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Fairfield, Connecticut
United States
68F / 20C
Total Time = 2h 11m 28s
Overall Rank = 421/
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 8/
Pre-race routine:

Had my breakfast bar and diet coke while driving to race. I arrived pretty early and got a good spot on the rack near the bike out my row was second. I pumped up my tires, set up all my stuff.
Event warmup:

Got in the water for a few minutes. Then waited for my wave the fifth and last one 20 minutes after the first.
  • 22m 59s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 37s / 100 yards

Swim was ok
Transition 1
  • 02m 57s

First time at a tri taking off full wet suit was hard but no too bad.
  • 53m 5s
  • 15.53 miles
  • 17.55 mile/hr

For about two miles about 1/3into the bike segment I heard an unusual sound from either my wheel or cranks. I thought I broke a spoke or something but it went away after 5 minutes. I ate 1 GU chocolate outrage and drank about 1/2 bottle of water on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 05m 13s

Did I take a nap? I guess so.

First off, the rack full so I had to rack by bike on another rack. Then I couldn't find my heart rate monitor. I didn't want to wear it the entire race because I was worried about getting the full wetsuit off with the watch on so I stuffed it in my running shoe but then I forgot as I put it in there at the last minute so it wasn't just laying about and spent time looking other places for it Doh! I really need it on the run because that is where I need to watch my HR over 150 and I feel pressure in my ears and feel a bit dizzy.

So by the time I found it, started it, got my fuel belt, race belt there went over 5 minutes... Fb*[email protected]#^!
What would you do differently?:

Be more organized.
  • 46m 10s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 14m 50s  min/mile

Kept running almost always, walked just to drink or eat some of my luna moons.
What would you do differently?:

Keep running and lose weight so I can move faster.
Since I had done another tri less than 1 week before this I didn't really rest or taper for this so I wasn't that well rested.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, had a water, bagel and orange.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me, my weight.

Event comments:

Nice race, lots of volunteers and people on the course, 2 water stations on the run. Nice race.

Last updated: 2009-09-03 12:00 AM
00:22:59 | 880 yards | 02m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/
Overall: 407/
Performance: Average
Suit: full blue seventy sprint and booties
Course: LI sound out, across, back in
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:53:05 | 15.53 miles | 17.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/
Overall: 356/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:13
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:46:10 | 03.11 miles | 14m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/
Overall: 425/
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat, mostly street a few dirt paths near the end.
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

2009-09-21 3:37 PM

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Metro NY Area
Subject: Trek Trifitness Fairfield Triathlon

2009-09-21 4:24 PM
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Subject: RE: Trek Trifitness Fairfield Triathlon
Great job Losta!  Don't worry if you are BOP.  At least you are moving your body and trying something new.  Bummer about your T2.  I would be thrown for a loop if I didn't have a space to park my bike.  Congrats again!  You are a triathlete!
2009-09-21 5:34 PM
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Santa Cruz, California
Subject: RE: Trek Trifitness Fairfield Triathlon

Nice job Lisa!!! congrats on your finish...and only 7 days after the last tri!


2009-09-21 7:28 PM
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Woo Hoo great job fellow nutso!

I hate when things get confusing in transition, but it's good we get these awkward ones out of the way before the bigger races - working out all the kinks.

2009-09-21 8:14 PM
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Portland, Oregon
Subject: RE: Trek Trifitness Fairfield Triathlon
Great job dealing with the hurdles and finishing up two tris in two weeks - yes!
Nicely done.

2009-09-22 11:12 AM
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Subject: RE: Trek Trifitness Fairfield Triathlon

Great job

It sounds like you had an awesome race and you should be proud of yourself

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