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Lowell, Massachusetts
United States
54F / 12C
Total Time = 1h 28m 52s
Overall Rank = 15/97
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/7
Pre-race routine:

Drive to Lowell.
Event warmup:

Short warmup run before the race after I set up the transition area.
  • 21m 30s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 10s  min/mile

Kept the pace calm not to get sucked in and start off faster than planned. Felt pretty good throughout the run.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 59s

Took an extra few seconds to take off glasses as it started to rain and I knew that visibility would be poor. Also took a drink of water before heading out
What would you do differently?:

Skip the sunglasses before the start..
  • 42m 55s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 20.27 mile/hr

The wind was in the forecast, but wasn't supposed to be strong until the afternoon. Went with my normal race setup of a disc and a 90mm front. In hindsight, that was probably not a good choice... too many open areas caused me to get blown around quite a bit. Had to sit up to keep control of the bike. I also crashed on a rainy ride 2 weeks ago, so that made me tense and very cautious in all turns/corners. The road surface was pretty poor at times as well.
What would you do differently?:

Skip the disc and use a slightly shallower front
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Managed to knock the bike rack over... Still have no idea how that happened, but I'm really glad I was the only one there so my bike was the only one that tipped over. No damage to anything though...
What would you do differently?:

Lots of things... not knock the rack over to start with! :-) I just didn't have a smooth T2, probably because I felt tense from the bike
  • 22m 30s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 30s  min/mile

Legs felt pretty heavy after the bike, but as usual that only meant the first mile was quite fast for me... (6:21)
What would you do differently?:

Keep an eye on the pace and slow down the first mile. I always run fast after getting off the bike, but I also suffer towards the end because of it. My lack of training lately really showed in the finishing mile...
Post race
Warm down:

Cup of chicken soup and a bottle of water... :-)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I simply need to train... Had a lot of other things going on the last months and that limited my training time/motivation.

Event comments:

It's a quite nice race with lots of volunteers and good organization.

Last updated: 2012-10-29 12:00 AM
00:21:30 | 03 miles | 07m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 21/97
Performance: Good
Course: Predominantly flat loop with one small hill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
00:42:55 | 14.5 miles | 20.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 16/97
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Rolling loop
Road: Potholes Wet Cadence: 92
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:59
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:30 | 03 miles | 07m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 16/97
Performance: Average
Course: Same as run 1. Predominantly flat loop with one small hill. That hill was much tougher on the second run though!!!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-10-29 8:13 AM

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