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Freetown, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 45m 29s
Overall Rank = 155/210
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/21
Pre-race routine:

The only thing routine about my routine is opening my eyes. Today I was very happy that i was 100% packed before I went to bed. I wouldn't be RedSoxChick if I didn't go to a home game the night before a race! So with my Guinness and Peanut pre-race meal behind me I munched on a bagel with butter and drank a Mix1 - 4am is MIGHTY EARLY. I arrived at my friend Michael's for coffee and then caravaned down with Whitney + Chris. I think the Tri gods were watching because I got a primo parking spot and unloaded my bike and team tent.
Event warmup:

We were running a bit behind schedule so there wasn't much time for warm-up activities. Set-up transition, slipped into wetsuit and got a quick splash before the gun went off.
  • 08m 11s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

I tried to go out hard and fast - more successful than I have in the past which was cool, then after rounding the first buoy I decided to lean right and stay out of the churning waters. I must be getting pretty comfortable because I'm usually fidgeting with my watch in the water before the gun and today I TOTALLY forgot to start the dang thing.
What would you do differently?:

Line up closer to the front
Transition 1
  • 02m 48s

I'm typically pretty comfortable in transition and today was a typical day - other than cheering on Whitney.
  • 51m 2s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.46 mile/hr

This was a fun bike - easy rollers with a couple of super fast stretches of slight decline. Had a gel about halfway thru and really enjoyed my new aero-water bottle. Not having to reach down and replace a bottle in the cage is awesome! I really focused on pushing the pace and not worrying about the run (I'm saving that worry for the 13.1 next weekend).
What would you do differently?:

based on my lack of pre-race nutrition I'd say take a gel earlier on the ride. i felt great after the one at the halfway point - i could really feel the sugar rush; could have used that earlier on!
Transition 2
  • 01m 55s

quick change of shoes, hat on, and away we go! all to the tune of the Smurfs... don't ask why
  • 41m 27s
  • 4 miles
  • 10m 22s  min/mile

This felt way slower than the results so that's a good thing. My toes fall asleep on the bike so it took a few for them to come back to life. Just before mile 2 Whitney caught up and passed me - it was fun to have a friend for a moment.
Post race
Warm down:

banana, orange, apple juice and Mix1 - OH and a professional stretch - yee haa

Event comments:

the swim start was fine - a couple of minutes late but that was fine with me. The bike course was great; traffic was backed up as I returned to the park so that slowed me down. The run is where the race fell apart for me, I could have VERY easily missed the first turn! There wasn't a volunteer or paint on the street like there was for the bike. Then as I was approaching the 'mile 2' sign a race person packed it up... I was like "ok, should i pack it up, too? did i miss the cut off!?" I wasn't last but I sure felt bad about my speed for a minute. I chalk it up to the 'inaugural race' but hope it improves for the future.

Last updated: 2010-04-15 12:00 AM
00:08:11 | 440 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 77/210
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:51:02 | 14 miles | 16.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 158/210
Performance: Good
Road:  Dry Cadence: 77
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:27 | 04 miles | 10m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 161/210
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-06-20 10:40 AM

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2010-06-20 12:16 PM
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Great day for racing! Nice 'warm up" for the the pre race meal/routine..

2010-06-20 12:16 PM
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East Side of the Bay
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Great race Lisa!!! Looks like the new bike is a great match for you. Congrats!
2010-06-21 8:25 AM
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Great race Lisa!!..maybe I should try the guinness prerace meal..I have to switch something up!!
2010-06-21 9:14 AM
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Great work out there!!!
2010-06-21 10:35 AM
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Nice job Lisa!!!  Sounds like you had a blast which is also very RedSoxchickish!!! Sorry i missed you guys this year!!

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