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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
70F / 21C
Total Time = 5h 40m 46s
Overall Rank = 295/700
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 52/96
Pre-race routine:

Ate bagel, peanut butter, bananna, diet coke, sipped water
Event warmup:

  • 34m 10s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters

New swim course was great, not same problems as last year. Last 100 or so water stunk but what are you going to do. Overall, great improvement over last years time and thought I did really well in this and got out of water feeling good.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

Could not get the wetsuit off my feet, cost me a minute, in the grand scheme of things not a big deal just a bit annoying.
  • 2h 57m 2s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.98 mile/hr

Did pretty well on bike, passed some, got passed by some. Right out of gate is up hill into a headwind which made it very difficult to get HR down and still maintain a decent speed. I do not think I took in enough nutrition/water and paid for it on run course. Had two bottles of infinit,one bottle water, two gels. Thought that would be plenty but maybe not
What would you do differently?:

Harder on flats and downwind but was trying to get HR down.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

This went well, even took a few seconds to put a little more sunscreen on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 04m 51s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

Overall, not very happy with this, had been working on my running not hard enough I guess. Had to walk a few times, seemed like a lot more than last year but time was still better. Could not get HR down as much as I tried, think I was dehydrated and felt like I was going to hurl for the middle 4 miles, then started walking aid stations and drank some coke which really helped. I lost a lot of weight. Day before I weighed 150, after race, eating, drinking, driving home 7 hours, eating huge dinner, drinking a ton weighed 146 that night. So still 4 pounds under where I was the previous day. Leads me to believe did not hydrate enought during race. Live and learn.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder, drink more on bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Was great race again, even better than last year because of weather, was nice to stick around enjoy the post race festivities and eat and just chill. Got a massage which was nice.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Overall a great race would like to do it again someday; however, next half will be on a flat course to see if it makes any difference. Maybe Eagleman.

Last updated: 2009-07-13 12:00 AM
00:34:10 | 1931 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 40/96
Overall: 269/700
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 03:02
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:57:02 | 56 miles | 18.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 49/96
Overall: 263/700
Performance: Average
Avg HR 165
Wind: Some
Course: Fairly hilly from what I am used too. Also think the course was a little long, Garmin said 56.3
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:04:51 | 13.1 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 65/96
Overall: 371/700
Performance: Bad
Avg 170
Course: Much hillier than I remember. One hill not on course last year about 50 yards straight up a grass hill or you could take stairs, either way no fun.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-07-21 1:46 PM

Subject: Musselman Half-Iron Triathlon

2009-07-21 7:58 PM
in reply to: #2299215

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Subject: RE: Musselman Half-Iron Triathlon
great Job.  Nice time.  That headwind was a stinker for sure. 
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