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Ellington, Connecticut
United States
Elllington Parks and Rec
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 19m 59s
Overall Rank = 74/133
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 6/19
Pre-race routine:

This one was about an hour away. Got up - ROLLED with my PVC and stretched for 20 minutes, had breakfast, got dressed, packed the car and OUT the door!
Event warmup:

Swimming around the lake - no real yardage to speak of.
  • 7h 16m
  • 400 yards
  • 1h 49m / 100 yards

I felt my breathing totally off as if I could start to panic at any minute. But I just tried to keep my head in the game and remember that I can stand at any point LOL.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe try to start further up front - this group was all women and none of them felt like confidant swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 00m 58s

No comment. Good transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 39m 24s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.16 mile/hr

The bike course was good. I knew I had to leave some in the tank for the run - but I put everything I could into that hill. It's pretty cool to see the pictures of me coming up the hill seated and the dude in the tri bike behind me suffering :)
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

When your one of the first women back and there are no other bikes on the rack it's easy to rack!
  • 31m 32s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 10s  min/mile

This will always be my nemesis. However, this is the first PAIN FREE run and POST RUN without pain I can remember in a long time. I'm really excited at the prospect of this tendinitis thing being over (with ongoing maintenance).
What would you do differently?:

Maybe now I can train to run!!
Post race
Warm down:

No real warm down. I should have jumped in the lake for the cool water but I was just walking around talking to friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just my lack of training.

Event comments:

Only this - I'm really tired of events that don't stock WOMEN specific jerseys. AND the ones that don't, need to carry extra smalls. I have a collection of event shirts I will never wear. Sounds like a picky thing (and a first world problem) but I paid for that?! Come on!! AND I'm not the smallest woman in the group by a long shot!

Last updated: 2013-07-14 12:00 AM
07:16:00 | 400 yards | 1h 49m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 99/133
Performance: Good
Suit: NO
Course: This swim makes me chuckle. My friend said this will be the perfect tri for someone who wants to go without a wetsuit for the first time - here's why - it's SHALLOW all the way around :) I started swimming in the back of the pack and realized the further out I got, the shallower it was getting so I looked up and everyone stood up again to run. When my hand hit the bottom I did the same. I'm pretty sure I ran most of the first 100 yards.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:24 | 12 miles | 18.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 45/133
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Mostly flat with one hill - Minor Hill Road.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:31:32 | 03.1 miles | 10m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 104/133
Performance: Good
Course: OMG the last hill was torture!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-07-14 5:55 PM

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Simsbury, Connecticut
Subject: Ellington Sprint Tri

2013-07-15 3:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Ellington Sprint Tri
Congratulations on a pain free run. That's huge. Hopefully things will continue to improve.

My husband has similar problems with race T-shirts, but at the other end of the scale. He's 6'7", so they just don't do big guy shirts. I usually land up getting his T-shirts as slightly larger versions of my own...
2013-07-15 7:52 PM
in reply to: chapfallen

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Verona WI--Ironman Bike Country!
Subject: RE: Ellington Sprint Tri
Great job!!!!  So happy you had a pain free run!!!!
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