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Black Fly Tri - International Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
United States
Endorfun Sports
Total Time = 2h 28m 23s
Overall Rank = 382/430
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 25/29
Pre-race routine:

Bagel & coffee, set up transition and wandered around with team mates :)
Event warmup:

I got in the water which was PERFECT temp! Warming up is definitely the way to go!!
  • 09m 11s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

I started out slow so I could get my bearings (unlike my nightmare at Patriot) then I eased into it but was still caught by lots of fast swimmers from behind so it got crowded quick. I did a great job drafting until my draftee slowed down (or maybe i was speeding up) so I had to pass him. I'm sure he was sick of me swatting his toes!
What would you do differently?:

Load up on confidence
Transition 1
  • 03m 7s

had trouble with getting the top of my wetsuit off - i tried a different zipper/strap situation and it FAILED.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 20m 8s
  • 21 miles
  • 15.72 mile/hr

lots of fun to start out bombing downhill - tried to push hard to get as much speed as possible because I knew the return would be slow. And sure enough i watched my average speed tick down....down....down as i climbed up ...up....up.
What would you do differently?:

the only way to get better at hills is to ride hills - A LOT
Transition 2
  • 02m 25s
  • 53m 34s
  • 5 miles
  • 10m 43s  min/mile

I'm not fast (as mentioned above) but this was a great run for me - i haven't had any distance workouts since mid-may and NOT ONE BRICK WORKOUT! I took it easy out of transition and was able to speed up to my happy 10+/-mm pace and finish strong.
What would you do differently?:

Brick workouts are a great thing!
Post race
Warm down:

Cold towel and gatorade and long wait for a massage.

Event comments:

The location was great - mother nature really is the one to thank on all accounts.... but seriously Endorfun does a great job - enough said!

Last updated: 2011-06-19 12:00 AM
00:09:11 | 440 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 338/430
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: counter clockwise oval - small pond
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:07
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:20:08 | 21 miles | 15.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 377/430
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Fast down hill and then long slow climb back out. A few miles before the mid-point there is a short STEEP climb that caught lots of us by surprise - lots of fast down shifting - it's crazy to go from 27mph to 7!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:53:34 | 05 miles | 10m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 388/430
Performance: Good
Course: rolling hills, water/gator/gels available at mile 1, 2.5 and 4.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-07-11 11:34 AM

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