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Winchendon, Massachusetts
United States
Max Performance
Total Time = 1h 25m 50s
Overall Rank = 110/236
Age Group = CLYDE
Age Group Rank = 7/11
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:30am, drove to Newton to pick up my girlfriend who was coming to watch her first triathlon. On the way to the race we drove through some real heavy rainstorms, which was making me nervous about the race. By the time that we got to the race site, the rain had stopped and the sky was starting to clear a bit. Checked in, got my transition area set up, then hung around with GF and some teammates before the race started.
Event warmup:

Jumped in the water a few minutes before the race started and swam about 50 yards just to get acclimated to the water temperature.
  • 12m 2s
  • 587 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

The swim was pretty uneventful. My navigation was good, although my pace was a bit slower than I expected.
What would you do differently?:

Start closer to the front of the wave, I had to pass a number of swimmers at the start.
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s

In T1 I had trouble getting the suit off my heels, which normally happens. The legs on my suit go all the way down to my ankles and has calf zippers, but it's still a tight fit. Got the suit off, put my sunglasses and helmet on, then ran out of transition. My shoes were already clipped in so I got out pretty quick, but when I put my feet into my shoes the heels collapsed and I had to pull them out before closing the velcro strap.
  • 36m 20s
  • 10 miles
  • 16.51 mile/hr

The bike leg went okay, after a rough start. First I had trouble getting my feet all the way into my shoes, then on the opening stretch I hit a huge pothole and I was convinced I was going to "taco" my front wheel. Thankfully I didn't and was able to keep going. I rode the course pretty well, including one very long hill around the mid-point of the leg.
Transition 2
  • 01m 43s

Coming into T2 I decided to not jump off the bike as it was moving because the chute was narrow, so I came to a stop before hopping off. Ran into transition, racked the bike, got my helmet off and running shoes on, grabbed my number belt and visor and I was off.
  • 34m 3s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 59s  min/mile

As usual, my run sucked. It was starting to warm up and I was sweating buckets. My pace felt okay (for me) but clearly I was slower than almost everybody.
Post race
Warm down:

Got to the finish, took off my running shoes and jumped right into the lake to cool off. Grabbed some water and food, then packed up my transition area.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training this season.

Event comments:

Considering that I have not really trained this year and it was my first tri of the season, I had a good race and I was pleased.

Last updated: 2009-01-30 12:00 AM
00:12:02 | 587 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 58/236
Performance: Average
Course: Rectangular course, long side running parallel to the shore.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:20 | 10 miles | 16.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 79/236
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:03 | 03.1 miles | 10m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/11
Overall: 189/236
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back course along park road, pretty flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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

2009-07-28 11:25 AM

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Framingham, MA
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Subject: Massachusetts State Triathlon

2009-07-31 7:23 PM
in reply to: #2312664

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acton, Ma
Subject: RE: Massachusetts State Triathlon

Hey Scott -- nice job -- I was thinking about doing this race, too, but I returned from vacation the nibht before and it didn't seem like a good idea to do a race the following morning -- I've yet to do a race this year.  You and I seem to have the same issue this summer -- life getting in the way of tris...

Hope the move goes well -- see you at Cranberry??

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