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Branford, Connecticut
United States
Race Productions
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 24m 34s
Overall Rank = 97/318
Age Group = M2529
Age Group Rank = 17/23
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 5:15 and was out the door at 5:40. Got my coffee and bagel and made it to the race site by 6:45. Found a good spot on the end of a rack 1/3 of the way in. Set up with plenty of time.
Swim
  • 14m 23s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards
Comments:

The seas were choppy and in the first leg it was difficult to get a full breath or stroke. It was a little better on the second leg and coming back in was easy swimming with the waves.
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s
Comments:

No problems in T1.
Bike
  • 40m 42s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 19.90 mile/hr
Comments:

Had a slow leak in my front tire. Stopped midway through the second lap and re-inflated it with my C02, but it continued to lose air. At the end of the bike, the semi-flat tire caused me to slip and fall near the turn into the beach club. Got a little road rash on my left shoulder, elbow, hands and leg. Picked up my bike and ran it to transition. Condsidering stopping and crashing, it was a pretty good ride.
What would you do differently?:

Check my gear better.
Transition 2
  • 00m 44s
Comments:

My hands were a little shaky after the crash, but no problems.
Run
  • 27m 19s
  • 4 miles
  • 06m 50s  min/mile
Comments:

I felt strong on the run. My shoulder and hand stung, but didn't slow me down. Probably could have run faster, since I had a lot of energy left for the last kick.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Found the EMT, who put some iodine on my wounds. Had some food, packed up and went home.

Event comments:

Discovered that cleaning out bits of asphalt from under one's skin sucks, but I think I got it all.
I am a little disappointed with my results compared to the field and am curious what the difference would have been without my bike problems.




Last updated: 2005-09-26 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:14:23 | 880 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/23
Overall: 119/318
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:40:42 | 13.5 miles | 19.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/23
Overall: 175/318
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course:
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:27:19 | 04 miles | 06m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/23
Overall: 64/318
Performance: Average
Course: Mostly flat with few short hills through neighborhood.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2005-09-26 8:40 AM

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2005-09-26 8:51 AM
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Hey good race Steve, despite the crash! And another BT-er there too. Welcome to the group. Next time we'll have to figure out who you are so we can say "hi"!!
2005-09-26 9:57 AM
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Well done, Steve! Sorry we didn't know who you were--would have been nice to meet you.
2005-09-26 12:14 PM
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Great Race!!

Sorry we missed meeting up with you. I think there were lots of under 30's at this Tri...not sure why.

Super time even with the bike mishap...hope you heal up quickly!!

2005-09-26 2:48 PM
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hey- How'd you miss this BT calf marked crowd- sorry we missed you- and as you can see Glen can share your pain w/ the tire thing......Sounds like you regrouped- Good race!
2005-09-26 6:05 PM
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1:24!! and a fast run off t-2, way to go!!!!   Woould have been cool to have met you and mixed w/ anohter BTer, perhaps next time.

oh yeah...LOL...yah, I know the 'flat tire; feeling, good try working it to T-2.


2005-09-26 9:00 PM
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Thanks, all. If anyone of you were the guy that fell on top of me, sorry about that.

This was my fourth time at the Hammerfest and will be back next year. I'll check the forums beforehand and try to see you all there.
2005-09-26 9:02 PM
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Guy that fell on top of you-? Sounds like a story ??
2005-09-26 9:03 PM
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Guy that fell on top of you-? Sounds like a story ??
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