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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
United States
Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 53m 31s
Overall Rank = 95/325
Age Group = F50-59F
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

walked the dog , 1/2 cup coffee & a piece of cinn toast, few bites of yogurt & fruit,drove to the site- snagged a spot in the closest parking lot just before they filled up...
Event warmup:

biked 1/2 the run course -more to remember it than anything else..
  • 21m 14s
  • 1320 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

goggles fogged so not seeing much (but they didn't leak so that was good), lost my timing chip early swam over while diving down to retreive the silly thing...couldn't fasten it while swimming so just held the damn thing in my hand the whole rest of the swim....never got into much of a rhythm , threw in breast stroke a lot..another 'survival" swim..water was warm & conditions great tho!
What would you do differently?:

LEARN TO SWIM for technique & speed instead of survival,,,have better goggles & not lose chip
Transition 1
  • 00m

t1 & 2 included in bike times..t1 had to refasten chip, transition on the beach sand so not very fast -fortunately didn't get so much sand in cleats that couldn't clip in...but sandy feet..however transition very close so not a lot of time wasted to get in & out of it.
What would you do differently?:

maybe break down & bring a bucket of water to was off feet for this one
  • 55m 48s
  • 15 miles
  • 16.13 mile/hr

this is a challenging tough hilly course over mixed roads-some good some rough with patches & cracks, open to traffic with not much shoulder..minimal turns tho, and well volunteered..
What would you do differently?:

just keep getting stronger on the steep hills to keep speed up without so much effort that need recovery after..remember nutrition on bike
Transition 2
  • 00m

included in bike..went pretty well
  • 36m 30s
  • 4.2 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

tough start..the steep hill gets you started off at a snails pace so hard to find a good pace once you get up that first killer hill
Post race
Warm down:

walk around aimlessly, water, cheer a few in, hang out & chat..wait for times & awards..fresh peaches & apple juice

Event comments:

personal favorite-sentimental value -small & tough no frills...beautiful part of the world

Last updated: 2010-08-22 12:00 AM
00:21:14 | 1320 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/325
Performance: Below average
Suit: no wetsuits allowed
Course: straight out & back following buoy line
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:55:48 | 15 miles | 16.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/325
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: transtion on the sand to coned lane on road .Immed up very steep hill, flat to rolling hills after that then more hills,at least 2 very steep..
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:30 | 04.2 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/325
Performance: Average
Course: steep (almost unrunable) hill start that continues incline after that section-out to old airfield flat loop turnaround with incredible lake view,to a moderate downhill finish
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-08-23 6:19 PM

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2010-08-23 7:16 PM
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Yay for 1st place.  You are smokin' and a pretty fair triathlete too.

2010-08-23 9:38 PM
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Sweet!  Congrates.  You deserve this.  You rocked the swim carrying a chip, not to say retrieving it.   Aimlessly wandering around is a good way to describe how I feel after half my races. 
2010-08-24 7:28 AM
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nice race.  wish I had known you were doing it, as I had to get to the end of Forest Rd right in the middle of the race.  Was wondering if you were there!
2010-08-24 7:36 AM
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Nice job..congrats!

Glad you enjoyed a old favorite race.

Swimming with chip in your hand...challenging.

See you this weekend.
2010-08-25 4:36 PM
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Parker, CO
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wish I could swim that fast!  Nice race and congrats on 1st AG!

2010-08-25 7:18 PM
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WOW!!!! Congrats on a great race!!! Great area for a race. Speedy run there

Chip in the hand...thats a first!!!
2010-08-25 8:48 PM
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