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I Love the Tavern - Triathlon


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Richmond, Virginia
United States
Richmond Multisports
90F / 32C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 16m 4s
Overall Rank = 117/130
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5 AM and into the tri suit. Grabbed a couple waffles and finished packing up my drink bottles. I had to rush my husband out the door at 5:40, reminded him the race started at 7 and I had to get transition set up. Drank coffee on the way to the site.
Event warmup:

Rode my bike down to transition then got marked. Had to hunt for my husband with the rest of my transition gear to get my chip and set up. Then it was off to the porta potty line cause...well shiva was ready....Took off from the porta potties to leave my flip flops near the water exit so I would have a decent transition run. My husband was yelling that the race was starting but I knew I had 6 minutes until my wave went out.
Swim
  • 21m 52s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 40s / 100 yards
Comments:

We had a person in our wave have a seizure right as we were getting in and lining up. It looked like they got her out okay and to the nearest hospital but it took them a while to realize we were serious about needing help right at the start.
I started off fast, too fast. within 300 meters I felt dizzy and struggled to keep going. I did some back stroke and regrouped but kept getting dizzy. Kept feeling like breakfast was too long ago. My sighting sucks. Not much to say about that cause that's the truth.
What would you do differently?:

Eat a bigger breakfast. Swim my pace and push later on in the course instead of with the jackrabbits at the start.
Transition 1
  • 03m 8s
Comments:

Didn't set the towel out in transition. Didn't dry my feet. Wet feet with attempting socks isn't fun. Grabbed the Optimum bar I left in the run hat and partly opened it so I could finish opening it and eat on the way out.
What would you do differently?:

Dry my feet!
Bike
  • 1h 17m 48s
  • 18.8 miles
  • 14.50 mile/hr
Comments:

Little hill out from the park, ate my Optimum bar. Felt a lot better. Out on Hugenot Trail, tried to keep my speed up where I could. One minor hill on that road. Played cat and mouse with a couple ladies through the course. Kristen passed me shortly before the turn on Manakin Ferry. I yelled at her but she didn't notice,
This part of the ride sucks. Nothing but rollers until the mother of hills at the turn around. I was trying to muscle up but was too close to the girl in front of me and I didn't think I could take her so I dropped back and it cost me a bit of power on that climb. I had to get off and walk it about 50 -100 yards. Then I got back on and had maybe 4 pedal strokes in when the chain dropped. I had to get off to fix it cause none of the tricks worked. Hit the turn around and got a glimpse of my old swim pal Lesa on her way up. I maintained pretty decent speed going down but somehow Lesa passed me. Caught up with the cat and mouse ladies and passed them for good.
What would you do differently?:

Be more aggressive. More hills, did I say more hills?
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s
Comments:

Not much to say. Took the bike shoes off and traded out for sneakers.
Run
  • 31m 37s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 10s  min/mile
Comments:

This course was the craziest run course I have ever seen. It took me several minutes looking at the map to figure it out. The run is 80% wooded in trails. Out along the transition area then onto the path along the river where the swim exit was. From there it got crazy. There were several small foot bridges and some minor hills. Had it not been for the race volunteers I would have gotten all confused. I caught up with Lesa about 1/2-3/4 mile in and passed her. Saw Kristen heading in and cheered her on. Got out of the woods and into a pretty neighborhood. No more shade for a while. I saw Jen just before the turn around, she was headed back in.
I got to the turn and shouted for Heed. There was the cutest little boy passing out the drinks. He was probably 5 at the most. I got to the corner and saw a man pushing 2 kids in a stroller. Told the older one to tell his daddy he wanted to be a triathlete. Got back into the shade and took off. Passed Jen. Kept moving. I felt like I owned the run portion on the back half. Once I saw the bench at the river edge I knew I only had about 200 yards or so to go so I really pushed it. I passed a lady in the finish chute too.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was definitely my best leg!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, grabbed a bagel. Found another old swim partner who recently had a baby (her husband was racing). Talked with Jen and Kristen, grabbed some barbecue pork and coleslaw (at 10 AM?--yep, and it was good too)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Tanked on the swim, struggled on the hills with the bike. LOVED that run!

