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Versailles, Kentucky
United States
Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 15m 40s
Overall Rank = 1f/45f
Age Group = 35-39f
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Hubby had to work so this was my first time doing a tri alone. Drove twenty minutes away, set up transition next to the bike in, picked up chip and socialized. Ate a raw groats and buckwheat cereal with bananas and berries, plus an extra banana dipped in almond butter. Sipped on GU brew.
Event warmup:

Rode bike in parking lot through the gears. Didn't get to warm up in pool.
Swim
  • 08m 6s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards
Comments:

Swim was very dull and flat. Could not find a nice rhythm. Passed by one person and passed one.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get to the pool more. I just really struggle with the swim and it holds me back a lot.
Transition 1
  • 00m 30s
Comments:

30 seconds. Fastest of the girls and this was great, because my transitions usually are not that good.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Best transition of my life, lol.
Bike
  • 43m 25s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.73 mile/hr
Comments:

I was pleased with my bike time. I could have pushed a little harder, but I held back some knowing the run would be a hilly, cross-country course.
What would you do differently?:

My new drink holder needs the straw cut badly! Made the stupid mistake of trying something new on race day, and I could not get down into the aero position I usually hold with the straw pressed into my throat. Thought about ripping it out but I'm a frequent drinker so I just dealt with it. Probably slowed me down some. And I had the 2nd fastest bike of girls.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Slower one this time.,
What would you do differently?:

Not drink in transition. Drink before dismounting bike so I can be on my way.
Run
  • 22m 49s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 34s  min/km
Comments:

I was happy with this run. I'm not typically strong off-road, so I was conservative on the hills to be sure I would have more. Eased up the hills and let out a little on the downhills. Felt great starting out off the bike. I definitely finished with too much in the tank, though. If I do this next year I will not hold back so much. Also, made me realize I can push harder on the bike. Think I was 3rd of the women.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder! stomach felt good. Might want to stck to that breakfast, and potatoes for dinner.
Post race
Warm down:

None, but I would end up feeling good enough to do a half marathon on the trails the next morning.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm pretty content. Ended up winning the women's overall 1st place, so that's good enough. I do need to try and push it more, though. It's not good to cross the finish line not breathing hard at all. I bet our half ironman in two weeks will be a different story though!

Event comments:

Nice and fun, and well-organized. Hope to do this again!




Last updated: 2014-04-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:06 | 400 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/45f
Performance: Below average
Includes 20-25 second run to transition
Suit:
Course: Indoor pool was way too warm. We did not get to warm up, which I really do need. Started 15 seconds apart, which was much better than the 10 last time.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:43:25 | 15 miles | 20.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/45f
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: This is not a fast course. As one person put it, it is very representative of the KY bluegrass. Very, very rolling with some long inclines, twists and turns. A couple sharp, technical turns.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:22:49 | 05 kms | 04m 34s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/45f
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling with a few steep hills. All grass and a few dirt trails. Typical cross-country.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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