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Beaufort, South Carolina
United States
SetUp Events
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 05m 52s
Overall Rank = 9/157
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

Ate two mini-bagels with cream cheese at the continental breakfast. Two cups of coffee. Ate a clif bar on the way to the race site and nibbled at it while I was setting up transition.
Event warmup:

Swam a broken 300 to warm up.
Swim
  • 08m 26s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards
Comments:

Felt great starting out, but lost my breathing rhythm half way through. I got passed twice and passed two people. Think maybe it was just first race jitters in the swim. Nothing terrible happened and I'm one second slower than last year. But it wasn't a smooth swim for me.
What would you do differently?:

Stick to three stroke breathing and do as many flip turns as traffic permits. I only did one flip turn during the whole swim.
Transition 1
  • 00m 57s
Comments:

Good T1. I haven't practiced transitions at all this year so I'm very pleased with how smooth this went. Keep in mind, I put on socks in this transition.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to do a flying mount.
Bike
  • 32m 53s
  • 13 miles
  • 23.72 mile/hr
Comments:

Ah, the learning experiences of the first of the season. I didn't check the strap on my aerobottle setting up my transition area. The first bump I hit, thunk! My aerobottle drops down and tips forward. The strap came loose and unthreaded. I have a hard enough time threading the strap standing at the transition rack, let alon racing at 20mph so I held my bottle in place with my wrists on the straight aways and put one hand on it whenever I had to corner. This is still an excellent bike split for me. I don't think the course is quite 13 miles long, but I don't race with a computer, so I don't know the exact distance. Plus, it's kind of cool to see my avg. spd at 23.7!!!! Figure I was probably at 22 something in reality.
What would you do differently?:

Re-check the velcro aerobottle strap BEFORE the race!
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s
Comments:

It was a lot warmer this year, so T2 went a lot faster. I could feel my fingers to unsnap my helmet. I slipped on my flats, grabbed my number belt and visor and was off and running!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 22m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt great out of T2. No pain which is what I was so worried about. I tried to stay comfortable on the out portion of the run. I passed a couple of guys, exciting, cuz I rarely pass on the run. When I made the turn around, I tried to pick up the pace. Everything felt really good. When I made second to the last turn toward the finish, I really picked up the pace and tried to keep a very high foot turn over. I could feel my HR going up when I made the final turn, but I knew the finish line was just ahead. Felt really winded when I crossed the line. My split is 36 seconds slower than last year. That is ok since I've been battling injuries.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched really, really , really well. Spent about 20 minutes stretching. I really want to stay healthy this season.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It is March. I'm not in top form. Loose aerbottle on the bike. Jitters on the swim. Lack of running base. These are not complaints, just facts. I am ecstatic about this race. I beat my overall time from last year by about 45 seconds and I really think I was in peak condition last year. 2007's race felt effortless. This one felt like work. I think I am right where I need to be to be in peak condition by June.

Event comments:

I improved from last year, won my age group and beat my arch rival. I also had a great time meeting up with folks I hadn't seen since October. Had a fun time traveling with SuzanneS who also had a great race. It is so much fun to race then socialize and see that you are continuing to get faster. A great day. I give this one two thumbs up!!!




Last updated: 2008-01-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:26 | 547 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 11/157
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot tri shorts and matching tri top
Course: Two way traffic in 10 lanes. Short course set up.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:57
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:32:53 | 13 miles | 23.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 5/157
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back loop on the marine base.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:22:50 | 03.11 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 34/157
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back loop on the marine base. Flat as a pancake!!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-03-16 1:42 PM

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2008-03-16 2:05 PM
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Wow Pam, awesome race! YOU ARE FAST all around! Awesome start to the season- a 1st and beat arch rival! You rock!
2008-03-16 3:56 PM
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Great job!
2008-03-16 4:42 PM
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Overall Rank = 9/157
Age Group Rank = 1/18
I beat my overall time from last year by about 45 seconds and I really think I was in peak condition last year.


CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS on placing 9th out of 157!

CONGRATULATIONS on placing FIRST in your age group!!

CONGRATULATIONS on beating last year's time by 45 seconds!


2008-03-16 4:49 PM
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You are my tri hero.

LOL

Well done my friend, well done. Those peeps at Moosehead aren't gonna be ready for you, little speedy speedster! 

2008-03-16 4:56 PM
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Congratulations on an amazing race!  You're starting the year off right. 


2008-03-16 5:12 PM
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WOO HOO!  Winning the AG, and 9th overall female!! That's AMAZING STUFF for not being in your peak performance.  Great race, Pam!
2008-03-16 8:52 PM
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Great race! Congratulations on a smokin' fast finish! It was great to see you there!
2008-03-16 10:37 PM
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AMAZING SMOKING TIME!!!

YOU WERE ON FIRE, congrats!! AND HOLDING YOUR BOTTLE THE WHOLE TIME!!! You're an animal!

Congrats again!! 

2008-03-16 10:55 PM
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Rock On!!!  Keep building and stay healthyCool
2008-03-16 11:42 PM
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ssssssssssssssssssizzlin!

You are awesome!

Phenomenal work--pounded out a fantastic race even though you weren't in the "zone." Absolutely right you'll be in peak condition soon.

Congrats on the well-earned win.



2008-03-17 12:10 AM
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Holy Schmoly! great race. Congrats!!!!
2008-03-17 12:10 AM
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2008-03-17 9:47 AM
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Pam,

Wow..you did super..smoking fast all the way around and staying smart/healthy with your run.

Congrats on feeling good about how you did and hardware first in AG rocks.

I can't wait to see how your 2008 progresses. Yep those girls your age at Mooseman will have something to worry about.

Nice job~

2008-03-17 9:52 AM
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WHOO WHOO WHOO WHOO WHOO!

Nice work, Speedy!
2008-03-17 12:36 PM
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Great job! I didn't realize you could run like that. And congrats on the AG win, you nailed it!


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