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Greenfield Lightlife Triathlon - International Course - Triathlon


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Greenfield, Massachusetts
United States
Greenfield Recreation Department
70F / 21C
Precipitation
Total Time = 2h 40m 17s
Overall Rank = 52/71
Age Group = f4044
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

This was an early one! Up at 4, out the door at 5 to get to the race about 6:30am!

The timing chips SUCKED. They are blanks all over the results page - not just mine. So since I have no swim time (but a 26 minute T1 time) I'll use the data from my garmin.
Event warmup:

No real warm up
Swim
  • 24m 68s
  • 1109 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards
Comments:

OMG water was FREEZING for August - 62 degrees! And usually I'd like that so I could wear my wetsuit but this river was never over my head so it was a great swim for a panicky swimmer (although lately that's not me - YAY )
Transition 1
  • 01m 43s
Comments:

Always slower with a wetsuit - and of course my feet were numb from the cold water so I took a few extra seconds.
Bike
  • 1h 08m 49s
  • 21.76 miles
  • 18.97 mile/hr
Comments:

I did the sprint tri here last year and the bike was 2 loops. This year it was 3. Doing the same loop 3 times was mind numbing! If I go back next year it might be back to the sprint!

It also started raining on lap 1 and continued through lap 3. It ended up stopping by the end of lap 3.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s
Comments:

meh.
Run
  • 1h 04m
  • 6.51 miles
  • 09m 50s  min/mile
Comments:

Ah my arch nemsis the run. I had decided yesterday that I was going to give it my all on the run!! So when I got out there and the first 2 miles were agony because my calves were tight I thought "how am I going to run 6 miles?" Then they finally loosened up after mile 2. By mile 5 I was feeling pretty good and decided to go for it. My splits totally show it too :) Very pleased.

Oh and in the middle the sun came out! I was afraid it would get too hot because the last 2 miles have no shade but it stayed cool enough - and then for the end the sun went back behind the clouds.
Post race
Warm down:

The awards took forever. Honestly I was expecting to leave with some bling because I knew last year there were only 2 people in my AG so we stuck around and YAY I got 2nd (out of 4 lol).

It was a good day!

Event comments:

They need a new timing company. Not to mention the chip itself was mounted on a plastic thing that cut into my skin. blech.

Other than that, this is a great local race with lots of volunteers!

(in the photo, I'm on the right. #1 never showed so #3 and I shared the spot for the pic)


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Last updated: 2014-07-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:24:68 | 1109 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 0/71
Performance: Good
http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/556582756
Suit: YES
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:43
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:08:49 | 21.76 miles | 18.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 26/71
Performance:
http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/556582759
Wind:
Course: 3 loops - mind numbing.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:03
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:04:00 | 06.51 miles | 09m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/71
Performance: Good
http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/556582767 1 10:05.1 1.00 10:05 2 10:33.5 1.00 10:34 3 10:21.9 1.00 10:22 4 9:45.2 1.00 9:45 5 9:45.6 1.00 9:46 6 8:58.9 1.00 8:59 7 4:43.3 0.56 8:25
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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Great job!!  Those run splits are super - way to go picking up the pace in the last couple miles.  Not sure a beer mug counts as "bling" but at least it's useful!!

ETA:  Love the way your shoes match your suit.  I'll bet you did that on purpose.



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Lots of goodness here. No panicky swim, managing through the rain, and a not sucky run. AND HARDWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on 2nd!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

2014-08-04 10:42 AM
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Great job on this one Randee. You worked through the swim and are seeing improvements, made it through the mind numbing ride and pushed yourself on the run!!!! Add in your podium finish and I'd say the day was awesome.

2014-08-04 1:16 PM
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Congrats on 2nd AG and a nice mug to enjoy libations from!   3 laps on the bike does sound a bit mind-numbing, but great job out there just the same!

2014-08-05 1:46 PM
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Congrats on the race!  I love the photo!

Maybe it's time to invest in a velcro timing chip strap, huh? 



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WOOOOOT!  Way to go Randee!  

And now to go and enjoy a cold beverage with your new bling??  :D  

2014-08-06 5:15 AM
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Good job Randee! Had been wondering how the race went....sounds like you gave it your all. Well done!

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Congrats on the race!  I love the photo!

Maybe it's time to invest in a velcro timing chip strap, huh? 




It had a velcro strap but it was weird - the way the strap went through the middle of the chip so there was still plastic exposed and against my skin. I should have taken a picture!

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Originally posted by mtnbikerchk
Originally posted by jmkizer

Congrats on the race!  I love the photo!

Maybe it's time to invest in a velcro timing chip strap, huh? 

It had a velcro strap but it was weird - the way the strap went through the middle of the chip so there was still plastic exposed and against my skin. I should have taken a picture!

http://www.amazon.com/Nathan-2023NB-Timing-Chip-Ankleband/dp/B000KBFG6M

Lot's of companies make them.  I just grabbed the above link because it shows the chip in yellow so you can see it easily.

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