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Richmond, Virginia
United States
SetUp Events
80sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 23m 2s
Overall Rank = 103F/186F
Age Group = 35-39F
Age Group Rank = 14/21
Pre-race routine:

Same drill - seems to work. Woke up, ate a couple of Mojo bars & drank a couple diet Pepsis.

Went across the street to the race site, set up transition, went looking for folks, found folks. That's about it. I was so busy talking, I didn't engage in my normal OCD behavior. :)
Event warmup:

None. Race started at 7:00 but my swim time was 8:20; I watched the fast people and their fancy bikes.
Swim
  • 07m 47s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 35s / 100 meters
Comments:

Not my best swim - about 10 seconds off the last pool swim (in early June) - but there was a line at the pool exit and I played pass & pass back with this guy for the whole swim. Still - judging from where I was last year, I'm doing fine.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. :)
Transition 1
  • 03m 11s
Comments:

Holy cow - that was slow. I think my T1 at my last pool tri (on the same course) was only 2:20. I didn't feel like I was going fast, but I also didn't feel this slow. The only thing different was that I stuffed some shot blox in my pocket (I don't like to swim with them in my suit).

Maybe I shoulda ordered a pizza while I was there?
What would you do differently?:

Move it, chica!
Bike
  • 41m 13s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.09 mile/hr
Comments:

I didn't hit my best speed for this course, but I'm still quite happy. I took off strong and my mph was good for the first half, but then when I hit the open areas with the fields, I realized it was way more windy than I thought. Also, since it was hot, I really focused on drinking and taking in my shot blox.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep biking. Just keep biking.

I think I'm turning & riding hills much stronger. That's all good.
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s
Comments:

Well, I didn't order a pizza in T2. In fact, just a second off my last T2 on this course.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - it's all good.
Run
  • 29m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 26s  min/mile
Comments:

HOT. One bad part of being a slow swimmer in a pool tri is that it is late when you finally hit the run and this course has NO shade. But I knew that. I walked a bit at the turn-around to drink a full cup of water and throw in another shot block. Was able to pass a bunch of guys on the way back in.
What would you do differently?:

Meh - I wish it was faster, but I'm not unhappy given the heat. Besides, at least the course was measured right this time - and I still broke 30min.
Post race
Warm down:

Met by Nicole (MDHillSlug) at the finish and then Sugar Daddy & the Monkeys found me. Got some water and waited for the post-race food with the Monkeys. Talked to Judi (Zipp1) and Chrissy & Susan and then ate some Chipotle. The Monkeys got free nerf burritos - how can that be bad. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat.

Taking a vacation 1 week before the tri?

Event comments:

SetUp Events is always a class-act. Everything from registration to packet pick-up and through the race was great. Plus, who doesn't like Chipotle at the finish line. :) Mmmm. Carnitas!




Last updated: 2008-06-19 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:47 | 300 meters | 02m 35s / 100meters
Age Group: 16/21
Overall: 152/186F
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot/GU tri suit
Course: Pool swim - serpentine up & back for 6 laps.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 03:11
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:41:13 | 12.43 miles | 18.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/21
Overall: 89/186F
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Figure-8 course on my stomping grounds. Moderate rollers, with some false flats.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:29:22 | 03.11 miles | 09m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/21
Overall: 99/186F
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on an L-shaped course. Some hills, but not bad.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

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2008-07-20 8:17 PM

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Out running or enjoying a fine glass of red...
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2008-07-20 8:39 PM
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Champion
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Great job.  Another one in the books.  I can't believe you swam sooo slow  Nice bike ride, but your run seems a little slow for you....NO EXCUSES!!!

 



Edited by saling4 2008-07-20 8:40 PM
2008-07-20 8:52 PM
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Great job Enders way to go, don't listen to that guy above me Wink
2008-07-20 8:56 PM
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Iron Donkey
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Hey, Chica!  MOVE IT!

Wow, nice bonus finish with the Chipotles!

Way to go, girl!

2008-07-20 10:54 PM
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Elite
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Nice!

I can never remember what I'm doing in transition either - so I feel your pain.  Nice bike and run though! 

2008-07-21 6:27 AM
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I do like the "order a pizza" option though.


2008-07-21 7:23 AM
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Master
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Do you think they'd deliver on the bike course?

Nice job out there!
2008-07-21 7:24 AM
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Sounds like an excellent race. Way to gut out on the hot run course with no shade. Congratulations!
2008-07-21 7:26 AM
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Was great meeting you yesterday! Your girls are SOOO cute Great job, even with the pizza-ordering....mmm...pizza...
2008-07-21 8:11 AM
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great race, even with the pizza ordering   and you're right - chipotle at the finish is a good deal.  maybe i'll have to actually swim and get my booty to this one next year.
2008-07-21 9:31 AM
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Nice racing!


2008-07-21 10:54 AM
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Man, you turing into a wicked fast triathlete.  Loved the T1 analysis!

 

I'm thinking of starting night time triathlons so no one has to run in the sun.  Oh wait, that won't work very well on the bike leg.  scratch that.

2008-07-21 12:09 PM
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MotoQueen
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Super race Kristen. Glad the monkeys like the nerf burritos.
2008-07-21 5:27 PM
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Royal(PITA)
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Smoking fast bike and run if you ask me!  Darn, Pretty good for vacationing the week before and pool avoidance
2008-07-21 6:20 PM
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Great Race Kristen!

Dang girl, you are FAST!  Are you sure you weren't secretly training rather than drinking wine last week?

 

2008-07-21 7:05 PM
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Great job on the race, Kristen!!  I agree, the T1 is a little slow.  On the other hand, that's an easy place to improve. 

I love that RTC got Chipotle to give free food.  Glad you had fun during the race! 



2008-07-22 7:42 AM
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Awesome work Kristen! When did you get so fast?!?
2008-07-22 9:16 AM
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Kristin, was great to meet you and see your adorable girls. T1 was a bit slow for me to, we should have ordered! I felt the wind was a bit high to esp on the last 4 miles. Great race, and always a plus that it's in your back yard.
2008-07-23 9:30 AM
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Kristen, awesome race...you just keep getting faster...

I now know there is something that beats spaghetti as post-race food...burrrrrrrritos!!

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