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Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Middlebury, Connecticut
United States
Revolution 3
77F / 25C
Total Time = 6h 27m 16s
Overall Rank = 693/1063
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 27/67
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4am..steel cut oats, banana molasses and some coffee. Close to an hour drive to the race. Long line of cars to get in but I was one of the last ones in before re-routing to another parking area. Bike was an the end of the rack (Yeah) set up transition and hit the bathroom..2nd to last wave going out.
Event warmup:

Stretched on the beach. did a quick swim to check goggles and water temp. Gel and water
  • 36m 18s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

First OWS of the season, so not bad. Large wave with men 40-44 also going off. Lots of bumping for the first 500m or so. Got caught in a sandwich for awhile but was able to break off. Had some open water in the middle 500m but then seemed to get very crowded again. Swam over a couple of people from previous wave. Seemed longer than 1.2 miles. Very dizzy when finished.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 49s

Lots of men taking their time up the ramp and crowding the entry into transition...had to yell excuse me multiple times. Was a little dizzy from swim and wetsuit got a little stuck on my feet, so I slowed down a bit to take my time to get shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

Not much..would like to learn the whole shoes on bike and jump, but we'll see
  • 3h 29m 41s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.02 mile/hr

Was having a great bike until the last 40. Got way to aggressive on the gearing and dropped my chain twice in 4 miles. First time SAG wagon was there and helped out, but second time on my own and some guy who lives on the course was trying to help but was basically getting in my way of fixing it and ended up catching the chain on my finger..ouch! Got it going again but lost 9 minutes overall...ugh!!
What would you do differently?:

Little gentler on the gearing...check cadence on the hills.
Transition 2
  • 02m 13s

Took my time to clean off my bloody finger with some water and then got on my way.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 16m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 24s  min/mile

Started out good...felt a little dehydrated, but started taking lots of water. First 5 miles were good but started slowing towards end of hills...really slowed in the middle due to cramping in my right quad. Took salt tablet at mile 7 and it finally started feeling better. Felt great till about mile 12 and just couldn't pull out the extra energy for the last hill..
What would you do differently?:

Work on timing with gels and salt tablets. Stopped for gatorade and water at every station and that worked really well. Find that extra gear
Post race
Warm down:

Ran finish line with the kids and then grabbed some food. Took kids swimming and then skies opened up and stared to pour..drove home and hobbled to a warm bath

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing other than needing to find that perfect pace on the run.

Event comments:

Very glad I did it and finished under 6:30 hours. Disappointed with the bike issues but looking at times I'm at a good place to start the season..this is a tough race right out of the gate.

Last updated: 2011-09-20 12:00 AM
00:36:18 | 2112 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/67
Overall: 269/1063
Performance: Good
Suit: Nineteen Frequency
Course: Triangular
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:49
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:29:41 | 56 miles | 16.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/67
Overall: 0/1063
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Lots and lots of hills - one out and back section.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:16:15 | 13.1 miles | 10m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/67
Overall: 0/1063
Performance: Below average
Course: Loop around lake and then another neighborhood area. 3 major hills with 2 out and backs
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-06-04 1:45 PM

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Subject: Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev

2012-06-04 7:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev
Nice job!
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