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Chicopee, Massachusetts
United States
Cyclonaut Multisport
64F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 14m 23s
Overall Rank = 9/60
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:15-usual routine; shower, eat 500 cal (boost, RK treat, granola bar, banana, pop tart), shower, BR, coffee; left for race at 5:45am; ~45 min ride; and I got lost again, just like last time...brought lava pants and Roka sleeveless wetsuit-decided to go with the wetsuit; arrived at 6:30 ish; set up transition; warm up swim and waited for race to start. It did not start on time-again, waited 1/2 hr for the ambulance-again.
Event warmup:

10 minute swim warmup; went to the first buoy and a little beyond. The race was delayed and the buoys drifted so they had to chase them back and retether them. It was still a longer than usual swim.
  • 12m 39s
  • 1600 yards
  • 47s / 100 yards

went ok; stayed in the middle, rather than on the left, and didn't try to move over-mistake; some congestion and I got kicked again at the swim buoy turn by a guy doing breast stroke who clearly felt threatened; the second kick hurt more
What would you do differently?:

stay left
Transition 1
  • 02m 54s

Ran the stairs which had a split time from T1. I did the stairs in 1:01 and T1 in 1:53. I wore my 3/4 socks and had no problems with rocks. The incline takes your breath away, though.
What would you do differently?:

not much.
  • 31m 25s
  • 12 miles
  • 22.92 mile/hr

I did ok, remembered to stay to the left of the speed bumps on the way out this time, so I I didn't have to 'bunny hop' them. Got up to race power but clearly couldn't hold it. Just tired, no ambition. Felt weak.
What would you do differently?:

not sure
Transition 2
  • 01m

I was off in my location of my bike rack by one row. This totally messed me up. I finally racked the bike and whipped off my bike stuff, put on the run stuff and ran out the back towards the end of the parking lot rather than back down the stairs, like you are supposed to do. Cost me 30 seconds and 2nd place, at least. BIG mistake.
What would you do differently?:

Run the right way. I was remembering the last sprint I was at. Just stupid.
  • 27m 27s
  • 3.5 miles
  • 07m 50s  min/mile

It's more hilly than you think and you have to push that hill hard. Hold pace and push a bit on the back half and do it all again.
What would you do differently?:

Push more on the back half.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited forever for awards, then I just left.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not sure

Event comments:

Really undecided if I'll do it again. Certainly wouldn't plan on it going on time. Still no results on line-and it's now almost 3 weeks post race.

Last updated: 2019-08-08 12:00 AM
00:12:39 | 1600 yards | 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 14/60
Performance: Good
yeah, that was WAY longer than expected
Suit: Roka sleeveless
Course: inverted triangle; counter clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:31:25 | 12 miles | 22.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 5/60
Performance: Good
I dropped my water bottle. Didn't seem like I could hold pace. Messed up my Garmin in terms of trying to use 'triathlon' mode. AP-205/ NP-222 but I believe was higher as this is without the first 2 miles as I reset my Garmin.
Wind: None
Course: Out and back. I didn't run into any cars this year.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:27 | 03.5 miles | 07m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 11/60
8:09/7:59/7:27/3:53-pushed hard at the end. No HR monitor
Course: Out transition, down the steps, bear to the right past the finish line, and out straight for ~0.5 miles into a sloping down path. Loop clockwise by starting up the hill, then uneven surface and you loop around and gently slope downwards towards the circle and do it again, then go left after the second loop and head slightly up back to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2019-09-14 3:52 PM

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