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Rev3 Maine - Half Rev - Triathlon

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 4h 48m 32s
Overall Rank = 33/283
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/27
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:45AM ... standard peanut butter on a bagel with a cup of coffee in the car.
Event warmup:

very short dip in the ocean... just enough time to rip a huge hole in the back of my wetsuit
  • 32m 32s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 04m 47s

Loooooong run from swim out to T1 ... feet were numb most of the way. wetsuit was really stuck on my heals (forgot to put on Glide before the race)
  • 2h 25m 48s
  • 56 miles
  • 23.05 mile/hr

Great bike course! Super well marshaled.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Getting faster and faster at this one. Still need to practice hopping off the bike while it's still rolling... but getting better.
  • 1h 44m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

Felt really good (at least for the first 10 miles... then the wheels started to fall off a bit as I dipped from ~7:50 pace to 8:30 pace)
Post race
Event comments:

Top notch event put on by the rev3 folks!

- TONS of happy volunteers
- Great "vibe" to the race ... lots of first timers and people out there to have fun.
- Beautiful and FAST course

- No official race parking... you have to park on-street and feed the meter (not likely), or pay ~$15/day in a local lot.
- While the post race food was delicious, they quickly ran out of everything that wasn't meat-oriented ... so by the time my wife finished the Half there was only chicken tacos or pork tacos left. While they were both delicious, it wasn't really the post race food she was looking for (bagel, rice/beans, pretzels, etc.).

Last updated: 2013-12-04 12:00 AM
00:32:32 | 2112 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/27
Overall: 71/283
Performance: Good
Course: point-to-point rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:47
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:25:48 | 56 miles | 23.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/27
Overall: 34/283
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Figure 8 ... rolling hills ... not much elevation gain (~1,100 ft.). FAST.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:44:21 | 13.1 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/27
Overall: 14/283
Performance: Good
Course: Out-and-back ... mostly shaded... ~1/2 on dirt!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2014-08-25 1:31 PM

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Subject: RE: Rev3 Maine - Half Rev
Great race! Weather cooperated for sure! This is becoming one of my favorite races each year!
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