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Lawrence, Massachusetts
United States
Merrimack Valley YMCA
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 17m 23s
Overall Rank = 62/118
Age Group = Clydsdale
Age Group Rank = 3/7
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race very early, before the race director. Ate a tuna on onion bagel with a hot coffee on the way up. Ride up was NASTY! I had the GPS on just in case and was glad I did. I could not see the signs for the off ramps through the fog, and relied on the GPS to get me to the correct off ramps.
Event warmup:

Helped set up transition. This actually loosened me up more than I have been in 2 weeks.
  • 05m 27s
  • 250 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

Forgot to start my Garmin, but not a big deal. Passed a slower swimmer and was passed by a faster swimmer who reseeded at the last minute. I did draft on the faster swimmer for the last 50 yards after the pass :). I think the swim time was slow due to the mat placement out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

not much, this was pretty good.
Transition 1
  • 01m 43s

Not too bad a transition, but it felt way longer. Had trouble getting my feet into the shoes. Also could not see out of my glasses as they were fogged up. Eventually removed them on the bike course.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe some powder in the shoes to help my feet get in.
  • 35m 34s
  • 10 miles
  • 16.87 mile/hr

The bike was surprisingly pleasant. I had not expected so much of the course to be closed or the traffic control to be that good.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Dang this was a great t2
What would you do differently?:

  • 33m 58s
  • 3 miles
  • 11m 19s  min/mile

This was difficult. Due to tweaking my back about 2 weeks ago, run training has not happened. I was actually just happy to be able to get to the run. As I ran, my back loosened up, and I was able to push the pace a little. Got passed by literally about 1/3 of the field.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked the run backwards 2 times to cheer in the racers behind me. This race had almost 50% of the field as first time racers. Many of them came up to me and thanked me for cheering them on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The usual suspects.

Event comments:

This would get a 5, but the timer was having a tough time with the results making the awards painful to wait for. Also, a team mate suggested I challenge the weight of the winner in the Clydesdale category. He was very close to the 200 lb cut off, but I am very happy with how I did, so who cares.

Last updated: 2013-09-30 12:00 AM
00:05:27 | 250 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 43/118
Performance: Good
Course: pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:35:34 | 10 miles | 16.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 47/118
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 3 loops of a "B" shaped course. Roads were almost all closed, or close to it.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:58 | 03 miles | 11m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 96/118
Performance: Below average
Course: 4.5 loops around a nice park in downtown Lawrence.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 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

2013-10-03 5:15 AM

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2013-10-03 7:11 AM
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New Hampshire
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Great race! I was out riding right near there, the fog was intense that morning, especially that early!
2013-10-03 7:30 AM
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Nice job!  It was a tough morning with all the fog and stuff. 

Congrats again on the podium!

2013-10-03 9:24 AM
in reply to: D.K.

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Austin, Texas
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Tuna, onion and coffee = the breakfast of champions!  Wink

Great race, especially with a bad back.

Congrats on the podium!


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