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Lakeville, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Multisport Events
68F / 20C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 55m 48s
Overall Rank = 369/510
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 40/50
Pre-race routine:

quick b-fast at hotel. not enough chow but was a little short on time to get to packet pick up. chat up fellow Bters. Since I was in the last swim wave I had plenty of time to hang out. Try to not let the per race jitters roll in.
Swim
  • 33m 59s
  • 1408 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards
Comments:

hung out with Joe (BODonuts)for the first few yards. Started out in the rear, just let the fast swimmers head out. Since this is the longest I have swam this year, no training swims, I was not expecting anything too good. Focused on getting it done. Actually was pretty at ease in the water and didnt get too tired. Paced with another swimmer which was cool.He and I played tag along the way. I think I passed him in the last couple hundred yards but the passed me on the way to T1.

Last years time was 30 min. and the previous year was 36 min. This year I was right in the middle with no training. Thats ok with me. LIke to get better but that can be the future.
Transition 1
  • 04m 44s
Comments:

Took too damn long in transition!!! Walked from the pond to the bike, dilly dallyed watching the Elite's come in from bike and head out for run, screwed around with wetsuit on heels, etc.
Could have shaved a minute or more off which would have brought my overall time to a better PR.
What would you do differently?:

focus
Bike
  • 1h 20m 8s
  • 25.9 miles
  • 19.39 mile/hr
Comments:

Used my 1990's vintage 'old school' tri bike for this race. We havent raced together much this year!! It was fun to ride this bike in aero or in the bars while flying by folks with BIG BUCKS carbon bikes!!

I didnt really push too hard as in past years. Worked on cadence discipline, using the downhills and flats and lots of shifting. Thanked the volunteers too! LOL..I almost forgot. This other guy and I kept passing each other along the way. We laughed each time. I ended up dusting him one a downhills around 15-20 miles. 35 mph can put some distance bewixt the competition!

kept an eye on my time. I wanted to be done with the bike at 2 hrs in order to give myself 1 hr to complete the run and be under 3 hrs total. Ended up racking right at 2 hrs.
Transition 2
  • 02m 27s
Comments:

Focused a bit better on T2. racked up and headed out.
Run
  • 54m 52s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 51s  min/mile
Comments:

Legs felt good, no wobbly legs. Knew I had an hour to get the run done. Paced the first 3 miles around 10 min miles. Picked up the pace after mile 3 and each subsequent mile. Decided to pour it on for the last mile (I was getting HUNGRY too!!) and see if I could get in for a PR or close to it. (PR is 2:54 ish) Knew I would be close and hey....it was fun passing folks! ;)
Saw Sue near the 6 mi park and she was looking like she was having fun. Did a high 5 as went by.
Ended up hitting 2:54 at the 6 mile mark which jazzed me BUT..I forgot about that damn .2 mi!!!! (always gets me in marathons too!) FIgured I had to really steam it on and give it all I had to tweek near 2:55 or I would be pissed at myself. Kicked in all I had for the sprint to the gate. I knew there were lots of cheers along the way but I was just ssssooo pushing the limits that I couldnt change my focus.
Finished pretty exhausted and staggering abit. Feel I scared Mrs. Sparrow and Isis with my overall condition, sorry ((hug)).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all. good run. felt strong and ready.
Post race
Warm down:

fluids, cold sponges, walk around, grab some chow and some warm clothes as it was getting chilly out.


What limited your ability to perform faster:

faster performance would be perhaps in the swim and T2. Overall, physcally I felt ready. Mentally, I kept in a positive self talk all the way.

Event comments:

Very well done race, scenic courses, plenty of signage (each run mile was marked..pet peeve of mine)and the halmarks of bike mileage were marked as well. Post race BBQ was awesome!! Good tunes. BT PAHHHTY was SUPAH!!!! Amazing group of people. LOts of new Bters and of course the spectacular veterans. oh...ISIS grabbed a podium spot 3 rd AG and we all cheered raucously....and AGAIN when she won a wetsuit!! Sue and her folks were great for bringing their motorhome!
AH...so much fun!! lots of smiles. Of course we all missed Janice and Jennie (keepitup)..maybe next year!!!





