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Ashland Lions Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Ashland, Massachusetts
United States
Fisk Racing
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 54m 50s
Overall Rank = 64/101
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal eaten after Sara Simmons BROUGHT ME COFFEE IN BED! We arrived slightly later than I thought we would but it all worked because the Sprint began at 8:20 rather than 8:00. Perfect. Well, not really. Someone took my swag bag! Unfortunately it had everything I needed to begin the race in it - timing chip, swim cap, MY SWAG! Anyway, HUGE shout out to WENDY FISKE who made it ALL BETTER! It was like nothing happened at all - she's still working on fixing some timing bugs because of this but she's been incredibly quick, polite and efficient throughout.
Event warmup:

Lots of running around to find my swag bag, I ran in and out of the exits/entrances as per usual, powdered my socks, rolled 'em up...yeah.
  • 12m 4s
  • 900 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards

My wet suit felt as if it were trying to kill me. I honestly panicked for the first half of the swim because I couldn't fill my lungs with all the squeezing going on. I figured it out then to exhale violently and this would help me breath better.
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps not wear a wet suit at all.
Transition 1
  • 06m 58s

I always put my shoes on before getting on the bike. I'm a princess like that.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. REALLY long trek from water to transition but I am ok with it now that it's over ...maybe .5 miles or so!
  • 1h 00m 12s
  • 15.5 miles
  • 15.45 mile/hr

Hills were tougher than I thought they'd be. Lots of wind. Two near accidents. Boston drivers ;/
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

I oddly hesitated at transition time. I think I missed Sara <3
What would you do differently?:

  • 34m
  • 3.4 miles
  • 10m  min/mile

Sara yelled to me to keep going on the final hill! I came in just seconds before her. Thanks Sara!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Drank some yummy drinks, stretched a bit ate some watermelon

What limited your ability to perform faster:

trial and error - Sara and I have been training hard and it shows <3

Event comments:

This race was run very, very well. Wendy F in particular made sure my day was wonderful despite the fact that my race packet and swag bag went missing. I didn't miss a beat and was able to start on time. Highest reviews for such a professional handling of a tough situation.

Last updated: 2016-06-12 12:00 AM
00:12:04 | 900 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 28/101
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless wet suit
Course: Triangular
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 06:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:00:12 | 15.5 miles | 15.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 63/101
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: One loop for the sprint
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:00 | 03.4 miles | 10m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 1/101
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling hills
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

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