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Bristol, Rhode Island
United States
The Firm Racing
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 07m 29s
Overall Rank = 107/371
Age Group = Clyde
Age Group Rank = 6/17
Pre-race routine:

Ha! Needs improvement. I took too long getting up/ready and the line was huge getting signed in. I had barely enough time to set up my transition area. But it all worked out in the end, and I did eat a good breakfast.
Event warmup:

Almost none. Ran out of time, before the start got a quick stretch or two in that's about it.
  • 08m 15s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Great swim time for me, beat my average in the pool by over a min.
What would you do differently?:

Still need to work on my breathing, hopefully over the winter in the pool I'll be able to round out my form.
Transition 1
  • 03m

What would you do differently?:

Next time no bike gloves, lost at least a min trying to get them on wet hands.
  • 34m 23s
  • 10 miles
  • 17.45 mile/hr

Pushed hard on the bike, it was my strong event. If I hadn't been preoccupied with eating my GU I may have cut a little time off here, but at my current level it wouldn't have been much.
What would you do differently?:

Tried to get a GU packet in, but there was too much going on I ended up getting it all over my bike/gloves and eventually dropping it. Just skip it next time.
Transition 2
  • 02m

What would you do differently?:

Took a big gulp of sport drink heading into the run, felt it the first mile or so.
  • 24m 49s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

Fastest run to date
What would you do differently?:

Push it a little harder next time, towards the end I picked up my pace a bit but I think I could have given it more.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

First tri, with more practice I can clean up my transitions. I also would like to drop about 20 more pounds.

Event comments:

Good race overall, great for a first time tri. My only real complaint is the swim is in such shallow water. People kept standing and walking making it harder for those who actually wanted to swim.

Last updated: 2007-07-23 12:00 AM
00:08:15 | 440 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/17
Overall: 127/371
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU Comp Trisuit
Course: Very shallow course, everyone could stand at any point in the swim and a many did. Makes it a little more difficult to get around especially when two or three people stop and stand/walk.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:23 | 10 miles | 17.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 72/371
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 3 loops around the park. Good mix of terrain, fairly easy course no huge hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:49 | 03 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 168/371
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. Out starts as a slight decline, quickly changes to a gradual incline, a couple hills but not bad.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 4

2007-08-19 1:33 PM

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Warwick, RI
Subject: Wild Dog Triathlon

2007-08-19 5:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Wild Dog Triathlon
Great job, fellow RI'er!  Way to go on beating all of your training times.   That must have sucked about the shallow water...I would have been frustrated if many were walking it! 
2007-08-21 1:48 PM
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Warwick, RI
Subject: RE: Wild Dog Triathlon
Great Job!! I was right behind you as a fellow Clyde. I had the same thoughts with the swim..."hey guys we're swimming not walking"...doesn't make sense to enter a Tri and not actually swim. You doing any other races in the area? Again great race, maybe we'll meet up at one of them.
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