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Greater Nashua Y Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 22m 2s
Overall Rank = 30/382
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 27/202
Pre-race routine:

Rode the bike route 3 weeks earlier...went to location to see the swim area and transition area the day before. Got to the race around 7am to chat with some other folks and get settled. Set up my area and looked at all the cool Tri bikes.
Event warmup:

  • 7h 58m
  • 580 yards
  • 1h 22m 25s / 100 yards

First ows race and I did well.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

Had to run an estimated .25 miles to T1. Took suit down to waist while running...hit the kiddie pool to clean feet...wetsuit came off in a flash...put socks on, put shoes on, forgot to put my Garmin 610 on, got on my bike and went.
What would you do differently?:

Move a little faster...still not ready to skip socks and leave shoes on the bike.
  • 43h 59m
  • 16 miles
  • 0.36 mile/hr

Rode my CAAD10-4. Got passed by a few Tri bikes, but that was it. Pushed my way through the race pretty hard.
What would you do differently?:

Guessing my heart rate was high but forgot my Garmin. Likely pushed a bit too hard but it was fun. Likely should have eased off at the end.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

Tried the quick laces but decided to go regular laces...will practice using other lace combos...put my Garmin on...
What would you do differently?:

Speed laces and go faster
  • 26h 05m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 8h 24m 50s  min/mile

I felt toasted on the heart rate was way up and never quite settled...Garmin said I ran 3 miles at the exact same pace. I expected to be 2 minutes faster.
What would you do differently?:

Higher mileage training.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank 3 bottles of water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Did not train for longer run distances do to IT band issues earlier

Event comments:

Overall it was well run and I was happy with my first Tri performance. It will be a challenge to better my times, but I will focus more,on the run.

Last updated: 2012-06-12 12:00 AM
07:58:00 | 580 yards | 1h 22m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/202
Overall: 10/382
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex
Course: Kind of rectangular
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:47
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
43:59:00 | 16 miles | 0.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/202
Overall: 26/382
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat, soe wind open areas and some smaller local roads. 2 lap route.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
26:05:00 | 03.1 miles | 8h 24m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/202
Overall: 95/382
Performance: Below average
Ave heart rate 163, 173 max
Course: Pretty flat, half in the open, half narrow roads
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-06-12 7:47 PM

Subject: Greater Nashua Y Tri

2012-06-13 6:14 AM
in reply to: #4258646

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Bedford, MA
Subject: RE: Greater Nashua Y Tri
Nice job in your first tri, especially on the swim! I also have a CAAD 10-4 as a road bike, and love it! Good luck in your next event.
2012-06-13 7:55 PM
in reply to: #4258987

Subject: RE: Greater Nashua Y Tri
Thanks Nate...have to work on my run for sure...scheduled for two more tris... Black Fly and Timberman... Hoping to do slightly better on the run by then.
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