SG Tri - Triathlon

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St George, Utah
United States
Total Time = 3h 35m 51s
Overall Rank = 60/72
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/14
Pre-race routine:

Was really nice to get there the night before and have the opportunity to get in the water (after freaking out over white caps - though the wind did die down).
Then as I was getting my water bottles gathered, I realized that I forgot the straw for my aerobottle :( uh-oh.. have no fear, I spotted a straw n our trash from a BK cup :)
Woke-up early, set-up transition, then walked back to the camper to eat breakfast (bagel w/ pb, banana, apple juice, and yogurt).
Event warmup:

Ran into one of my aerobics instructors from work, hung out w/ her in the water while waiting on our wave to start. Was first in the water :)

  • 44m 44s
  • 1750 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards

I've got to get better about sighting. While I was MUCH MORE comfortable in the water than I have ever been, I had problems swimming for the buoy's :(
What would you do differently?:

Sight better.
PEE IN WETSUIT!!! I've GOT to get over this and just DO IT! I can pee on the running trail behind a rock but I can't pee in the water :(
Transition 1
  • 04m 33s

I need to practice getting my suit off in transition. At OWS practices we take them off in the water b/c it's easier... yep, need to stop that :(
What would you do differently?:

Be better about HOW I apply sunscreen. And WHERE!!!
  • 1h 24m 8s
  • 20.5 miles
  • 14.62 mile/hr

Just after leaving the park entrance I thought I had a flat, and a guy said it looked a little flat. I got off my bike and was going to use a cartridge, but I couldn't get it to work... then I stopped AGAIN, got the cartridge to work but it wasn't attached to the valve. :(
Got going again... hit a whopping 4mph heading up the hill (really considering stealing my husband's compact crank).
REALLY needed to pee!!! (see swim above). THANK THE LORD, there was a port-a-potty at the turn around!!! My time paid for it, but it was worth it.
What would you do differently?:

REMEMBER straw for aerobottle :)
Make sure my tires are good... though I DID pump them up beforehand.
Transition 2
  • 02m 50s
What would you do differently?:

Learn to get out of my shoes before the dismount.
  • 1h 19m 39s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 50s  min/mile

I downed some HoneyStinger energy chews out of transition on the run. Not sure if they played a role or not, but my side later cramped and I had some reflux causing me to really want to puke.
I also think that perhaps I should have had a gel halfway out.
Though all my winter running has paid off, I took 10 minutes off the run from my last Olympic.
Amazing how remembering the inhaler in T2 can help :)
What would you do differently?:

Better nutrition and hydration.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some oranges and grapes and water.
Walked around, talked to ladies I met on the run.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

As always, training :/
Possibly over hydrating last minute? Still not sure why I cramped up in my side on the run. It wasn't like a regular little stitch, it was so bad that it continued into Sunday.

Event comments:

BBSC puts on an AWESOME event. The support was out of this world. I've never seen so much support on a course before. There was even a guy to hold my bike while I used the toilet at the turn around! :)

Last updated: 2010-11-29 12:00 AM
00:44:44 | 1750 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/72
Suit: Full Zoot
Course: 2 loop
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:24:08 | 20.5 miles | 14.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/72
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:50
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:19:39 | 06.21 miles | 12m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/72
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5