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Salem, Massachusetts
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 36m 35s
Overall Rank = 234/295
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 11/16
Pre-race routine:

Had toast with peanut butter and banana and plenty of water in the car on way there but Wow, was I late for this race...I was super slow going in the morning and I didn't leave enough time for waking up and getting ready...I arrived at 7 am and the race was slated to start at 7...luckily when I got there...while racers were in/near the water...hadn't started yet...I had to pick up my own packet/cross out my name etc...but luckily I was able to set up transition, use the restroom, do all that still get into water area before end of announcements and national anthem...going out in the 3rd wave was also a plus for being ready..especially mentally...
Event warmup:

next to none...but when time for my heat to go in the water...I did at least dunk in the water..
  • 14m 47s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

VERY long swim, and not so great for me...I was weak on swimming and took way too many breathes and breast my right goggle kept filling with water and I would stop to fix in...the first swim out tot the first big buoy was very sunny as well with sun in my eyes
What would you do differently?:

Adjust goggles better...I should have used dark goggles for this swim because of the sun...lots more strokes and less breath
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

Not the greatest transition...I was pretty winded...and then tried to get on bike, before was supposed to and needed to go over mat first...lost a lot of time doing that...since it was on an uphill
What would you do differently?:

Move out to mount spot faster
  • 47m 28s
  • 13 miles
  • 16.43 mile/hr

This was a very poor bike for me...I couldn't keep cadence up and I didn't feel I was pumping pushing enough...but I kept trying to...
What would you do differently?:

keep practicing hills and get through those faster...but also be sure to have the cadence for the flats...
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

Half decent transition, but could be faster...
What would you do differently?:

Run faster...transition faster...take hat with and put on while running...
  • 29m 48s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

I didn't really stop once and I kept a good jog plus picked up a lot of extra speed for probably the last 3/4 mile...felt very of my best feeling runs ever and I was quite happy with it.
What would you do differently?:

Keep pushing and try to pick up the speed further out...because once closr to the end...keep it going..
Post race
Warm down:

walked around a some food

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No more walking around all day, day before race, no rushing/being late.

Event comments:

One of my favorite sprint tris to do...especially since its in my hometown of Salem and I know Salem and Marblehead so well...I will always do this I love doing FIRM races.

Last updated: 2008-06-12 12:00 AM
00:14:47 | 880 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/16
Overall: 133/295
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full Wet Suit
Course: Long rectangle swim
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 02:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:28 | 13 miles | 16.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/16
Overall: 238/295
Performance: Below average
Course: Same course that I know...that's tricky with the 3 loops around Marblehead neck...two pretty significant hills there with a couple small ones too...
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:48 | 03 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/16
Overall: 234/295
Performance: Average
Course: Long road run out to trail, turnaround on trail and run back...some hefty uphills/downhills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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] 4

2008-08-11 9:10 AM

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