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Whitefish Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Whitefish, Montana
United States
Kalispell Athletic Club
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 25m 27s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40/49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I got up around 5:30 am had waffles and peanut butter did a little yoga to loosen up the back. Loaded up the bikes and then headed up to White fish got to help set up the transition area.
Event warmup:

Put on the wet suit and went for warmup swim water was great.
  • 18m
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

This was my first swim in compition so I assume its normal to get kicked in the head several times while trying to swim. But overall this was a great swim. I was a little overwhelmed at first but I got into a groove and just swam my race.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to get more OWS in I'll get better with time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 40s

This is were I fell apart I could not get my zipper on my suit down when I finaly got my suit down I stepped away and my towl stuck to my foot and wipped out my suff I had layed out. Reached for my helmit and kicked it away and had to chase it down ( felt like keystone cops ). But I did get out of the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

Just relax.
  • 37m 40s
  • 12.36 miles
  • 19.69 mile/hr

This was a great ride had a good pace the hill 4.5 miles in was a little tough but not long.Coming back down there wwas car in the road that blocked me for a while they finaly pulled over and let me by.
What would you do differently?:

I dont know this felt realy good maybe more long bike rides and some sprints.
Transition 2
  • 00m 42s

This was much better than T1 racked bike, helmit off took a shot of hammer gel and water and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

I think this was a good transition.
  • 25m 25s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 12s  min/mile

The run starts out with a steep hill and then into the neighborhood. There was a couple more hills but not bad. I kept up my pace all the way, I tried to kick it in but did not have any more in me at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Do more TRIs and more running.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked about drank water and cheered the other finishers. There was a Barbq afterwords and awards and prizes. This is a great race put on by great people will do this one again.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need more swimming and running practice and relax in the T1.

Event comments:

This was my first TRI so I dont have a lot of races to compare to but I had a lot of fun.

Last updated: 2008-08-06 12:00 AM
00:18:00 | 880 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: out and back in Whitefish lake.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:40
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:40 | 12.36 miles | 19.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back on Whitfish lake drive.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:25 | 03.1 miles | 08m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back through Whitefish mostly on Dakota ave.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-19 11:16 PM

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Subject: Whitefish Lake Triathlon

2008-08-20 9:01 AM
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2008-08-20 9:49 AM
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Subject: RE: Whitefish Lake Triathlon
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