Race Report: Long Pond Mock Tri #1
Sunday I took part in the Cape Cod Triathlon Team’s practice triathlon at Long Pond in Brewster, Massachusetts. Club president Andy invited those of us on the Bay State Tri Team to participate. Given the locale and my desire to swim in the wetsuit last weekend I decided to take him up on the offer. Upon arriving to the venue I was happy to meet a couple other Bay Staters. After signing my waiver and looking over the course maps (well laid out with swim buoys and good clear markings on the bike and run courses) I was ready to go.
Due to the 55 degree water, only 4 of us elected to swim and I jumped out after 1 lap to go into T1. This was my first time using the “Multi-Sport” mode on my new Timex Global Trainer and I was careful to the hit the “next” button rather than the “split” button to advance through the screens as the race went along. I had already put my shoes on the bike so I was practicing that trick and it is something I need to keep practicing, I lost time on the bike getting my feet in and the straps secured. Once I got up to speed the bike went great, nice flat, fast course. The first few miles were into a pretty stiff headwind which got my legs heavy, I was feeling the effects of Saturday’s 56 mile ride. Coming into T2 I was excited though to see I had got my average up over 21 mph despite the slow start.
Coming out of T2 I decided to really push the run and see what I could do off the bike. The run course is a simple out and back along a bike path. Uphill to the turnaround, its perfect for running negative splits. My legs felt good after the first half-mile and I’m REALLY, REALLY happy to have run sub-7’s off the bike.
Here’s the Strava map of the race, I set segments for the bike and run legs:
Thanks to Andy and the Cape Cod Triathlon Team for a great time ! I look forward to future training events on the Long Pond course (its also marked for olympic distance).
2 weeks to the Bay State Training Weekend, 4 weeks to Escape the Cape Sprint Tri and 6 weeks to the Patriot Half-Iron !!!
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