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Winding Trails off road tri series #6 - Triathlon


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Farmington, Connecticut
United States
85F / 29C
Overcast
Total Time = 38m 8s
Overall Rank = ?/?
Age Group = f4044
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

HOLY CRAP is all I can say about this race - you'll see why.................
Swim
  • 09m 59s
  • 450 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards
Comments:

Typical Tuesday night weather - threat of thunderstorms!!

The swim starts in 3 waves - the under 1 hour people, the men, then the women.

As soon as wave 1 went off, there was thunder in the distance. the life guards pulled all the recreational swimmers out of the water. The race organizers stood there with their phones watching the radars and decided to hold the other 2 waves back for 10 minutes and then "it should clear."

Well it just got darker and darker and finally they decided to let us go - first the men, then the women with only 1 minute between us (usually 2 or 3). So the swim was a cluster!! Now I know what they mean when they say the swim is a "washing machine." The women caught the back of the men's wave pretty quickly. The swim went by so fast - all I was doing was watching waves and dodging bodies! Good practice for IMMT I suppose.

But I had my best swim yet! I guess that's what thunder and lightning does.
Transition 1
  • 00m 34s
Comments:

I'm getting the hang of this and it's been pretty consistent
Bike
  • 27m 35s
  • 4.85 miles
  • 10.55 mile/hr
Comments:

The bike!! about 2/3 through it was so dark you could hardly see the trail in front of you....and then the rain came. TORRENTIAL. I mean we've ridden in the rain before but never like this!! On the downhills the water was rushing past me faster then I was pedaling! It was really cool and scary as hell!! I had my 2nd fastest bike time! I'm definitely I mudder!
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Then when we got back they didn't let us go out for the run. I'm not sure if they'll count our points or not because the timing is now a cluster. I sure hope they do! I beat DH!
Run
  • 00m
  • 2.98 miles
  •  min/mile
Comments:

No run (can't say I was really upset about it).
Post race
Event comments:

It was definitely a different race this week! Wicked fun and scary!

edited to add: RD just announced this race will not count in the point series because there were too many dnfs :(




Last updated: 2015-07-22 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:59 | 450 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/?
Performance:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/840674591/1
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:34
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:27:35 | 04.85 miles | 10.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/?
Performance:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/840674591/3
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:00:00 | 02.98 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/?
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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Subject: Winding Trails off road tri series #6


2015-07-22 3:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Winding Trails off road tri series #6

Bummer about the race not counting. But you will always know you beat DH

Good job getting your best swim split AND a great bike time in spite of rolling down the river.

Great job on another week!

2015-07-23 2:26 PM
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Austin, Texas
Subject: RE: Winding Trails off road tri series #6

Crazy day for a race!!

Sorry it didn't count for any points, but what a wild ride to get to the finish line!  (minus the run, which I wouldn't have minded either )

2015-07-25 6:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Winding Trails off road tri series #6

You're really not supposed to bike during the swim, Randee.   Holy cow, indeed.  Glad you were safe and good job beating DH!!

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