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Flagstaff, Arizona
United States
Flagstaff Athletic Club
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 01m 30s
Overall Rank = /60
Age Group = all Females
Age Group Rank = 4/40
Event warmup:

4 laps in pool
  • 06m 50s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

I don't do flip turns and never train fast, always long and slow, so this is pretty fast for me. But, man, the other woman in my lane was speedy! Got done around 5 min. After the race someone said she had once qualified for the Olympics!
What would you do differently?:

Train for short, fast swims? Nah. I simply hate swimming intervals and sprints. So: nothing. I'm stubborn with this one. :)
Transition 1
  • 01m

Fast since I skipped the socks and didn't have a wetsuit to remove.
  • 33m
  • 10 miles
  • 18.18 mile/hr

Stayed in the big ring for most of the ride. I don't like racing on the MTB. It feels so slow and the bumps hurt my butt.
Transition 2
  • 01m
  • 19m 40s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 50s  min/mile

As usual, I got caught on the run. I was second of all women after the swim and bike. Dropped to fourth on the run.

The sprinklers were on in one area at the lakes. Great. I even walked through them to cool down... Then I learned after the race that it was "reclaimed wastewater" so I'm glad I took a shower right away!
What would you do differently?:

Not wear the orthodics in the trail running shoes. I have two quarter-size blisters under my arches.
Post race
Warm down:

Jumped back into the pool to cool down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Very small tri at my gym. I'm guessing on the number of contestants (60). They will post the results sometime later this week. No AGs, just overall male and female. The three women who beat me were 23, 35, and 37. I had to go ask them, couldn't resist. No other old farts like me racing, as far as I could tell. Lots of fun! Lots of first-timers, lots of kids running around. The splits for T1 and T2 are estimates since they took the time manually after each leg.

This race is perfect for beginners! I can highly recommend it. What a fun way to spend a Sunday morning.

Last updated: 2008-07-28 12:00 AM
00:06:50 | 400 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/40
Overall: 0/60
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: Outdoor pool swim, two swimmers split one lane, no circling. 4 waves, 10 minutes apart.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:33:00 | 10 miles | 18.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/60
Performance: Good
Course: Single track trail and mostly flat, washboardy dirt road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:19:40 | 02 miles | 09m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/60
Performance: Average
Course: Single track trail across a field and then concrete path around two small artificial lakes.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-08-24 7:03 PM

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Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ
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2008-08-24 8:34 PM
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the desert
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Great job.  You'll catch those youngens'.
2008-08-25 2:50 PM
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Nicely done Astrid. Seemed like great fun. Wish we lived closer to cheer you on!
2008-08-25 2:59 PM
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Awesomely fast times!  Sounds like it's a great race and that you had a fun time!! Nicely done!
2008-08-26 5:43 PM
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Goodyear, AZ
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Well done Astrd! Your times are great and 4th is an awesome accomplishment!
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