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Clemmons, North Carolina
United States
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 8h 38m 30s
Overall Rank = /350
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast of half bagel with peanut butter, some accelerade. Peed a hundred times.
Event warmup:

Walked the site with the family. No real warm up.
Swim
  • 13m 5s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 59s / 100 yards
Comments:

THIS SWIM SUCKED. Had an asthma attack in the pool due to the temp. I don't know the temp, but good GOD was it cold. I breast stroked the entire thing because no matter what I did, I just couldn't get control of my breath. I think I swallowed half the pool. At least I didn't quit in the pool, like I saw at least one person do.
What would you do differently?:

try using a wetsuit for outdoor swims, but other than that nothing. I couldn't breathe from the moment I hit the water. I was prepared for the swim, but not the pool temp.
Transition 1
  • 04m
Comments:

I think for my first triathlon and first transition, I did pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Bike
  • 54m 37s
  • 12 miles
  • 13.18 mile/hr
Comments:

I may have gone out a touch too hard trying to make up time from the pool, but at the same time. I never was able to quite catch my breath. I did pass someone on the bike though. I was playing tag with her for quite a while. But I think she got me on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Train outside more and train more hills.
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s
Comments:

I did really well in this transition. Yankz are awesome. Need to work with them a bit more though to get them really comfortable
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Run
  • 53m 42s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 16m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

I walked a majority of this part 1. because my legs were shot and 2, because I don't run. I did jog a couple of times. Jogged across the finish. I had to finish strong.
What would you do differently?:

try to work on my run if my knee will let me.
Post race
Warm down:

Massage, fluids, pack up and back to the hotel for lunch, ice bath and a nap.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

asthma attach

Event comments:

I probably won't do this race next year due to the distance, but it was a good race. I had a lot of fun.

I saw people quitting and getting out of the pool. As someone told me once. You never know until you tri...and I did. I had a ball. Although at one point, I believe I asked a sheriff for his sidearm. I need to train a little differently for my next one in October, but now I know.


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Last updated: 2008-05-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:13:05 | 437 yards | 02m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Below average
Suit: Trisuit
Course: 8 lane snake format
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding:
T1
Time: 04:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:54:37 | 12 miles | 13.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Out and back, got to see some of the storm damage. There were a couple of hills that kicked my back side. I didn't really like those. The last one coming up to dismount was a really bugger.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:53:42 | 03.2 miles | 16m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Average
Course: road to gravel trail and back to the road. Out was flat to downhill, back with uphill to flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2008-05-10 5:40 PM

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2008-05-10 7:31 PM
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Congrats on finsihing your first Tri.

The water was definately a little chilly and it will definately take your breath away if your not used to it. But you persevered and that's what counts.

Keep on training and having fun.

2008-05-10 10:53 PM
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Nice job triathlete! Why weren't they heating the pool, dagnabbit!

Something must have gotten mixed up - it says your total time is 8h 38m ? Weird.. Anyway, wonderful performance and best wishes with your next event [hopefully you can find one before October!]
2008-05-10 11:11 PM
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Had to check in and see how you did!! Way to go!! You should be really proud!
2008-05-11 6:56 AM
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Sorry we did not get to meet at the race but congrats on a great first triathlon.
2008-05-11 6:45 PM
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So I looked it up and here is my official line for the race.

194/197


400m swim 12M bike 5k Run
Name Bib Age Rnk Time Pace T1 Rnk Time Pace T2 Rnk Time Pace Tot. Time

Kara 118 35 191 13:05 3:16/100m 04:00 174 54:37 13.2mph 02:12 195 53:42 17:19/M 2:07:39

So, I officially finished ahead of 3 people. I guess that officially makes me a BOP'er, but I am still a finisher.


2008-05-13 11:47 PM
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And you still finished in front of all of those people that never started! Way to stick it out!!!
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