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Cambridge, Maryland
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 12h 59m 59s
Overall Rank = 703/1495
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 71/170
Pre-race routine:

nothing much. just get up and go to transition.
Definitely not prepared for this race
Event warmup:

None
Swim
  • 1h 48m
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards
Comments:

This water tastes like boat gasoline to me!
Cannot see 1 foot in it and i was nauseated and almost queasy the entire swim.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Just a really rough day.
Transition 1
  • 10m
Comments:

Ironman. Not really a transition
What would you do differently?:

I could move faster
Bike
  • 5h 56m
  • 112 miles
  • 18.88 mile/hr
Comments:

Really didn't feel it today. Neck, shoulders and butt couldn't take aero position
What would you do differently?:

Train long....and definitely wear BIKE gear, not Tri-shorts and top.
Transition 2
  • 07m
Comments:

No rush at this point at all
What would you do differently?:

Keep it simple but definitely quickly change from real bike gear to real RUNNING shorts and top.

Run
  • 5h 02m
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 32s  min/mile
Comments:

Just continued stomach issues today. Never really got over the nasty swim water feeling.
Shuffled first half at steady 10 min pace....trying to feel better but stomach just got really bad anyway.
Went to the losers walk/jog intervals.
Too little too late, started feeling ok with 4-5 miles to go.
Actually picked up and ran about 8:30 miles for the last 3....no real reason but had about 26 minutes at 3 to go to hit 13 hours...figured i'd give it a shot...LOL
What would you do differently?:

LOVED the non-cramping help from salt sticks.
Perpetuem seemed good on bike..but still think i need to do gels to not bonk on run.
Definitely gotta figure out stomach issues for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Watched some finishers, went back to room

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Almost no training leading up to this one. Really had no business being there.
What the hell though.....muddled through and got another tee shirt.



Event comments:

Nice event. Not sure if there's any economical lodging and we paid 800 for 2 nights at host hotel...ouch.
Like the venue and course...but i'm REALLY not cut out for this brackish salt water...!




Last updated: 2014-09-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:48:00 | 4224 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/170
Overall: 0/1495
Performance: Bad
Suit: full
Course: Clockwise loop in Choptank. Brackish Water, very nasty to me
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
T1
Time: 10:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
05:56:00 | 112 miles | 18.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/170
Overall: 0/1495
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: Flat and windy
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 07:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
05:02:00 | 26.2 miles | 11m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/170
Overall: 0/1495
Performance: Bad
Course: Fairly easy flat 3 loops
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Evaluation
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] 4

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