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Mystic, Connecticut
United States
Mystic YMCA
70sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 20m 19s
Overall Rank = 76/254
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/15
Pre-race routine:

Since the race is only 12 minutes from my house, I woke up at 6 and laid in bed for a few minutes. I ate half a bagle and had some OJ, then left. I took a banana to eat when I got there. I got to the race about 45 minutes before the start and set up my transition area. I didn't really feel nervous until I was there.
Event warmup:

  • 11m 57s
  • 800 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

Triangular course at low tide. Many people walked a lot of the course, however, I swam the whole way. The distance of 800 yards was measured by my Garmin 310xt but I think the actual distance was less based on my very fast time and <12 min was 114th place in the swim. I think it was closer to 700 yards.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more open water swimming at race pace in the wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

My swim cap and goggles fell out of the wetsuit sleeve as I was running up the beach which delayed me a few seconds; that was actually before the mat so it affected my swim time instead of T1.
I think it was a good transition for a first race and more experience will improve the transitions.
  • 43m 24s
  • 14.05 miles
  • 19.42 mile/hr

I was very pleased with my biking. It was the fastest pace I've ever maintained and was better than I hoped.
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

Smooth transition. I forgot to move my Garmin 310 from the bike to my wrist prior to transition and almost left the watch. The time will improve with practice.
  • 22m 34s
  • 2.93 miles
  • 07m 42s  min/mile

I was surprised at how good I felt coming off the bike. I planned to increase my pace for the final quarter mile. I started at 2.75 miles but the course was only 2.93 instead of 3 that I expected. I probably should have started increasing at 2.5 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder for the last mile.
Post race
Warm down:

walk around.

Event comments:

This was my first race, so I don't have any other comparisons. I was absolutly thrilled with my performance and can't wait for my next race!

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Last updated: 2010-03-10 12:00 AM
00:11:57 | 800 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 114/254
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot full wetsuit
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:43:24 | 14.05 miles | 19.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 100/254
Performance: Good
Avg HR 166, Max HR 178
Wind: Little
Course: Back roads with 568 ft of elevation gain over the course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:47
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:34 | 02.93 miles | 07m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 99/254
Performance: Good
Avg HR 172 Max HR 182
Course: Flat course along the water.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 3

2010-06-06 9:27 PM

Griswold, Connecticut
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