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LaGrange, New York
United States
64F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 40m
Overall Rank = 202/255
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/26
Pre-race routine:

Race started at 8:00. Picked up mom and arrived at site at 6:30ish. Picked up packet, cap, chip and got marked. Set up transition area. After setting up transition, took a walk through the transition and down to the lake to see the swim. Ate a package of Sport beans. Pre-race meeting started around 7:55.
Event warmup:

Walked around and stretched.
  • 07m 43s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards

Water felt great. No wetsuit needed. Felt great about the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 46s

Dried feet, and put on socks and shoes. Put on shorts and shirt. Had some Gu and water. Took 2 puffs on inhaler. Put on helmet and pushed bike out of transition. Got on bike.
What would you do differently?:

Could have been quicker.
  • 53m 20s
  • 14 miles
  • 15.75 mile/hr

Course was nice. Overcast, but the sun trying to peek out. Hills were OK, but downhill on Barmore was awesome - hit 32 MPH going down and it was amazing. Ate some sport beans about 10 minutes before the transition.
What would you do differently?:

COuld have ridden harder, but was afraid to blow myself out for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s

Had difficulty racking my bike, so it took longer. Just a newbie thing - will do better next time. Helmet off, running hat on. Had a drink of water and was off.
What would you do differently?:

Think about the re-racking before. Move a little faster.
  • 34m 31s
  • 3 miles
  • 11m 31s  min/mile

Had to stop and stretch, and tighten shoelaces. Felt OK, but had to walk a little.
What would you do differently?:

Train more for the running part. Need to practice the brick more.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, ate a powerbar and snacks at the finish. Drank water. Walked around, and sat down little. Put on warm, dry clothes do I didn't chill.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fear of blowing myself out before the run. I'll know better next time that I can push it a little more.

Last updated: 2009-08-10 12:00 AM
00:07:43 | 440 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/255
Performance: Good
Suit: swim/competition bikini
Course: OWS in Freedom Lake. Clockwise around 3 buoys. Course was short. I completed the swim in 5:39 (by my watch), so it was much shorter than 440 yds. They said something about shortening it because it was so far from the transition area.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:46
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:53:20 | 14 miles | 15.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/255
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 6.5 mile loops. Right out of Freedom park, right on Moore, right on Route 82, right on Barmore, and right on Skidmore - past park and did 2nd loop. Returned to park to transition.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:31 | 03 miles | 11m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/255
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back. Left out of the park onto Skidmore, water stop at turn around. Finish inside the park near the transition.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2009-09-14 1:36 PM

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