North Shore Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Waialua, Hawaii
United States
Hawaii Swim
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 05m 32s
Overall Rank = 39/255
Age Group = W25-29
Age Group Rank = 2/14
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:40. Got dressed. Ate an English muffin with peanut butter and a banana. Grabbed my red bull, and drove to the race start. It was about an hour away.

Racked my bike, set up my transition area, talked with some friends and found my family (they came out in full force…5 of them came!).

Event warmup:

A little bit of swimming.
  • 09m 15s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters

I tried to start near the right front of the pack. For the most part, this worked out. I drafted off of some people for a bit until I heard yelling. We were way off course...the lifeguards were trying to get us back on course. So, I had to get back on course, and then decided that I wasn’t going to draft for the rest of the way. I had to do some breast stroking as I rounded the first buoy due to congestion. It was pretty free swimming after that point. This swim time included a run up the beach. It was kind of mean to include it in the swim time. But hey, all of our times look slow, right? Saw my family, and gave them the thumbs up sign.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on my open water swimming skills. Specifically, sighting and remembering to actually settle down enough to swim during the race!
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

Not so smooth. I was tired from the run up the beach, and had difficulties putting on my ankle brace and my race belt. My dad yelled, “how you feeling”, and I yelled “tired!” He has a great picture of my sort of sticking my tongue out as I was saying this.
What would you do differently?:

I checked my belt the night before, but not the morning of my race. Now I'm going to be super paranoid.
  • 29m 57s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.03 mile/hr

This was good ride for me. I got my HR down, and then tried to push my legs, but started to feel queasy. My legs could take more, and my HR was fine, but my stomach wasn’t having any of it. So, I backed off a bit. I almost crashed at one point. A guy had lost his water bottle on one of the turns, and he was stopped right in the middle of the path…with his bike sideways…blocking a lot of the road!. The guy in front of me slammed on his breaks and went to the left, and I ended up going to the right of the whole fiasco. At the time, I thought it was funny. Now, I’m a little irritated that the guy who dropped his stuff wasn’t more considerate. Oh well. I actually got to jockey a bit for positioning on this ride. That was fun. Wish I would do that more!
What would you do differently?:

I don't know. Maybe more swim-bike bricks.
Transition 2
  • 00m 33s

Speedy transition for me :). I had a good position on the bike rack.
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 19s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

Well, here’s where I try to close my eyes as everyone and their grandma passes me. It wasn’t so bad this time! Not as many people passed me. I even passed a couple of people! I know, I was shocked too! I tried to keep a steady pace for the first half, and then pick it up the second half. Mentally, it was fun to keep telling myself to push. For once, I didn’t have enough energy to sprint to the end. But, I think I finished strong. This was a PR for me :).
What would you do differently?:

I look like Richard Simmons when I run. Picture a very exuberant aerobics instructor prancing. I need to change that. Or not. It seems to amuse people.
Post race
Warm down:

Found my family. Talked with some friends. Got my beer hardware, huh?

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My ankle, and I'm still learning how to be efficient.

Event comments:

My goal was to better my time from last year (check), push myself (check), and still manage to have fun (check). I'm a happy camper.

Last updated: 2007-06-04 12:00 AM
00:09:15 | 400 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/14
Overall: 17/255
Performance: Average
Course: Counter clockwise triangle followed by a run along a sandy beach This wasn't 400 meters. It was more, and included the run in the time. Weird.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:29:57 | 10 miles | 20.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 59/255
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Another out and back course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:19 | 03 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/14
Overall: 101/255
Performance: Good
Course: Yet again, another out and back course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4