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Wild Cat Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lowell, Massachusetts
United States
Firm Racing
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 06m 6s
Overall Rank = 36/155
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/7
Pre-race routine:

Coffee and an english muffin with nutella. Drove to the race and had a bottle of water in the car.
Event warmup:

  • 10m 47s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 27s / 100 yards

Still can't swim.... last in my AG as usual, but took my time and got out of the water without wasting too much energy.
What would you do differently?:

Stick with duathlons
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Wet suit got stuck and took what seemed forever to remove
What would you do differently?:

Considering cutting the wet suit to open up the calfs somewhat
  • 31m 4s
  • 11 miles
  • 21.24 mile/hr

Decent bike helped a lot to close the gap to the rest of my AG. Decided to use the road bike instead of tri bike as the milled road surface is pretty rough. Still used my disc wheel though and I never made sure that shifted ok. The top half of the cassette worked well, but the bottom end didn't, which hurt me a bit on the hill.
What would you do differently?:

Make certain the gears worked properly before the start...
Transition 2
  • 01m

Took a bit of time in T2 to take on an extra sip of water
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 36s
  • 3.04 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Because of the overcast, I felt great on the run (no heat to deal with)
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still can't swim

Event comments:

A good, local, but small race

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Last updated: 2012-07-31 12:00 AM
00:10:47 | 440 yards | 02m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/7
Overall: 132/155
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:31:04 | 11 miles | 21.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 16/155
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Loop with a few small climbs but one section over 2 miles of milled pavement
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:36 | 03.04 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 22/155
Performance: Average
Course: Loop along the river
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-07-31 2:31 PM

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Subject: Wild Cat Sprint Triathlon

2012-08-01 10:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Wild Cat Sprint Triathlon
Hmm... no idea how I did this... but of course it was supposed to be 2012
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