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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
91F / 33C
Sunny
Total Time = 4h 46m 21s
Overall Rank = 13/1100
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/150
Pre-race routine:

Went up on Friday with 2 friends, Ben and Anthony. Stayed at the college dorms which was a blast. Had a greasy spoon meal on Friday night, but ate smarter on Saturday. Watched the sprint on Saturday am and then went to the bike shop in town. Lots of primo bikes there.

Saturday night had dinner at the college cafeteria.

Tried to sleep, but usually struggle with this. Probably was 2:30am when I fell asleep. Got up at 5am. Ben and Anthony were taking the much more relaxed approach of getting to transition later. Unfortunately we arrived with about 10 minutes before transition closed. I had an issue trying to get my Zipps pumped up, but in the last minute threw stuff in the transition area. No water on my bike as no time, but got my Malto mix on the bike.

Porta potty line I met Mike (marmadaddy) and met up with Sean Robbins (overall 3rd place at this race and winner of AG at Columbia). Raced down to the swim start.

Crazy.

Breakfast was 1/2 a bagel, Oatmeal raisin cliff bar and 2 lava salts. No multivitamin in the am as it gives me nausea.
Event warmup:

None, no time lol.
Swim
  • 34m 21s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards
Comments:

Poor swim. Strong chop threw me off a lot and I navigated poorly with our swim directly into the sun.

Just did not have a stellar day at this. I expected about a 30-31' swim, but it is what it is.

I think my form was OK, just had a lot of sighting issues. Truthfully there aren't places for me to practice OWS in Central PA with a chop like the one we had.
What would you do differently?:

Swim straighter....
Transition 1
  • 02m 13s
Comments:

Slow for some reason. Struggled a bit getting wetsuit off, but surprised how slow this was!?

28th in AG is poor.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster
Bike
  • 2h 31m 15s
  • 56.8 miles
  • 22.53 mile/hr
Comments:

1,663' gain.
HR 145
NP 239
VI 1.02
Cad 75


Hot windy and many rough road surfaces including a ride through the state park on a gravelly type path. Capped out power at 280w, started at 220-230w and increased to 24-250 by the 2nd hour. Was very comfortable with this and likley could have pushed a bit more, but it was already pretty hot at this stage and I made the smart play by staying conservative.

Power meter seems to be reading more accurately as I feel with the wind and the poor quality of roads this bike split was roughly on target.

I had the bike course also as long on the GPS. If you look at the splits, they were all pretty slow, as a 2:31 ain't stellar for me, but was 12th overall and 2nd in AG, ie; bikes were slow all around with wind, heat etc.
What would you do differently?:

Go a bit harder, but who knows, probably did the right thing, see the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s
Comments:

Another slow transition. Just wasn't a great transition day.

Picked up my Nathan belt and felt pretty good getting ready for the run.
14th in AG.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster lol.
Run
  • 1h 36m 53s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 24s  min/mile
Comments:

Very good run. Don't be fooled by the overall time, this is a hard course with a lot of climbing and running on grass hills and gravelly sections. Also was 90 deg by this point. Started off at 7:00 pce for the first few miles and then dealt with the hills until mile 7. HR was mid 155 range and the second half in the low 160s, truthfully the HR monitor was working off and on and I don't know exactly where my HR was, as it was giving readings like 180, but they were artifact.

Drank at the aid stations by filling my Nathan flask with water/ice. Only drank 10oz of malto mix, was supposed to drink 16oz, but backed away a bit like I did on the bike.

Saw Bob Stocks on the run, he was riding and said hi, was great to see him.

Also saw Tim Andrus on the run, but he was struggling with bloating issues, he still finished pretty strong.

Picked up the pace the last 4 miles and ran sub 7 pace for last mile.

Under normal weather conditions I would say this was a low 1:30 effort.

Comparing this race to Eagleman I will say it is A LOT MORE FUN TO RUN WELL than bike well and run poorly. Only 1 person total passed me on the run and he was from a wave ahead of me.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice bath. Met up with lots of friends after. Saw Ken, Ben, Anthony, Matt, Jeff.

Jeff had to go to medical and eventaully hospital with dehydration, but was released later that night.

Good massage after.

