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Middlebury, Connecticut
United States
Pat Griskus Triathlon Series
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 17m
Overall Rank = 160/
Age Group = f40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/11
Event warmup:

I haven't been excited to write this recap because it wasn't one of my better showings but I do it to remind myself of the day and what I did right, wrong or other.

I had a long ride to do for IMMT and I had to make a decision. I did the long ride (90 miles) the day before this race because in the scheme of races I'd rather blow this race than my Tuesday night off road series. And that's exactly what I did - see WT #2 race report.
  • 39m 10s
  • 1760 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

I was disappointed with my swim - although apparently EVERYONE said it was a slow swim so I'm not sure how much of it was me vs the conditions. I thought the conditions were fine. It was a diamond shape and it was a little choppy after the first turn but then it smoothed out so no real issues.
What would you do differently?:

I have really started to work on my swim stroke - so we'll see if that helps going forward.
Transition 1
  • 03m 1s
  • 1h 33m 28s
  • 25 miles
  • 16.05 mile/hr

I was tired going into this race - and I knew it but somehow I still expected a miracle. It didn't happen LOL. I rode "OK" for a hilly course but I would have liked to kill it. Next year I suppose.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s
  • 1h 00m 54s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

The run is a double out and back and has this nasty hill in it. I don't really mind the ups so much but I haven't really figured out how to make up time going DOWN hills. All things considered I didn't feel too bad on this run.
Post race
Event comments:

SO like I said - I made the decision to continue my long course training and suffer the consequences here. I have no doubt I made the right call - but I still would have liked to finish a little faster :)

Last updated: 2015-06-17 12:00 AM
00:39:10 | 1760 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:01
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:33:28 | 25 miles | 16.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:13
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:00:54 | 06.2 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
The pace is not right - the course was short but I'll take it!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2015-06-24 3:25 PM

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Simsbury, Connecticut
Subject: Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon

2015-06-25 1:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon

Doing a 90 mile bike the day before an Olympic and you still had a good race day bike?!  Pure win right there, wow!  You is tough stuff!  Congrats!

2015-06-30 11:48 AM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Subject: RE: Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon

Great showing for training through the race! Nothing to be disappointed with here!

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