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Salamanca, New York
United States
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55F / 13C
Total Time = 3h 05m 39s
Overall Rank = 43/59
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Left hotel n Pa and drove to ASP.
Event warmup:

Walked around and got in water and swam a little.
  • 24m 21s
  • 1056 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

Foggy swim. Hard to see the second buoy. The short beach run messed me up. Took a while to get back in to a rhythm. Very, weedy. Tangled up a few times
What would you do differently?:

Work on pace.
Transition 1
  • 03m 3s

Different T1. Had to put on a long sleeve shirt, Camelbak, riding gloves and socks.
What would you do differently?:

Plan a little more.
  • 1h 37m
  • 15 miles
  • 9.28 mile/hr

It was brutal. Most walked the hills.
What would you do differently?:

It would take a lot for me to ride this whole course. Weight reduction.........
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

Wet socks from stream crossing made it interesting getting shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 59m 1s
  • 4.5 miles
  • 13m 07s  min/mile

First have was a "speed" hike. First section was practically straight up. Ran where I could. Very, rocky and roots. Best was at the spray chalk "TOP" at the peak. Then the downhill started. Rough on the knees. Fell once, better than I thought. Two ice, cold water crossings at the end. Felt better at the finish then I expected.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, ran smart.
Post race
Warm down:

Recoverite, stretching and walking.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just being me.

Event comments:

First Xterra. Very, challenging for me. Felt great I was able to do it.

First podium finish in a tri. Third in AG

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Last updated: 2013-08-05 12:00 AM
00:24:21 | 1056 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 39/59
Performance: Average
Suit: Full
Course: Xterra style.Two bouys in water, third on shore. 2 laps. Had do a short beach run and back in the water.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:37:00 | 15 miles | 9.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 45/59
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Up a mountain down a mountain! Mostly fire roads, double track. Expert finish was a muddy, switchback downhill. Worth it!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:59:01 | 04.5 miles | 13m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 45/59
Performance: Good
Course: Up a mountain down a mountain.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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