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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
85F / 29C
Total Time = 5h 36m 4s
Overall Rank = 200/793
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 25/87
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4 could not get back to sleep, ate half bagel with PB, diet coke, banana
Event warmup:

Run to bathroom 5 minutes before start
  • 37m 18s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

Overall pretty happy with this other than slicing a huge gash in my finger 30- seconds before gun went off, spent a minute after gun went off sucking my finger to no avail. Took it a little easier this year hoping not to get HR up to high right from start
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 7s

Took a little more time trying to get bleeding finger to stop, again to no avail, saw two volunteers asked for tape or bandaid had none so just kept going.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 48m 52s
  • 56.3 miles
  • 20.00 mile/hr

Overall real happy with bike, tried to take it easier than last year and not spike heart rate, did first 6 or so miles in small chain ring except when going down hills, felt great was able to pick it up and in last 10 or so miles when I saw had chance to avg 20 mph tried to do so, course I think was long as Garmin said 56.7 and mph 20.3
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

This went fine ,spent a few seconds saying hi to wife and son.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 04m 41s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile

Felt great the first 7 miles, then hit the big hill was determined to run the hill this year and did, but HR spiked to 190 and then had a tought time getting down from there without really slowing but still felt ok, then hit mile 11 and just hit the wall. Had to take a few walking breaks. Looking back does not look like I took in enought calories as only had 750 on bike and maybe 350 on run.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat down relaxed, got finger cleaned out and bandaged, enjoyed time with family and friends, ate, drank

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Run again

Event comments:

Love this rate, although this year could really tell that there were more poeple doing it. Swim more crowded, bike course more crowded.

Last updated: 2010-06-07 12:00 AM
00:37:18 | 1931 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 42/87
Overall: 320/793
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:48:52 | 56.3 miles | 20.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 29/87
Overall: 157/793
Performance: Good
Avg HR 158
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
02:04:41 | 13.1 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 34/87
Overall: 275/793
Performance: Below average
Avg 171 HR
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-07-13 9:21 AM

Subject: Musselman Half-Iron Triathlon

2010-07-13 9:35 AM
in reply to: #2977393

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Rochester, NY
Subject: RE: Musselman Half-Iron Triathlon

Looks like a nice race!  Curiously, I sliced open a finger in the very first minute of the swim as well.  I guess we're not alone in that endeavour!

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