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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
88F / 31C
Total Time = 5h 41m 22s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/51
  • 37m 48s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

this was a much better swim than the sprint the day before. I started slow and kept at it.
What would you do differently?:

think I could have went a tad quicker
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

couldn't get my wetsuit off. the strap ripped so I had a volunteer unzip me. freak out :(
  • 2h 53m 27s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.32 mile/hr

had some headwinds from time to time that were tough to push through and then there was the rough 2 miles towards the end.bump, bump, bump. some of the views on the course were breath taking. I think I did pretty well
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

popped a squat right there in transition. yep! not much came out on the bike so I did it before the run. I kept the shorts on
  • 2h 05m 10s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 33s  min/mile

Legs felt fine when I got off the bike and started to run. It was the cramping under my rib that was an issue.I didn't really care about what I was doing on the run so I walked most of the hill portions. It was extremely hot and I had pms cramps and a rib cramp. Aunt flow came to visit about mile 6. Never happened before in a race. Good thing the chamois pad doubles for another pad! The most painful thing of all was my timing chip was chaffing the heck out of my ankle. Never, never again will I wear the race provided one.
around mile 3 was the worst hill and then later on the hills were gravely and uneven. ick!
What would you do differently?:

make sure it's not the time of the month, get a better timing chip wrap, take some midol
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

heat and hills

Event comments:

the people that put this on did an awesome job. I love Wegmans grocery store. They sponsored the food and man was it good! The aid stations were great and they had kids on the streets spraying people down if they wanted it. I walked through all the aid stations and walked most of the hills. I started taking in coke about mile 6 or 7 and went to bananas. I'm going to stick with that from here on out. I really think the coke works!

Last updated: 2013-02-28 12:00 AM
00:37:48 | 2112 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/51
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: in water start and around the buoys and through some boat docks
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
02:53:27 | 56 miles | 19.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/51
Overall: 0/
Wind: Headwind
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:19
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:05:10 | 13.1 miles | 09m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/51
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: the hills suck!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-07-15 7:12 AM

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