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Wrentham, Massachusetts
United States
Firm Racing
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 33m 43s
Overall Rank = 77/100
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Pre-race routine:

I had everything packed in the car but still needed my high-maintenance oatmeal, big ass cup of coffee and to pack a water bottle, a C4 bottle and a NUUN with energy bottle. And gels.
Event warmup:

I got there at 8 am after having to stop to pee THREE TIMES but it was cool since one nice guy offered to buy me a cup of coffee and little old men greeted me kindly. I got to the race in time to set up comfortably and with an empty bladder ;)
  • 28m 16s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 25s  min/mile

I would not have run so fast if I weren't completely and utterly inspired by the glorious Leslie Battle. She really got me trying my best!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Keep Leslie Battle, bring her home and house her until I'm a perfect athlete ;)
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s
Comments: bike shoe came untied! quick fix
What would you do differently?:

Make sure my shoes are securely tied before the race begins.
  • 43m 13s
  • 11 miles
  • 15.27 mile/hr

Tough ride. I went all out on the run - my last run before this race had a whole minutes per mile slower pace! My bike computer wasn't completely accurate either which messed me up a bit. I depend a lot on watching that little guy.

During the bike, I thought a lot about how this race should be called "Potholes and Massholes". There were a lot of scary potholes (a few years ago one took me out!) and a few (expected) Eastern Mass impatient drivers that actually honked at and cut off a few bikers. The race was run very well but it seems there needs to be more direction of traffic possibly? I don't want to take anything away from the VERY WELL run race. I love this outfit.
What would you do differently?:

Derp. Check my bike computer! Also, I should have given my tires a last pump of air or two. Back one seemed soft.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

I was so done at this point! I knew Leslie was still watching and I wanted to do the best I could for myself as well but MAN that was hard! I was moving like molasses in January during this transition.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure? Practice bike to run perhaps.
  • 19m 59s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 59s  min/mile

If Leslie hadn't been emptying her lungs of all the love they could hold, I wouldn't have done this so well! She shouted things like "you can do this, I believe in have 8's in those legs...catch that girl she's only 20 seconds she's 5 seconds away...GOOOOO" It was ...AWESOME.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Maybe find a rhythm? I gave it everything I had!
Post race
Warm down:

I drank a water, hugged Leslie as much as she would let me and made a switch in the Fiske Trailer because I noticed they forgot to make me Athena. I ended up being the only one so woot, FIRST!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. I was coming back from an injury only a month ago. I really dove in with HIIT, a few longer bike rides with my lovely Sara and an even smaller amount of run mileage. I couldn't of hoped for better results under these circumstances.

Event comments:

This race was fantastically run as always. It's an honor to be a participant. Love these guys. Wendy is awesome.

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Last updated: 2017-04-23 12:00 AM
00:28:16 | 03 miles | 09m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 0/100
Leslie Battle cheered me on like CRAZY. It was honestly one of the best things that's ever happened to me.
Course: flat. potholes.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:43:13 | 11 miles | 15.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 0/100
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Hilly course. There's even a hill where a lot of people walk their bikes. Not me. BOOYA!
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:59 | 02 miles | 09m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 0/100
Performance: Good
Well, that's under 10 m/m - I'm happy!
Course: Hillier than the 3 mile ( I think?!)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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

2017-04-23 1:45 PM

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