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Mayflower Sprint Triathlon at Plymouth Rock - TriathlonSprint

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
United States
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75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 17m 4s
Overall Rank = 130/270
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 9/19
Pre-race routine:

rode up with shauni. Got checked in and on the bus to swim start.
Event warmup:

no warm up, more like a cool down. Made the decision to not wear wetsuit, probably not the best decision. Water was a bit cold, doable but still should have worn it.
  • 18m 39s
  • 586 yards
  • 03m 11s / 100 yards

No wetsuit. BT gear. Thought water would have been a bit warmer. Jump into water from floating dock gave a bit of a shock. Took at little getting used to. Had to head to a buoy for the start which was 100 yds from dock. Ended up being short of the start when they hit the start horn, oh well. Super slow swim, just seemed I was not getting anywhere, I wonder if the tide was coming in or the course was long.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m

Looks like they gave everyone 3 minutes for the T-1 time. Not sure what is up with that. It was about a 1/4 mile or so to T-1. Other than that T-1 was normal.
  • 35m 18s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.70 mile/hr

Hit the bike hard. Pushed hard on the hills up and down. Not familiar with the course which cut down on speed a bit. Computer showed 20mph average.

What would you do differently?:

review course
Transition 2
  • 01m 57s

Pretty good t-2. Tied shoes were a bit slow.
  • 18m 12s
  • 2.35 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

Got into a strong pace. Unfamiliar with course. Was targeting at 5k course so held a back. Suddenly finish line was there...way too early. Looks like they cut course short, may be due to longish trail to T-1. Wish I had know that, would have pushed a bit more.
What would you do differently?:

Push a bit more, become familiar with course.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with shauni, my favorite daughter.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

wetsuit and course familiarity, weight

Event comments:

Scenic venue and course. Short but challenging. How many swim venues include getting up close and personal with the "mayflower"!!

Last updated: 2012-08-31 12:00 AM
00:18:39 | 586 yards | 03m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 193/270
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: straight line swim across plymouth harbor behind and alongside the "Mayflower" of Pilgrim fame.
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:18 | 11 miles | 18.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 67/270
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Loop course, series of strong rolling hills. Not many cars but when there was 1 or 2 they held up the bikes as there was no shoulder. Frustrating at times.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:18:12 | 02.35 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 147/270
Performance: Average
Course: out and back course. short and strong hills at start and finish. cinder path course along scenic stream thru town.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2012-09-02 6:22 PM

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