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Rev3 Quassy - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Middlebury, Connecticut
United States
57F / 14C
Total Time = 2h 41m 56s
Overall Rank = 73/530
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/14
Pre-race routine:

Left to drive to Quassy at 11am to get to race registration early enough. Remembered my ID/USAT card, which I often forget. Goofed on the swim practice as it was 10-12 not 10-2. Oops. Drove the bike course first to check out the hills. Had Denise with me and that is always better for me as her support and help mean the world to me. Made it to registration and checked in. Got #123, the universal number on everyone's packet! Must be lucky, I'm told. Checked in the bike and covered it with plastic over the bars and the seat cover. Drove to the Courtyard Marriot, only 7 miles away for check in to the hotel and dinner IN. Chilled for a bit and checked bags and lists. Bed early at 8:30-yes, I'm old.
Event warmup:

Up early at T-2.5 hours=4am. Ate my usual prerace breakfast: Boost, RK treat Pop Tart, G2, coffee. Shower and BR. Dress to be race ready. Body marking and body glide. Pack transition bag and left for venue by 5am-Arrived at 5:20am. set up transition towel. Calibrated Garmins. Pump/lube tires and put on chilled drink. Went to the practice swim on time for a change.
  • 29m 37s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

The rolling start helps so much with my anxiety. I never felt like i was 'at risk' and it was just smooth and easy.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

Pretty fast for me. Got my ass out of the water and up the long jog to the bike pretty quickly. Sat and put the shoes on and socks and kept moving.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 18m 33s
  • 25 miles
  • 19.10 mile/hr

Almost held 20 mph, which was a super secret goal. 19.9 is very close.;AP=209; NP=224; IF=0.95. Perhaps my FTP is closer to 240??
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all.
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

WTF! How in the hell do people do this so fast??
What would you do differently?:

Move faster, of course.
  • 49m 59s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

Running at Quassy is always hard. That friggin hill gets longer every time I run it. How in the hell do people up their pace at the end like that?? I need to do much more hill training...with pace.
What would you do differently?:

run a bit faster
Post race
Warm down:

Really wanted to just take a shower and get out of dodge. It was a long day for me. Very disappointed to hear that the awards were postponed multiple times and didn't even happen, so I never got to stand on the podium (for the second time...well...l still have done it only once...) I My award will be 'sent in the mail'. Oh, great.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training volume

Event comments:

I just love the Rev 3! A special place in my heart being my first tri (the HIM in 2012) and multiple 'full revolution' finishes. Too bad that is no longer an option, but you never know. I'm pretty sure the logistics of having both races together was what messed up the awards/timing, but I still love the race.

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Last updated: 2017-11-04 12:00 AM
00:29:37 | 1640 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/530
Performance: Good
Rolling swim start for this year worked so well. We lined up by 'goal pace' and I chose 1:40-1:45 pace and slipped into the line. No issues with panic and overall felt good. No HR monitor on race day helps a tiny bit.
Suit: Helix Sleeveless
Course: Inverted triangle but no sun glare this AM. I had the tinted goggles anyway.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:18:33 | 25 miles | 19.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/530
Performance: Good
This is what I trained for. This is where I wanted to shine. I had a plan and executed it very well. Keep the power steady. Push up and over the hills and know it's ok to burn a few matches in trade for momentum and not losing time. This was something I learned, unlearned and re-learned. The bike was good.
Wind: None
Course: The usual clockwise loop around the lake. Starts the same as the HIM but we loop back and come back to the park from the north/east. Newly paved roads at the end was a very nice surprise!
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 76
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:49:59 | 06.2 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/530
Performance: Good
No HR monitor so I just tried to hold a steady, hurtful pace. And it did hurt. And it hurt more on the hill. Push, push..push harder. Yeah, that's a sprint tri effort in an oly. OOF.
Course: out and back-a couple of shelf stepdowns/step ups. No cramps. No ice baths this year. :(
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

2018-07-13 8:38 PM

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South Windsor, CT
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