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Timberman Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Gilford, New Hampshire
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 48m 41s
Overall Rank = 780/1464
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 83/?
Pre-race routine:

Lack of sleep, up at 3:45am to be at event for 5AM. Stressed over bike valve breaking off during tire inflation. Very little stretching of legs pre-race, which I'd come to regret.
  • 11m 30s
  • 528 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

I am really psyched about my swim. This is my first OWS that I felt really comfortable doing and my breathing was great. I had an awesome swim and now all I need to do is get faster.
What would you do differently?:

sip more water pre-race, try not to be so nervous! This swim was a major confidence-booster for the next OWS
Transition 1
  • 04m 16s

I was mostly prepared pre-race but I futs around with my bag trying to find a gel-pack as I was hungry.
  • 56m 7s
  • 15 miles
  • 16.04 mile/hr

Still need more hill training. I was *really* fast on the downhills and so-so on the hills. I passed a lot of people but the elites and better hill-climbers passed me.
Transition 2
  • 02m 52s

Good T2 but still had to stop and stretch calves due to extreme tightness.
  • 33m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 57s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Need more bike/run brick workouts.
Post race
Warm down:

Minor stretching and walking around, drank water and took advantage of the athlete food tent :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My knees and the usual pain I've had with them all year, my lack of hill training and bike/run brick workouts.

Event comments:

This has been my best Triathlon yet, especially for the swim. I really enjoyed this race but I absolutely despised having to drive up the day before to "register"...Very annoying!

Last updated: 2011-06-14 12:00 AM
00:11:30 | 528 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 41/?
Overall: 310/1464
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Sleeveless
Course: Wade-in start, buoys on right
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:56:07 | 15 miles | 16.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 67/?
Overall: 518/1464
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Challenging (for me) hills, some fast downhills, but mostly long and gradual uphills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:52
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:56 | 03.1 miles | 10m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 83/?
Overall: 780/1464
Performance: Bad
Course: Slight uphill for first 1.5 miles, reverse direction and it was downhill the rest of the race. As shown below, my splits clearly showed the tough time I had running uphill vs. downhill: RUN SPLIT 1: 1.5mi 1.5 mi (19:59) 13:19/mi RUN SPLIT 2: 3 mi 1.5 mi (13:57) 9:18/mi Tight calves and legs were a problem again in this Tri, just like the other Tri's. I could not loosen up until about 1/2 way thru the run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-08-21 10:02 PM

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