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Tri for Jimmy - Triathlon

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Westfield, Massachusetts
United States
Tater Racing
61F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 11m 34s
Overall Rank = 19/120
Age Group = M-60-64
Age Group Rank = 2/6
Pre-race routine:

Usual routine-up at 5:30am, eat-400cal/coffee/shower/BR/dress-race ready; pack and head out to venue; was able to come back to hotel for shower in the late AM, which was very nice
Event warmup:

got there and got packet; dyslexic body marking gave me #286-but my number was 268 so DW helped me with sanitizer removing the incorrect number and putting on the right one; set up transition in thrid row; looked at the flow; everything in from the left and out to the right; nice touch to add water to rinse feet off before parking area where bikes were racked; pumped tires at car so I didn't have to carry pump; remembered frozen G2 in my aero bottle; body glide and spray legs; wore flip flops and left sneakers in car; headed out and did 5 minute swim warmup to last buoy and back (~80 strokes); chose clear goggles-should have used tinted; checked sighting; I'm ready!
  • 09m 35s
  • 590 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

Denise was able to come into transition and came right down to the water and waited with me. Always helps to have her steady calm before the race and rooting for me. Very much appreciated.
What would you do differently?:

nothing really-I had a really good, straight, steady swim with no unusual events.
Transition 1
  • 01m 17s

I felt slow but was first in my AG
What would you do differently?:

run faster to get to the sitting position. Roll up socks and go quicker
  • 36m 46s
  • 12.6 miles
  • 20.56 mile/hr
thought there would be a lot of people to pass on the second loop but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Felt fortunate that there was no rain and less chance of crashing. I had lowered the pressure in my tires to 80/80 anyway.
What would you do differently?:

push a bit more?
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

Felt slow again and had a big delay of ~30 seconds to pin on my bib since I forgot my race belt-big mistake! Had to have number on to cross finish line so it was important but difference between 1st and 4th was < 2 minutes and I was only 15 sec ahead of 3rd at the finish-hmmmm.

What would you do differently?:

remember all the needed equipment! Still first in my AG again, though
  • 22m 55s
  • 2.9 miles
  • 07m 54s  min/mile

wore my orange Nike Next; felt squishy and nice; tried to push the pace on the final mile; hip was still a bit sore; very fast for me
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

always have trouble breathing and catching my breath for about an hour afterwards; ate some pizza and waited on awards but since I was listed as a female, it was messed up-no award for me!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

superb race-especially for beginners, my wife is even thinking of doing it next year. Lisa is great and very, very supportive of all but most importantly the beginners. Will definitely do it again.

Last updated: 2022-05-22 12:00 AM
00:09:35 | 590 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 0/120
Suit: Kiwami Sleeveless-Race Kit
Course: trapezoid-start left side of beach; turn right at buoy-straight to next buoy; turn right and straight to beach
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:36:46 | 12.6 miles | 20.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 0/120
AP/NP-201/214; felt myself slowing on the second loop. Wasn't spinning as much on the downhills and didn't push as hard on the uphills. No HR monitor.
Wind: Little
Course: Big loop around the lake with a bit extra- x 2. Caught the female swimmers pretty quickly but there were a number of fast gents out in front of me and a couple that blew past me.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:22:55 | 02.9 miles | 07m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 0/120
Performance: Good
7:47/8:02/6:36 no HR
Course: out and back with some rolling mini hills
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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

2022-06-14 1:40 PM

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South Windsor, CT
Subject: Tri for Jimmy

2022-06-15 3:37 PM
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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Tri for Jimmy

Nice race, Dale.  Podium!!  Well sorta, right? 

2022-06-19 9:11 AM
in reply to: jmhpsu93

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South Windsor, CT
Subject: RE: Tri for Jimmy
haha-well, in the end, I did make the correct 'podium'

thanks for reading!
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