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Falmouth Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint


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Falmouth, Massachusetts
United States
Time Out! Productions
80F / 27C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 05m 18s
Overall Rank = 174/605
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 22/55
Pre-race routine:

A bunch of family and friends were down at our cape house this weekend. A nice completely sober pre-race evening was tough but I pretty much did it. I had two beers and hung out with everyone until about 10 and went to bed. I really just sat there replaying the race over and over in my head. But, I got to sleep early enough for my 4:45 alarm clock.
Event warmup:

Drove down to Falmouth and due to complaints from neighbors we all had to park about 3/4 of a mile from the beach. My dad came down with me because he likes to revisit the days of watching his boys playing baseball/football/etc. So, we walked down to the beach together. My uncle came too so they were able to walk around and keep busy while waiting for the race to start. It was good to have them there. Just about race time my brother and wife made it. They were part of the late partying group that I had to fight myself away from so this was REAL early for them. I really appreciate all the support.
Swim
  • 06m 58s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 10s / 100 yards
Comments:

The water was choppy with a very strong current. If that sounds bad it wasn't. The current was going with us so we all had a really fast swim. I felt as if I did a great job sighting and swam smart and straight. The only problem is I'm still really slow. I got into a nice rythym of breathing every stroke to my left. That kept me very calm and helped to sight well but I'm sure it slowed me down. I do not want to be a 50th percentile swimmer!
What would you do differently?:

Get better form and breath every third stroke like I practice. Swim at Walden more.
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s
Comments:

This transition went better than the time shows. After running through the shoot we had a bit more beach to navigate and then a long run on the sidewalk past the entire transition area. We then came into transition from the back side. Wetsuit came off quickly, shoes went on well, shades, then helmet and I was off. I ran with my bike to the mount line and got into the clips quickly and was up to speed pretty quick.
What would you do differently?:

Beyond getting fancy (shoes on bike) nothing.
Bike
  • 29m 56s
  • 9 miles
  • 18.04 mile/hr
Comments:

I rode pretty well but still have a long way to go. I still get passed by my age group more than I'd like. I did a better job with the hills and pulled with my clips more than last time. The overall rank includes transitions. I just need to ride more and get stronger. I should be better than this.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s
Comments:

This went pretty quickly too. Everything went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to run without socks. This would save me almost a half minute.
Run
  • 24m 37s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile
Comments:

Didn't meet my goal of a sub 24 minute run. The first half of the run was slightly up hill into a very strong headwind. The second half was much faster. I just didn't have it today. I ran well but could never really get moving. I know I can run better.
What would you do differently?:

Suck it up and push harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Found friends and family and encouraged other racers. Made an effort to thank volunteers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall I had a good race. Even without the super fast swim aided by the current I would have beat my goal of 1:10. I'm inching closer to higher finishes in my age group too. What limited me? Experience and training. It's my second race so I'm still getting fit and learning. Gotta keep training! I especially need to ride more!

Event comments:

Fantastic race, always very well organized and tons of great volunteers. There isn't much for post race activities but I'll take the great race over a great party.




Last updated: 2008-06-02 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:06:58 | 600 yards | 01m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/55
Overall: 293/605
Performance: Average
Suit: O'Neill Kayak Sleeveless
Course: Right to left rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:29:56 | 09 miles | 18.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/55
Overall: 208/605
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: The course was really nice with rolling hill. It was very windy though. Lots of headwind the first few miles.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:11
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:24:37 | 03.1 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/55
Overall: 127/605
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along the beach. Beautiful run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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2008-07-21 8:36 AM

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2008-07-21 9:24 AM
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Nice job.  You were movin' in the water.  Did you grow fins?  Keep hitting those goals. 
2008-07-21 10:14 AM
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Great job Rob.  Wish I could have been there.  You're going to do great at the Hyannis sprint II

 

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2008-07-21 10:21 AM
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you did great!!!

your run split is awesome - stop beating yourself up!  sheesh.

guess I'll have to think about hyannis II so I can kick your booty on the bike and you can kick mine on the run!!! 

2008-07-21 1:41 PM
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Even though you didn't seem content with all of your times, I think you did a realyl good job.  I don't swim or run that fast so good on ya!
2008-07-22 3:38 PM
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Congrats on a great race! We always want to do better, but these times are awesome. I'm incredibly jealous of that swim!


2008-07-22 3:50 PM
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Wow.  Great job on the race. 

But I think (well for me at least) breathing on the same side is faster.  I just cannot get it right with the 3-stroke breathing pattern.  I am a even-number person. 

2008-07-24 11:33 PM
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Excellent job on the race.  Great swim speed!  Dang, you're fast.  Well done. 
2008-07-25 7:22 PM
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sooper fast!! 1:10 per 100 is pretty darn fast...you wanna be an olympic swimmer or soemthing?
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