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St. George, Utah
United States
BBSC Endurance Sports
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 21m 11s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

We arrived in caravan of 3 camper trailers on Fri afternoon. We got the trailers set up and then headed in to town for packet pick-up. At packet pick-up I weighed in and realized that I qualified for Athena, so I asked to move. After packet pick-up we headed over to the reservoir. The wind was blowing pretty hard and creating some short white caps and waves of about 1.5 to 2 ft. While I knew that it would not be this rough in the am, I still got in to help relieve anxiety for any chop at Boise if anything.
I couldn't help but wake-up early w/ the lights from transition shining right into the window by where I was sleeping. Got up, got dressed, gathered my gear and got prime spot in transition. THEN I headed back to the trailer to put in my contacts, eat, etc. Ate a bagel, banana, yogurt, apple juice, and a red bull. I grabbed a gatorade, but didn't drink all of it.
Event warmup:

I got in at the ramp and swam a little to get some water in my suit. Didn't really do a whole lot to warm up. Hung out w/ the others while waiting. :) Prepped my watch and was ready to start.
  • 43m
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 37s / 100 yards

I took a MINUTE off of last year's time :) Good thing I have a memory for numbers, b/c they didn't get my swim time :(
What would you do differently?:

Keep going and pause less. ;)
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

Got to practice getting OUT of wetsuit (at least over the ankles/heels).

1:44 better than last year :)
  • 1h 17m 50s
  • 20.5 miles
  • 15.80 mile/hr

7 minutes off of last year's time. I knew it was a warm day and I managed to drink almost all of my 16 oz gatorade on the course.

45 sec better than last year ;)
What would you do differently?:

Replace 11-23 cassette :/ In big debate over this right now...

Get out of shoes EARLY! I waited too long, got sidetracked thinking about T2. :(
Transition 2
  • 02m 5s

I wasted time doing things that either should have happened on the bike or on the run. (on the bike, shoes off and inhaler; on the run, race belt/number and visor)
  • 1h 15m 24s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 08s  min/mile

I took FOUR MINUTES off of last year's time :)
I was very good about keeping a steady pace (slow as it was)
I also made it a point to take in a gatorade, pour a water, take in a little water to wash down gatorade, and pour the rest of that cup.
The run got REALLY hot!!!
What would you do differently?:

Eat more solid. While I survived w/out much stomach issue, I know had this been twice the distance in a half, I would've had the same problems I had at Vineman w/ the sloushy stomach :/
Post race
Warm down:

Forgot to stop my watch when I crossed... I'm guessing it was as much as a 2 min lapse. The gals at the finish line were completely side tracked, I had to ask for my bottle of water and take the wet towel right out of her hand (b/c she was so clueless) Not sure what was initially at the finish line but it was picked over by the time I got there :( I grabbed an orange slic or two and went to find friends.

Event comments:

Oh boy... so many high's and so many low's :(

Timing is WAY screwed up and two days later they still don't have it figured out. Remember when I said I moved to Athena... well, they moved me to Athena SPRINT! :( I should be 3rd in Athena Olympic. Of course even the splits they have posted for me don't add up to the total time they have posted. Never-the-less, I feel confident that my total time is relatively correct which means I took FOURTEEN minutes off of my time from last year. While some of that is due to thinking I had a flat tire last year, most of that is due to better race execution. I hydrated perfectly to not drainout and not need to pee ;)

I hope they DO get the timing correct. As that one lady I know SHOULD be second overall, but due to the screw ups it keeps leaving her in third :(

Hoping that the timing gets better, I will be back next year (unless my friends convince me to do St George 70.3 ;) )

Last updated: 2012-05-15 12:00 AM
00:43:00 | 1640 yards | 02m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Zoot
Course: One big rectangle. Bouys weren't spaced well and made it difficult to track the course at times.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:52
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:17:50 | 20.5 miles | 15.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:05
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:15:24 | 06.21 miles | 12m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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