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Hammerfest Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Branford, Connecticut
United States
Race Productions
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 33m 44s
Overall Rank = 165/322
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 20/34
Pre-race routine:

drove out the night before and met up with isis and grabbed some grub and ice cream. Looked over the venue.

slept in 'lovemobile' in parking lot of 'holiday inn express'. had a fantastic night. got up in the am, raring to go!! grabbed some grub from motel's breakfast nook.

Met up with Cappy sparrow and isis at race site. Bit of a hectic scene grabbing race numbers but it;s all good.

Event warmup:

Absolutely GORGEOUS weather!! dazzingly scenic ocean front venue. Not much warm up, just sited the swim course and psyched myself up to do well on the course. Lots of positive self talk. Not looking for a stellar performance but to do well and feel good. lol..drove 2 1/2 hours to race site mainly to avenge last years flat and hip issues!!

  • 16m 26s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

I was in the 1 st wave!! woohoo!! lol..too bad it was the wrong cap!! should have been the 3rd wave! RD's bad, my good! nah...that would be bad karma to use the race times for swim.

Overall, I had a good swim. Pushed hard but not as hard as duxbury. Navigated tightly around the buoys.

ended up doing the same swim time as last year.

felt really good with the swim. Usually I am a s l o w swimmer and do about a 20 min 1/2 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

ran up to t-1. nice grassy surface. Saw the smiling face of Cappy Sparrow along the way!! cool.

transition went smoothly. one peice tri suit helps alot. no socks and no issues there.same time as last year. off to a good start!!
  • 40m 27s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 20.02 mile/hr

well, I avenged my last years fiasco!! Rode my 1990's steel 'nishiki' tri bike. No flats!! Got up some good speed. Kept up a good cadence. Stayed aero.

cut 10 min off of last years bike time.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. gotta check bike out. some of the rear cogs seem to be slipping.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

smooth transition. had socks all rolled up in shoes. was able to shave 1 min off of last years t-2 time.
  • 30m 47s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 42s  min/mile

Got my running legs right away. got into a comfy but fastish pace. Nothing hurt. Kept up lots of inner positive self talk about making each mile and trying for 8 m/m. able to accomplish that. happy with run. didnt leave anything on the course. cut 4 min of of last year.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

grabbed a drink, and stretched abit. cheered in isis. Met up with cappy jack, danielle and her cool friend.

hung out with isis and saw her win 1st place in AG!! woohoo!!!

Event comments:

everything good to say about this race. venue is superb. after race cookout was real fun. course fees (steep!! $75) help out the 'myelin' research. miles were marke on run course. all good.

Last updated: 2006-09-15 12:00 AM
00:16:26 | 880 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 0/322
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: 1/2 diamond shape. well marked. warm Long Island sound water. surface smooth as glass!!! unlike last year. bottom conditions were soft sand.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:40:27 | 13.5 miles | 20.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 162/322
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: scenic 2 loop course. couple of short hills. relatively traffic free.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:22
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:47 | 04 miles | 07m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/34
Overall: 159/322
Performance: Good
Course: very scenic course thru the indian neck area of Branford. Only one smallish hill. convoluted route in and around little streets.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2006-09-18 3:44 PM

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wrightsville beach, North Carolina
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2006-09-18 5:01 PM
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You rocked it Glen. Congrats!!
2006-09-18 5:52 PM
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Nice revenge on the course Glen!

No flats in CT wow gained you 10 minutes....hit your sub 8 m/m goal...lots of positive self talk cool stuff!

Speedy all the way around...Congrats Glen...seems racing twice a weekend is good for you!


2006-09-18 6:08 PM
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Nice work out there buddy--way to tell that course who's boss! You really looked good out there.

CONGRATS on a fantastic weekend of racing for you. You have to be STOKED with your performance(s)!

Always a pleasure hookin' up with you (and Joanne of course.) Until next time...
2006-09-18 8:12 PM
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Sweet Revenge! What a beautiful venue and a perfect day! Made the race all that much better for me to have you & Capt'n there..thanks for cheering me in to the Finish....
You had a great race !Pretty cool to improve on last year's time on the heels of a PODIUM SPOT at Duxbury 24 hrs before...not to mention a week out from 1/2 Iron...!!!building up to something..? ! Or just revelling in your season end fitness???Looked like not only were you racing well-but enjoying yourself . ..Congrats on a memorable "Race weekend" to be proud of...
2006-09-18 9:13 PM
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Kingston Ontario
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Hey there Glennie!

You hammered the Hammerfest!  Glad you had fun and the weather was NICE! LOL, you probably thought the ocean was too WARM!

2006-09-19 5:14 AM
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nice work hammering at the Hammerfest 


2006-09-19 8:51 AM
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acton, Ma
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Great job!  Sounds like you had a nice course, fun race and hangin' with buds.  It doesn't get better than that
2006-09-19 9:37 AM
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Nice race and a great improvement over last year! Couldn't ask for anything better.
2006-09-19 12:48 PM
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Nice work Glen. Great to see the improvement over last year

2006-09-20 10:29 AM
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Plymouth MA
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Great job on your 2nd tri of the weekend!! You are a machine!

Nice to avenge yourself on the course...and NO flat tires.

It sounds like you guys had a great time afterwards too....very important!!

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