Last updated: 2006-07-02 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:33:59 | 1408 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 474/510
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: circuitous route around pond. Glad to have 'dipped' in the water the night before to feel the 'softness' of the water. didnt look too uphill.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 04:44
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:20:08 | 25.9 miles | 19.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 285/510
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course: course was pretty cool. Some rough segments of road. Some very smooth segments too. Nice rural course thru tree lined roads, between lakes (guess thats why they call it 'lakeville eh?), and some quaint business areas. Very glad to have driven the course the night before. Knew what to expect. some rollers here and there.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:27
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:54:52 | 06.2 miles | 08m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 323/510
Performance: Good
Course: Great run course. very scenic and flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 5

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2006-08-28 1:56 PM

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2006-08-28 2:03 PM
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Well done buddy!

Always good to see ya'.

And thanks for the hug at Kathy's.
2006-08-28 2:07 PM
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hehehe... "dipped" in the water the night before took you how long? 

Remember I said I hated you?  You just go to races without ANY swim training. 

I hope you heard you name being announced when you cross the finish arc.   Looking great there. 

2006-08-28 8:25 PM
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Awwww....thanks Glennie!

Very nice race!! I'm laughing at you dilly-dallying around T1....sounds like me.  We could have had a little T1 party complete with snacks.

Glad you guys had fun...I HAVE to get down there!

2006-08-28 8:58 PM
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I'm so glad you made it to this race Glen.  Hell, I haven't seen you since Webster!  Yeah, and then you go out and go all 'old school' on everyone and show us all how it's done!  LOL

nice to see you go under three hours with an impressive bike split and run split.   You swim time rocks too, especially since there is no purple in your training graph!  LOL

 

 

2006-08-28 9:01 PM
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great race Glen   So good to finally meet you  See ya tommorow


2006-08-28 9:01 PM
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great race Glen   So good to finally meet you  See ya tommorow
2006-08-28 9:02 PM
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Glen...fun to race with you like always.

You were one of the first BTers I met..you found me on the beach at Webster last year when I was wicked nervous...you helped calm me down.

Nice times there Glen...but best of all I can tell you had a great weekend and have fun...and that is what this all really about.

Love your run pace....I can only dream!

2006-08-28 9:57 PM
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Hey Glen,

I know exactly what you mean about the .2 miles.  I was totally done at 6 miles myself!

It was nice chatting with you.   Maybe see you in Hyannis? 

2006-08-29 7:35 AM
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You did look a little scary at the end-! (But bounced back nicely)Focus was definitely the word as you came down to the finish arc but that's the difference between a training day & giving it an all out effort on race day,right? No negative self talk - a good effort- and soaking up being surrounded by Team BT...all good. GReat to see you smilin. Always an adventure checking out the course & enjoying time .... Thanks ..& Congrats

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2006-08-29 7:45 AM
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Nice race!!  Sorry I couldn't hang around for the post race paahhty, but my family was overwhelming and restless.  You had an awesome race and sounds like a great day!!  Hope to see you there next year!  I'll definately be back for this one


2006-08-29 9:18 AM
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Hey Glen!

 It was great seeing you again -- thanks for zipping up my wetsuit and chatting with Nick and me to calm pre-race jitters.  You did look "focused" in the chute...

Nice job on the race, especially without the swim training!

 

2006-08-29 5:33 PM
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Great race Glen! Glad to have met you and I think you would have PB if you showed up in your tux.
2006-08-29 6:59 PM
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Great Race Glen!  It was great seeing you again.

FirmMan? 

2006-09-04 6:31 AM
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Glen, had a great time with you at the race, sorry could not have spent more of it chatting. Feel free to give a call when the off season gets long
2006-09-04 6:54 PM
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hey Glen - I just saw this race report. I had no idea you were there!!! I'm sorry we missed each other.  Great race.....

Hopefully I'll see you son....hope all is well...send a PM sometime!



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