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Winding Trails Sprint Triathlon #5 - 2015 - TriathlonSprint

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Farmington, Connecticut
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 26m 2s
Overall Rank = 130/137
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Evening race, after work. Stuck in rush hour traffic... running late. Setup quickly and head down to the water.
Event warmup:

Stretch and swim for a bit.
  • 12m 45s
  • 400 yards
  • 03m 11s / 100 yards

Time includes the run up the road to transition. First time I kept up w/ my group [mostly]... different swimming in the pack. A LOT of bumping and banging especially into and around the first buoy.
What would you do differently?:

Start a little more outside.
Transition 1
  • 00m 55s

Removed wetsuit and put shoes on at the beach.. will try doing in transition area next time. Looking to find a good balance as we need to run up a road to the transition area. Many do barefoot, I am not that adventurous.
What would you do differently?:

Glasses in helmet were face down. Rained a bit during swim so they were useless. I would place somewhere out of rain??
  • 30m 23s
  • 5 miles
  • 9.87 mile/hr

Was a lot of fun. Many do not understand what "on your left" means. Very tough to pass in the woods.
What would you do differently?:

pass more on right if people aren't moving over.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

Rack was too low for my bike, tried racking forward and wouldn't hold, had to run around the rack and rack it in reverse. Took time to drink from bike bottle - as I hadn't drank much on the trail.
What would you do differently?:

Try to drink a bit more on the trail. Arrive earlier and get a better rack position.
  • 40m 39s
  • 5 kms
  • 08m 08s  min/km

I don't train on trails so this is not familiar. I did not remember to bring socks, my feet were slipping and ended up with a couple of blisters. Very uncomfortable.
What would you do differently?:

Bring socks..
Post race
Warm down:

Drink water and remainder of bottle from the bike. Protein bar and diet coke on ride home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Performed at my current fitness level - if I want to get better / faster I need to perfomr more focused speed workouts.

Event comments:

Good weekly series. No post race activities until the last race of the year... Will be an awards picnic.

A great group of people, overall very friendly and fun! Recommend to anyone that is interested in trying out triathlons.

Last updated: 2015-07-16 12:00 AM
00:12:45 | 400 yards | 03m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/137
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes - xterra
Course: 3/4 rectangle counter clock wise.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:30:23 | 05 miles | 9.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/137
Performance: Good
HR around 165 - 170 throughout. Hey, it's a sprint. Tried to slow down at the end.
Wind: None
Course: Mountain bike trails. a LOT of woodchips and we roots. Pretty fun.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:21
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:40:39 | 05 kms | 08m 08s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/137
Performance: Below average
HR 165 - 170 throughout
Course: Hilly, wet trails.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2015-07-16 2:00 PM

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Subject: Winding Trails Sprint Triathlon #5 - 2015

2015-07-16 7:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Winding Trails Sprint Triathlon #5 - 2015
Nice job Dennis. Gaining experience and having fun in the process! Sounds like a great day to me.
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