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Grantham, New Hampshire
United States
Eastman Splash, Mash & Dash Sprint Triathlon
64F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 15m 11s
Overall Rank = 23/180
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/10
Pre-race routine:

Drive an hour and a half to the race site.
Event warmup:

Jump in the water and get about 300-400 yards in to get used to the cold water.
Swim
  • 09m 10s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards
Comments:

This was a pretty good swim for me. I haven't swam in a while and I was able to find someone's feet that made it pretty easy to follow and the swim was actually an easy to moderate pace for me.
What would you do differently?:

Not much with this amount of training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 24s
Comments:

My damn wetsuit always gets stuck!!! I'm not sure how to fix that problem, but my giant feet don't help the situation!
What would you do differently?:

Slow and methodical.
Bike
  • 37m 25s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.14 mile/hr
Comments:

I held back too much on the bike. My stomach was being a bit funny, so I just didn't push it enough. I was feeling good and could have pushed harder.

Feet were numb as well.
What would you do differently?:

Just go balls out.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s
Comments:

T2 went very smooth. I jammed my feet into my shoes and couldn't even feel them.
Run
  • 26m 25s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 17s  min/km
Comments:

For the first mile I could not push off. My toes were completely numb and I couldn't get a rhythm at all. I was finally able to settle in and was sucking wind hardcore by the end. Finally with about 1.25 miles left to go the guy who won my AG ran by. He was CRUISING...I kept him in site for about two minutes. As soon as we hit the hills on the trail, he was gone. Happy to have led my AG race until this point, I checked my rearview mirror and cruised into the finish strong.
Post race
Warm down:

soaked the legs in the cold lake and had some brunch.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited swim training and not toughing it out. It's all in my head.

Event comments:

This race is just awesome....great venue and great people. Post race food is AWESOME.




Last updated: 2013-06-17 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:10 | 586 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 24/180
Performance: Good
Suit: Blueseventy Helix
Course: Large rectangle counter clockwise with two buoys.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:24
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:37:25 | 12 miles | 19.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 18/180
Performance: Average
AVG HR: 163 AVG Power: 228 AVG Cadence: 79
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:26:25 | 05 kms | 05m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 58/180
Performance: Average
AVG HR: 165
Course: Out and back lollipop with trail, sand and road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2013-06-17 7:18 PM
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You are a brave man, water is still a little too cold for me. I order my wetsuit next week. Kudos to you on a great race, I would of had numb feet on that run as well.
2013-06-17 8:02 PM
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Jonathan great race for a guy who hasn't been training much lately. Geez I hate to see what you'd do if you got some more training time in. Seriously great effort and congrats for finishing 2nd in your AG. Sounds like it was a tough race with the feet going numb but you got done.
2013-06-17 9:07 PM
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No kidding on the great perfomance!  minimal training and still get a top 2 in the AG, NICE! 

2013-06-18 4:47 AM
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Looks like a solid race to me.  Well, actually it looks like 2 solid races but I'm not seeing well right now. Wink

All things considered with the time you have been taking I think you had a good performance.  The bike would be easy to see where you would have disappointment knowing how well you perform on the bike normally.  Either way, to get 2nd in AG has to be satisfying, so a big Congratulations!!

2013-06-18 6:13 AM
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GREAT race and you make me sick...lol Just kidding, your swim kicked butt...congrats!!! and in 59 degrees water..bbbrrrr Way to make the Junkies proud!


2013-06-18 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by DirkP

Looks like a solid race to me.  Well, actually it looks like 2 solid races but I'm not seeing well right now. Wink

All things considered with the time you have been taking I think you had a good performance.  The bike would be easy to see where you would have disappointment knowing how well you perform on the bike normally.  Either way, to get 2nd in AG has to be satisfying, so a big Congratulations!!




hahaha!!! It's getting a lot better darn it!!!
2013-06-18 2:02 PM
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Great race Jonathan. Great effort, especially on the run and given the training you've been able to get in. That's a great run on a pretty difficult course which is absolutely a few tenths longer than a 5k.

And I know you are just saying that about the bike because I beat your time - I saw you hammering out there! JK, you'd have crushed me if you laid down the wood. I will take credit for adding a few seconds to your T1 with my distracting talking, thereby giving you some added rest before the bike started.
2013-06-20 2:10 PM
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Congratulations on your podium spot, Jonathan!   Think of what you could've done without your recent eye problems and lower training volume.   Wow - your tri season is off to a great start!   I'm happy for you!

 

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