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Glen Cove, New York
United States
Sunrise Tri
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 33m 22s
Overall Rank = 121/
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 20/
Pre-race routine:

Worked the overnight shift and went straight there from work, as my boss came in early at 5am. Cup of coffee and drank some Perpetuem for breakfast (or was it dinner?).
Event warmup:

Biked the mile to transition and exercised my jawbone with Bobby. Then biked back to my car to retreive the sunglasses I forgot.
  • 17m 36s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards

Took it nice and easy, and it was the most calming and relaxing race swim I've ever had. Got surprised a few times with how quickly the buoys came up. Goggles kicked off once, not too bad in the washing machine.

Six minutes faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more than twice in the last seven months! ;-)
Transition 1
  • 02m 25s

Took my time. Dizzy as usual coming out of the water.
  • 44m 25s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 18.24 mile/hr

Pretty good, considering I've biked about 16 miles in the last six weeks. Got passed by a lot of nice bikes, and some crappy ones with decent motors. Satisfied, all things considered.

Again, six minutes faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Forgot to tweak my derailleur, which gave me problems. Some gears were OK, but others were off, making a bit of noise and popping up or down a cog. My fault as I knew it was off but didn't take the time to go over the bike beforehand.

Oh, and ride some more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

So fast for me that I sat there staring at my stuff wondering what I forgot. Turns out it was nothing.
  • 27m 45s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

Bad side stitch/cramping for the first two miles. I could take nothing but very shallow breaths for most of the run, which REALLY slowed me down. Legs felt great, just couldn't take in enough 02 to make a go of it.

Pretty much the same run time as last year. Boo!
What would you do differently?:

Not take in so much liquid on the last mile or two of the bike. I forgot/ignored the fact that my body doesn't like to process much in my stomach when the HR goes over 165 or so. Very slow, so it just sits in there. This caused the stitch/cramping that did in my run.
Post race
Warm down:

Chatted. Ate a hearty breakfast of eggs, snausage, and a bagel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The almost complete lack of training in the last six weeks. All for a good cause, but I could have dominated this race.

Oh, and being up for 25 hours prior to the gun going off.

Event comments:

Even with my empty training logs lately, I killed last year's time by 13 minutes! That is F$%#ed up.

I love this race and will come back for #3 next year. Top 5 finish (AG of course!)

Last updated: 2008-11-23 12:00 AM
00:17:36 | 880 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 15/
Overall: 140/
Performance: Good
No HR in the water, but it was pushing 175 when I got to transition
Suit: Xterra Vengeance
Course: Square. Out, right, right, right, back to start
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:44:25 | 13.5 miles | 18.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
HR up there at 177 average. Not really phased as I can push a high rate for two hours fairly easily
Course: Rollers with some a bit steeper. Not much is flat on this course. Two loops.
Road: Rough  Cadence: 75
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:09
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:45 | 03.2 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
186 Avg.
Course: Trail run. Rutted, rocky, muddy. Pretty much the gamut, though we didn't have to ford streams. Took one spill when I miscalculated the size of a pebble (it was actually a good sized rock). Nothing wounded but my pride.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-05-31 8:25 PM

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Long Island, NY
Subject: Ironclad Triathlon

2009-06-01 7:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Ironclad Triathlon

Imagine how well you will do when you actually train next year cause you won't be studying 24/7 for a test. 

You're like the kid in high school who never studies but still got A's.   Your a lucky bastard Charles

It's going to be scary the day you start religiously training.

2009-06-01 8:39 AM
in reply to: #2185062

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Subject: RE: Ironclad Triathlon

Dude that is wrong on so many levels, WTF if I trained that little they would be carting me off in an Ambulance..

Nice job Charlie and I enjoy your no bullsh*t attitude to the sport it is a game and nothing more you put your family and carreer above it and still do well. Something for all of us to take from you.

Now do some training 8-)

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