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Cranberry Country Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 02m 9s
Overall Rank = 481/619
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 30/34
Pre-race routine:

got to race site early. had plenty of time to set up and get ready at a casual pace. which was good.

good rack spot. fantastic that this race puts names on rack so there is no space fighting and they actually patrolled the racks for 'issues'. very nice touch.

2nd swim wave so had to be ready. race delayed 10 min due to mist on pond.
Event warmup:

no warm up.
  • 32m 25s
  • 1408 yards
  • 02m 18s / 100 yards

swam only 3-4 times this summer, actually since september of last year so didnt expect anything but to finish and was questioning that!
started at the back of the pack to the side and just did my thing. a few guys were as slow as me so had to dodge them plus be aware that the next wave would come thru.
breathing was good. arms were good, kick was good. got it done.

really, really nice to see kathy G and crew at the swim finish line. cool peeps they are.

What would you do differently?:

actually a better time than previous cranberries that I swim trained. I guess I could have jogged thru to T-1 instead of walking.

one of these days I need to actually pay attention to swim training and go to TI class. till then, I am good with the swim that I can survive.

Transition 1
  • 05m 13s

a bit slower than I would have liked but on par with what I have done before.
  • 1h 24m 28s
  • 24.9 miles
  • 17.69 mile/hr

bike computer says 1:23 18 MPH. had to make a bathroom stop along the way so that slowed a minute or 2 or 3. took a comfortable ride. no race pace. just enjoying the ride. checking the scenery and changes in the town in the 5 years I have done cranberry. had fun in aero on some of the hills and took some flat stretches at a good pace which was fun.

What would you do differently?:

I have been biking but not at a race pace. probably try some more serious training in the coming years.
Transition 2
  • 02m 24s

smooth bunt not particularly fast. had to tie shoes, etc. could have been a bit speedier. happy with it though since I hadnt practiced this season at all.
  • 57m 41s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 18s  min/mile

legs felt good coming off the bike. got into a nice feeling pace right off. hopped into porta potty that isis was guarding. fell into a nice comfy pace for run. knew the course. took some water at a couple stops.

Post race
Warm down:

walk around. grab some cool drink and chow. hang with BT peeps. cheer on BTers as they come in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My whole strategy of this race was just to have fun and finish. That I did!

No other races this season and no swim sessions is really not a 'plan' for a race. 2008 has been all about steadying the boat of life, been battered by the waves in the past couple years. Training has been all about 'maintaining' and not about 'improving' or any schedule.

glad I did this race, isis talked me into it at the expo and I wasnt sure I could afford it then. overall I was tired but not totally wiped at the days end. good workout day.

Event comments:

cranberry is a well done race. this year was even better. improved security at bike racks. roving checks as well for little issues in transition zone. plenty of volunteers. good food. improved attitude of 'being green' which is good to see. good tunage.

Last updated: 2008-08-10 12:00 AM
00:32:25 | 1408 yards | 02m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 519/619
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: perimeter of loon pond. shallow in some spots, had to stand or crawl over couple spots. not a problem, actual cool as it felt like an xterra race.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:24:28 | 24.9 miles | 17.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 482/619
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: little rollers here and there. very scenic course. roads a bit rough here and there, had to keep an eye on things.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:57:41 | 06.2 miles | 09m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 431/619
Performance: Average
Course: 1 loop course thru rural area of lakeville. well marked and water stops at each mile.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2008-08-25 12:29 PM

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wrightsville beach, North Carolina
Subject: Cranberry Country Triathlon

2008-08-25 12:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon

Yay!  Glad to see you racing.  Heard that your name got called at the finish AGAIN.  Why always you?  :p 

It was a fun weekend. 

2008-08-25 1:19 PM
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Boston, MA
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race for fun is the way to go! it was nice seeing you
2008-08-25 2:39 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Great Job Glen esp the running!! WOW I'd love to go sub 1 hour ont he run
2008-08-25 6:10 PM
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Kingston Ontario
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Holy smokes say you don't train and then pull off a time like that!! That's fantastic!!

Glad to see you having a great time.  Can I get Joanne to guard a port a potty for me this weekend?  


2008-08-25 7:50 PM
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Hingham, Ma
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Congrats Glen.  It was great to meet you.  So much for not swimming that much this summer.

2008-09-02 12:12 PM
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Weymouth, MA
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon
Great race Glen! Especially for not having trained.  It was great to meet you.  I did feel a bit professional with our names on the bike racks.  TONS of room for transition.
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