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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
United States
Max Performance
Total Time = 1h 55m 23s
Overall Rank = 320/341
Age Group = 35-59
Age Group Rank = 18/19
Pre-race routine:

Big yummy meal with MAV + Al the night before. Woke-up and choked down a bagel with pb + honey, coffee and water.

warm-up was impossible

overheard on the walk to the transition area:
"Mommy, look at the big waves!! :)"
ya - real funny kid
Event warmup:

Wandered around wondering about the swim buoys...
  • 06m 44s
  • 220 yards
  • 03m 04s / 100 yards

I did gorilla swimming for the first 80%. I couldn't find clear water to put my head in which was SO frustrating! My group seemed confident and strong so i stayed up close to the front in the start but then all hell broke loose and the washing machine effect took hold and i couldn't get out!!!
What would you do differently?:

lesson learned and need to work on SPRINTING from the front of the pack.
Transition 1
  • 03m 29s

the swim sucked the life out of me because i was a barge not a flying fish so it took a while for my heart to chill out.
What would you do differently?:

nothing... i'm good at this part :)
  • 1h 09m 57s
  • 15 miles
  • 12.87 mile/hr

this is where the lack of training really became evident.
But i did pee on the bike :) only because the start was so delayed and my schedule was way off!!
What would you do differently?:

try to not let life get in the way ;)
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

very happy with this - no issues
  • 33m 54s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 56s  min/mile

I was just so happy to be off the bike but i still had to pee so this sucked just as bad as the bike!!!
i walked the water stops and the crazy hill before the causeway.

I'm glad i wasn't dead-last overall or in my age group :)
I did have a great time!!
What would you do differently?:

i was happy to see that my pace was not too shabby... of course i want to be faster but with the lack of preparation i'll take 11 m/m.
Post race
Warm down:

packed up and off to DISNEY WORLD.
i don't recommmed this - it's 4 days later and i'm still pooped!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training - but having a job is more important.... right?

Event comments:

Max does an awesome job - mother nature on the other hand....not so much on this day ;)
See ya next year!

Last updated: 2009-02-23 12:00 AM
00:06:44 | 220 yards | 03m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 250/341
Performance: Bad
Suit: Blue Seventy/Full
Course: mother nature shortened
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: High
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:09:57 | 15 miles | 12.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 322/341
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: longer than i trained for... wait a minute... what training????
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:54 | 03.1 miles | 10m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 321/341
Performance: Average
Course: no surprises.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 5

2009-05-14 10:13 PM

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Subject: New England Season Opener

2009-05-15 6:58 AM
in reply to: #2152132

Subject: RE: New England Season Opener

Great race especially after such a LOOONNNGGGG taper!!!!!
Yeah for peeing on the bike!!!!!
Fun day

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