visibility. Fog was so dense that we couldn't see beyond the 1st bouy. Should have smaller 3 bouys plus a turn around big one.
Event warmup:

Rode the bike 2 miles to race site, immersed in the 60 F water for 30 min. Race delayed for an hour. Got cold (forgot the extra cap to keep head warm). Back to beach. Back in water shortly before 1st wave started. My wave was 2nd to last.
Swim
  • 20m 45s
  • 1000 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards
Comments:

I really don't mind the swim, but not going to complain about the shortened course. Was cold initially, felt fine once my wave started. Swam at my own pace and followed the bubbles to go between 2 rows of kayaks. Toward the end of the swim the fog lifted. Finally could see the environment and know where I was going.

My time was ~ 21 min. Estimated distance was 1000 m instead of 1500 m.
What would you do differently?:

try to draft more

2007 33:22 | 1500 meters | 02:13 / 100 meters
2008 20:45 | 1000 meters | 02:05 / 100 meters

Transition 1
  • 02m 53s
Comments:

Strippers removed my wetsuit. Air was thick and warm. No need to use warming tent. My rack was close to swim end but far from bike mount. Wiped off feet, put on socks, bike shoes, headband, helmet, sun-glasses, race belt with numbers on the back. Didn't bother to dry my body. Drank some gatorade and ate 1/2 a gel.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 1h 43m 49s
  • 27.25 miles
  • 15.75 mile/hr
Comments:

bike computer decided not to respond even though I checked it before heading to swim. No numbers to distract me. Most of the time I have no idea which part of the course I was on. Relied on my watch to time my drinking. Remember most of the scene from last year - where the BT tent was, where I saw Cappy, where Max was directing traffic, where I fell.

Still concerned of the bike problems this morning. First mile was making sure the rear wheel/tire were ok. Found that rear bottle cage was loose. Damn!

Seemed to have arrived Devil Hill earlier. Didn't noticed the steep hill before that - remember struggling last year on the earlier hill. Saw the Devil lady and pointed my finger toward her as if shooting a gun, and made the "BANG!" sound. This made her laugh. Panting like a dog riding up Devil Hill. I maybe the one who breathed the loudest. A moment of weakness here - saw a person walking. Rode to the right and prepare to get off bike. But remembered Matt (one of my roommates last nights) saying that I had all the problems taken care of before the race and today should be a good race day. Continued up the hill.

Bottle exchange at ~ mile 10. Almost finished one of my bottles. Dropped that and grabbed a new one. First time I did something like that and felt cool - like a real cyclist. Glad I didn't knock the kid off. :) Shortly after when replacing a 1/2 full bottle on the rear cage I dropped it - due to loose cage. Good thing the full bottle I got at the exchange was still cold.

There was this lady from the Boston Tri team that kept passing and passed by me. After the 7th pass I said "I started to really like you". Recognized the area I fell last year and told her about that.

Intermitten clouds and slight breeze at times. Didn't feel too hot.
What would you do differently?:

Would be nice if I can ride faster. But since I don't really like training, I'm ok with the result.

2007 01:41:06
2008 01:43:49
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s
Comments:

Straight forward T2.
Run
  • 1h 03m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 11s  min/mile
Comments:

Think the first mile maybe short. Same for last year. No jelly legs though. Drank at every station. By this time it was very hot. Got a wet sponge and kept re-wetting it at water stations.

Saw csimpkins right at the mile 1 marker. He was returning.
Toward the end of mile 2 was a short but steep down hill which I felt I rolled down like a snowball. Turned around, took a gel, allowed myself to walk with long strides up that same hill. Top of feet hurt. Allowed myselt to walk a bit more in the next 2 miles, keeping the long strides.
What would you do differently?:

happy to see faster run splits than last year even with the walks.

2007 01:08:59 | 06.21 miles | 11:07 min/mile
2008 01:03:19 | 06.21 miles | 10:11 min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Jumped into the lake.
Jumped into the lake again when I got back to cottage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't want to train.

2007 = 3:28:28
2008 = 3:12:18 (shortened swim course)

Event comments:

Still think it is a tough course early in the season for the NE. The huge temp difference in particular.




Last updated: 2008-01-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:20:45 | 1000 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 0/730
Performance: Average
Suit: Full suit
Course: Shortened due to fog.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:53
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:43:49 | 27.25 miles | 15.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 0/730
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: One loop around Newfound Lake and neighborhood. Nice scene. Spider web cracks all over the course due to the harsh winter.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:03:17 | 06.21 miles | 10m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/69
Overall: 0/730
Performance: Good
mile splits = 9:15, 10:15, 10:25, 10:32, 10:11, 11:13 last 0.2 mile = 1:29
Course: Narrow part of the beach (on the sand) from TA to West Shore Road. Along West Shore for 3 miles and looped back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-06-08 6:13 PM

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2008-06-08 6:26 PM
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Nice Job DK..the bke thing would have thrown me for sure!!  Awesome run
2008-06-08 6:53 PM
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2008-06-08 6:56 PM
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You had a very good race! having "issues"  pre start can really throw things off..looks like you just kept cruisin..! Hope you enjoyed yourself..and you DO train..it shows!!!
2008-06-08 7:30 PM
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nice job overcoming the pre-race problems, great race!
2008-06-08 7:37 PM
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That delayed swim had to throw you off a little.  Still a great race and no falls.  Missed being there this year.  Good Job!


2008-06-08 7:56 PM
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Nice job!! looks like you really did a good job on a tough course!
2008-06-08 8:15 PM
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Nice job DK - still trying to figure out how I missed you!

nice seeing you today though - thanks for coming and cheering us! 

2008-06-08 8:58 PM
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Great job DK! I had bike problems just before the race too and I totally know how that can screw things up! You overcame them and had a great bike anyway — nice work!

Sorry I didn't get to see you. I was looking for you too  

2008-06-09 8:06 AM
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Good work! At least we didn't race in yesterday's blistering heat, right?  Someone told me that kinks in your planning process for the race are all part of the experience - and it looks like you took them in stride!
2008-06-09 12:04 PM
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way to go!  Nice job keeping a cool head (no pun intended) with all the bike issues.  It was hot as blazes here in MA and I was thinking of you guys racing.


2008-06-09 12:36 PM
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Was thinking of you Sat AM. I was glad it wasn't too hot yet.  Great job in your race! For someone who's always talking about quitting triathlons, you sure do awfully well!! Great job!
2008-06-09 12:59 PM
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congrats DK! 

I like your pictures, especially the moose one. 

2008-06-09 8:17 PM
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'no jelly legs', 'grabbed bike exchange bottle', 'didnt notice hill'

 

sounds like you are an experienced triathlete!!! great job!!! and in tough conditions.

2008-06-09 8:39 PM
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Nice job Denise and congrats on the faster run times

bummer I didn't get up there to cheer for you but hopefully we can do some walden training weekends soon!

2008-06-09 8:56 PM
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Great job DK!

Way to improve on the run even with the heat and humidity

Glad to see you this weekend~ 

 



2008-06-10 4:29 AM
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Great race, Denise!! It's all about having fun and sounds like after you took care of your bike issues, you enjoyed it all!
2008-06-10 8:38 AM
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Way to go, DK!!  I love that you thought about walking up the hill but changed your mind. 
2008-06-11 9:26 AM
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You did great!!

I don't know how you kept from freaking out with all the pre-race bike issues. That must have been nerve wracking.

 Thats weird about the foggy swim. It seems like the water was colder than usual this year.

I really missed being there.

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