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Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon Series - Race #2 - Triathlon

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Marlborough, Connecticut
United States
Pig Iron Sports
81F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 15m 46s
Overall Rank = 73/146
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 9/19
Pre-race routine:

got there early, stretched, registered and set up transition
tried to keep Mike calm, as he was doing his first triathlon and was nervous
Event warmup:

  • 15m 22s
  • 600 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards

went out WAY too fast, realized that I was having some difficulty breathing and stopped, promptly got kicked in the jaw and went under drinking in a big gulp of lake, came to surface and tried to breath air, but got another big mouthful of lake-started to panic as more people were swimming over me and I couldn't get out of their way or breathe normally-sculled on my back coughing out the water but hyperventilating for a few minutes until I could restart slowly
What would you do differently?:

NOT GO FAST at the beginning
why can I never remember this??
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

walked out of the water and told my wife what happened
seemed like almost every bike was gone as I only saw about a dozen bikes left
What would you do differently?:

I was still trying to slow my HR and breathing down even as I left the water

Hit 5K RP heart rate exiting T1 as soon as I changed modes
(no recording in the water from the Garmin 910)
  • 33m 14s
  • 12 miles
  • 21.66 mile/hr

I cranked right from the start, but tried to spin the hills a bit and save some energy on the first loop-took 10 minutes to get my HR under control, then I pushed the second loop and barely negatively split the 2 loops

Did not spin or hit the cadence I wanted by the power numbers were just a bit off of goal
NP=208, goal was 205ish
AP=192, goal was 195ish
What would you do differently?:

not freak out in the swim
Transition 2
  • 00m 56s

Quick T2-back in control now
mistake taking my drink with me...
What would you do differently?:

take a quick drink and leave bottle in transition
  • 23m 59s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

steadily pushed and kept HR at 140-145, which was the goal
What would you do differently?:

not put myself behind the 8-ball by using a lot of energy in the swim
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim, as usual

Event comments:

My race was bad, but I was not the focus tonight. My 19 yo son did his first triathlon and LOVED it. He swam 1:45 pace and was in the first 20 people or so out of the water, taking it easy. He struggled a bit on the bike and more on the run, due to undertranining, but he did great.

I was very proud of him.

Last updated: 2014-06-17 12:00 AM
00:15:22 | 600 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Bad
fast, stopped, slow, slower
Suit: Sleeveless Helix
Course: counterclockwise around the ducks
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:16
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:14 | 12 miles | 21.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Average
listed in the official times incorrectly I passed 50 or 60 people and no one passed me-none of the dozen or so people left with me as slow swimmers were fast cyclists-HA!
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops around the lake-rollers for the first 2-3 miles, downhill mile 4-5 course is short-only 10.7 miles, by Garmin today
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:59 | 03.1 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Good
times messed up officially but I corrected it here negative split the race 8:20/8/7:30 course short=3.0 miles
Course: clockwise loop around the lake slight, short uphills in the first half down/flat in the back half
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
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] 5

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