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Buffalo, Minnesota
United States
Buffalo Triathlon
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 17m 8s
Overall Rank = 210/
Age Group = 39-39
Age Group Rank = 18/150
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:30-ate a bagel with peanut butter and a banana and a Diet Coke. Headed out the door at 6 a.m. Great sunny day-no wind...perfect!!
Event warmup:

Walked around with my brother.
  • 07m 22s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

I felt great out there. I was kicked a few times and probably did my fair share of hitting people. For the most part there was room to get into a good rhytem except a few people who were doing the back stroke from previous waves. It was great not to have all the weeds that later summer brings.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 20s

Transition went well. I ran to my bike. Socks took a minute to get on but I need them otherwise blisters set in. I was able to locate my bike quickly.
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 14s
  • 13 miles
  • 18.47 mile/hr

My goal was to try and beat my brother to T2. I knew he would beat me(although he began 4 minutes later). I was to mile 12 when I heard him yell for me. Just with one mile to go. I passed many people and was passed by many. I felt really strong on the hills. This is a fast pace for me.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 55s

I couldn't believe that my legs did not hurt. I guess the couple of bricks I did in the last couple of weeks paid off. Other than just being tired from pushing myself, I felt strong. On the way back with about one mile to go, I looked off to the lake on my right and saw a fish jump out of the water and flop back down to the water. After the second time, I announced, "Did anyone see that fish out there?" After no one answered, I answered my own question. "It was huge. It just jumped out of the water twice." I had to chuckle to myself. There's a bit of a story that goes with it though. Here it is...While my brother (my racing pal too) and I were running a half marathon this past January in Phoenix, I was really struggling at mile 9. I guess somewhere between there and the finish line there were two hot air balloons off to the side of the course in flight. At the end of the race, my brother commented about how cool that was to see. Do you think that I saw it? Not for one second. So now it's a bit of a standing joke. I did see the fish, TWICE. Does that make up for it?
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a little harder??? I was hoping to catch up to my brother who was maybe about .5 of a mile in front of me but couldn't.
  • 22m 22s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Changed clothes to feel more comfortable and then ate the pork sandwich and a cookie.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to lose the 10 pounds that I gained over the winter.

Event comments:

Lots of volunteers. Tried to thank a few of them along the bike route. A perfect day.

Last updated: 2007-12-29 12:00 AM
00:07:22 | 440 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/150
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: I was concerned about the water temeperature since it has been such a cold spring. The water was great although a bit chilly just when I first went in.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:42:14 | 13 miles | 18.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/150
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Since this is my first tri here I didn't know what to expect. Rollings hills are throughout the course. I felt really good about my performance. Last year I just had a hybrid bike so it felt good to have an road bike.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:55
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:22 | 03 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/150
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Fairly flat with a couple of small inclines
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2008-06-01 3:22 PM

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Subject: Buffalo Triathlon - Sprint Distance

2008-06-01 7:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Buffalo Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Nice job out there today.  It was great talking to you and your brother.  Look at those times!  You are really getting fast in the swim and bike also.  Great job.
2008-06-01 9:11 PM
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Minnetonka Beach, MN
Subject: RE: Buffalo Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Great race!  It was an awesome day on the bike and in the water... the run was a bit warm, but it certainly didn't slow you down much!!!!!  Congrats!
2008-06-02 3:07 PM
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Eden Prairie, MN
Subject: RE: Buffalo Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Great race! Nice run!! It was a great day for racing.
2008-06-02 4:42 PM
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A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Buffalo Triathlon - Sprint Distance

AWESOME race Becki!  That's a stellar run...

Funny story about the fish...I've seen my share at Lake Nokomis...

Oh, and BTW...if you lost another 10 lbs., we wouldn't be able to find you at the races...

Congrats on a great race! 


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