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Congers, New York
United States
TOGA Multisport Club
48F / 9C
Total Time = 1h 40m 17s
Overall Rank = 57/113
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/10
Pre-race routine:

Up early/shower to wake up. Ate a bowl of oatmeal and a banana. Got there early and relaxed. Checked in with the 3 clients I had in the race then hung out talking to other racers.
Set up transition, warmed myself in the car then 20 minutes on the trainer to loosen the legs.
Event warmup:

As above, 20 minutes on the trainer...
  • 23m 35s
  • 2.9 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

Still under par from work and the injuries. I still did okay on the first run and felt all right but had a tough time in transition.
What would you do differently?:

Skipped the race!
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s

Just out of sorts in Transition. Unable to train up properly for the month and a half prior kept me from any bricks so I was cold in Transition.
What would you do differently?:

See above!
  • 46m 11s
  • 15.53 miles
  • 20.18 mile/hr

As above, I just knew I was not prepared for this race and I felt it. I knew I was taking a toll on my very limited resources but had no choice as I knew run 2 was gonna hurt.
What would you do differently?:

Skip the race...
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

Just ragged... Absolutely ragged. Could not get into the groove...
  • 27m 8s
  • 2.9 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

There was literally nothing left of me. 2 guys I blitzed by on the bike past me way too easily on the run. I was hurtin' and whipped but its a race so I gave it what I had.There were three guys a few yards ahead of me nearing the chute but I was done. Until my buddy Sheryl ran out to me, as I always do for her and screamed at me to sprint it in. I gave what little I had left and outpaced two of them and duked it out with the third who just clipped me coming in...
Post race
Warm down:

BATHROOM! Man did I have to pee! Threw on clothes and dried off then got to the line to cheer on the rest of the finishers including 2 of my clients in their first event while alongside me a third client who finished before me cheered as well.
That was for sure the best part of the race....

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury and fatigue from a long season of racing and injury.

Event comments:

Great day despite my dismal outlook on MY efforts. Great crowd, great people and fun atmosphere. Better be, it's my club's race!

Last updated: 2008-08-26 12:00 AM
00:23:35 | 02.9 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/113
Performance: Good
Did not wear HR monitor.
Course: Rockland Lake inner road. Fast and flat....
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:44
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Below average
00:46:11 | 15.53 miles | 20.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/113
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Rock Lake outer road. Wind tunnel on South side running North. Had some trouble on the hill but got up to speed okay after. That hill 4 times is annoying. Wind on the downhill kept me from getting to topspeed. Felt I coasted too much, again lack of training for this event showed.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:27:08 | 02.9 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/113
Performance: Below average
Course: Similar to he first run but opposite direction.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2008-10-28 5:06 PM

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