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Cranberry Country Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 02m 53s
Overall Rank = 485/632
Age Group = 40-44 F
Age Group Rank = 26/37
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5 a.m., had cheerios, blueberries and coffee. Loaded up car and woke up 11-year-old son, Nick, who is my chief fan. Drove the 1+ hour to the race site, parked next to Marmadaddy (!), and then waited on line for 30 minutes to pick up my packet.
Event warmup:

Didn't have time for any. I was in 5th wave, ate a gel as the first wave started.
  • 34m 23s
  • 1500 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Swimming is my weakest out of the three. This is the third time I've done this race and this year I felt the most comfortable in the water. I didn't "panic" in the beginning. I developed a good rhythm, I stayed on course (I usually veer off course), and I finished feeling good.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster?

2006 - 34:13 (KathyG says the course was shorter then)
2007 - 33:51
2008 - 34:23
Transition 1
  • 03m 56s

#@$%% wetsuit....
  • 1h 22m 6s
  • 25 miles
  • 18.27 mile/hr

Last year I went too hard on the bike and paid for it on the run, so this year I made sure that I maintained a consistent pace that didn't feel like I was pushing too hard. The first 10 miles or so there were two 25-year-old women who continually would pass me up hills (they would hammer up the hills out of their saddles), ride double-breasted, and make it difficult to pass them on the flats and descents. It was causing problems for the guys in the wave behind us who were riding 21 mph, and making things unsafe... I finally shook them and found somebody to pace off of the rest of the race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 39s
  • 59m 51s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 39s  min/mile

Scott was just ahead of me out of T2, walking off a side stitch... caught up with DK around mile 1, chatted for a bit, then continued on... saw Jam Jam around mile 2, walking off some dizzyness....
I plodded along, my quads and glutes were cramping up...
Post race
Warm down:

walked and talked

Event comments:

This is such a fun race, and it was great seeing all the bters. Sue up from Florida (with her awesome parents), Marmadaddy, Jam Jam and their cute daughters from Rochester, Kathy G and some of her family volunteering, Isis volunteering.... catching up with folks before Nick and I had to head back home.

Last updated: 2008-05-21 12:00 AM
00:34:23 | 1500 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/632
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless
Course: Perimeter around pond.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:56
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:22:06 | 25 miles | 18.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 438/632
Course: mostly backroads, lots of potholes. Saw several guys with fancy bikes walking back with flat tires...
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:39
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:51 | 06.2 miles | 09m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 471/632
Performance: Good
Course: quiet country roads, past a cranberry were shady
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-08-26 11:34 AM

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acton, Ma
Subject: Cranberry Country Triathlon

2008-08-26 12:44 PM
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Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon
Great race and nice job pacing on the bike.  You are always a fast runner.  I also believe the swim was short 2 years ago.  Nice to Nick there, too. 
2008-08-26 2:39 PM
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What a great race for you! You looked relaxed and at ease throughout-and comfortable after..No injuries or equipment malfunctions to mess you up..It was pretty warm out there -you clearly had your nutrition'hydration nailed..glad to see you have a good time and good results..Congrats!

Really good to see you again-and nick is a hoot.

I have a nice pix of you-just have to figure out how to convert from camera pixels to BT-able..coming soon!

2008-08-27 9:04 AM
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Plymouth MA
Subject: RE: Cranberry Country Triathlon

Great race Joanne! See you there next year!

2008-08-27 7:46 PM
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Frugal Gear Geek
having fun with the kids
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glad to see you had such a good race.

2008-09-02 12:35 PM
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Weymouth, MA
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Great race!  It was very nice to meet you.

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