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Cranberry Country Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic


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Lakeville, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 07m 14s
Overall Rank = 518/619
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 39/48
Pre-race routine:

up at 5:15am. Free hotel continental breakfast. Packed Car. Drove to race site. Set up TA in 5 min. Walked around. Took 2 salt tablets. Ate a gel when the first wave started.
Event warmup:

set up BT tents. Dipped in the water for a couple minutes. Water is warm. Talked to people.
Swim
  • 30m 31s
  • 1500 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards
Comments:

decided to wear the wetsuit at the last minute. The swim felt average. Got kicked a few times and hooked arms with someone doing backstroke. Rounded 2nd bouy a little slower than I wanted. A blue cap swimmer (the wave before?) would sprint pass me and 50 yd later slowed down for me to pass. That went on for 2/3 of the swim. Got caught at the shallow area at the last 1/4 of the swim. Cratched fingers. Took it easy most of the time thinking I can make up the lost minute or 2 on the bike.

2006 = 27:46
2007 = 29:49
2008 = 30:31
What would you do differently?:

Will be nice to have a sleeveless suit. And not get caught in the shallow area.


Transition 1
  • 04m 11s
Comments:

Rehearsed T1 toward the end of the swim. Hi-5'ed the all Graves (KathyG's family) at swim out. Watch was loose during the swim. Dropped it when pulling wetsuit sleeve out. Didn't bother to look for it. Told volunteers to keep an eye on a watch. Straight forward T1. Spents some time putting on sunblock, especially on shoulders and back of neck - sort of burnt at Mooseman. swallowed a couple salt tablets.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Bike
  • 1h 25m 25s
  • 25 miles
  • 17.56 mile/hr
Comments:

Best bike split evah!

Hopped on bike feeling strong. Put on the big ring and tried to maintain a high cadence. Road were cracked and uneven most of the way. Saw jamjam a few riders ahead. Pushed somewhat. Stayed at the drop most of the time. Drank gatorade ~ every 3 miles.
Mile 5: passed jamjam.
Mile 8.5: jamjam passed me. This becomes the theme on the bike: chasing her, keeping her within a distance, at times as close as 25 yards.
Mile 13: finished a bottle of gatorade. Ate 1/2 gel. Switched bottle positions - the empty one went to the back cage. Kept gatorade in front cage for easy access.
Mile 14.5: bottle exchange - threw away empty one. Got a fresh bottle of water.
Mile 15.5: passed jamjam. Took me over 7 miles to chase her down. She had surgery not long ago. She is a tough cookie.
Mile 18: jamjam overtook me yelling "com'on!" and left me eating her dust.
Mile 20: legs felt heavy. Speed noticebly slower.
Mile 23.5: scott passed. I shouted "what takes you so long to get here? Should have passed me long ago!!"

2006 = 1:28:43 (16.91 mph)
2007 = 1:26:58 (17:18 mph)
2008 = 1:25:25 (17:49 mph)

What would you do differently?:

nothing. Happy with splits

Transition 2
  • 02m 6s
Comments:

Standard T2
Took salt tablets. Ate remaining gel. Took albuterol - forgot before bike and felt chest heaviness toward bike end. Grabbed banana.
Ran out of chute, flare up my arms to greet a trifury guy and marmadaddy. In marmadaddy's video you'll see me waving the banana. Hi-5'ed isis and pjostak
Run
  • 1h 05m 3s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 10m 29s  min/mile
Comments:

Did not walk.

piriforms tight but not sore. Took it easy the first mile, eating the banana slowly. For a long while I was hold half the banana - couldn't swallow properly.

Mile 0.5: a guy singing from behind. Saw his ipod as he ran by. Told him to take it off or to get a penalty. He said "that's ok... I am not going to win". WTF?? shouted from his back "still, a rule is a rule!"
Mile 1: Angry at that headphone dude. Looked around to distract myself. Saw scott. Poked him at his back to scare him. He was battling with side stitch. I took off.
Mile 1 water station: finished banana and threw peel into a box full of water ready to be handed out. Backed up to retrieve peel, threw into proper bin.
Mile 1.5: SunnyS passed me.
Mile 2: tri_again came up from behind. Chatted. Then she took off.
Mile 2.5: passed jamjam. Got side stitches. Ran with left arm above head to stretch. Went away shortly.
Mile 3: asked the water station volunteers "are we there yet?"
Mile 4: talked more silly stuffs with random people e.g commented on how good looking a neighborhood dog was. Pour water over body at drink station.
Mile 5: chanted "I'm almost there". Pour more water over body. Ate an orange slice.
Mile 6: 2 bigger guys overtook me saying "you're not letting 2 fat guys passing you like this, are you?". I replied "go ahead".
Turn into park: one of the big guys said "where is the finish?" I replied "you still have 0.2 miles after mile 6." "What?" "10k is 6.2 miles" "argh!"
Finishing chute: The 2 big guys slowed down. Saw the BTers, picked up pace to hi-5 them. Realized I was leveled with the 2 guys. Ended up finished 2 steps ahead right at the arch when they both yelled "HEY!!!" to which I replied "wasn't intentional".

