General Discussion Race Reports! » Cranberry Country Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Cranberry Country Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Lakeville, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 38m 42s
Overall Rank = 596/632
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 51/51
Pre-race routine:

Headed down on Saturday to register and swim for about 15 min in the lake. Met up with the MA BT crew for dinner. It was great finally putting names with faces. Found out Marmadaddy and Mrs Marma lived on the next street over from the house I grew up in. Small world. Ended up going back to my house instead of staying at my brother's house. Drove down with Rob(rcberto) on Sun morning. Had pb&j and water on way down. Set up transition, I was next to Glen from BT.
Event warmup:

We started 15 minutes late. Went for a quick swim. I decided not to use a wetsuit. They said the water was 75. It was probably warmer than that. I don't like the wetsuit to begin with, so I bagged it.
  • 40m 4s
  • 1408 yards
  • 02m 51s / 100 yards

This was longer than .8 miles. Everyone seems to estimating around 1 mile. I probably went slower than I should have because of no wetsuit and my sighting is horrible. I thought I was doing well for a while, but found myself drifting to the right a lot. I assume I do this because I breathe to the right. I have to start learning to bilateral breathe. Just add it to the list of things I need to learn. I actually felt good coming out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Sight better. Learn to bilaterally breathe. Swim faster.
Transition 1
  • 04m 52s

I thought I did okay with T1. Guess not. Was a long run out of the water and we had to go up these stone steps. It was good to see Kathy G cheering us on out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 34m 50s
  • 24.9 miles
  • 15.75 mile/hr

I think I did alright. It was my best average speed for a race. I took a couple of gels, bottle of G2 and some water. It was a little discouraging doing 24mph and getting past, but oh well. I have at a slight ITB issue starting last week that started to bother me around mile 9. My back started to stiffen up a bit as well. Volunteers on the course were great. They guy on the water bottle exchange was awesome. Running start to hand off the bottle. He should have been on the U.S Relay team.
What would you do differently?:

Well since I am still on a borrowed bike, I haven't gotten it fitted yet, which is probably leading to some of the issues. In addition, I haven't put the clipless pedals on yet. I think I am just going to wait until I get my own bike or he sells me this one. Out of all three sports, I am definitely showing the most improvement on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

Nothing to report.
  • 1h 16m 56s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 12m 25s  min/mile

I have really flat feet. I got new runnings shoes last week, but I didn't feel like I broke them in enough to run with them. Just like other races, my calves were cramping up pretty good for the first mile. After that, my ankles were killing me. I did the walk/run pace the whole time. The thing is is that I wasn't out of breath and I wasn't tired, I just couldn't run for long distances.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure my new shoes are right for my feet. Get more running in before my half marathon in 7 weeks. Do more bike/run bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Ran the last 3/4 miles to the finish. Crossed the finish line, got my finishers medal, cold towel, and cold water. Again, can't say enough about the volunteers. They even took my chip off my leg. I found the family. I wasn't expecting them to come, but they surprised me. Surprisingly, I wasn't that hungry. I met up the BT gang and congratulated everyone. My son wanted to swim, so we went in the pond for a bit and let the kids play.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I probably haven't done enough training the past couple of weeks. I also need to get my shoe situation fixed and make sure my ITB is not a problem. This was my 1st Oly and my 3 race overall and considering I was 25lbs heavier and couldn't run a 1 mile in Feb, I am pretty darn happy. Even though I finished last in my AG (again), I know I could have done better and gives me confidence for my 70.3 next year.

Event comments:

What a great race. Great location, excellent volunteers, lots of activities. I will be doing this one on an annual basis.

Last updated: 2008-05-13 12:00 AM
00:40:04 | 1408 yards | 02m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 51/51
Overall: 614/632
Performance: Below average
Suit: None
Course: Around the outer edge of Loon pond. Really shallow in some places.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:52
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:34:50 | 24.9 miles | 15.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 51/51
Overall: 581/632
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Nice loop around Lakeville and surrounding area. Some bad road conditions in some areas
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:16:56 | 06.2 miles | 12m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 51/51
Overall: 597/632
Performance: Bad
Course: Loop around Lakeville and Rochester.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-25 1:46 PM

User image

Hingham, Ma
Subject: Cranberry Country Triathlon

2008-08-25 2:03 PM
in reply to: #1626270

User image

Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon

Congrats on your race and nice to meet you. 

Get that bike fitted.  You might be getting ITB issue from this unfit bike.  Not worth the injury.  Hope to see you again soon.

2008-08-25 2:21 PM
in reply to: #1626270

User image

Olney, MD
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon

Congrats on finishing your first Olympic distance!!


2008-08-25 2:31 PM
in reply to: #1626270

User image

Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon
Awesome job on your first OLY!!!! Jorge GRMINed the swim course and its .9 miles..which is what they adertised it as a couple years idea why they keep changing it.  Its 1584 I think.....Hoep you are feeling great today
2008-08-25 2:40 PM
in reply to: #1626270

User image

Boston, MA
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon
Congrats on your 1st Oly The distance for the swim was 1500 yds
2008-08-25 2:45 PM
in reply to: #1626270

User image

Hillsborough, NH
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon
Great Job on the first Oly! It was really good to meet you and the crew. Get the bike issue fixed (Giving myself the same advice) and keep training!

2008-08-25 5:53 PM
in reply to: #1626270

Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon
Congrats Josh...HUGE improvements since "begining" this Spring. You will have to change your name soon!!!
2008-08-25 6:23 PM
in reply to: #1626270

User image

New York, NY
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon

Congrats!!!! way to go on your first OLY!!!!

Next year I will have to do this one - though for a first chicago was fun too.


2008-09-02 12:09 PM
in reply to: #1626270

User image

Weymouth, MA
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon
Congrats on the race Josh.  Those water bottle exchange guys were awesome.  You'll get those feet and legs in shape.  I bet the half mary training will kick them into another gear for next year's tri season.
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Cranberry Country Triathlon Rss Feed