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Portsmouth, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 3h 20m 56s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5-something to eat PB&J and drink coffee. Rode down to the TA from the cabin, set things up and chilled in the tent before walking over to the swim start. Same format as the Super Sprint with 3 people at a time going off in time trial fashion. Ate a GU about 30 minutes before.
Event warmup:

No warm up. Hung out with Kevin and LC waiting for our turn.
  • 22m 44s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

Felt strong on this swim without killing myself. No issues. Was happy to have gone with the sleeveless wetsuit and tinted goggles.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Uneventful. LC was coming into the TA as I was leaving so it was just a matter of time before she caught me.
  • 1h 44m 28s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 14.27 mile/hr

I was unfamiliar with the course so I took each ride easier than usual and didn't race them as I was wanting to survive the weekend. Had some rollers before turning left onto Thompson Hill Road (saw Slake and Baldwin there dealing with Baldwin's broken chain). Was a tough climb, but managed to get up without walking or falling over. Rest of the course was uneventful. There were some rollers, but also some really steep descents. Had a final climb on Rt. 125 before enjoying a 3 mile net downhill to finish the ride.

Nutrition was good with eating Honey Stinger Waffles and drinking Roctane during the ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

Wore my Newton trail shoes given that nearly all of the run was on trail/gravel so I took the few extra seconds to tie them as they don't have speed laces.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 10m 18s
  • 6.55 miles
  • 05m 35s  min/mile

I decided it was best to run the flatish sections and anything that was downhill and walk the uphills. I am a pretty good race speed walker so I knew I wouldn't be too slow vs. running up the hills. There were some descent climbs on this run course and it would have been tough for me to run the entire thing. Was nice to see the teammates out there coming back to finish the run. Saw LC about .5 miles in front of me (based on the turn around), but knew I wouldn't have been able to catch her as we had similar strategies. She waited for me before making the final turn with about 1/4 mile left so we could finish together.
Post race
Warm down:

Packed up our stuff and road up the hill to the cabin to rinse off, eat and lay down.

Last updated: 2013-01-30 12:00 AM
00:22:44 | 1640 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Suit: sleeveless
Course: 2 loops course with a short beach run in between each loop.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:44:28 | 24.85 miles | 14.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 1 loop with a really challenging climb (Thompson Hill Road).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:10:18 | 06.55 miles | 05m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back from the TA on the Lamp Black Run trail (gravel). Very hilly - always up or down with very little flats (net uphill on the way out)
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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