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Niantic, Connecticut
United States
Hartford Marathon Foundation
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 10m 26s
Overall Rank = 32/474
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/32
Pre-race routine:

2 scrambled eggs, 1 bagel with PB. forgot t0 take a gel pack prior to swim start
Event warmup:

swim to first large marker, about 200 yards, need to warm up legs for the bike next time.
  • 12m 57s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

Stomach didn't feel great toward the end of the swim - may have taken in a bit of salt water. Also, need to remember a gel pack 20 minutes before the swim - left it in my sneakers!
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

Work on coordination getting on the bike! Getting shoes into cleats.
  • 32m 39s
  • 12 miles
  • 22.05 mile/hr

First time being so cautious on the corners - maybe from the crash last week. Didn't feel right at home on the bike this time:(
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

GET YOUR FEET OUT OF YOUR SHOES ABOUT 1/10 MILE PRIOR TO DISMOUNT!!! The walk from the dismount to T2 is steep and super slippery in bike shoes - as you get to the overpass above the train tracks, remove your feet from the shoes, coast down to dismount and run barefoot to T2.
What would you do differently?:

try getting sneakers on quicker.
  • 22m 3s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 06m 18s  min/mile
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

legs felt tired and asleep

Event comments:

First time placing in an Age Group!!!
3rd place with (actually 5th but 2 of the 40-44 finishers were seeded athletes)

Last updated: 2012-01-04 12:00 AM
00:12:57 | 880 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 75/474
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: eel grass was at the surface for the first 300 yards - low tide and warm water made it interesting. No jellyfish or waves though. Seemed to swim too far toward the west heading out, cut it very close to the markers, then on the way back in, also too far to the west and was wide of the markers. maybe there is a slight current pushing that direction.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:45
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
00:32:39 | 12 miles | 22.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 20/474
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: all slight up hills, no major climbs. Hold your speed on the flats and you'll carry up most of the rollers.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:04
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:22:03 | 03.5 miles | 06m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 46/474
Performance: Good
Course: Not sure this is really 3.5, I swear it seems more like 3.0 miles. Flat, this year no jerks out there smoking cigars which was nice. The last 1/4 mile on the beach sand is tough - save a tiny bit of gas in the tank for the final push through the sand.
Keeping cool Average 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? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-05 4:21 PM

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