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Cedarville, New Jersey
United States
Piranha Sports
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 4h 02m 5s
Overall Rank = 132/274
Age Group = f 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/17
Event warmup:

Ate about 67 gnats. It was amazingly disgusting how many gnats there were. Rode a few minutes - that's about all.
Swim
  • 25m 30s
  • 1408 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards
Comments:

Water was gross. Black. Pitch black. For some reason, in the beginning of swims I really, really want to quit but then I get over it and Im good. Today was no different. Wanted to quit, felt like crap, didn't know a good reason to finish, blah, blah, blah. Then decided to shut up and focus on form. Sighted ok but had to stop and fix goggles once. My friend was first out of water and she swears the course was long - was expecting 15 mins. or so and swam 19 mins. speedy she is.
Transition 1
  • 01m 43s
Comments:

looong run to transition, long run to bike mount. dropped a gel somewhere along the way.
What would you do differently?:

not drop my gel.
Bike
  • 2h 05m 25s
  • 40.3 miles
  • 19.28 mile/hr
Comments:

Headwind for 3/4 of the ride. Flat as a pancake too. I stayed strong for most of the ride, played leapfrog w/ a few folks for most of it. Different sets of people. Headwind going out, tailwind coming back on first loop but alas, the wind shifted to headwind out and back on second loop. That was discouraging. I stayed in aero the entire time up to about 1:35 or so and then had to stretch a lot. Having the headwind at the end sapped my energy and focus. Had stayed w/ a couple of cervelo peeps for a few miles and they lost me with about 4 miles to go. Legs were tight and mentally I missed my gel that I should have had. Did slow 2x for bottle grabs. there was once guy who did NOT enjoy being chicked by a pink camoflauge bike. Everytime we leapfrogged, he gave me a stink eye on his way back up. He was 63.
What would you do differently?:

More practice staying aero so my back and legs aren't so sore. I never train in the flats so Im always moving around in the saddle.
Transition 2
  • 02m 31s
Comments:

Bad T2. Dropped my inhaler on way in, couldn't dismount bike to save my life cuz my legs were tight. Got to spot, sat down to put on socks, and literally couldn't get back up. A friend had just gotten in also and wasn't running due to a pulled hamstring. Gosh, I was jealous of her at that moment! Grabbed some gels and my inhaler - shoved everything down shirt, up legs of shorts and away I hobbled.
What would you do differently?:

Not sit down! ;)
Run
  • 1h 26m 56s
  • 8.8 miles
  • 09m 53s  min/mile
Comments:

Again, dropped a gel coming out of T2. Dammit. This run was all about shooting for 9mm. I felt like I was going way faster than I actually was. Im happy with the effort I put out and the fact I did not give in and walk - I did walk 2 aid stations but got up and running again quickly. It was not a parade past me like it usually is and I remained focused on my form and my overall goal so I am happy about that too. There were about 8 girls at turnaround who were within @ 2-3' of me and I held 6 of them off. The other 2 pranced by and were happily tring to chat to me. I was working way hard and didn't stop till the end.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks?
Post race
Warm down:

walked around and found Bridget who was 6th oa f and full of blisters and misery. Waited for Alminda to come in and got a few pix of us all.

Event comments:

My goal was 4 hrs. with sub goals of 19+ on bike and 9mm on run. I had bronchitis leading up to this race - hence the inhalers - so I was tapered and rested more than I thought I would be. Although my run was a lot slower than I wanted, I did stay strong and push and never gave in so for that, I am glad. A good, hard mentally challenging day out there.


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Last updated: 2012-04-03 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:25:30 | 1408 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 84/274
Performance: Good
Suit: QR full
Course: 2x counterclockwise rectangle.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:43
Performance:
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:05:25 | 40.3 miles | 19.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 113/274
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: 2x a lollipop shaped course. long straight stick with a little circle at the top.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 02:31
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:26:56 | 08.8 miles | 09m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 193/274
Performance: Good
Course: looooong and boring out and back.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2012-05-06 3:13 PM

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2012-05-06 3:32 PM
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Subject: RE: New Jersey Devilman Triathlon - Half Lite 50 Course

I had the same feeling you describe on the swim, so I am glad to hear someone else describe it like that.

Thanks for the encouragement on the bike course! I ended up with a messed up wheel and broken spoke, and DNF'ed around mile 32.

Note to self: next year, DEFINITELY bring industrial grade bug spray. In fact, I think it would be funny to bring a battery powered bug zapper into Transition.

2012-05-06 3:35 PM
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I was in the porta-potty line before the race and said hi to someone with a pink QR bike. Was that you?

I'm still scratching!

2012-05-06 3:39 PM
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BrianRunsPhilly - 2012-05-06 4:35 PM

I was in the porta-potty line before the race and said hi to someone with a pink QR bike. Was that you?

I'm still scratching!

Nope - the other pink QR was right next to me though! How was your race?

2012-05-06 4:24 PM
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kristinc0916 - 2012-05-06 4:39 PM
BrianRunsPhilly - 2012-05-06 4:35 PM

I was in the porta-potty line before the race and said hi to someone with a pink QR bike. Was that you?

I'm still scratching!

Nope - the other pink QR was right next to me though! How was your race?

I wrote a report! That's funny though, I only saw one. I am so glad the kids didn't come, they would have been miserable and eaten alive.
2012-05-06 4:44 PM
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good job staying on task and getting through the segments!

bonus for the added gnat protein...swimmig in pitch black doesn't sound too good...

Congratulations on a nice race overall.



2012-05-06 4:51 PM
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Subject: RE: New Jersey Devilman Triathlon - Half Lite 50 Course
Just a few days prior to this race it was in wuestion from the bronchitis.  You pulled off a heck of an effort.  Nice job!!
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