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Rye, New Hampshire
United States
Pursuit Racing
Total Time = 1h 15m 10s
Overall Rank = 22/163
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/15
Pre-race routine:

I wasn't planning on doing this race and thought my season was over after Lobsterman, but a friend talked me into doing this the night before and my earlier plans had changed. There were still slots available so I decided to give it try.

Woke up at 4:45am, took a quick shower, ate a bowl of cereal and made a cup of coffee for the road. Arrived at Wallis Sands Park in Rye, NH at 6:15am. Transition area and registration were still being set up.
Event warmup:

Put on wetsuit and walked over to start areas. This was another ocean swim. Went for a quick warm up swim to get acclimated to the cold water (60). Ate Gel right before start.
  • 09m 5s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

I was happy with my swim. I stayed a little to the outside so it added some time, but stayed away from other swimmers. There seemed to be a lot of fast swimmers in my wave as well. The cold water really effects my swim, both breathing and power.
What would you do differently?:

More open water swimming.
Transition 1
  • 00m

They didnt track transition times. But overall, I was happy with T1. Wet suit came off fairly easily (no wetsuit strippers). I also still put on my cycling shoes in T1. I also dont do a running mount. Maybe something to practice this off season.
  • 43m 45s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 19.89 mile/hr

Transition times are included in official bike time. Had a little trouble getting into the big ring at the start and took a mile to get HR to lower a bit before I settled in. Only 2 people past me. One of my team mates at the beginning and then another person on the final mile. There was a lot of headwind once you turned onto the ocean road and slowed me down a bit. I felt a lot of lactic acid in my legs. Overall, I was happy with my bike, especially since I still use a road bike.
What would you do differently?:

Look at starting in big ring. Work on running start.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Transition times not posted. Mounted bike on rack, took off helmet and shoes. Put on running shoes and off I went. I ran the long way out of the transition area though and could have saved another 10-15 seconds (could have put me under my goal of 1:15).
What would you do differently?:

learn quickest way to exists before start.
  • 22m 21s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 11s  min/mile

Running is still my weakest leg. Legs felt stiff. Was happy with negative splits though. Not sure I could have gone any faster either.
What would you do differently?:

more running in off season.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Drank water and then made a Hammer Recoverite.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I am not a fast runner.

Event comments:

I would do this race again next year if it fits in my schedule.

Last updated: 2010-09-25 12:00 AM
00:09:05 | 547 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 14/163
Performance: Good
Suit: Vortext 3
Course: swim out to buoy and then parallel to shore and then head back to shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:43:45 | 14.5 miles | 19.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 23/163
Performance: Good
Avg Speed: 21.4. Avg HR: 167
Wind: Some
Course: Loop.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:21 | 03.11 miles | 07m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 53/163
Performance: Average
lap 1: 7:33 lap 2: 7:19 lap 3: 7:16
Course: out and back along ocean.
Keeping cool Drinking
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-10-06 3:54 PM

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