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Ellington, Connecticut
United States
Ellington Parks & Recreation Department
76F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 06m 55s
Overall Rank = 10/79
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

the usual
Event warmup:

quick 1 mile run was all I had time for
Swim
  • 05m 48s
  • 335 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards
Comments:

stayed wide on the right and tried to be comfortable--
my wife said I was 5 th out of the water in my AG-wow
What would you do differently?:

nothing-that worked
Transition 1
  • 00m 51s
Comments:

was talking to all the volunteers that I know so I wasn't concentrating a lot but I did thank them all-
:)
What would you do differently?:

nothing-it was a fun race
Bike
  • 35m 35s
  • 11.6 miles
  • 19.56 mile/hr
Comments:

I'm just not in sprint tri shape, but I made a very good effort and held pace pretty well, until falling apart late and slowing in the last few miles
What would you do differently?:

nothing-it was cool to see the course that Bill designed
Transition 2
  • 00m 38s
Comments:

I thought this was good until seeing the first OA for T2 was 13 seconds-wow
What would you do differently?:

um, not go back and take a gel and a drink, but it felt so good
Run
  • 24m 3s
  • 3.17 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile
Comments:

oooof--
not in sprint tri shape and it showed
What would you do differently?:

train for the short distance, but this was done on a whim and it is always fun to race
Post race
Warm down:

into the lake to cool off

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not training for the sprint distance

Event comments:

very nice local tri with a lot of character


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Last updated: 2015-07-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:05:48 | 335 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 21/79
Performance:
Suit: cut Lava shorts
Course: it was not 440 yds, my garmin said 335 yds
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 00:51
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:35:35 | 11.6 miles | 19.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 9/79
Performance:
actually 11.6 miles; not 12, but I could be over 20 mph at '12'-ha!-- tried to hold my HR at ~150 and power ~220 and achieved the goal pretty much-- the big hill at Minor Hill wasn't too bad as long as you just go slow and power up-- of note, I got my first ever KOM, just shows how few people must ride that segment, beat the race winner today on that segment, a 2.2 mile hill, by 4 seconds-nice!
Wind: None
Course: circle around the lake with slight downhill for first 5 miles, then 2 mile up hill, with a short ~1/2 mile steep up hill, then down and flat to finish
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:38
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:24:03 | 03.17 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 26/79
Performance: Average
my distance was 3.17 miles= could not hold my HR at 150, but it was ~145 for the most part and definitely above 150 for the hill
Course: out and back, down the road, up the hill, down the hill to the finish
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race?
Evaluation
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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2015-07-13 7:22 AM
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Great race Dale, and congratulations on the podium! Racing is fun, right?!?

2015-07-13 7:27 AM
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Great race Dale!

2015-07-13 11:20 AM
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Nice race Dale.  Good to see.

That is a pretty big AG relative to the rest of the field.  Congrats on winning it.

2015-07-13 12:25 PM
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Great job.

I love that swim though - we generally refer to this event at the: swim,run,swim,run,swim,bike,run for all the times you have to get up and run because it's so shallow! LOL
2015-07-14 12:29 PM
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Nice race!  And an AG win??  You sure you're not in sprint shape?



2015-07-14 1:54 PM
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Originally posted by ligersandtions

Nice race!  And an AG win??  You sure you're not in sprint shape?




No, I am really not. That hurt and I was not able to hold the HR I could last year when I trained just for the short distance in the first half of the year and then turned the focus to Savageman.

You are all too kind and thanks for the nice words. It was a fun race and one of the guys in my small bike group is the RD and everyone had done the race but me, so I got signed up late and did one vo2max bike workout on Thursday and followed it with a short high intensity run workout.

I have a bigger run base this year and that helps but no speed in my legs. The short swim was nice and allowed me to be closer to the front, a real surprise, as I'm usually middle of the pack at best.

I will be looking for race reports from all of you-thanks for reading.
Next on my agenda is SOS...in September.
2015-08-01 11:20 AM
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1st AG, 10 Ten, and 1st OA on the KOM climb!  Damn dude you're a Sprinter Stud!  

Congrats on a great race. 

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