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Patriot Half Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Freetown, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Sport Events
82F / 28C
Total Time = 6h 05m 13s
Overall Rank = 258/505
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 18/27
Pre-race routine:

Showed up at 545, a little later than I had planned but plenty early. Went over to bodymarking, already a decent line. Set up my transition area went back out to walk around a little. Ate a few Fig Newton's, and applied lots of sunscreen. Next time I need to remember to put the sunscreen on before bodymarking, my numbers were a mess. Then waited at the swim start.
Event warmup:

Just some light walking, and stretching.
  • 37m 19s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

Good effort level for the swim. Nice and easy.
What would you do differently?:

Should have seeded myself more towards the front. I ended up swimming wide to get around most of the wave. Get a wetsuit!!
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

No suit to take off, did not leave shoes on the pedals. I have been practicing but did not feel comfortable with it on race day.
What would you do differently?:

Don't run so quickly out of the water.
  • 2h 58m 8s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.86 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Push just a little harder on the second loop. First loop I averaged 19mph ended up with a little less than that overall.
Transition 2
  • 02m 24s

Did not take my feet out of my shoes because the transition area was wet and didn't want to get my socks wet.
What would you do differently?:

Bike and/or run without socks.
  • 2h 24m 33s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 02s  min/mile

Overheated around mile 8. Cooled down with some ice but it wasn't enough. My stomach became upset from drinking too much/I was too hot.
What would you do differently?:

Bring my own water so I can sip and not down two or three cups at each aid station. Get ice at every aid station when it's that hot.
Post race
Warm down:

Post race stretch. Some walking. More stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

HEAT. Not enough practice in hot weather, poor cooling planning. Poor hydration at times.

Event comments:

Not enough water stations for me, but lots for most people. I need to sip while I run or I drink too much too fast. Very hot!!

Last updated: 2011-03-03 12:00 AM
00:37:19 | 2112 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 148/505
Performance: Good
Suit: NONE (Tri shirt/shorts)
Course: Looked soo long from shore. It was a little chilly at first but I warmed up quick. The water was very brown.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:52
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
02:58:08 | 56 miles | 18.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 233/505
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat, only got out of Aero for two or three small hills.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:24:33 | 13.1 miles | 11m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 317/505
Performance: Bad
Course: HOT, very hot. Not enough shade
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %2
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-19 8:37 AM

Subject: Patriot Half Triathlon

2011-06-19 12:48 PM
in reply to: #3556256

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Bedford, MA
Subject: RE: Patriot Half Triathlon
Great race! That heat and direct sun on the run course were not very helpful. Way to go!
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