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Gilford, New Hampshire
United States
28C / 82F
Total Time = 5h 37m 34s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 21/108
Pre-race routine:

It was about an hour drive from Concord where we were staying. Left at 04:30ish and got to the site at 05:30. Some of my peeps were going on about having to get to the race site at 4am or you wouldn't get into the park. Well we got into the park no problem. So I was excited, knowing that I could still get stuff out of the car if need be...I didn't need the morning clothes bag or extra stuff for after the race.
Got into transition, made sure Princess survived the night outside :) set up, made sure my bike computer worked, checked out transition thoroughly
Event warmup:

None! The port a potty lines were astronomical so I spent a half hour there. Met some nice people and someone I know from Ottawa...surprise surprise!
Same peeps that were scaring me about parking also said the swim start was really far away from transition so be prepared. It wasn't of course. Silly people exaggerating
  • 38m 28s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

What a gorgeous swim. Beautiful scenery, flat, tons of space. I didn't touch anyone! When does that ever happen??
Transition 1
  • 05m 24s

I HAVE to put on sunscreen so that is where the futzing around was. There was also a fairly long way out as I was right smack in the middle of a 2000 people transition area
What would you do differently?:

Check my bike computer but it would have been difficult
  • 2h 56m 47s
  • 90.12 kms
  • 30.59 km/hr

Of COURSE my bike computer didn't work. I asked a few people where we were at and they told me in miles which didn't help me any :) :)LOL
What would you do differently?:

Find a bike computer someday that is not a POS
Transition 2
  • 05m 42s

More sunscreen on. I can't drink Gatorade so I had to futz with a Fuel belt too.
  • 1h 51m 13s
  • 21.08 kms
  • 05m 17s  min/km

Loved the run! Felt good, wasn't too hot, enjoyed the crazy things the spectators and water station folks were doing. TONS of aid stations...more than I ever have seen
What would you do differently?:

Didn't realize I was trashing my toenails so maybe wouldn't have dumped water over my head
Post race
Warm down:

Chrissie Wellington gave me my medal!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing! I was expecting to be 6 hours

Event comments:

I was told that Timberman was an amazing race and everyone was RIGHT. Highly recommended!

Last updated: 2011-01-16 12:00 AM
00:38:28 | 1931 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 20/108
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: About 500m out, turn right, swim about 1k, then turn right again and 500m in.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:24
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:56:47 | 90.12 kms | 30.59 km/hr
Age Group: 29/108
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Lots of turns here and there. First bit was hilly but nothing like Lake Placid...I was ready for them. Middle bit is flat and was not windy. It is a loop so the end was hilly again
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:42
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:51:13 | 21.08 kms | 05m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 21/108
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and ba x 2. First bit along a road beside the lake...shady, minimal hills. Then out on the highway for a bit, then through a residential area which also had a lot of shade.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-09-05 6:01 PM

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Kingston Ontario
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2011-09-05 6:35 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Timberman - Half Iron
Awesome job Jen and congrats on your first HIM!!!!  SUPER SPEEDY chiqua!!!
2011-09-08 8:08 AM
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Great HIM you put together and how cool Chrissie put your medal on.

You killed your expected time and had fun out there. It bodes well for next July.

Didn't touch anyone in the odd is that?

2011-09-08 2:47 PM
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wrightsville beach, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Timberman - Half Iron
.......WOW!!!!  is all I got!!! 
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