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Glastonbury, Connecticut
United States
Hartford Marathon Foundation
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 52m 45s
Overall Rank = 137/288
Age Group = f4044
Age Group Rank = 4/20
Pre-race routine:

Coach came to the race and gave me a little pep talk/reminder/strategy speech. Even though I had read it the day before on TP, it helped to have it fresh in my head.
Event warmup:

Did more warmup than usual per coach:
take the bike out for 10 minutes with a few 1 minute race efforts.
jog 5 minutes, active stretch, jog 5 minutes with 20 second pickups
  • 27m 15s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 27s  min/km

11/20 ag
54/102 women
206/288 total

Running is not my thing. Coach said "remember, this should never feel easy."

So with that, I ran hard. I refused to look at my garmin and just went by feel. I made sure I could breathe and just pushed. And it hurt. My last 5K in March (although during my busiest time of year at work) was a 9:04 pace - blew this run up at 8:37!
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s
  • 53m 28s
  • 15.8 miles
  • 17.73 mile/hr

10/103 women

This course is notoriously hill at about 72'/mile - only 15.8 miles and the longer hills are stacked in the first 8 miles. My goal on the bike course is to just GO LIKE HELL. My avg was 17.7 (2014 best was 17.3) so I'll take it!

Best moment: coach was standing at the final turn in the course. As I'm coming down the street I spot a woman in front of me I've been chasing for 5 miles or so. We got to the corner, she slowed down and I HIT the gas. ADIOS! Coming out of t2 she congratulated me on a good ride. And then she ran right past me LOL
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

Hate running in my Speedplay cleats. I usually take my shoes off but the ground was wet because it rained earlier in the AM and I didn't want my socks to get wet.
  • 29m 45s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 57s  min/km


I got to the run not really sure where I was in the ranking - the screen on my 910 during the bike was stuck on calibration so I didn't pay any attention to it. Goal - leave it all on the course. I think I did!

End of the race gave me a nearly 4 minute pr from my 2014 PR on this course. I'll take it!
Post race
Warm down:

Decent walk back to the car, changed, drank some vanilla soy milk, drove to breakfast!

Event comments:

Another HMF event. Well run, well organized and plenty of great volunteers.

Last updated: 2016-05-24 12:00 AM
00:27:15 | 05 kms | 05m 27s  min/km
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 206/288
Course: Mostly flat
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:13
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:53:28 | 15.8 miles | 17.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 82/288
Course: HILLY
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:41
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:45 | 05 kms | 05m 57s  min/km
Age Group: 12/20
Overall: 194/288
Course: almost the same as run 1
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]

2016-05-24 11:14 AM

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Simsbury, Connecticut
Subject: Shamrock Duathlon

2016-05-24 11:48 AM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Subject: RE: Shamrock Duathlon

Congrats on the PR! Funny bit about the lady on the bike/run


2016-05-25 2:12 PM
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Wow, great race!  It does sound like you left it all out there, way to push it.  Congrats on crushing your previous times, too!

2016-05-30 1:45 PM
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Subject: RE: Shamrock Duathlon

Originally posted by melbo55

Wow, great race!  It does sound like you left it all out there, way to push it.  Congrats on crushing your previous times, too!

x2 Awesome job out there! 

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