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Webster, Massachusetts
United States
Firm Racing
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 25m 28s
Overall Rank = 230/373
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 25/27
Pre-race routine:

usual tried and true oatmeal and juice b-fast enroute to race site. Left in plenty of time so as not to stress that. Leisure 1:45 min drive to race site with good tunes.

Get registered and set up. Meet up with isis and new bt guy, chris before the race.
Event warmup:

no real warm up. really do need to get into a habit of warming up before a sprint.
  • 14m 55s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

satisfied with the swim. First group swim of the year for me so I started toward the back of the pack. Sited and navigated correctly, held a straight line. Had a couple problems with leaky goggles so had to stop and clear.

Stepped out of the water at 14:29. Happy with that! Considering that I did stop and clear the goggles. usually I see something near 20 minutes. This NO SWIM training must be working!! :)

What would you do differently?:

I could have pushed a bit harder i suppose. Wasnt really tuckered upon hitting the beach. Good pacing effort mostly.
Transition 1
  • 04m

transition sucked big time!! The distance from the water to the bike zone is nearly a quarter mile. That isnt too bad, but it is a distance. Mostly my own transition sucked. I fumbled the wetsuit, futzed around getting shoes on, etc. oh well, patriot 1/2 wont need a swift t-1 time!
  • 40m
  • 12 miles
  • 18.00 mile/hr

Bike segment went well. Kept a good pace and cadence. Couple issues with switching to large chainring from small. (I rode my olde school tri bike. Passed lots of people!! especially fun to pass those $6K tri bikers!!)

Hills were tough but good.
Transition 2
  • 02m

not really happy with t-2. slow to rack, slow to change shoes. didnt do any of the fast transition stuff I could have done. oh well.
  • 24m 37s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

Hamstrings were tight right from the start. Had to stop and stretch just out of transition. While I was at it, I decided to use the portapotty while it was right there! Once I got the run moving, I felt good and fairly comfy and strong. Saw the goddess on her way back in, that was cool. She looked cooking!!!

Overall, happy with the run pace. If not for the initial stop, stretch and pee, I did sub-8 min/miles. satisfied with that.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some ice cream and snacks and headed into the shade. Met up with isis and chris and chatted lots about the race and stuff.
Hung around for isis54's podium spot!!!! YAHOO!!!!! Happy for her to rack up another medal!!! What a triathlete!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

transition times and lack of brick workouts. OVerall, 3 min faster than last year, yet 3 min slower than 2 years ago. I'm good with that. Each year brings it;s own peaks and valleys.

Event comments:

Firm racing did a bit better this year than last year. Bike zone was on the grassy field instead of the gravely parking lot. Lots of post race refreshments and goodies!!! Safety was good. I do wish they would mark the miles on the run.

Last updated: 2007-06-25 12:00 AM
00:14:55 | 880 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 257/27
Overall: 26/373
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: triangle shape. well marked. fresh water. not weedy or rocky. That water looks uphill!!!!!!
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:00 | 12 miles | 18.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 212/27
Overall: 24/373
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: One BIG F-ing HILL!!!!!!! Right in the first 1/2 of the course. It had at least 3 rises to it. Definitely out of the saddle time! The downhill section of the hill was a little dicey too because the bottom turns into very rough pavement and then a sharp 90 degree turn at the bottom. Good challenginig course though.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:37 | 03 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/27
Overall: 247/373
Performance: Good
Course: Very nice out and back course. flat and into a pretty residential area.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-06-25 2:01 PM

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wrightsville beach, North Carolina
Subject: Webster Lake Triathlon

2007-06-25 2:53 PM
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Nice race, Glen.  Did you have fun with Devil Hill Jr.?

You had Hamstring issue and clock some 8:13/mile.  You're like Jorge. 

And you know what?  I don't like those who don't train (re: your swim) and get so fast.  Both you and Max.  I don't like you guys. :p

Edited by Celeb_ithil 2007-06-25 2:54 PM
2007-06-25 7:40 PM
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Frugal Gear Geek
having fun with the kids
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nice race for a quickie So what is the lattest with Cranberry, are you in yet?
2007-06-26 9:21 AM
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"One BIG F-ing HILL!!!!!!!"

LOL.  Oh how the tune has changed.  "Uhh... it's flat.  Yeah, really easy ride... nothing to worry about," as you shoot a quick, knowing glance as isis54.  Sure, sure.

Great race!  Patriot will be even better. 

2007-06-26 10:22 AM
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Williamston, Michigan
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2007-06-27 7:23 AM
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Nice race Glen~

It was a little sad for me not to do this after doing it the last 2 years.

As usual you enjoyed yourself and had a great race. I'm impressed with lack of swimming training and having a fast time...maybe that would work for me. 

Like your run even with hamstring issue.

Congrats and see you at Patriot~ 

2007-06-27 9:21 AM
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Great job Glen! You kicked azzz on the swim! Maybe LESS is MORE!
2007-06-29 9:34 PM
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Kingston Ontario
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See how well you do after coming down from visiting close to Canada? I think you might have to do this more often....heck, even CROSS the border to visit and you could be faster

Congrats to my favourite DOM!!

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