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New Bedford, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 10m 42s
Overall Rank = 61/289
Age Group = M3539
Age Group Rank = 9/19
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3.15am to leave at 4.15am to make it to the race at 6.20am...
Event warmup:

None... had some Nuun and a gel shot before walking to the beach
  • 09m 20s
  • 440 yards
  • 05s / 100 yards

I still can't swim, but I'm getting better at surviving the water.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing... learn to actually swim... :-)
Transition 1
  • 03m 37s

Had a pretty good T1. Wet suit got stuck a bit on my calfs, but only lost minimal time.
What would you do differently?:

Run slightly faster from beach to transition area
  • 33m 49s
  • 12.28 miles
  • 21.79 mile/hr

Made up lots of time on the bike. Since the bike course was basically a lane divided into two bike lanes (one in each direction), there was times when it was difficult to pass.
What would you do differently?:

I could've gone slightly harder when I had tail wind, but only by a small amount
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Had a very good T2. Took some extra time to grab a last drink before heading out.
What would you do differently?:

Get a different hydration system so I drink more on the bike
  • 22m 55s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

Had a hard time getting my rhythm going and never got to my normal pace
What would you do differently?:

Hydrate better on the bike
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor hydration and insufficient sleep (next time we need to stay by the race if it is an early start and longer drive).

Event comments:

Sun events do a great job with high quality details like putting all team members in the same area in transition. The delay of the start was to make sure that a broken down car was removed from race course and that the coolant that leaked out was properly removed. Good decision to delay!

Although I managed to get 9th in AG my wife got 2nd in her AG... she beat me again... and yes, very proud of her!

Last updated: 2011-08-01 12:00 AM
00:09:20 | 440 yards | 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/19
Overall: 256/289
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:49 | 12.28 miles | 21.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/19
Overall: 34/289
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 lap loop with some technical turns. Headwind going out from T1, tail wind back on the same stretch, a stronger head wind going out to the pier and great tail wind coming back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:55 | 03 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/19
Overall: 52/289
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2011-08-01 9:08 AM

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