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Rev3 Cedar Point - Half Rev - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Sandusky, Ohio
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 27m 32s
Overall Rank = 136/428
Age Group = M3539
Age Group Rank = 27/73
Pre-race routine:

Woke up in the fabulous Econolodge South. Checked myself for bedbugs,lice and dead hookers. Scoring a triple negative, I proceeded to try to apply the number tattoos. I am very good at this except all my number 3s were backwards. I am not very brain sharp at 5:45AM. Ate a PBJ and an apple and drove off to transition at 6:30. Was able to very leisurely set everything up, chat with people, make a friend to get suncreen and poo. Then walked down the beach in my rubber suit.
Event warmup:

a few strokes in Lake Erie. drank some gatorade while waiting to start. Gap of 1 hr + between getting kicked out of transition and my wave starting
  • 37m 37s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Swim was pretty uneventful. There was extra silt in the water but all that did was reduce my normal lake visibility from 18 inches to 4 inches. The yellow (non turn buoys) I thought were a little difficult to see
What would you do differently?:

I think I need to reexamine the full wetsuit. I am not as fast as I should be. My cadence is much slower than normal and my stroke changes form due to the restriction of the suit. It is an entry level model from 5 years ago. I think when the sleeveless models go on sale for 99 bucks this winter Santa might have to bring me one (and hopefully a minute or two off my time)
Transition 1
  • 02m 55s

Wetsuit strippers! That is almost as good as strippers in wetsuits. Either one is appreciated at races in my opinion.
  • 2h 46m 6s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.23 mile/hr

Did not expect this. I was shooting for 19.5 mph ish. I just felt great the whole way. I was able to chat with people along the way. I drank my whole soy milk, had a GU and half of a cliff bar (about 800 calories). That was a good amount for me. This was just an enjoyable ride (although most people, including myself, had the length between 57-58 miles). They did have to change the bike course due to some road construction. There was a small stretch of crappy road (maybe 4 miles or so). Coming back in was a little hairy the last 8 miles or so because the detour took us through town. Kinda got stuck behind an RV ( they are a little wide to pass without a nice shoulder). Going off as the fourth wave gave me plenty of people to ride around so I was rarely out of sight of everyone.
What would you do differently?:

I did drop my chain going up a hill. Had to stop and put it back on - loss of 30 secs and momentum.

Only go 56 miles? :)
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

nothing exceptional
  • 1h 59m 34s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile

Well I knew this wasnt going to go well due to a severe lack of run base due to injury this year. I was hoping to go 8:40 min/mile. I was fine until about mile 6 (did 8:16 pace for the first 4.4 miles according to the race chip) when I started to get hungry but nothing was very good to eat. I tried gels, coke, pretzels, gatorade and anything else. I just ran out of gas. I wasnt cramping , my tank was just empty. I started walking aid stations at mile 7. Managed to only walk the aid stations the rest of the way so I am kinda proud of that.
What would you do differently?:

I think I need to figure out nutrition for the run. Probably starts with eating on the bike. I did set a big PR on the bike so I may have gassed myself. I knew the run would be tough based on fitness
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around - why? because there werent any seats near the finish area.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

just some additional run time

Event comments:

I PR'ed by 8 minutes from last year
Got to hang with BT peeps before during and after the race
I like the course (although the monotony of the middle six miles on the run is tough on the brain)
Some minor negatives - Cedar Point backing out on tickets, running out of shirts and visors , lack of good recovery area for athletes
Positives- Close geographically , organized, lots of local people, supports Ohio , well set up for families if you wish to bring people

Last updated: 2011-08-22 12:00 AM
00:37:37 | 2112 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 22/73
Overall: 121/428
Performance: Average
Suit: Full
Course: kinda a rectangly trapezoidy thingy (one 3/4 loop)
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
02:46:06 | 56 miles | 20.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/73
Overall: 135/428
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A tour of Sandusky , back roads and Milan Ohio
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:59:34 | 13.1 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/73
Overall: 136/428
Performance: Below average
Course: run out of Cedar Point, through the park and marina and up and down the streets of Sandusky
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-09-13 11:00 PM

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Alpharetta (until we find a home)
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2011-09-14 6:59 AM
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I'm really glad you scored a triple negative. Way to go out and crush this race and PR especially after all the setbacks in training this year. Awesomme Job!

PS. Lovin the new race shirt.

2011-09-14 5:31 PM
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OHIO south of Dayton
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Nice job with the PR..........and surviving the Econolodge - both together qualifies as a minor miracle. Gotta love those strippers - although I had a dude and a chick strip me, not my idea of an ideal three-way (Sandusky seems to attract all different types).
2011-09-14 10:33 PM
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Fishers, Indiana
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Nice job on grabbing a PR! Your report had me laughing! Nice job out there!
2011-09-15 7:56 AM
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, Virginia
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Nice job out there! People at Rev 3 Quassy had the same issue with the 3s!
2011-09-15 6:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Rev3 Cedar Point - Half Rev
Nice job on the PR! Glad we could spot you some spare H2O, and sorry you missed out on the Cabo...

2011-09-17 9:22 PM
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Columbus, Ohio
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Great race! Congrats on the PR! That's a smoking fast bike.
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