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Greenwood, South Carolina
United States
Greenwood Family YMCA
46F / 8C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 05m 26s
Overall Rank = 19/103
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/21
Pre-race routine:

Drank two cups of coffee and ate a clif bar then drove an hour to the race site.
Event warmup:

500 free in the pool, followed by a gel and water, then one more 50 before I had to get out and freeze listening to the pre-race meeting.
Swim
  • 04m 16s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards
Comments:

I knew this was going to be a good swim for me. I felt great in the water, stuck to my 3 stroke breathing and hit all my flip turns. I passed a guy in the water. And ended up with over a lap between us! Never hit any distress and felt like I pushed the right amount. A good start to the race!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

T1 is lumped in with the bike split.
What would you do differently?:

Get used to racing sockless and ask for warmer weather:)
Bike
  • 38m 8s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.56 mile/hr
Comments:

I felt slow on the bike. It was just quite cold and windy I felt like I never got comfortable and in the zone. It was one of those days when it hurt to go fast because the air was so cold against me. Not a bad time, just didn't feel as good as normal.
What would you do differently?:

I still don't think I'd want to pull on extra clothes. I thought it about it, but I'm not sure if I would have gotten any benefit.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

T2 I think is lumped in with the run. But my T2 was very slow cuz I couldn't get my helmet unsnapped because of the old frozen "lobster-claw" hands. So maybe both transitions are lumped in with the bike. Not sure, doesn't matter, everyone raced in the same weather :)
What would you do differently?:

Order warmer weather.
Run
  • 23m 2s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

If T2 was lumped in with the run, this might possibly be a PR for me on a 5K. Besides being numb, this was an awesome run for me. I'm tinkled pink. I had good foot turnover and felt really good during the majority of the run. I beat my run split from last year by 22 seconds!
What would you do differently?:

The hills come at the end of this course. I would push harder after cresting them, because the finish line is so close.
Post race
Warm down:

ABout a half mile of easy jogging then I got a massage (my hip felt a tad achy :( ) and showered and changed into warm clothes:)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I believe the weather was the major player in my slower time from last year. I think had weather conditions been identical, this would have been a PR race for me. I felt that good!

Event comments:

Keep in mind, my overall placement is against Men AND Women. I won First Place Overall Female(for the second year :) )!!!
This is a small race, but I love it. It is the one that started it all for me back in 2004. I always try to race it every year because it was my very first triathlon. I am so happy about the improvements in my run. And I know as the season progresses I will get faster and faster. Very pleased with my performance considering the weather and the fact that this was a tiring week for me. I'm a very happy. Today is my daughter's 7th birthday. The whole time on the run course I was thinking that this year was so much more fun than seven years ago and a lot less painful;)




Last updated: 2008-03-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:04:16 | 300 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 11/103
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot tri shorts and matching tri top
Course: Serpentine 25 yards with two-way traffic in all but the first and last lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:38:08 | 12.43 miles | 19.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 18/103
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: 20K out and back loop over rolling terrain
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:23:02 | 03.11 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 40/103
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling loop through residential areas
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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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2008-04-13 3:01 PM

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2008-04-13 4:00 PM
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Science Nerd
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Subject: RE: Greenwood Family YMCA Sprint Triathlon

Congratulations on a great race and your 1st place finish!!!  That is awesome!

It's always a little harder in the cold.  It seems like things don't work quite right in the cold - like helmet straps.  Good job on sticking through it.   

2008-04-13 4:12 PM
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w00t w00t!!!!

WTG Pam - daaayum girl you are one fast swimmer!!!

2008-04-13 4:33 PM
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Royal(PITA)
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Fantastic race!  Very cool to repeat a race annually to see your progress!
2008-04-13 4:38 PM
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WHOO WHOO speedy lady! Congrats on your race!
2008-04-13 7:29 PM
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Congratulations on a great race! Wish I could have been out there with you, but I was working.


2008-04-13 10:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Greenwood Family YMCA Sprint Triathlon
A whole lot less painful then 7 yrs ago.  Funny, but true I guess.  Great job out there today - especially in the cold. 
2008-04-13 11:46 PM
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CONGRATS!!! WAY TO KICK SOME REAR END!!!
2008-04-14 7:27 AM
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AWESOME JOB PAM! You are soooo fast. I can't believe your swim time.  1:25/100 ? GEEZ! You are a maniac!

Around Festival you are going to start wishing you hadn't asked for warmer weather.

Take care of that hip and quit polishing that trophy. Well, ok, polish away! 

2008-04-15 9:23 PM
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You nailed the race! Congrats on first female again.

Sweet memories of 7 years before and going back to the tri that started it all for you.

I look forward to watching your progress this season as you are going to do awesome! 

2008-04-23 12:18 AM
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SUPER CONGRATULATIONS, PAM!!!!!

Phenomenal placing on a race well-executed. You are an incredible athlete. 



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