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Glen Allen, Virginia
United States
Richmond Multisports
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 18m 45s
Overall Rank = 53F/171F
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/28
Pre-race routine:

You know the pre-race routine...the new Breakfast of Champions is Diet Pepsi and Cliff MOJO bars. ;) Had one at home before I left (to drive less than a mile to the race site) and another after I set up my transition. Wandered around. Indulged my OCD by checking everything at least 3 times...tire pressure, cyclocomputer reset, race number under shoes, etc.
Event warmup:

Race started at 7am but my swim time wasn't until 8:18am. I watched the lead swimmers exit the pool and start the bike. Went to the bathroom lots (so much better in a two-piece tri suit, can I just tell you???). Ate a Gu and got in line. Was surprised by the world's cutest fan club (Sugar Daddy and the Monkeys) - they weren't planning on showing up until the finish...but they saw my swim/T1...then went home for breakfast.
Swim
  • 07m 35s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 32s / 100 meters
Comments:

Wow! What a difference a year makes! Over 2 minutes off my swim time. First 100 was aggressive, but swallowed some water, so I got passed before starting lap 3. By the end, I had passed back one of the two folks that passed me.
What would you do differently?:

I'm torn between wanting to start aggressively and then settle in vs. starting in a calm pace and picking up. No sense in warming up over an hour before swim time, so that wouldn't help me. Have to think about this...although I should probably just get over it and start doing tris with OWS. Oh, wait - I'm doing one at the end of the month. ;)
Transition 1
  • 02m 25s
Comments:

Last year: 2:51 (but I was putting on running shoes, not bike shoes)

Good enough T1. It's a fair run from the back of the pool to the T zone.
What would you do differently?:

I'm happy with it. ;)
Bike
  • 40m 36s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.33 mile/hr
Comments:

Awesome bike ride. Had a nemesis (who I don't know) out on the course that pushed me. She passed me early but didn't disappear, so I stayed on her like white on rice. :) I passed her twice near the end of the bike, but she passed me back both times. That's OK, I killed her on the run. Ha!

No really, it was nice to have someone to chase. Plus, holy carp! I averaged over 18mph on the bike. That's a new one for me. Maybe I need to be riding harder when I train.

In my head, I kept thinking about this being "my race route" and that I "must defend this house" - yeah, I'm a dork.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. I drank well on the bike. I charged hills. I may have slowed down to corner a little more than I would want to, but the intersections are a little rocky. Maybe next year.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s
Comments:

Last year = 0:48 (but no shoe change)

Grabbed a gu, put on the race belt, and headed out. Felt really good.
What would you do differently?:

Again, I'm really happy...
Run
  • 26m 51s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 57s  min/mile
Comments:

Good stuff. The run was a little short, but even if it was the right distance, this would be a 5K PR for me. Sub-9s in a tri! ROCK ON! I'm so flipping happy. Most of the folks on the run course with me were in the 200's of race numbers...I was 316 (and we started seeded by number) - so my bike was strong and my run was even stronger. Plus I really (mostly) enjoyed the run. This was in "my house" too - I run a part of this route nearly every outing.

I was getting a little mental on the run, though - alternating between "defending my house" and "I need to rest" and "you can rest when you're dead." :) The pace felt good. I didn't feel like I was struggling, but I did feel like I was giving it what I had left.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder? Give it more than what I have left? I don't know - I'm jazzed!
Post race
Warm down:

Met by the world's cutest fan club at the finish line. And since I wasn't last in the pool (like last year), I actually had time to pack up my stuff and relax a bit. (Oh, and it wasn't raining, so noone was in such a hurry to get out of there.) Introduced myself to the person I passed on the bike with a BT temporary tattoo (Noony) and her husband (Jimbo). Ate some pizza. Hung out for some of the awards - it's a long way to 3rd place in my AG, but it's not inconceivable. If I keep working hard at this. ;)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. I ROCKED this race. I'm sooooo excited.

