HRM never works in the water. Split at 1.2 miles was 25:50 and split for second lap was 27:18. Lap one was a two second improvement on 2012, lap two was one second in arrears from lap two in 2012 for a combined finish of one second improvement.
BlueSeventy Reaction (Sleeveless)
Clockwise rectangle. Approximately 1000 meters by 30 meters. Well marked with huge, numbered buoys and the underwater cable. Men's pro field left at 6.20, women's at 6.25 and we left at 6.30. I was in the second row and ran into the water in a bunch for the lead.
We swam the length of the dock twice instead of the old way when we swam it once...so the course was probably about 30 meters longer than 2012.
73F / 23C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
112 miles |
A couple minutes after mounting, I started my watch for 30 minute intervals to guide my nutrition. My average heart rate for those seven segments are:
30 min -- 137 (climbing out of town)
1 hour -- 131 (descending and then flats)
1h 30m -- 132 (flats)
2 hour -- 133
2h 30m -- 135
3 hour -- 132
3h 30m -- 124
4 hour -- 124
4h 30m -- 132
5 hour -- 129
5h 30m -- 126
Same as 2012. Two loops. Ca. 3,000 feet of climbing/descent per loop. Climb out of town, descend to Keene, left onto 9N and ride through Upper Jay and Jay to Ausable Forks (30 miles) and then back upriver 5 miles make a right turn toward Wilmington. Three hills on way to Wilmington and a 1+mile out/back on Haselton Road. Left onto main highway to climb stairstep hills all the way back through High Falls Gorge, past Whiteface Mountain to Lake Placid. Repeat.
Absolutely, fabulously, awesomely beautiful. Anyone who complains about the route must have been staring at their numbers or the road because whenever it got too hard for me, I just looked around and thought how amazing of a privilege it is to ride these roads, ride these roads without cars, and ride these roads fast. Phenomenal. Gorgeous. Stunning. Challenging.
Two loops. Start with 1.5-2 miles downhill. Then rolling hills out of town until left turn onto Riverside Road. Approximately 4.5 miles out and then back along gently sloping, well paved country road with good shade for much of the way. Back into town through the rolling hills and then almost 2 miles uphill including a 90 degree turn onto Main St. and a 90 degree turn onto Mirror Lake Drive. Then a flat 1 mile out and back on Mirror Lake Drive. Mile 12 and 25 start at the base of the big hill.