Felt pretty decent after.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Probably that 20 miler I did the Sunday before, but hey that's part of ironman training.

Event comments:

Great race. Poor road surfaces for a lot of the bike, but whatever....

Pleased with a lot in this race.

Won the age group thanks to Sean R. getting top 3 overall. Thanks buddy!!

Needs improvement??
1. Swim navigating.
2. Transitions.

Good confidence booster.


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Last updated: 2011-01-26 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:34:21 | 2112 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/150
Overall: 144/1100
Performance: Below average
Suit: Blue Seventy Helix.
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:13
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:31:15 | 56.8 miles | 22.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/150
Overall: 12/1100
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course:
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:39
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:36:53 | 13.1 miles | 07m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/150
Overall: 18/1100
Performance: Good
Would guess an average of 160ish.
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2011-07-18 8:06 PM
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wow.  that looks like an extremely well executed (and FAST) race under tough conditions!  congrats!
2011-07-18 8:30 PM
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Congratulations on a top AG finish under tough circumstances. 
2011-07-18 8:38 PM
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Great job!  Maybe the adrenaline from the last-minute dash into the start helped overall!
2011-07-18 8:38 PM
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Great job Fred! Way to bury Eagleman behind you and come out on top of the very next race. Very impressive performance.
2011-07-18 8:51 PM
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Happy for you Fred. Plan seems to be on target.


2011-07-18 8:55 PM
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Impressive!

AG win on tough course with tough conditions.

Having a great run shows pacing and nutrition were dead on.

I'm very happy for you....hard & smart training pays off.

2011-07-18 10:01 PM
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Good work on what sounds like a very testing course.
2011-07-18 11:07 PM
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Well...okay, but, you need to work on your transitions, sheesh.  

Kidding, we all would kill to be so fast, great work, inspiring, thanks for sharing!

2011-07-19 7:17 AM
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'atta boy.
2011-07-19 8:13 AM
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Nicely done and congrats on the AG win!


2011-07-19 8:32 AM
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Nicely done.  A solid bounce back race and run...congrats.
2011-07-19 8:39 AM
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Awesome job Fred, way to bounce back super strong from the last race!!!

congrats on the AG win!!!

 

2011-07-19 8:49 AM
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AG Win!  Lucky 13th OA!!  All in really hot weather conditions.  Great race, Fred!  Sounds like it was a good call backing off on the malto a little.
2011-07-19 9:06 AM
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Congratulations Fred!  Great race and awesome job with the AG win!

You looked great on the run when I saw you I think you had about 3 to go! 

I don't think you were alone with the sighting issues, I know I had some as well!

Great to see you this weekend and I hope you get to come up and defend your ag win next year!
2011-07-19 10:33 AM
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Yay! Congratulations!


2011-07-19 10:38 AM
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Great race!  Imagine if your coach actually knew you were racing more than 6 days in advance!
2011-07-19 2:43 PM
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Great execution, and most importantly, great adaption to the evolving conditions to listen to your body and pacing it smartly!
2011-07-19 7:44 PM
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Great job and tell Anthony...."nice banana". Hope you enjoy a recovery week!
2011-07-19 9:28 PM
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Awesome job and nice finish.  Good to meet you inline. 
2011-07-20 6:01 AM
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lcomak - 2011-07-19 8:44 PMGreat job and tell Anthony...."nice banana". Hope you enjoy a recovery week!
bravo, you noticed Anthony's banana, didn't know if anyone would pick that one up. BTW the guy in the yellow shirt was a "random guy" we didn't know who just popped in. Fun weekend lol.


2011-07-20 10:24 AM
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GREAT job on the whole race, though especially the bike & run combo.  That's what it will take in Sept. and you are well prepared!  Congrats on the AG win!
2011-07-20 1:39 PM
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Nice race Fred. Well done. Hot day out there. Tough to race in the 90s. Way too many things can go wrong...but looks like you held it together nicely.
2011-07-21 9:43 AM
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Fantastic result Fred!  Makes a lot of difference when you can run well off the bike. 
2011-07-22 11:59 PM
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Amazing race. Thanks for taking the time to be an active member on the forums, it is obvious you know what you are talking about and as a result you have helped me finish this race without even knowing you were doing so.
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