Event comments:

I have a love-hate relationship with Richmond Multisports. They put on good events, but they have some serious problems. For example, we were seeded by race number (which we picked up on Saturday)...how hard would it be to tell us our swim time then? Why did I have to wait until Sunday morning to find out that #316 would hit the water at 8:18:30??? And get a working megaphone, for God's sake. And don't give out the door prizes based on arcane knowledge that only folks that have been part of the Richmond Tri-Club forever would know.

Oh, and measure the run right. :)

But other than that, the race itself is well done.




Last updated: 2008-04-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:35 | 300 meters | 02m 32s / 100meters
Age Group: 21/28
Overall: 0/171F
Performance: Good
Last year: 9:54
Suit: Zoot/Gu tri suit
Course: 6 laps in pool, up & back, under the lane line, next lap. Start every 0:15.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:40:36 | 12.4 miles | 18.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/28
Overall: 0/171F
Performance: Good
Last year = 44:36
Wind: Little
Course: Figure 8 course, rolling hills - this is my stomping ground. I ride here all the time and I know the route.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:26:51 | 03 miles | 08m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 0/171F
Performance: Good
Last year = 31:11 (for 3.1 miles) The route was a little short this year - suck. <Still waiting for ranks for T2/run...will post later>
Course: Out and back, minor hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2008-06-01 6:59 PM

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2008-06-01 7:10 PM
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Great Job Kristen!!!!!

 



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2008-06-01 7:13 PM
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WOOOO HOOOOO!!!   You ROCKED this race! 

 Congratulations on defending your turf so ferociously!

2008-06-01 7:13 PM
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Great job Kristen!!  Nice improvement on the swim!

I agree about Richmond Multisports.  They do well with the races themselves, but sometimes the logistics are lacking a bit. 

2008-06-01 7:18 PM
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Wtg, Kristen!!! And yes, you need to ride harder during training on the bike WTG!!! You are looking to become a triathlon powerhouse!!
2008-06-01 7:27 PM
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Awesome job. All that training is paying off.


2008-06-01 7:31 PM
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WOOT WOOT.... awesome race!!!!

I'm looking forward to my first tri this coming weekend and hope to do as well as you... PBing the swim, the bike and the run... and IN YOUR HOUSE too... great job!!!

Keep up the hard work.... now... OWS practice... do it!

2008-06-01 7:40 PM
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GREAT JOB!

Loved your race report.

I think you need to find out who "nemesis" is, and ride with her every weekend.

Congratulations!


2008-06-01 8:23 PM
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Great job Enders, but who ran for you?  I know that wasn't YOUR time.
2008-06-01 8:35 PM
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heck yeah that is your house!  and awesome job defending it!  you totally rocked this race.

 

2008-06-01 9:54 PM
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Dang a Moscateer.  Haven't seen one of you in a while.


2008-06-02 2:38 AM
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Great race, Kristen!  Sub-9's on the 5k rocked.  Keep at it!!
2008-06-02 6:34 AM
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Woo-hoo! You are a ROCK STAR! You rocked this race and all your training is definitely paying off. I look forward to reading about seveal great races this season.
2008-06-02 8:30 AM
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Way to go on the race. smoking in the run. whoo hoo!
2008-06-02 9:53 AM
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Congrats on a great race Kristen!  That's some awesome improvement!

I don't think too much can top 'the World's Cutest Fan Club!'

2008-06-02 11:46 AM
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Congrats on a great race!

Is this the same route as 3Sports?



2008-06-02 3:24 PM
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great job on the time improvements! nice meeting you after the race.

and i'm going to pretend i didn't read that about the run being a bit shorter than 5k (i also don't think the bike course is a full 20k either)
2008-06-02 10:29 PM
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Rock on, girlie! You have come so far. It just blows me away sometimes. Who wants to be like Mike?! I wanna be like Kris! I am glad I am not racing against you this year, I might have to cry a little bit. Tongue out
2008-06-03 6:34 AM
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How the heck did I miss that you were racing last weekend? CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  What a great race and look at that bike.  I aspire to be you.....(and not just because you are only 36 yo)
2008-06-15 11:10 AM
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Holy Smokes!!!!!!!!  Congratulations... you sure DID rock this race!
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