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Lake Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Marlborough, Connecticut
United States
81F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 04m 24s
Overall Rank = 24/96
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 3/?
Pre-race routine:

Done on a whim, so I wasn't sure I'd have everything set to go, but I threw it all in the truck and hoped for the best. It was apparently a cyclonaut's event for Bill Lodi and I was happy to be involved/invited. Didn't go along with the 'speedo' shorts which all others did. sometimes it's OK being the outlier...

set up shop/chatted with Doug and Gerry and met a bunch of other nice people along the way; quick warm up swim did not settle my nerves
Event warmup:

swam 5 minutes; water was warm, I was not nervous but the crowds didn't start getting closer yet..
  • 09m 11s
  • 450 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

73 out of 99!! Really, truly, one of the worst swims I've ever had. And then I cut my foot walking out of the water and limped to the bike, but the bleeding had mostly stopped
What would you do differently?:

There is too much to say...
Transition 1
  • 01m 3s

just getting it done and trying to breathe a bit slower, sitting down to put on the bike shoes, I thought about putting socks on to stop the bleeding but it was stopping already
What would you do differently?:

swim like a normal human athlete
  • 30m 54s
  • 11 miles
  • 21.36 mile/hr

Could not control my breath for the better part of 5 miles. Tried to hold FTP +/- the entire way and let the chips fall where they would on the run. It's fun pushing like that. Could have done better on the downs but burned a lot of matches on the ups
What would you do differently?:

Probably nothing, I liked going at it hard. 6/99 on the bike split OA baby and beat out both the Guertins on the bike-they must not have been trying..
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

was chatting it up a bit with people in transition-not a lot of focus
but I got my stuff off/on and got out of there OK; under 1 minute is always my goal
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 11s
  • 3.12 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

It was hot. I pushed but didn't want to injure myself for the HIM this weekend so I was lucky that I didn't tweak anything-especially at those run paces, fast for me. Happy enough with 30/96 OA. There are always faster people out there, I just have to run within my self.

What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

sat in the lake, cleaned out my cut and took some advil
checked on another cyclonaut who had similiar issues with breathing as me and I think he has asthma (I gave him my inhaler, gotta get another tomorrow as that was my only rescue inhaler)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

sprint tri is about execution of each leg-quickly, smoothly and holding your best pace, today, I was average to above average for the total grade.

PR for the sprint distance for me.

Event comments:

fun race, fun night-wish I could have had the time to go out and socialize, but not tonight...Go Cyclonauts!

Last updated: 2016-06-16 12:00 AM
00:09:11 | 450 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 73/96
Performance: Bad
awful, pathetic, terrible; get over your anxiety Dale!! my mind is losing the battle, but I'll be back.
Suit: Helix Sleeveless
Course: Around the ducks on the sides to the orange turn buoy and back. Short course of ~450 or less and that didn't even help me. When others are out of the water in 5 or 6 minutes and you are still at/near the turn buoy, it is disheartening. Really unable to swim any consistent time period with out feeling breathless. Not asthma, definitely anxiety.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:03
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:30:54 | 11 miles | 21.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 6/96
Performance: Good
so i jogged out to the bike start line, did a flying mount and then started to hammer. I couldn't breathe at the start and it took 5 miles before that changed to the better. No HR monitor probably helped as I would have wigged more looking at such high numbers. That was *cough* hard...but I liked it. AP=210/NP=234;IF=.997; c=84; TSS=52
Course: 2 loops around the lake, some 90 degree turns and rolling hills. If you are slower out of the water, you have the opportunity to pass more people-how fun!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:11 | 03.12 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 30/96
Performance: Good
steady, push, hold, push again and those pesky hills just sap some serious strength out of you-not nice!
Course: single loop around the lake
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2016-06-16 9:59 PM

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South Windsor, CT
Subject: Lake Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon

2016-06-17 7:22 AM
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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Lake Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon

Sounds like a fun race - bummer on cutting your foot - ouch!

2016-06-17 3:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Lake Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon

Ha! PR in the distance with a D grade swim, nice work!! Heh heh like the report

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