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Grantham, New Hampshire
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 14m 41s
Overall Rank = 32/185
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/9
Pre-race routine:

Same as usual. Got registered and set up in transition.
Event warmup:

jumped in the water and swam an easy 4-500 or so to loosen up the shoulders.
  • 09m 14s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

My focus was to not blow myself up during this swim, so I went out with the rest of the people around me. I stuck very close to the first buoy. After about 200m, a guy ran both the guy on my right and I out of bounds and I had to drop back a person to get around them. I basically sat on that guys feet until about 100yds to go and hammered it. Came out of the water fresh and ready to bike. Definitely could have gone harder. Still having a hard time breathing during race swims.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe go around the guy I was drafting a little earlier to get a few seconds.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

T1 went pretty quick for me. My swim cap was stuck on my giant head....nothing unusual.
  • 37m 12s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 20.16 mile/hr

I came out of T1 in pretty good position. Got passed by one guy on the small uphill out of T1. Overtook him in about 100yds passed the hill. Played it safe on the steep downhill. Got out on the course and tried to hold 250 watts for the race. Passed a couple people and then got passed by a couple. Was not too far behind the lead guys. At the turn around you come back downhill. I was really able to hammer it, but ran out of gears and just had to sit there putting in zero watts. The last big uphill I only let up a little to keep my breathing down to go into the run.
What would you do differently?:

Just hammer the entire time. My time wasn't any better than 2 yrs ago. Not impressed.
Transition 2
  • 00m 42s

Felt good about this transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 19s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile

It was hard for me to tell if there was anyone in front of my in my age group. My dad watching yelled out I was 11th off the bike so it was almost a definite that there was a guy out there. I just decided to push it as hard as I could go. Stomach cramping tried to start up, so I backed off just slightly until it went away. I was able to run pretty hard with little discomfort except in my lungs. With about 1.25 miles left, a guy passed me in my AG. We were running up a loose rock/steep little hill on the trail and I couldn't go after him. I decided that when I got to the top of the hill, I would push to stay with him and try to outkick him at the end. I rounded the top of the hill and he also picked it up. I watched him slowly run away from me. I wanted to push to keep up, but didn't have the lungs. Even my legs wanted to go. I was getting sloppy on the downhills. Nobody else passed me at that point. Finished well.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Still need to get more run volume in.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Run fitness.

Event comments:

Post race food is the best of any race I've been to. I love this venue...beautiful and the race organizers are top notch.

Last updated: 2012-04-14 12:00 AM
00:09:14 | 586 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 23/185
Performance: Below average
Suit: Blueseventy Helix
Course: Triangular out and back course, keeping buoys to the left.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:12 | 12.5 miles | 20.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 20/185
Performance: Average
AVG HR: 168 AVG POWER: 246 watts.
Wind: Some
Course: From T1, small hill and down large winding hill. Basically a gradual climb out to the turn-around. Big hill at the end!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:19 | 03.11 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 65/185
Performance: Average
AVG HR: 174
Course: Trail/beach/road and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-06-18 12:11 PM

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Seacoast, NH!
Subject: Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon

2012-06-18 1:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon

Rockin' race, sorry I wasn't there to see you podium on this one.  Congrats.

Your bike leg is sick, but I guess anyone who calls that thing out of T1 a "small hill" must be rockin some serious bike fitness.  I can't get over the run time either.  This race was really strong.  Great, great job.

2012-06-18 1:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon
Congratulations on the podium spot, Jonathan! You're just plain fast all the way around. I laughed at your cap stuck on your big head comment. You look pretty proportional in all your pictures on facebook.

Edited by bswcpa 2012-06-18 1:28 PM
2012-06-18 3:50 PM
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far northern CA
Subject: RE: Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon
Excellent race!!!!  Congrats on the podium!  You need to go for 1st next year! Laughing
2012-06-18 5:55 PM
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Huntertown, IN
Subject: RE: Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon
You're a beast.  Nice race!
2012-06-19 4:35 AM
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Fort Wayne
Subject: RE: Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon

Very nice race for a "young, big headed guy!"

I don't know the course like Warren does but if he says it's a big hill I'll believe him and say too that the bike looks great.  I would be crushed on a hilly course and it seems that you did quite well.

And your run, despite not having much training recently, seems to be paying dividends.

Congrats on a solid AG placement!

2012-06-19 6:29 AM
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Congrats, great race!!!!!
2012-06-19 7:40 PM
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Sidney, Ohio
Subject: RE: Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon
Nice Race Jonathan, To take it "easy" on the swim and still avg 1:35 is just a pipe dream for me.  My easy is 3:35/100 and involves arm floaties!

Edited by mambos 2012-06-19 7:40 PM
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