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Half Vermont Journey - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Salisbury, Vermont
United States
Vermont Sun Fitness Center
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 101/129
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/10
Pre-race routine:

Cereal, 3 bagels, english muffin, power bar, coffee, two egg and ham english muffins. Got to the transition when it opened at 6:30 and noticed I left my race number at the hotel. It all worked out, my family picked it up for me while I was on the bike.
Event warmup:

Nothing, just a quick jump in the water, walking around, and fighting with all the mosquitos.
  • 40m 30s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

I keep reminding my self through the race to "Race my OWN race, and race the way I trained" So I keep a nice easy pace that I trained and I came out of the water 30 seconds slower then my goal time, WoooHoo.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing! I wasn't fast but I came out with the time I wanted and wasn't tired or winded at all!!
Transition 1
  • 03m 1s

Slow getting the wetsuit off, but I am in no rush in these longer races.
  • 3h 08m 47s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.80 mile/hr

"RACE my own race." Tried to keep my speed even and did not want to start off too fast, so a few people passed me on the first half of the bike. On the last 10 miles I caught up and passed about 8 - 10 people that had passed me earlier on, felt good. :-)
What would you do differently?:

When training ride faster!! My quads were killing me towards the end of the race. I should be able to maintain a good pace if I train faster on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 02m 43s

Again I was in no rush. Took the time to tape up my feet to prevent a blister.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 27m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 16s  min/mile

Same story as on the swim and bike. The running is my slowest event so I did not want to get sucked into trying to chase down people passing me. I reached the turn around point in about 1 hour 13 minutes and finished the run in 2 hours and 27 minutes, so I keep an even run pace though the whole run, WoooHooo!! Many people passed me in the first 6.6 miles but I got to passa few of them in the last 4 miles :-)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, went exactly as I trained!
Post race
Warm down:

Pizza, Pizza, Pizzza, and water.
Got a shirt and back pack from the raffle :-)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

NOTHING! The race went exactly as I trained. I learned what I put into training is what I should expect on race day. This time I also ate A LOT before and during the race which keep me fueled for the race. (the camel back also keep me well hydrated)

Even though I was sore and tired through the run NEVER ONCE did I think "What am I doing out here, I never want to do this again" I was actually out there smiling having fun and enjoying myself.

Event comments:

Nice small beautiful race. I miss seeing and hearing all the support on the run (like you would on bigger races), but it was a GREAT race. I was well organized and the roads on the bike had HUGE clean shoulders!

Last updated: 2009-03-17 12:00 AM
00:40:30 | 2112 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/129
Performance: Good
Course: The 1.2-mile swim was held in warm, crystal clear Lake Dunmore. The swim was a two loop course lined with buoys.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:01
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:08:47 | 56 miles | 17.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/129
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: “lollipop” course, with rolling hills, nothing steep or tough.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:27:35 | 13.1 miles | 11m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/129
Performance: Good
Course: An out and back rolling course, well shaded on paved and dirt roads.
Keeping cool Drinking
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-01 6:39 AM

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Upstate NY
Subject: Half Vermont Journey

2009-09-03 12:42 PM
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Austin, TX
Subject: RE: Half Vermont Journey
Wow, 2 Hims under your belt now.  I can vouch for just going out there and running your race without overextending yourself.  I did that my last race and was the most fun I had ever had in a race.  Really great job!!!
2009-09-03 2:57 PM
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Bartlett, TN
Subject: RE: Half Vermont Journey

Excellent job on your race!  The hardest part of nay race for me is not going out and trying to go all out right from the beginning. Running your race is smart and something I  have to remind myself throughout a race!

2009-09-03 11:27 PM
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Glad you had such a good race!! I think you hit the nail on the head- you get out of a race what you put in through training! This is a GREAT lesson for IMLP.  Glad to read that you enjoyed the race enough to smile out there. Lake George is going to feel like a piece of cake for you!
2009-09-05 11:29 PM
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Houston, TX
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Congrats!  Way to race your own race!  
2009-09-08 8:24 PM
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Awesome race- it's great to see when someone actually sticks to the plan- it always goes well!  You should feel great about doing the IM!

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