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Portsmouth, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
37F / 3C
Total Time = 2h 39m 55s
Overall Rank = 41/300
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up early and drove the half hour to the race site. It was freezing so planned accordingly to race in warm clothes.

Swam in new Aquaman wetsuit. Love this suit. So easy to get on and swims so nice.
Event warmup:

Too cold to get in the water and then get back out. So, just did some jumping jacks and arm swings in the wetsuit.
  • 26m 2s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

Swim went well. No issues.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 1
  • 03m 42s

Swam with out jersey on. Put on compression top, jersey, arm warmers, gloves for this and that was not enough. Legs, crotch, etc were freezing for the first several miles.

Should have practiced with the arm warmers. Forgot about how to put these on quick.
What would you do differently?:

Put another layer on the bottom half.

This was about as good as I can do it with puttting on this much clothing.
  • 1h 22m 30s
  • 40 kms
  • 29.09 km/hr

This was fricking hard. I had to spike my power all over the place to get up these hills. Brakes still wonky despite me working on them last night so the descents were a touch frightening but I wasn't willing to forego the time gains so hung on and let it ride.

This was beautiful. Every once in awhile, in the midst of the suffering, I had to look around and appreciate how pretty this was. It didn't hurt that everything was so green and lush while Michigan was grey and still pretty cold.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

This is the only place that I am in the running for fastest overall time :) I've got my T2 down.
  • 46m 36s
  • 6.55 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

This is a hard but satisfying run. I had heard so much about it and was nervous. And it was hard and lived up to its billing. But it was doable. And I like running hills so I embraced this and just got it done.

There were a couple really steep parts that my body tried to talk my brain in to letting it walk for a little bit but I was afraid if I started walking then it would be easy to 'quit' on myself and walk a lot. So I just ran as hard as I thought I could handle.

In retrospect, looking back on the weekend, I might have had a little more in the legs for the run but I am satisfied with the overall weekend of running. Still pacing myself a little bit because there are still two more races and a lot of distance left to cover.
What would you do differently?:

Always wish I had pushed just a little more.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched. Got warm clothes on. Ate at the buffet as quick as possible to get in some much needed calories.

Event comments:

Two races in and this is really fun. Really well organized and just has a great vibe. So far, so good. Now it gets hard.

Last updated: 2014-06-10 12:00 AM
00:26:02 | 1500 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Average
Suit: Aquaman Gold Cell
Course: Bigger Rectanglinsh. Two laps
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:22:30 | 40 kms | 29.09 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Holy Hills. Loop course. Beautiful but hilly
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:36 | 06.55 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Good
Course: Lamp Black trail. 2.62 miles straight up, 0.63 miles steep down then turn around and go back. Lots of climbing. It was still muddy and slick for this race.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2014-06-10 9:22 AM

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