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Lawrence, Massachusetts
United States
BrickMan Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 11m 33s
Overall Rank = 46/98
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Got a little lost on the way, arrived a little late. Had a Cliff Bar and soda on the drive in.
  • 05m 31s
  • 250 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

Pool swim with a time trial start. Started off too fast, as I was determined not to be passed by the person behind me. Slowed a little in the 2nd half. I now understand what people say about keeping a pace and your HR under control for the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Start at a more reasonable pace so I don't loose my momentum halfway through.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

Transition 1 was too slow, need to work on this transition more. Next time- leave the socks off for the bike, and place helmet in a better spot.
  • 35m 7s
  • 10.2 miles
  • 17.43 mile/hr

Forgot to set the bike up in the big chain ring before the start, and dropped the chain with a bad shift starting out. Took a few miles to get my HR settled form the swim and sorted out. Was able to pass people coming up the small hill on the bridge over the river.
What would you do differently?:

Get bike into big chainring before start and stay in the drops more. I did not spend a lot of time on the bike in September and it showed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

T2 went better, was able to get out of bike shoes and into run shoes quickly. Couldn't find my race belt for a second, cost a little bit of time.
What would you do differently?:

Organize transition a little better and not screw it up during T1.
  • 26m 22s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

Good run for me, took a little while for my feet to unfreeze. The pace was near a PR for me at that distance. Each of the three miles were within a second of each other (8:35/8:36/8:37).
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on my run more. Not a bad pace, but need to get faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit, light stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to work on all 3 speeds more.

Event comments:

A fun race overall, enjoyed my first tri experience. Lost an AG place on the run.

Last updated: 2010-10-03 12:00 AM
00:05:31 | 250 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 52/98
Performance: Average
Suit: Pearl Izumi tri suit
Course: Pool swim- serpentine
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:02
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:07 | 10.2 miles | 17.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 46/98
Performance: Average
Course: 3 lap course- fairly flat, one litte hill on the bridge.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 68
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:22 | 03.1 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 49/98
Performance: Good
Course: Flat- 4.5 laps of city square
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-10-04 10:10 PM

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