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New London, NH
United States
New London Hospital
Total Time = 51m 10s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Under 29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel and toufutti for breakfast, then drove down to the race, arriving about 1 hour and 15 minutes before the start. After checking in and setting up my bike I walked down to the beach. After setting up my towel and running stuff (the run was before the bike), I went for a 10 minute job, and stretched, until the start of the race.
Event warmup:

10 minutes of light jogging, and streching, assisted by my coach (Ben).
  • 05m 15s
  • 350 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

I decided to go all out in this race, and really attack the swim. The water was shallow, and a lot of people walked a good part of the first leg of the swim, which was annoying. The first 50 yards was pretty crazy, with kicking and splashing, but by the first bouy I had pulled away from the big part of the group, and was within the top 5-10 coming out of the water. It was supposed to be a full quarter mile, but it was definitely short, as my fastest time for a 400 in a pool has been about 6:10, and there is no way I went that much faster in the lake.
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure. My arms started to feel heavy about half way through, probably because of the temperature, and sprinting. Maybe a warmup swim would have been a good idea to get my arms ready. Otherwise it went really well.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

My feet were all sandy, which took too long to clean off. Otherwise it was good.
  • 20m
  • 5.7 miles
  • 17.10 mile/hr

The bike was at the end of the race, and felt really good. I passed a lot of people, some of which I recognized as having passed me during the run, which felt really good! the hill at the end was rough, but i maintained my speed pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

More hill work, so I can fly up them like Lance!
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

adjust toe clips beforehand! I got on and started riding only to find that my clip was wrapped around the pedal, and I had to stop to fix it.
  • 23m 30s
  • 2.6 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile

I had gone all out in the swim, so I was tired going into the run, and also full of water! I kept burping throughout, and my stomach was pretty upset in general, so the run wasn't that great.
What would you do differently?:

train more. I could go much faster, but it is going to take some hard work.
Post race
Warm down:

walking for a few minutes, some streching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my own lack of training

Event comments:

A good race for a good cause.

Last updated: 2004-08-09 12:00 AM
00:05:15 | 350 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: TYR workout bikini
Course: counter-clockwise swim around two bouys
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:20:00 | 05.7 miles | 17.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A rolling loop around the lake. Some sharp corners which cost me time, but nice in general. The last .5 mile is steady uphill, grade of about 4-6%.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:30 | 02.6 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: small loop next to lake, through golf course, then back by the lake again, with a .5 mile uphill towards the bike tranistion area.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2004-08-09 6:09 PM


Chelsea, MI
Subject: New London Hospital Days Triathlon

2004-08-09 11:08 PM
in reply to: #45649

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Southern Ohio
Subject: RE: New London Hospital Days Triathlon
Great report! Congratulations!
2004-08-10 10:30 AM
in reply to: #45649

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Ellsworth, WI
Subject: RE: New London Hospital Days Triathlon
Excellent race--great job!

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