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Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Grantham, New Hampshire
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 35m 57s
Overall Rank = 125/184
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 8/8
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:45 ,did not get much sleep becuase my son graduated high school the night before. Ate a bowl of cereal, OJ and then a bananna on the way.

Got everything set up in transition pretty smooth.
Event warmup:

Swam out to the first buoy and back.
  • 10m 38s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

I had a decent time but i made two major navigation erros, twice I was way out to the right, totally off course. I kept my head down way too long on a couple of segments. This cost me quite a bit of time.
What would you do differently?:

Take many more opportunities to sight, bi-lateral breath to balance my course. I also lost time when I thought I was at the end and I tried to stand up twice and was not close to touching, so had to restart swimming.
Transition 1
  • 02m 29s

Good transition for first triathalon, would not change anything
  • 49m 15s
  • 12 miles
  • 14.62 mile/hr

I was really thirsty when I came out of the swim, so I was lacking in good energy at the begining. This course has one long 4 mile climb and then closes with a 1.5 mile steep climb. I got smoked on the hills. Passed many people on the flat and down hill but got passed by more on the uphills. This is my weak area and a very tough course for first tri.
What would you do differently?:

Lose weight and ride more long hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

Good transition
  • 32m 2s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 18s  min/mile

The hills on the bike took a lot out of me. My legs felt good, but I was having a hard time with energy level and was really slowed by the hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of sleep the night before. I needed to fuel better pre-race and durign the race. I opted to not use the gel and I should have.

Event comments:

Event was very organized and I thought they had people at all the right spots on the course to provide direction on the sharp downhill s curve.

Last updated: 2012-02-28 12:00 AM
00:10:38 | 586 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 64/184
Performance: Average
Suit: Xtera
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 02:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:15 | 12 miles | 14.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 144/184
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:02 | 03.11 miles | 10m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 134/184
Performance: Below average
Course: trail run with 2 significant hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-17 8:32 AM

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