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Lincoln, Rhode Island
United States
72F / 22C
Sunny
Total Time = 58m 41s
Overall Rank = 8/108
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/8
Pre-race routine:

tried to be consistent and do the usual stuff, but I realized that I left all my pre-race nutrition at home! fortunately, I usually have everything that I use in my truck-pop tarts, RK treat, Boost HN, Choc Chip Granola Bar, G2 all right there, just cost me an extra walk from the hotel room. Took ice with me to put in the G2 with nuun. My truck is misfiring and running like shit so I was lucky to make it and also needed to get air in my tires due to slow leaks in two of them-one had 8 pounds of pressure in it. But, got my coffee/BR/food all in and drove uneventfully to the venue.
Event warmup:

Set up transition and had to go back to the truck 3 different times; Contacts/flip flops and then get wetsuit. I talked with people about the directions of In/Out. Took my flip flops and both my Lava Pants and Roka Sleeveless down to the water for a warm up swim. Decided to go with the wetsuit.
Swim
  • 08m 5s
  • 575 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards
Comments:

That's the first time I can write 'Good' for all the performances of the swim. Started on the left and dove in and did 2:1 breathing for 30 strokes to get past the non-wetsuit peeps. Then I settled in and kept a straight line and actually drafted a bit. Also passed people on the left-that's new. Rounded the 1st buoy and got kicked and didn't let it bother me at all. Swam right past him on the left as soon as it opened up.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing!
Transition 1
  • 00m 53s
Comments:

So I could have been a bit faster but my foot was immediately sore from the wood chips we had to run on. I didn't find out 'til much later that I cut my foot. Also the wetsuit got stuck on the timing chip leg and took a few extra tugs. Then I messed up the Garmin clicking multiple times and messed up the entire multisport.
What would you do differently?:

Be a bit better prepared. Didn't hit my goal of 50 sec, but was close.
Bike
  • 27m 57s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 22.54 mile/hr
Comments:

Would have like to see my power data, Next time, I'll go with both the 910 and 920 and keep the 920 on my wrist. 1AG and 4OA on the bike makes me happy. At least my chain didn't jump like it did 2 years ago-little did I know it was from a broken frame-probably best I didn't know at the time...
What would you do differently?:

Use my extra Garmin 910XT
Transition 2
  • 00m 44s
Comments:

I was able to take my helmet off and shoes off at the same time-that is an art, but then sat down and fell over onto my side 'cuz I'm uncoordinated. Must have looked funny. Popped my run shoes on, grabbed my stuff and I was out of there. Pretty close to my goal of 40 sec.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Run
  • 21m
  • 2.9 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile
Comments:

Surprised that I was 13 OA. Number one in my AG flew past me and beat me by like 2 minutes so the good news is that even if I hit my goal and ran a minute faster, he still would have CRUSHED me.
What would you do differently?:

Not run a 5K with VF's just prior to an 'A' triathlon race.
Post race
Warm down:

Just hung around waiting for awards, changed into shorts and took out contacts. Ate something and texted Denise and Bobby. DW won her match and was walking on water/air. Bobby is getting ready for part 2 of the Norseman with a LR on the TM.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Recent ankle/shin injury.

Event comments:

I am sad to hear that this will be the last race year for FIRM. They put on quality events, or did...




Last updated: 2019-07-06 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:05 | 575 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 20/108
Performance: Good
my fastest swim ever-time included about a 35 sec run to the transition area; I swam it in ~7:30
Suit: Roka sleeveless
Course: inverted triangle-counter clockwise; through some weeds
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:53
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:27:57 | 10.5 miles | 22.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 4/108
Performance: Good
No HR monitor and messed up Garmin so B/R were together. 251 w AP per strava
Wind: None
Course: Big loop around the lake then up and down and back around the lake to the transition area. Punchy rolling hills for most of it.
Road: Rough  Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:21:00 | 02.9 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 13/108
Performance: Good
It's a lot hillier than I remember. Tried to hold pace but was expecting pain at any time, so I was quite tentative. It showed with significant slowing compared to a few years ago.
Course: Loop around the lake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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