2006 = 1:07:57 (10:58 min/mile)
2007 = 1:09.05 (11:16 min/mile)
2008 = 1:05:03 (10:49 min/mile)
What would you do differently?:

Good run splits, too. Happy.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, cheered for people. Ate oranges. Drank water. Cooled down in the lake.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No desire to go faster?

Event comments:

Cranberry is always fun.

2006 = 3:10:09
2007 = 3:12:37
2008 = 3:07:14





Last updated: 2008-03-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:30:31 | 1500 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 462/619
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: Counter-clockwise around Loon Pond
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 04:11
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:25:25 | 25 miles | 17.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 497/619
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course: Around Lakeville / Freetown. Gentle rolling hills. Cracked and uneven roads with potholes. Dry
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:05:03 | 06.2 miles | 10m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/48
Overall: 537/619
Performance: Average
no watch = no splits
Course: 6.2 mile loop. Gentle rolling hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-08-25 8:09 AM

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2008-08-25 8:21 AM
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Nice race, Denise!!!  You say you have no desire to go faster, but you got so much faster this year.   I like how you've become a true Masshole by using the word, "evah" !!
2008-08-25 9:05 AM
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sounds like you had a blast!

good job!  congrats on the faster splits! 

2008-08-25 9:34 AM
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Nice job Denise.  It was great meeting you and the BT crew.  Thanks for being one of the "organizers" of the weekend. 
2008-08-25 10:22 AM
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Hey, Denise! It was good to see you after 4 years!

Fantastic job yesterday--you should be proud. Congrats!
2008-08-25 11:33 AM
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Awesome job! I wish I could have been there to see it. I missed you guys.


2008-08-25 11:45 AM
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Great Job Denise!

It was fun to see you all over the course..volunteering gets us into good locations.

Super bike split and faster on the run..cool

Swims are never the same...'06 was shorter than '07...

As always the MA BT group and those from surrounding areas that come make this race super great! 

2008-08-25 12:40 PM
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2008-08-25 1:18 PM
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congrats on the PR and it was nice seeing you
2008-08-25 2:28 PM
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awesome Job Denise thanks for sharing the body glide
2008-08-25 2:30 PM
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"Poked him at his back to scare him."

Wait.. I though it will get u both penalized, u for assault and him for receiving assistance.

j/k GOOD JOB AND CONGRATULATIONS!!


2008-08-25 2:49 PM
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Congrats on the PR and it was great to meet you.
2008-08-25 7:00 PM
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Oooh, nice race.  From your blog, I wouldn't have expected you to be so much faster.  But you are!  Great job, and it sounds as if it was fun!
2008-08-25 7:10 PM
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Great job Denise!!!
2008-08-25 7:21 PM
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well done girl!!
2008-08-25 9:30 PM
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Your race report is hilarious.."jamjam" sounds like the Flintstones, then you're yelling at Ipod Guy, poking people in the back, bantering with the fat guys, then sneaking by 'em in the finish chute.  You rock. 


2008-08-25 10:41 PM
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Heh, those last 0.2 miles felt short to me anyway. 

I am so glad you had a great race, no big pirformis issues or pain!  Good goin' on the bike and run splits, too -- nice to see progress in ourselves isn't it.  Older doesn't always mean slower. 

WTG, D.K!!

Cheers -Sunny 

2008-08-26 10:31 AM
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Way to go, DK!

I'm glad you yelled at headphone guy.  He obviously sucked.

2008-08-26 12:42 PM
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Your report is great! Nice job on increasing speed and making the bike PR!

I wish I was on the East coast sometime to race with the BT clan, it sounds fun. 

2008-08-26 2:42 PM
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way to go on your PR!  I'm glad you yelled at IPOD guy -- you're brave

As always, it was great seeing you again -- let me kow if you're up for a bike ride in "apple country"

2008-08-26 3:10 PM
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haha! I love your race report! Great attitude translates into great race!!

nice job DK!  



2008-08-27 8:18 AM
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Haha best race report ever!  Your attitude is amazing- we should all be more like that!  Way to PR AND have fun while doing it!  Congrats! 
2008-08-27 8:52 AM
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Great job! Congrats on your fastest bike split evah!!....lol.

Nice to see you as always.

2008-08-27 2:26 PM
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Denise2003 - 2008-08-25 3:30 PM "Poked him at his back to scare him." Wait.. I though it will get u both penalized, u for assault and him for receiving assistance.

Actually, I was hoping that you'd push me further along on the run course - I was pretty disappointed!

Congrats on a strong race, and having a great attitude going into it.  This was the first race that I had a laid-back attitude, and it felt great!

But, are you sure it took me 23.5 miles to catch you?  Aargh!

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2008-09-02 12:31 PM
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Great PR and congrats on adding synchronized swimming to triathlon with the backstroker!
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