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Farmington, Connecticut
US
Hartford Marathon Foundation
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 35m 33s
Overall Rank = 119/442
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 27/81
Pre-race routine:

Same as usual - wake up, half a bagel, natural PB. I was really worked up and couldn't force the banana down so I took it with me. Didn't eat it. 1.5 Glasses of water too.
Event warmup:

I was really worked up for this swim - even though I've done 9 other sprints this season this was the longest swim at .5 mile. I just swam 100 yards or so to warm up - and I felt fine.
Swim
  • 22m 47s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 35s / 100 yards
Comments:

DISASTER. I was worked up about this swim because of the number of people in my wave (I estimate 100) and the distance. It was silly and I tried to get the whole MIND OVER MATTER thing but in the end my mind lost. And I wore my wetsuit - didn't need it should not have worn it. I've worn it in races twice this season and today for some reason I felt like it was choking me. Of course it wasn't but I felt like I couldn't breathe and the first 400 yards sucked. Once I rounded the "candy corn" buoy the crowd thinned out and I was finally able to find my rhythm and swim. Of course it was too late and I had lost a ton of time. Oh well. Lesson learned.
What would you do differently?:

Don't wear the damn wetsuit unless I'll freeze without it.
Transition 1
  • 01m 47s
Comments:

not bad
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Bike
  • 37m 4s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.42 mile/hr
Comments:

I rocked it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s
What would you do differently?:

nothing.
Run
  • 32m 52s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 36s  min/mile
Comments:

average run for me.
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure if carrying water on shorter runs hurts me or not. I feel better having it though. Not a big fan of water in cups from water stations.
Post race
Event comments:

HMF always does a good job, IMO.




Last updated: 2013-08-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:22:47 | 880 yards | 02m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 44/81
Overall: 242/442
Performance: Below average
Time: 22:45 Moving Time: 18:47 Elapsed Time: 22:45 Avg Pace: 37:15 min/mi Avg Moving Pace: 30:45 min/mi Best Pace: 3:18 min/mi
Suit: yes
Course: Triangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:37:04 | 12 miles | 19.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/81
Overall: 17/442
Performance: Good
Time: 37:05 Moving Time: 37:02 Elapsed Time: 37:06 Avg Speed: 19.5 mph Avg Moving Speed: 19.6 mph Max Speed: 31.8 mph
Wind: None
Course: PANCAKE FLAT
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:32:52 | 03.1 miles | 10m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 41/81
Overall: 212/442
Performance: Average
Time: 32:53 Moving Time: 32:42 Elapsed Time: 34:22 Avg Pace: 11:00 min/mi Avg Moving Pace: 10:56 min/mi Best Pace: 7:38 min/mi
Course: Off road course - the same one I've run all summer in my off road Tri series (6 times) so I knew it well. It's a really nice course - not TOO technical to scare people off but just enough that you have to pay attention.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-09-08 3:11 PM

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2013-09-08 5:57 PM
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Congratulations!  I've had that same the wet suit is killing me feeling - it is not fun!  Good job over coming it and finishing strong.  You are right, you totally rocked the bike   All in all, looks like a strong performance.
2013-09-08 6:02 PM
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Congratulations!

Wearing the wet suit after a fairly long time of not needing it always makes me feel like it's going to choke me.  You did rock that ride! Smoked it!!

2013-09-08 6:37 PM
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Originally posted by QueenZipp

Wearing the wet suit after a fairly long time of not needing it always makes me feel like it's going to choke me.  You did rock that ride! Smoked it!!




Maybe that's part of it - I should have swam with it sometime this week. Oh that and with 100 or so other people fighting for space LOL

Thanks
2013-09-08 7:11 PM
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Man you rocked that ride big time
2013-09-08 7:54 PM
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Originally posted by StaceyK

Man you rocked that ride big time


I think I need a tri bike


2013-09-08 8:57 PM
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Originally posted by mtnbikerchk
Originally posted by StaceyK Man you rocked that ride big time :)
I think I need a tri bike :)

Yes, yes you do.

Look at how great you're doing on your current bike--very good engine there :)

Nice race.

2013-09-08 9:51 PM
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Subject: RE: HMF Women's Triathlon

It's always a toss-up for me as to whether I'm going to wear my wetsuit or not - I've had that choking feeling once before, and I hope I'll never have it again.

And yes, YOU TOTALLY ROCKED THAT BIKE!!!  Laughing

2013-09-09 6:50 AM
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Nicely done. Keep working on the wetsuit comfort and it will become second nature.

You did a great job, and you did indeed "Rock the Ride"!

2013-09-09 9:48 AM
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You DID rock it, the whole thing--suffering through a sucky swim just sucks regardless of the reason!
2013-09-09 9:51 AM
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Originally posted by TriAya

You DID rock it, the whole thing--suffering through a sucky swim just sucks regardless of the reason!


Thanks. Now I'm just mad and I want another shot at it - NOW. LOL



2013-09-09 12:12 PM
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Awesome job and waita put a less than ideal swim on the back burner and tackle the rest of the race like a champ. Very important in tris.
2013-09-09 1:56 PM
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Nice race!
2013-09-09 2:04 PM
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Nice going!
2013-09-09 2:24 PM
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Good race. Smoking fast bike followed by a solid run. Ah, the swim, our nemesis. Keep at it. I swear OWS will get better. Worry about being comfortable in the water and then work on speed. All these sprints are great experience and you will be stronger next year because of the work you have done this Summer. 
2013-09-09 2:26 PM
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Wow, I think our race swim write-ups will read about the same, wetsuit-wise.  I shouldn't have worn mine, either.  Oh well, you persevered and hammered out a great bike and good run.  Nice race!!


2013-09-09 9:02 PM
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Subject: RE: HMF Women's Triathlon

Great race!  

Don't sweat the swim (go putter around a pond in the wetsuit and it will get better, if you want to use it that is - took a while for me, but now I dig swimming in it) - certainly didn't make a disaster out of the day!

And next year you'll rock both the swim and the ride - on your new tri-bike. Wink  Always time to buy a new bike!  Laughing

Congrats!

Matt

2013-09-11 4:02 PM
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Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by mtnbikerchk
Originally posted by StaceyK Man you rocked that ride big time
I think I need a tri bike

Yes, yes you do.

Look at how great you're doing on your current bike--very good engine there

Nice race.

Switch you crossed out the wrong line Wink N+1, baby N + 1

As for the wetsuit, if it's legal, I'm wearing it. I need the bouyancy!

Glad you rocked the race, in spite of the rough start. Nice job!

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