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Duxbury Beach Triathlon - Triathlon

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
United States
Duxbury Beach Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 20m 51s
Overall Rank = 95/376
Age Group = F 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/15
Event warmup:

Parked at the HS a few miles from the event and biked in
  • 11m 21s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 17s / 100 yards

Straightforward point to point swim. The swim was wet suit mandatory, so this was my first wet suit swim of the year. I was in the 5th and final wave for the swim, which was a positive since I was able to watch the waves prior to me. The current was going out faster than expected and swimmers were being pulled past the bouys on the right side. I started towards the left (towards bridge) and then sighted the last bouy during the swim. We were swimming into the sun, so sighting was a little difficult and I had to pop up a few times too navigate. The exit of the swim was on a rocky beach, single file up the ramp and then a decent run into the far end of transition.
What would you do differently?:

Technically, nothing different. I did not swim much since my prior triathlon on July 8 and I could have tried to get past the walkers on the ramp up to the parking lot/transition area, but it would really have only had a couple minute impact on my overall time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 21s

The transition area was set up a little differently than I was used to with a long aisle way up the middle and long lines of bikes on each side, instead of rows. Transition was well numbered, but I ran past my bike at first (oops!).
What would you do differently?:

Remember my race number.
  • 39m 4s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.97 mile/hr

Bike felt great, pretty flat course with a few smaller hills. There was a loop turnaround in the middle with a tighter than anticipated turn, which I could have handled better, but had little overall impact to my race.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

ran past my bike spot again....geez, why can I not remember my race number?!?
  • 25m 26s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 12s  min/mile

My time was faster than it felt. The first mile felt good, got into my groove and held it there for another half a mile, then I felt a little nauseous (like usual) around 1.5 miles in; I skipped the water stop due to the nausea. I was somehow able to get over the nausea, but then immediately got a side stitch under my right rib cage (ouch!). I tried to breathe it out, but had to slow down a little because of it. I finally got to the bridge, the last half mile of the 5k and it felt like the longest run of my life. I think 4 people passed me in the last mile of the race, but I finished!!
What would you do differently?:

I will need to research the nausea and side stitch issues more. If I can get through the run without either of these issues, the run would be a lot more pleasant and probably faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little and then biked back to my car

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nausea and side stitch during run

Event comments:

Great event in a beautiful location!

Last updated: 2019-09-24 12:00 AM
00:11:21 | 880 yards | 01m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/15
Overall: 40/376
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Point to Point- Start at the beach of the west side of Duxbury Bay and end on the East Side of the Bay
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:21
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:04 | 13 miles | 19.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/15
Overall: 104/376
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with a little loop on each end
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:26 | 03.1 miles | 08m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/15
Overall: 142/376
Performance: Below average
Course: Out the bridge then a loop back to the bridge
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2019-09-24 8:53 AM

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