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Patriot Half Iron - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Freetown, Massachusetts
United States
Sun Sport Events
68F / 20C
Sunny
Total Time = 6h 25m 14s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Relay
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Picked up the runner and carpooled to race site. About 1 hr 15 min away. Met up with the cyclist and went set up TA. Since it was a relay, it was easy.
Event warmup:

Walked around in my wetsuit. Water temp was 72F, a bit too warm with a full suit on (wetsuit cut off is 78F). But it's only going to help, and I don't mind a bit too warm. Went into the water a did a few strokes to get used to the feeling, and peed.
Swim
  • 40m
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards
Comments:

Water was a bit murky, brownish, but comfortable. Silver Lake is far worse.
This is a relay so there is no need to save energy. I could go all out at the swim.

Choppy on the way out - but nowhere as bad as in the ocean. Needed to use more effort to propel forward as the current kep pushing me backward . The sun was on the right hand side (my breathing side) which made sighting a bit tricky. I was on the last wave and there was a few minutes I had the idea of possibly being the last one to exit the swim. Some time on the way out it felt like I was swimming all by myself. Did some bi-lateral to see how other swimmers were doing. Turned out people spreaded way out, and there wasn't much kicking and slapping. Actually passed some people.

After the first turn, the current pushed me sideways and I had to make sure I was in the right course. I am more comfortable breathing on my right and the current coming in forced me to drink more water than I intended to.

On the return the current added to my speed. Pushed even harder trying to pass a few more people. Felt great exiting the water.
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s
Comments:

Didn't bother to unzip wetsuit, just focus on running back to TA. DZ cheered for me as I ran. Gave the timing chip to the cyclist and I was done for the day!
Bike
  • 3h 35m 25s
  • 59 miles
  • 16.43 mile/hr
Comments:

I didn't do the bike leg
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s
Comments:

I was the photographer when the runner took over the timing chip from cyclist's ankle.
Run
  • 2h 07m 11s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Hung around with DZ and teammates. Took pictures.

Event comments:

Great day for a race. Very relaxing :)
It's awesome to do the swim leg of a relay.




Last updated: 2007-04-18 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:40:00 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Ironman Stealth Full
Course: The 1.2 mile swim will be a rectangular course in Long Pond. with separate entries for the swim start and swim finish. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=583001
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
03:35:25 | 59 miles | 16.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind:
Course: 3 miles were added to the course due to constructions.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:15
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:07:11 | 13.1 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2007-07-01 8:31 PM

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2007-07-01 11:06 PM
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awesome job with the swim Denise!

who knew lakes had currents! wind must have been really blowing! way to muscle through it girl! 

2007-07-02 7:34 AM
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Nice job Denise!

The wind was sure blowing all over that lake yesterday. Great job and super pace Denise...wow! 

Fun day all around and it was great to see you throughout the day. 

2007-07-02 8:41 AM
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Way to power through the swim . . . I thought the currents were worse than any ocean swim I've done, especially on the way across. 
2007-07-03 6:22 AM
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nice job DK. Glad all the practace has paid off. Keep working on the Bilateral breathing. I am sure it will help you balance out your stroke and get even faster Maybe even able to keep up with me again
2007-07-03 9:50 AM
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That wasn't an easy swim for being a lake. Great job and I'm sorry I didn't say hi before the race.


2007-07-03 10:45 AM
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Bravo Denise!

Passing people and bi-lateral breathing! Those are two things that aren't in my swimming vocabulary.

 

2007-07-04 9:45 PM
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Those currents were pretty silly.  Good job! 
2007-07-04 10:25 PM
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Nice swim Denise. It looked really choppy. I was glad I wasn't swimming that day. I noticed that the water had a funky color to it too!

2007-07-05 11:21 AM
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Great Job DK hope you had fun!!!
2007-07-05 2:31 PM
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Great job Denise! And you left out all the BT jockstrapping you did- THANKS !!!!!


2007-07-05 4:09 PM
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sccchwwwwweeeet swim!! you are getting fast!!

 

Thanks again for being there for us!! 

2007-07-06 9:31 AM
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Excellent swim.  Haven't hadto deal with current yet must have been interesting. 
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