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Great Falls, Montana
United States
Total Time = 1h 10m 32s
Overall Rank = 8/106
Age Group = 20-29
Age Group Rank = 5/9
Event warmup:

My hips were sore from the race the day before. I just stretched a little.
  • 11m 43s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters

I liked swimming in the pool. It's what I'm used to. I need to learn how to flip turn. I think that would help my time. I still need a lot of work on my stroke and more practice too.
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

I was 16th. It's okay but I still lost a minute to the top racers. I need to learn how to jump on my bike and then clip in as I'm going down the road.
  • 34m 23s
  • 19.96 kms
  • 34.83 km/hr

I changed the gear on my bike when I was setting up my stuff in the morning. I thought I had it in a lower gear than I did. I pushed the highest gear the whole time. I made a huge mistake on the hill though. I pushed the biggest gear up the hill at a snails pace and it wore on my legs at the same time.
What would you do differently?:

I would have paid more attention to what gear I was in so I could shift down on the hill and go up it a lot faster. That hill prob cost me a minute at least.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

57th out of 106. Yikes! To start off with there was a lady's family talking to her in the transition area right in front of my bike rack. That took time and was frustrating. Non-racers shouldn't be allowed in the transition area during a race. Then my insoles kept bunching up when I was trying to put my running shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

I need to practice transitions. I never have and now that I see how much time I am losing to the top racers during the transitions I am going to practice them.
  • 21m
  • 4.83 kms
  • 04m 21s  min/km

I think that the run might have been a bit long. I can't imagine only one person running a 5k under 21:00. It was an okay run. I pushed myself hard on the bike so I probably didn't have as much left for the run as I normally do.
What would you do differently?:

Not run a 10K the day before.
Post race
Warm down:

I didn't stretch or anything. I paid for it too. My calves tightened up and I am still sore two days later.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to practice transitions, improve my swim, and not make a dumb mistake on the bike.

Event comments:

The company this race used to do the chip timing was excellent. The results were available right away and not days later. That was nice.

Last updated: 2008-06-13 12:00 AM
00:11:43 | 500 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 42/106
Performance: Below average
Suit: no wetsuit
Course: A snake swim in a 50 meter outdoor pool.
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:34:23 | 19.96 kms | 34.83 km/hr
Age Group: 5/9
Overall: 8/106
Performance: Good
Course: It was a fairly flat course along river drive with a nice hill at the turn around.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:30
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:00 | 04.83 kms | 04m 21s  min/km
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 2/106
Performance: Good
Course: A run out to Gibson Park then two loops around the park and back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-12 10:07 AM

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