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Franconia, New Hampshire
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 123/188
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 20/29
Pre-race routine:

Training in Eastern NC there are no hills. Did hill workouts on treadmill. No mountain bike to train on. Traveled to NH by car over two days. Light training weeks leading into race due to car accident (no injuries just hassel) and heavy work schedule

Drove to race that morning. then had to drive to swim finish to leave run equipment and race number. No option for early pickup the night before was a little of a hassle. Was a 20 minute round trip drive.
Event warmup:

None. No time
  • 16m 1s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m / 100 meters

Biked with googles. Timing mat at start of T1. Had a slowish Transition as I had trouble finding a spot to rack bike
What would you do differently?:

Do to the full racks likely would have benefited from requesting to start in first wave
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 50m 9s
  • 6.5 miles
  • 7.78 mile/hr

Wave start 2 minutes apart. I was in the back for 2nd wave. Passed 50 or some before first hill. May have caught back of 1st wave.
What would you do differently?:

Start in first wave if able. Think I would have avoided some of the weaker riders.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 1h 02m 54s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 25m 10s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Tram down. then ran to swim start to get stuff and ran back

Event comments:

Overall this was a good race, and if I am visiting next year I will do it again. This was the 24th year of running this event. Compared to other events they seemed a bit disorganized. A prerace email advising you to get number and then drive to swim finish would have been helpful. Pics from previous years didn't have all finishers with numbers so I assumed chip was all you needed. Alternatively the ability to have picked up your packet the night before would be nice. Not sure if there will be race photos. Don't recall seeing a photographer. Decent race T. No medal.

Last updated: 2016-07-23 12:00 AM
00:16:01 | 800 meters | 02m / 100meters
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 55/188
Suit: Go Tri bottoms
Course: Straight across ECHO lake
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 55F / 13C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:50:09 | 06.5 miles | 7.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 127/188
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 1000 foot climb from start to finish. Start on the road pretty level until reaching a steep long steep hill. Shortly after summit hit the trails. Reasonable width but seemed tighter as we progressed. Progressively more technical. Lots of people stalling on hills and causing a chain reaction. Lots of people restarting in middle from a walk without looking behind them.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:02:54 | 02.5 miles | 25m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 0/188
Performance: Below average
Course: very few sections that were "not that" steep
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
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