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Rock Hall, Maryland
United States
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55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 46m 45s
Overall Rank = 192/282
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 10/12
  • 22m 2s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 56s / 100 meters

Given my time, I have to believe this swim was mis-measured short...I exited the water in around 20:45, which would seem physically impossible for a true 750 meters. My Garmin reflected 894 yards, which I assume also included the run to Transition, probably a 100 or so yards, 75 at least. That said, it did feel like a good swim, really good execution of my typical plan, staying nicely on track, all of it. The first turn buoy came up really quickly, surprisingly so. Enjoyed this swim, wish they could all be like this. Very salty, though, don't remember that from the Rock Hall event from June 2016. Weird memory: every time I'd roll to my left to breathe, I saw an arcing cascade of water droplets, apparently thrown up from my kick; intersting that it was so repeatable.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, great swim for me even if it was short.
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

Pretty good transition given my expectations for the day. Actually faster than I'd have expected.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, good with this.
  • 48m 33s
  • 15 miles
  • 18.54 mile/hr

Felt good on the bike, might've started out a little hard, but overall was a solid ride and slightly better than expected. After about seven-eight minutes, I did three 8-minute hard intervals with three minutes of brisk but backed off riding. Didn't measure them with the lap button but tried to push it going by feel. When complete, I kept up a slightly harder than brisk pace until the finish. Nice ride through pretty country, typical Eastern Shore farmland.
What would you do differently?:

Solid ride..
Transition 2
  • 02m 37s

This is where I knew things would get slow, but it was expected. Not having ever gone sockless with the Hoka Conquests, I didn't want to try today, particularly with the ankle brace I wore throughout the race. So I actually sat on the ground here and pulled on socks, then walked easy out of transition. I guess that got noticed since the announcer actually singled me out. He said, "Looks like Kent is just out for a stroll today."
What would you do differently?:

Given what I'd expected and planned, I fully thought this transition would go beyond, maybe well beyond, three minutes. To beat three minutes was pure gravy.
  • 30m 49s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

If T2 was pure gravy, this run was the ice cream and cake dessert. No way, NO WAY, I expected to beat a 10:00 pace on my ankle, but I managed to pull it off and I'm left to wonder if I could've done better.
What would you do differently?:

Given expectations coming in, I fully expected to do no better than 33-35 minutes here. Accordingly, my actual result is freakin' amazing. Less than a week ago I wasn't even sure I could do this this race. Five days ago I grimaced out a mile run with a fair amount of discomfort, but decided it was do-able. To cap this off by beating a 10:00 pace on what I thought would be about half shuffling and half walking...well, it was a triumph..
Post race
Warm down:

Volunteers handed out wet towels along with our medals and a bottle of water. That was awesome. Beyond that, I just walked around and partook of the snacks to be had.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injured ankle, but I managed to do better than anticipated.

Event comments:

Tremendous job by VTS/MTS. It was a great day to tri, but the atmosphere they create is really a lot of fun. Already looking forward to next year

Last updated: 2017-10-03 12:00 AM
00:22:02 | 750 meters | 02m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 255/282
Performance: Good
Suit: Zone 3 Full
Course: Counter-clockwise rectangle in Rock Hall Harbor.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:48:33 | 15 miles | 18.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 126/282
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back loop out of Rock Hall along pretty smooth country roads
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:49 | 03.1 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 202/282
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and fairly shaded course winding through Rock Hall.
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

2017-10-09 8:09 AM


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