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Old Colony YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
United States
Firm Racing
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 91/210
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/12
Pre-race routine:

Warning: English is not first language ;)

I woke up at 4:30AM (30 minutes ahead of alarm clock), and then I went straight to the kitchen to have my first meal (2 Wheat Bagels, with PB, and water). Put the rest of the stuff in my truck and headed to the race site that was around 1 hour from my house.
Event warmup:

Nothing special. I swam a little bit plus some stretching.
  • 31m 37s
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

I am really stoned about this time because 3 months ago, I could not swim for my life! Also, I understand that the wetsuit is helping me a little bit here but I'm still pretty happy with that time!!!!

Note: There were a bunch tools pulling me by the ankle, and actually the guy next to me was asking for help... How bad do they really want to win or save a couple of minutes? is it really that worth it?
What would you do differently?:

I definitely need to work on my swimming without the wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Easy, no problems at all!
What would you do differently?:

Next time I am going to ride the bike with no socks, and I will save the them for T2 so my feet are a little bit cleaner and drier too.
  • 1h 14m 10s
  • 24 miles
  • 19.42 mile/hr

The course was pretty much flat, clean, and easy. The only problem is that you have to do 4 laps... After the second lap I got lost mentally and let off the pace.
What would you do differently?:

I need HTFU mentally and put the hammer down the whole time.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Very quick transition, but I am going to change my strategy for the next race.
What would you do differently?:

  • 51m 39s
  • 6.5 miles
  • 07m 57s  min/mile

I had pretty good run as usual, and I am still asking to myself why I didn't push it a little bit harder (maybe because the blister on my right foot). Pass tons of people, and only one person passed me.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder, and with dry socks I shouldn't have any blister problems.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to get tougher mentally.

Event comments:

This was my first Olympic distance, and even tho I know I can do better; I am pretty happy with the result.

Last updated: 2010-07-12 12:00 AM
00:31:37 | 1760 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/12
Overall: 164/210
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Very Nice
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:14:10 | 24 miles | 19.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 94/210
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Pretty much flat as a pancake.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:51:39 | 06.5 miles | 07m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 91/210
Performance: Average
Course: The course was a little bit longer, but pretty good.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-07-12 6:53 PM

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