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Midlothian, Virginia
United States
Richmond Multisports
63F / 17C
Precipitation
Total Time = 2h 13m 57s
Overall Rank = 318/338
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 49/50
Event warmup:

None - to busy taking it all it and trying to use the bathroom.
Swim
  • 19m 7s
  • 437 yards
  • 04m 22s / 100 yards
Comments:

Only 3 letters: D.F.L.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim properly. Oh, and not to believe future race hype that says anything similar to "you can walk the swim".
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s
Comments:

I didn't drown!! Was a bit embarrassed by the "swim" so ran the length of transition zone. Happy with layout of stuff. Forgot to untie my shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Skip the socks; untie shoes; just move faster.
Bike
  • 1h 04m 29s
  • 11.4 miles
  • 10.68 mile/hr
Comments:

Was VERY happy to get to/on the bike (I didn't drown!). Used good sense to respect the rain regarding speed, braking, etc. Bike gears were "clunkier" than normal - coupled with wet pedals meant my feet slipped off about 3-4 times.
What would you do differently?:

Practice hills more; train in the rain at least once; invest in a proper road bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s
What would you do differently?:

Run into transition. Legs were really jelly-like. Having to navigate so many people leaving was mentally tough.
Run
  • 46m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 15m 02s  min/mile
Comments:

PR for a 5k. Was able to run more than I have in quite some time. I didn't have a watch but did my own run/walk combo. Walked most of the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Train more - more hill work; train in the rain at least once.
Post race
Warm down:

None really. Did some stretching in the very warm shower once home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not being able to swim.

Event comments:

This was my first Tri, so can't compare it to anything.




Last updated: 2013-04-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:19:07 | 437 yards | 04m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 50/50
Overall: 325/338
Performance: Bad
Suit: Tri 2-piece
Course: Pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:36
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:04:29 | 11.4 miles | 10.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 48/50
Overall: 317/338
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course:
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:46:36 | 03.11 miles | 15m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 49/50
Overall: 318/338
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2013-08-19 6:19 AM
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Congrats on finishing your first one!
2013-08-19 7:00 AM
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Congratulations on finishing your first tri!
2013-08-19 8:20 AM
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WELL DONE DAWN!!!

it sounds like you have caught the bug - even to the point of talking about a new bike. Sorry but you are hooked for good now.
2013-08-19 10:37 AM
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Great job, Dawn!  Congrats on finishing your first race and learning many valuable tips/tricks/strategies for your next race, that's all part of the process.  And a new 5K PR??  Woooo hoooooooooo!!!!! Cool

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2013-08-19 1:23 PM
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Way to finish strong with a PR on the run!

BTW, I've had my own personal safety boat before.  This too shall pass ;-)



2013-08-19 1:25 PM
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Congrats on your first tri!!! Virgin no more!

 

There is NOTHING wrong with DFL. Nothing. 

2013-08-19 1:26 PM
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Congrats on your first tri AND a PR on the 5km!  AWESOME!
2013-08-19 1:32 PM
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Way to go Dawn!!  Sometimes the hardest part is to be mentally tough, and you got out there and PR'ed your run!  Awesome!
2013-08-19 3:24 PM
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Welcome to the club triathlete Now you've got the scary first one over with, think of the fun you'll have beating your time each time. Well done on the 5km PR, but you forgot your other PR, your overall time for the tri. So 2 x PRs on your first tri, not bad
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Congratulations on finishing your first tri!!  Way to finish strong! Setting a PR in a tri is fantastic!


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