Rev3 Quassy - Half Rev - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Middlebury, Connecticut
United States
Revolution 3
70F / 21C
Total Time = 6h 40m 34s
Overall Rank = 771/1063
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 88/115
Event warmup:

Swam a little. Maybe 100yrds total.
  • 43m 48s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

A little overcome by nerves on the first 500yrds. Goggles were dislodged and could not find a space to swim. Lots of contact with others. Last 750 yards were OK. Got into a rhythm, found my stroke and got it done. Navigation was tough, could not see. Going out was directly into the sun.
What would you do differently?:

Tinted goggles. More warm up and arrive in time the day before for the practice swims.
Transition 1
  • 03m 56s

I'm getting better with this. Suit came off relatively easy, everything set up and ready. I had remembered to leave the bike in an easy gear!
What would you do differently?:

Just move faster.
  • 3h 30m 32s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.96 mile/hr

This was a humbling experience. Definitely need to train for the climbing if I am to do this again.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much. Given my training and the course, this was as good as it was going to get.
Transition 2
  • 03m 12s

Transition seems to be the discipline that I am improving at the most! Did have a little difficulty finding the rack. Rev3 does great with this. The spaces are assigned and labeled with your name. Also the rack is a wooden box on the ground for your rear wheel, no trying to have the bike and banging into other bikes. This was the most organized, best transition area I have ever seen. I did get 50 feet away from the bike and realized I forgot race belt and had to retrieve it.
What would you do differently?:

Put the race belt on immediately.
  • 2h 19m 7s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile

I set out thinking that I could go sub 2hrs on this run (my best open HM is 1:46). I kept a 9min/mi pace for about 6 miles, then had to give it up. The hills were just too much for me. The last 5 were a run/walk combination.
What would you do differently?:

Go slower than my goal would suggest in the first half, then see if I could dial it up.
Post race
Warm down:

Stop moving, sit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lack of training.

Event comments:

This is a great race with very picturesque bike and run courses. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a challenge.

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Last updated: 2011-12-24 12:00 AM
00:43:48 | 2112 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 80/115
Overall: 753/1063
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca Equip
Course: Rectangle clockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 03:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:30:32 | 56 miles | 15.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 84/115
Overall: 768/1063
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Climbing, climbing and then some climbing. It was hard to dial back on the bike to save something for the run. There were some nice downhills, but then it was back to climbing.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:19:07 | 13.1 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 88/115
Overall: 771/1063
Performance: Below average
Course: Uphill, then uphill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5