Event comments:

This was a good race, the bike is pretty challenging but not impossible.


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Last updated: 2007-12-16 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:21:52 | 820 yards | 02m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/130
Performance: Average
Suit: trisuit/bike shorts
Course: 450 meters up stream then 300 meters angled back in.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:08
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:17:48 | 18.8 miles | 14.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/130
Performance:
Wind: None
Course: Out from the park, right onto Hugenot Trail, turn left on Manakin Tract Ferry up a bunch of rollers to a monster hill. Turn around and back to the park.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:41
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:31:37 | 03.11 miles | 10m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/130
Performance: Good
Course: This course was the craziest run course I have ever seen. It took me several minutes looking at the map to figure it out. The run is 80% wooded in trails. Out along the transition area then onto the path along the river where the swim exit was. From there it got crazy. There were a lot of little foot bridges and a couple loops at different points to make you wonder just where the heck you were going.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 3

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2008-06-30 5:23 PM

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2008-06-30 5:43 PM
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Sounds like you had a fun race! It so cool when you can cheer and chat with friends on the course! Great job!
2008-06-30 5:58 PM
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I don't know - does the hill make the course more interesting?

OK, I agree, it was actually an interesting course -- and I loved the run too.

Congrats on a good race! You did great! See you at the next one...
2008-06-30 6:10 PM
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Judy congrats on a great race. Stinks that you lost you power on the hill. Then the bike chain. I don't kow what I wwould have done, other than cry like a big baby! Great way to come back on the run.  Wish I could love4 the run like you! Looking forward to seeing ya on the 20th.
2008-06-30 6:55 PM
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Congrats on a great race!!  "Shiva time" was probably the funniest thing all day.

I think the hill makes the course a little more interesting.  The run is also really fun.

I'm going to miss you guys on the 20th!  Looking forward to Patriot's though.

2008-06-30 7:01 PM
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Subject: RE: I Love the Tavern
Shiva time!!! Ha!

Sounds like you had a lot of fun in this race, and your run rocked the house. Your description of the run course also cracked me up (sounded a lot like my 10k, actually). Good thing they had some decent volunteers or that could've been a huge mess.


2008-06-30 7:17 PM
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Great job on a tough course! All your training is really paying off. Congratulations!
2008-06-30 9:36 PM
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Great job! Congratulations!



2008-07-01 10:25 AM
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Fantastic!!!!

Whenever I "get aggressive" at the swim start it seems to bite me in the A$$.  The key is to start easy and keep HR down.   Once you find your rhythm, you can turn it on during the 2nd half without getting all dizzy and out of breath.

Try riding the bike portion without socks.  Your feet will dry out during that portion and the socks slip on nicely in T2.  I've had success with this.  I don't dare try running without socks.  The people that do that are just begging for blisters...

Ummm... no advice for the run.  You freakin' rocked it!!!  Oh, except maybe run more and get faster. 

Congratulations on a great race!

2008-07-01 11:01 AM
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Great Race Judi!  Congratulations!

 

2008-07-01 2:45 PM
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You are turning into quite the runner. Awesome race!


2008-07-01 4:25 PM
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Great job out there, Judi!  Especially with tackling the bike challenges... but you came back strong.  Congratulations.
2008-07-02 11:30 AM
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Congrats on the race Judy!! Way to rock out the run and finish strong!Smile
2008-07-02 12:46 PM
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Ok I have been delinquent....I have been away what can I say?

Awesome race, sounds like you had fun, and talking on the route is the best of all.  I suck at sighting too, with practice it will eventually come, but it is tough posting good times when you don't sight well (or in my case not at all!). 

Nice job on the run! 

2008-07-02 9:59 PM
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Ha that one above is a delinquent.  Good job!  I was looking at your times and thought the swim was good pace for an uphill course. WOW no reason to rush the start 6 minutes is 6 minutes.  Sounds like the support staff did a good job.  So how many tri's is that??  
2008-07-04 11:56 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!

I'll match you your crazy run course with my bike course

Great job on a tough course, esp. the bike.



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