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Newburyport, Massachusetts
United States
Global Event Management
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 31m 52s
Overall Rank = 220/422
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 13/27
Pre-race routine:

race start was coincided with slack tide so race not scheduled to start intil 10 am so got to sleep in. Stayed at a friends house right in newburyport so no travel time. scrounched for breakfast and got OJ and pop tarts!! beggars cant be choosers!! LONG line for race numbers, RD needs to work on this as it delayed the race and caused some later waves to have issues with changing tide.
Met up with Isis54 and hung out in our wetsuits waiting in the rain for the race start.
Event warmup:

ne real warm up
  • 19m 17s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

actual time in and out of the water was 18:19 which is an average time for me even when I was swimming alot last year. I have not swam since webster over a month ago!! Apparantly my swim training has not effect on my performance.

Just took it easy, no issues, just do it.
Transition 1
  • 02m 13s

t-1 was average for me. wetsuit came off better since I recalled MAX's advice to use hands like knives and spread and slide legs off.
  • 39m 53s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 20.31 mile/hr

felt overall strong on the bike. got into a good gang of bikers 'kicking it'
Transition 2
  • 02m 5s

smooth transition, not fast but smooth.
  • 28m 24s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 28s  min/mile

legs felt good off the bike but just didnt feel fast, so fell into a comfortable slowish pace. stomach got a little crampy, must have been the pop tarts coming back to haunt me!!

Got a big BT hug in the middle somewhere.

Post race
Warm down:

grabbed some grub and drink between the rain drops.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

run traing at this point. I am not running as much as I should, things have been a bit out of the ordinary here so I catch as catch can. swim was average so I am not sorry not to practice that much more. bike was good, maybe more work on the hills.

no negative thoughts crept in. overall the race was very fun, glad I went

Event comments:

race could use some improvements. This is their 2nd year and things need to be worked out. Not enough volunteeers and not enough organization at the registratiosn table. Some late riders got off course and that is never a good thing, indicates sloppy marking and direction, possible major safety problem. RUn course could have had mile markers. Awards for age groups were messy.

Overall, a good venue, good post race activities, and good timing,

Last updated: 2006-07-22 12:00 AM
00:19:17 | 880 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 302/422
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: course was in brackish Merrimac river in, out and around moored boats in harbor. well marked but a bit convoluted
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:53 | 13.5 miles | 20.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 125/422
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: good course, some small rollers to add to the fun. had fun but also took it safe since the roads were soaked.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:05
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:24 | 03 miles | 09m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 263/422
Performance: Below average
Course: flat out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-07-22 9:36 PM

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Subject: Newburyport Triathlon

2006-07-22 10:53 PM
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Kingston Ontario
Subject: RE: Newburyport Triathlon

Woo hoo, Glennie! You just rock given all that's been going on....I could never pull that one off with no training

Dingleberry in a month...then I'M gonna give you a big BT hug! You are my favourite DOM, you know

2006-07-23 1:34 PM
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Plymouth MA
Subject: RE: Newburyport Triathlon

Hey thats my kind of race with the late start.

You had a great race despite the stomach cramps. Those pop tarts are killers!

Awesome that you got a BT hug. Nice RR.

2006-07-23 2:18 PM
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Resident Matriarch
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Subject: RE: Newburyport Triathlon
nice race Glen, but didn't you miss boxing with me?    Seriously tho, glad you had a good race.
2006-07-23 3:20 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Newburyport Triathlon
Great Race Glen   I hope you had a great time.  Super fast bike split!!!

Edited by sue7013 2006-07-23 3:20 PM
2006-07-23 8:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Newburyport Triathlon
Nice job Glen.  Great race.  Super fast on the bike!

2006-07-24 8:02 PM
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South Shore, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Newburyport Triathlon

Good job Glen! Nice race. Looking forward to seeing you at Cranberry! You're setting new standards for pre race nutrition. Mmmm Were those chocolate Pot Tarts?
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