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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
76F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 10m 20s
Overall Rank = 66/549
Age Group = 15-19
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:00 a.m for a 7a.m start ate a bagel and drank some G2 packed up my things and arrived at the transition area around 5:15. Set up my Transistion area, got my chip, body marked and listened to some music before the race.
Event warmup:

Walk around and some stretching
  • 41m 4s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

I am a horrible swimmer to begin with and the waves and poor sighting didn't help my cause but I got through it forgot about it and went on with the rest of the race.
What would you do differently?:

Defiently...100% better navigation. My sighting was aweful. I probabaly could have saved 2-3 minutes.
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

Took my time made sure I had everything I needed for my ride. I wasn't in a big hurry but I wasnt there to take a nap so I did what i needed to do and was on my way.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, perhaps go a smidge faster.
  • 2h 47m 36s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.05 mile/hr

Felt amazing the whole ride. I havent felt this good on a bike in forever. It felt effortless really. Besides for a few hills and some headwinds this ride was enjoyable!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I did what i could perhaps train more to become faster.
Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

Once again took my time made sure I had my gels and nutrition and went on my way.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster, use lace locks
  • 1h 37m 20s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

First mile or two felt effortless with a 6:30 first mile and a 7ish second mile then the cramps came about and it was rough! Cramps in my stomach and then once the hills came at mile 7 leg cramps and muscles tightened so i was forced to stop and stretch. Had a rough 6-10 miles. Mile 10-11 was awesome. Everyone was out cheering the runners on through the town and I was on a high then once miles 11, 12, 13 came I hit a wall and felt horrible. Lack of calories killed me so i took everything at the next aid stations and did a death march to the finish. Lucky I ran all the way and had a 8 minute mile.
What would you do differently?:

Nutrition was horrible! I need to practice that to a "T" next year
Post race
Warm down:

Walk a round got a message and sat in the cool pool. Ate some grub and spent time with my family until it started to downpour like no other.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1) Swim was horrible
2) Couldn't get my cleats on my pedals
3)Cramps on the run
4)Stretching on the run

Event comments:

Awesome race there was probabaly a race volunteer for each participant. Musicians, townsmen, and children routing and cheering us on for the whole race it was a treat!

Last updated: 2008-04-16 12:00 AM
00:41:04 | 2112 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/549
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full
Course: Counterclockwise Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
02:47:36 | 56 miles | 20.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 0/549
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Some rolling hills out to Cayuga lake I believe and back. Some roads were a bit rough and others were smoother than a babys bottom. It was a good course nothing to difficult but it wasnt a stroll in the park.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:08
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:37:20 | 13.1 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 0/549
Performance: Average
Course: Through wine country a lot of hills and a scenic route.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %6%
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-07-14 2:10 PM

North Tonawanda NY
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