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Lowell, Massachusetts
United States
DOUBLECRACING
70F / 21C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 07m 45s
Overall Rank = 3/6
Age Group = Aquabike Open
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

PBJ, coffee. Load bike and race stuffs on car. Drove to race site. It's about 1/2 hr away from home.
Event warmup:

Talking.
5 min before race start went into the water. Current was strong pushing us downstream.
Swim
  • 35m 57s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 24s / 100 meters
Comments:

Upstream was brutal. If you don't move, the current would push you backwards. No resting on the way out. I felt like a salmon fighting the current. Took 24:23 min to swim to the turn around point and 11:33 min back.


Transition 1
  • 03m 6s
Comments:

Saw my rack neighbor - he was ready to leave when I arrived.
Bike
  • 1h 31m 48s
  • 26 miles
  • 16.99 mile/hr
Comments:

First lap was good. With rolling hills and quite a bit of turns, clocked 43:14. On one of the downhill I did > 30 mph. Was so looking forward to this decend on the 2nd lap. Turned back to TA to start 2nd lap - speed dropped noticeably. I was thinking "I am not THAT tired" before I realized it was the wind that had picked up. Even on that particular downhill I could only get up to ~ 27 mph. Made a concious effort to push more on the 2nd lap, clocked 45:26
Managed to thank every volunteer and cop I passed by, and cheered for fellow Trifury members.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Race done.
Was doing aquabike
Run
  • 00m
  • 6.2 miles
  •  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Ate, drank, took down TA, chatted, took pictures of teammates.

At a glance, I placed 2nd in the female oly aquabike. There were 4 women in that category, but only the 1st place was awarded for aquabike.
Still going to brag about coming in 2nd, although there is no medal along with it. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No structural training. Not looking to do that.


Event comments:

RD is a Trifury member. Good turn out of the team. Close to home.
This race has a difficult swim. Upstream in a river (after a t-storm last night to make things more complicated) is harder than any ocean swim I had done, even with tide coming in.




Last updated: 2009-06-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:35:57 | 1500 meters | 02m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 3/6
Performance: Below average
Suit:
Course: Up and down the Merrimack river.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 03:06
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:31:48 | 26 miles | 16.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 2/6
Performance:
Wind: Some
Course: 2 laps around Lowell. Sort of a technical bike course with rolling hills and quite a bit of turns. Toward the end of the lap < 1 mile from TA was a hair pin turn.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:00:00 | 06.2 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/6
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2009-07-12 4:43 PM

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2009-07-12 7:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Lowell Mill City Tri
nice job especially with no structured training!

how is the knee feeling?
2009-07-12 7:58 PM
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Congrats on a great race!
2009-07-12 8:20 PM
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A solid performance -- you had air and water resistance to deal with

2009-07-13 6:06 AM
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Nice work! That swim sounds NOT FUN! But, you dealt with it just fine! Sometimes no structured training is just what you need. Keeps you fit and allows you to just go out and have fun. And, if you're having fun... chances are you're gonna have a good race too!

2009-07-13 7:18 AM
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Great Job Denise congrats



2009-07-13 8:10 AM
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Great job Densie.  Second place is something I won't be seeing anytime soon.

2009-07-13 10:31 AM
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I would brag about 2nd place!  I would SO brag about it.  The swim sound nightmarish to me - swim and swim and never get anywhere. 

Good race report too!
2009-07-13 6:59 PM
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I'm looking for salmon spawning videos to post here, but didn't find any... 

That swim must've been like the Endless Pool, magnified.  Sounds like you had a good time!

2009-07-13 8:48 PM
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Great job silver-medalist.  Sounds like you had fun!  Nice, low stress race.
2009-07-15 2:51 PM
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