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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 28m 36s
Overall Rank = 25/835
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 5/47
  • 14m 26s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

HORRIBLE swim! I started out front and got into the hype. I couldn't breathe after the first bit and started lifting my head up and was in panic. grrr. I kept moving fwd. I actually think my time was pretty good despite all my issues. I wander what it would have been if I was calmer
What would you do differently?:

relax and not hit it so hard on the way out
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s
  • 47m 18s
  • 16.1 miles
  • 20.22 mile/hr

this was the most frightening experience ever. Beware as you read on.... I left on the bike booking! I was passing huge amounts of people and hitting the hammer. I felt good. In fact there were very few people that passed me. About half way through I came to someone telling people to slow down. I knew there was an accident and asked myself if I should look over. I should have never done this. There was a guy on the side of the road will blood going everywhere. It was coming from his neck. I started to hyperventilate and my body got very cold and shaky. I started to cry and had to tell myself not to freak out because I didn't want to wreck or cause another accident. I said a quick prayer and tried to push through. This guy didn't survive. The images are still stuck in my head. May his soul rest in peace. He was a 38 yr old father from NY. So tragic! The news report says he hit the back of a SUV that ran out of gas. What a horrible memory. I kept riding and then another emergency vehicle came by. I pretty much had to stop for a second and then they let me around.
What would you do differently?:

take another water bottle. Mine leaked out and only had half a bottle. I'm also glad I brought a gel
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s
  • 24m 6s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

I couldn't keep the horrific images out of my head. I couldn't wait to finish. There was about a half mile left when 2 ladies passed me. I finally got geared back towards the race and wanted to try and catch up, but I felt puke coming. I simmered back down and finished.
Post race
Event comments:

after entertainment was awesome. They had one heck of band and food and food! I didn't feel too well after this race for the rest of the day.

Last updated: 2013-07-15 12:00 AM
00:14:26 | 750 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 0/835
Performance: Below average
Suit: YES
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:33
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:47:18 | 16.1 miles | 20.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 0/835
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:15
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:06 | 03.1 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 0/835
Performance: Good
7:26 7:37 7:29 1:33
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-07-15 7:03 AM

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