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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
73F / 23C
Total Time = 6h 28m 52s
Overall Rank = 413/717
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 52/77
Pre-race routine:

First 70.3.

awoke at 4:45. had bagel w/ peanut butter, coffee and oatmeal.
headed to race by 5:30.
Event warmup:

light streatching, sun block, and last minute hugs from family.
5 minute swim prior to race start.
  • 36m 24s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Swim went well. Full suit so was happy about that. Went out easy and steady and tried to just keep a decent pace. Bilatteral breathing went well. did go off course a little at least it felt like that twice. Was happy to catch prior waves. goggle worked great, no fog. did have a little sun glare making last turn. was very happy to finish in 36:24.
What would you do differently?:

not much, try to sight maybe a little better.
Transition 1
  • 03m 44s

slow transition, put on helmet before shirt. should have swam with it on.
What would you do differently?:

swim with top. have area set up better.
  • 3h 11m 50s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.57 mile/hr

Bike was Ok. Right about were I thought I would be. last 5 miles were getting hard. a few good hills took a little out of me and the wind. the heat started creeping up by end.
What would you do differently?:

more hard interval training. and a few more outside rides
Transition 2
  • 03m 43s

average all around. had to text family bike was done.
  • 2h 33m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 43s  min/mile

In a word Brutal. My weakest disipline in the run. Was hot and humid by the time the run started. by mile 3 I knew it was going to be a long run. walked every station and by most hills. Was a long and painfull run.
What would you do differently?:

train much much more.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The Run, hills and heat. mostly my lack of run training.

Event comments:

Great race weekend, great organization and volunteers. well put together, and post race meal great.

Last updated: 2013-04-02 12:00 AM
00:36:24 | 2112 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 31/77
Overall: 279/717
Performance: Good
Suit: full Serenety Endorphin
Course: single lap.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:44
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:11:50 | 56 miles | 17.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 51/77
Overall: 397/717
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: single loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:43
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:33:01 | 13.1 miles | 11m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 53/77
Overall: 476/717
Performance: Bad
Course: hilly, hot and humid
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-07-16 1:05 PM

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