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Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev - Triathlon

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Middlebury, Connecticut
United States
Revolution 3
80F / 27C
Total Time = 6h 07m 16s
Overall Rank = 426/996
Age Group = 50-54M
Age Group Rank = 27/71
Pre-race routine:

Same as yesterday, but much more relaxed. Chatting in transition and forgot to put out my sunscreen...oops...will pay for that later...
Event warmup:

Very brief swim today-I did enough yesterday. HR today was in 80's not 100's like yesterday.
  • 38m 58s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

Swam more relaxed. HR was much lower during the entire swim, and the entire race.
Couldn't find feet for about 5 minutes, then I just swam relaxed and behind someone and conserved energy. What a cool way to race! Didn't get bothered until the younger males swam over me around the middle of the swim portion. That got my HR up a bit, but relaxed again and found a guy who was my pace.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. The goal was to save as much energy as possible to survive the run. My legs were quite sore from yesterday's Olympic triathlon race.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

Took it easy todayl Didn't want to push it at all. A slow jog today let me feel llike my breathing was never too hard. Still forgot sunscreen though...
What would you do differently?:

Put on sunscreen when it's 90 degrees and sunny!
  • 3h 15m 40s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.21 mile/hr

still passing people but apparently none in my AG. For all the people I passed, almost as many people went by me-usually young studs with disc wheels.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. It was going as planned.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

Quicker than I thought it would be.
What would you do differently?:

Be younger, faster, more good looking. Happier, healthier...sorry, got distracted there...

  • 2h 08m 2s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 47s  min/mile

Squished in my shoes for 1/2 of the race. Caused a good sized bllister on my right foot. I would never shower the entire roadway if I were a spectator trying to be nice and help cool the runners off with water--just in case someone doesn't want to get their feet wet...

Pace started at 7:19 mile 1 and ended with an 11:22 mile-enough said.
What would you do differently?:

Avoid getting drenched early with 'helpful' spectators.
Post race
Warm down:

I was warm enough. I needed a cool down and got it in the form of an iced towel. Heaven! The ice bath was almost tolerable today. I was famished so the food tasted good, even if it wasn't good.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and doing that silly Oly race yesterday.

Event comments:

As has been said, the Rev3 crowd do a very good job. If I were to complain, I'd say more areas to sit in the shade would not be unreasonable. It's been sunny now several times in a row.

And I'd definitely fix the parking problem at this venue. There is no need for single entrance into the park. A second entrance at the top of the hill should be made for 'event' parking like this one.

Last updated: 2012-10-08 12:00 AM
00:38:58 | 1931 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 37/71
Overall: 542/996
Performance: Good
First 1/3 to the turn buoy=13:21 HR=120 second 1/3=13:03 HR=129 final 1/3=12:24 HR=124
Suit: Helix-Full
Course: Inverted triagle again.
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:02
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:15:40 | 56 miles | 17.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 32/71
Overall: 466/996
Performance: Good
5 mile blocks: 15:32-HR=125 18:32-HR=131 17:05-HR=133 14:37-HR=123 17:01-HR=123 21:59-HR=131 18:59-HR=126 16:31-HR=120 Talk about staying relaxed and in control-I was the king of that today. Legs were sore from pushing hard yesterday and I never even hit my AVERAGE HR from yesterday during today's entire race. That's control. Would have been a fun, long training day if it wasn't so damn hot.
Wind: Little
Course: Lollipop. Not a technical course and you can fly on the downhills and must grind up the hills. And there are lots of hills. Neverending hills. Incessant hills. Did I mention this was a hilly course?
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:08:02 | 13.1 miles | 09m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/71
Overall: 426/996
Performance: Average
The slow meltdown was not just happening to me, it was EVERYWHERE! The last time I saw as many walkers in a race was during the later stages of IM at Lake Placid. Boy it was hot out there.
Course: Another loop...with hills!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %-10%
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-06-05 9:11 PM

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South Windsor, CT
Subject: Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev

2013-06-06 7:11 AM
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Subject: RE: Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev
Congrats on the double, especially in those conditions!
2013-06-06 11:56 AM
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Ballston Spa, NY
Subject: RE: Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev
Dale! I can't imagine doing a double that includes a half distance race. That takes stones my friend.

This made me laugh...."usually young studs with disc wheels."

You're a very impressive triathlete! Looking forward to seeing you in LP even if you didn't recognize me at transition.
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