3rd Annual SEE JANE TRI All Women's Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pleasanton, California
United States
Total Time = 1h 23m 28s
Overall Rank = 251/598
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 47/104
  • 12m 42s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 32s / 100 yards

Didn't know what I was doing there at first, wasn't sure I was going to make it to the first bouy, kicked in the head, swallowing water left and right. But once I cleared the bouy I got into the rhythem I trained for, fell into my goove and smoothly sailed through. Did a little drafting where I could and tried to relax. Towards the end I swam till my arms could touch the bottom. Stood up and focused on T1.
What would you do differently?:

Train in open water more to get more comfortable amongst the algae and floating what-evers! Prepare my goggles better. Used anti fogger but rinsed them in the lake and the dirty grit got in the goggles and I couldn't rinse them out well.
Transition 1
  • 01m 49s

I whizzed out of the wetsuit faster than I practiced!!! Socks and shoes on, helmet and sunglasses on and I was off. I thought I must have forgotten something because I was out of there faster than I expected but no- I was just uber prepared! Under my wetsuit I wore bike shorts, tank and had race belt/number on backwards.
What would you do differently?:

Had my bike shoes un-buckled and un-velcroed for easier entrance! Maybe learn to have shoes already on and put feet in while riding, but that sounds scary.
  • 37m 15s
  • 11 miles
  • 17.72 mile/hr

Felt really comfortable and this was where I realized I was having the time of my life! Felt great even though larger ladies and elite athletes blew past me like I was standing still, but I was doing the best I've ridden to date and I was happy.
What would you do differently?:

More miles on the bike, learn the gears better. Learn to fix a flat in case it happens to me, I saw it happen to a couple people and I got lucky.
Transition 2
  • 03m 12s

Almost racked my bike the wrong way, had to flip it around. Then I realised it didn't matter which way I racked it! First shoe went on great, second, not so great. My hands were shaking from adrenaline and I couldn't get ahold of the tongue so then I just shoved my foot in with a crumple tongue and said screw it. Moved race belt from back to my front while running. Love those elastic laces, they saved me so much time!
What would you do differently?:

Have the shoes prepared better, something with the tongues.
  • 28m 27s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile

First couple hundred yards I wasn't sure I was going to make it. Didn't know if my legs or my lungs would give out first. After the first super steep hill and found my pace and comfort set in. Had my breathing and stride down to what I know and train at. More hills than I remembered from the practice session. Last leg I felt strong, then I didn't, and with the finish line in sight I felt invincible!
What would you do differently?:

Can't say that I would, exept maybe start running with a fuel belt.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't warm down, too much excitement and hugs and holding Gianna.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inexperience and not enough time in the saddle. Not strong swimming skills.

Event comments:

Wish they had more body markers, better body markers and more than one drinking station on the run. The one they had was toward the end, and I wished it was earlier in the run.

Last updated: 2006-09-30 12:00 AM
00:12:42 | 500 yards | 02m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 76/104
Overall: 429/598
Performance: Average
Suit: wetsuit, full john
Course: man made lake, and a murkey, gross one at best.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:15 | 11 miles | 17.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 58/104
Overall: 320/598
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Mostly flat, with one minor hill and one more major. Course had changed a little from what I practiced but it was easier than I anticipated and I did it stronger than my goal.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:27 | 03.1 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/104
Overall: 197/598
Performance: Good
Course: hilly and dirt trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4