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Lowell, Massachusetts
United States
Firm Racing
Total Time = 1h 12m 16s
Overall Rank = 157/301
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 13/20
Pre-race routine:

Terrible night sleep at my Parents. Crazy dog. Drove to the site, got bagel and coffee, water and Gatorade. Not much to report, other than setting up my stuff and hanging with the Mrs. Tried to go to the bathroom, but there was only ONE restroom for the Men. If ANYONE knows people at Firm, tell them this blew!
Event warmup:

Actually got in the water and did a little swimming and playing in my wetsuit. Two words.. "Wetsuits ROCK!"
  • 08m 15s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

I felt that I started well, but about 1/2 way I realized my HR was too high. For the first time in a race, I felt like I was racing, not just trying to survive. It was fun to be in the middle of things, and not BOP in the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Glide more; use more power and take less strokes. I felt that my cadence was off. Mostly adrenalin, I think.
Transition 1
  • 02m 15s

Stuff went everywhere, so I couldn't find my Socks. I just put on my bike shoes. No problems, so I may do that from now on. Only issue was swim dizzy so had to take a few breaths. Also, putting on gloves slowed me down as well.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out sock thing and gloves.
  • 34m 46s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.98 mile/hr

I had fun on the bike. Got passed by lots of people, many were the Oly on their second lap, but I held my own. I stayed withing my planned exertion rate, so I felt pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

I think I need aero bars, rather than staying in my drops the whole time.
Transition 2
  • 02m 5s

I tried to take off my shoes on the bike. My shoes always flip over and I have trouble peddling. I got one working ok, but the other shoe was lose and in the clips. Never actually got out of it and was all messed up when I got off the bike. I wound up running with one shoe on the bike and the other in my hand. (em73 has funny pic!) Had trouble putting on socks. My feet were sweaty and they were sticking.
What would you do differently?:

Get better socks.
  • 24m 54s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 09m 58s  min/mile

Felt hot and tired. My running is definately in trouble for Cranberry in 3 weeks. I did ok, felt slow, but my base was about what I want it to be at Cranberry.. had a GREAT kick when I hear someone breathing down my neck. Held them off!
What would you do differently?:

Be in better shape - NOT suck at running
Post race
Warm down:

Hung around, looked for my wife. Wound up riding out 3 miles or so looking for her relay teamate who was MIA. Found her going very slow- issues.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being sick a few weeks ago!

Event comments:

Firm needs help.. The spread themselves too thin and seem to always run late, etc.

Last updated: 2008-08-04 12:00 AM
00:08:15 | 437 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/20
Overall: 100/301
Performance: Average
Includes run-up
Suit: Yes
Course: Was a rectangle more or less
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:46 | 11 miles | 18.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/20
Overall: 119/301
Performance: Average
Course: Course was great.. Mostly flat on the out and some nice ups and downs on the back.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:54 | 02.5 miles | 09m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/20
Overall: 202/301
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat and sunny
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-08-04 1:04 PM

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Worcester, MA
Subject: Wild Cat Triathlon

2008-08-11 6:34 PM
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Port Moody, BC
Subject: RE: Wild Cat Triathlon
Dude, forgot about this race! You frigging rocked it! Way to go, what a great day! Pretty amazing bike time, must of been flying out there!
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