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Lakeville, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 54m 47s
Overall Rank = 370/645
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 24/30
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 5 am. Got going a little behind time. Got to race site at 6:45, 15 minutes before transition was to close. Got all set up in time.
Event warmup:

  • 32m 15s
  • 1300 meters
  • 02m 29s / 100 meters

Felt good on swim. Comfortable. Positive self talk. No issues. water was a bit warm for a full suit.

Happy with time. Not a fast swimmer anyway. got up out of water at just under 30 mins. a bit better than average for me.

If I can keep this pace for IMFL I will be alright.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

A bit too long in T-1. Couple minor things but 30-45 secs slower than I would like. I thin the sock thing on wet feet was the issue.
What would you do differently?:

not wear socks for bike
  • 1h 16m 47s
  • 26.3 miles
  • 20.69 mile/hr

Felt solid on the bike. Worked on Cadence control and staying aero in aero helmet. Had good times passing people until caught up with the Baystate Tri crews. Played tag with a couple strong bikers. Hit some good speeds on the flats and rollers.
Transition 2
  • 03m 6s

faster thanT-1 which usually isnt the case. Tying shoes instead of speed laces was a bit slower but what the hell I aint gonna be on the podium!
  • 59m 9s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 40s  min/mile

Had a tough belly cramp right off the bike. Wasnt sure I was going to shake it.Slow going at first getting that thing resolved. Didn't feel real stellar but just kept the feet moving. Legs a bit toasted after the bike and racing the sprint the day before.

Worked on getting under 3 hours. Made it by 5 mins.
Post race
Warm down:

feet in ice bath. cool down. Chat with some peeps.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

speed work.

Event comments:

Cranberry is a great race. I think it is still good but a bit less than in the past. Post race cookout wasnt as festive or plentiful as past.

Last updated: 2013-08-21 12:00 AM
00:32:15 | 1300 meters | 02m 29s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 541/645
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: Hour glass shape of contour of Loon Pond,Lakeville's Ted Williams Camp.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:30
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:16:47 | 26.3 miles | 20.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 147/645
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: loop with some rollers.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:09 | 06.2 miles | 09m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 454/645
Performance: Average
Course: loop. no traffic, scenic
Keeping cool Average 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-08-25 7:36 PM

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Subject: Cranberry Trifest - Olympic Course

2013-08-25 7:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Cranberry Trifest - Olympic Course

nice effort for the double races this weekend.  Bet it's just a long training weekend for you.

Was the cookout not as good?  Used to have burgers and hot dogs.  They up the price for non-racers, too.  But I have to say the chicken tastes pretty good.  

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