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Pumpkinman Half Iron Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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South Berwick, Maine
United States
Pumpkinman Triathlon
77F / 25C
Total Time = 6h 10m 1s
Overall Rank = 282/400
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/38
Pre-race routine:

Arrive 1:30 before race start, get packet and chip, then suit up and wait.
Event warmup:

I just did Arm circles and stretches on the beach
  • 42m 39s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

no issues, just no great speed either
What would you do differently?:

Train more point-to-point lake swimming, esp in the 4 wks pre-race
Transition 1
  • 04m 9s

Booked it up the hill, but then sat to remove the wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

use more body glide!
  • 3h 09m 52s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.70 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Train more on the new bike, and new aerobars, esp in the 4 wks pre-race
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

left T-area with cycling gloves still on and ditched them near another race for later retrieval. silly mistake!
What would you do differently?:

remove gloves and re-tighten the lack locks -- they felt too loose
  • 2h 11m 19s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 01s  min/mile

got sore knees miles 5-8 but thankfully it passed and/or became manageable
What would you do differently?:

train for run speed and stamina, not just "wing it"
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I took several vacations this summer, and not just all in the taper week: Tahoe in July, Norway in August, and Tulsa in early Sept. These and my work clients kept me too busy/irregular in my training. Next year: more focus and more race specific prep...then pray for today's great weather once again!

Event comments:

Great race org, just not my greatest race.

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Last updated: 2012-09-09 12:00 AM
00:42:39 | 2112 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 22/38
Overall: 272/400
Performance: Average
two laps, HR unkn
Suit: full xterra with holes at calves
Course: big circular ccw course with about 8 buoys
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:09
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:09:52 | 56 miles | 17.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/38
Overall: 300/400
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: mix of great smooth and poorly cracked roads, but scenic
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
02:11:19 | 13.1 miles | 10m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/38
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Average
Course: double loop, same as last year. needs more music stops or iPod allowance!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2012-09-09 7:33 PM

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Cambridge, MA
Subject: Pumpkinman Half Iron Triathlon

2012-09-10 11:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Pumpkinman Half Iron Triathlon
Great job.
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