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Frenchtown, Montana
United States
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70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 42m 35s
Overall Rank = 54/96
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

I didn't even want to do this race. My training had been lacking(pretty much 4 of last 5 weeks off when I looked back) and my grandpa had just died the weekend before, so mentally I was exhausted before I even started.
Event warmup:

I jogged and stretched a little.
  • 42m 5s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards

This swim was even worse than Bozeman's. It was over 6 minutes slower and I have no idea how I slowed down that much. You would think I would have sunk. haha!
What would you do differently?:

I am glad that I am finally done with my triathlons for the season. It gives me a chance to totally rework my swim stroke. I am planning on swimming at least an hour a day five days a week for the whole winter. I have had it with being fast on the bike and one of the fastest on the run and still being in the middle of the pack because of my horrible swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 44s

I was in no hurry.
What would you do differently?:

It didn't make a big difference I just took my time and made sure I had everything just right.
  • 1h 11m 34s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.83 mile/hr

I didn't push myself on the bike much at all. I was just enjoying the ride. I only finished a little over a minute behind my time in Bozeman too which surprised me. I hadn't been on my bike in 3 weeks.
What would you do differently?:

Train more on the bike leading up to the race and have a different mental state going into the race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 35s

I took my time again. I wasn't in a hurry at all.
  • 44m 37s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 11s  min/mile

I started off the run feeling like I had to pee. This feeling quickly faded when my lower back started hurting so bad that I really couldn't run at all. I had to stop 4 or 5 times on the way to the turn around to try ad stretch out my back. I was running with a hand on my lower back for most of the race. Finally for about the last two miles I was able to loosen up some and start to actually run.
What would you do differently?:

This was by far the worst run race of my life. I think not being on my bike for three weeks prior was the main reason for the back problem(not being used to being in aero position). I was able to catch the couple people who passed me though so I feel good about that and I finished strong.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, ate a banana, and loaded up my gear and headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mental fatigue and lack of recent training. My horrible swim skills.

Event comments:

I have only been doing triathlons and road races for a year but this was by far my worse race yet. It motivates me to improve my swim and I learned from my training mistakes. Looking forward to my first half Ironman in Boise! I have a lot of motivation for next year.

Last updated: 2008-03-12 12:00 AM
00:42:05 | 1640 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 93/96
Performance: Bad
Suit: 2XU comp:1
Course: A two lap course counterclockwise with a short run in between.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:44
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:11:34 | 24.85 miles | 20.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 45/96
Performance: Average
Course: It was a course that we had to do two loops on.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:35
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:44:37 | 06.21 miles | 07m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 22/96
Performance: Bad
Course: It was on a gravel trail around the pond and then an out and back on a trail beside the road. Very Flat course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-09-08 8:27 PM

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