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Gloucester Fisherman Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
United States
Tri and Du It Multisport
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 22m 46s
Overall Rank = 351/681
Age Group = m45-49
Age Group Rank = 28/43
Pre-race routine:

god b-fast w isis. arrive with lots of time to set up. catch up with a couple of people.
Event warmup:

acclimate to the 65F ocean water. no wetsuit!
  • 14m 36s
  • 586 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

after the initial shock of the water on the first dive in got acclimated and no problem. swam with no contacts but not as much of a problem as I thought it would be could see as much as one can see in the ocean.
distance must have been a bit longer than 1/3 mile since swim time was 4 min. longer than usual for that distance. oh well. got it done and felt good about it. great to be in the thick of the battle of the swim.
What would you do differently?:

wetsuit, maybe. but the feeling of swimming open and free with the ocean was worth it.
Transition 1
  • 03m

long jog down the boulevard around the corral to the bike. pop on the shoes, glasses, helmet and awat it goes.
  • 37m 15s
  • 11.8 miles
  • 19.01 mile/hr

felt pretty good on the bike. except for dropping water bottle at one point pretty much a troubel free ride.
Transition 2
  • 02m 13s

didnt do any fancy stuff. did stop after a bit and take shoes off since it was a distance to bike rack place. smooth shoe changes. glad I put my speed laces on shoes.popped them right on.
  • 25m 18s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

got a cramp right off the bike. tried to work in out but didnt clear. stopped briefly at porto john to pee. seemed to clear the cramp. maybe it was the short rest also.
lost a few minutes at rest stop. didnt feel I was running that fast, day was getting hot so didnt feel uber good.
Post race
Warm down:

walk around a bit and cheer isis in! she was smokin in the run. 2nd place in AG!!
meet up with some folks and chit chat. grab some podium pics of jo!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

maybe wetsuit would have helped a faster swim however the time taking it off would be a negative for a short course. so overall I was happy (even if jo beat me by 30 seconds!;))

Event comments:

Thorough race organization. course was safe. traffic nearly non-existant, crowds were good. overall a very good race.

Last updated: 2010-07-28 12:00 AM
00:14:36 | 586 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/681
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: box
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:37:15 | 11.8 miles | 19.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/681
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: loop thru scenic areas of Gloucester.some rollers. Glad I rode the courese the night before. get to know the roads and terrain.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:18 | 03.11 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/681
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loo course thru downtown Gloucester. Pretty run, lots of people lining the finish area on main st.
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-08-10 8:46 PM

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