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Koloa, Hawaii
United States
Puuwai Canoe Club
82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 36m 31s
Overall Rank = 29/82
Age Group = Relay division
Age Group Rank = 15/30
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 10 minutes before the alarm, got my coffee, got dressed, made egg and toast and drove the race route since I had an extra 10 minutes.
Event warmup:

Walked around, talked story, swung my arms around. It was so fun to see a great turn out for a tri that was only announces a few weeks before. There were 30 relay teams and 52 individual contestants.
  • 08m 15s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Well lets just say there are a lot of very good swimmers on this island and we were all fighting to be number one. Very much a contact swim, doggy dog, someone actually grabbed my leg around the first buoy.
What would you do differently?:

Hard to say, I thought next time I might place myself a little more back from the guys but I don't think that would have made a difference. Hopefully next time they will let the guys go first.

Be in swim shape would of helped.
Transition 1
  • 01m 49s

Very happy with this time since I was breathing very hard and exhausted from the swim frenzy.
What would you do differently?:

practice and be in shape for a race.
  • 59m 16s
  • 15.1 miles
  • 15.29 mile/hr

My goal was an hour and I came in just under! This was a hilly coarse and with the strong winds pretty tough, but I really liked it. I managed to pass about 10 people and was passed by 5 guys three in the beginning; one I followed for most of the race, and two more on a steep hill in the middle.
What would you do differently?:

Be in biking shape, train!
Transition 2
  • 00m 13s

This is where my relay teammate took over and did an excellent job!
  • 26m 47s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 37s  min/mile

I believe this a personal best for my friend.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, took a shower, and rinsed the mud off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training.

Event comments:

This was their first time running a triathlon. This a canoe club with race experience so they did a decent job for the short time they put the race together, the race started around 7:15 which the goal was 7:00, with lots of last minute registrations they did a tremendous job with the limited number of volunteers, they even got transition times with out using a timing chip. They plan on doing a series, I'm very excited

Last updated: 2008-11-07 12:00 AM
00:08:15 | 400 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/30
Overall: 38/82
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri
Course: A triangle coarse with the first buoy placed right in a swell zone, This course was probably less than 400 yards.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:59:16 | 15.1 miles | 15.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/30
Overall: 33/82
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: When you come out of Poipu Beach Park with your bikes, you will turn right onto Ho’one Rd. Follow it along the coast until it turns into Pe’e Road. Continue a long Pe’e Road until you get to Po’ipu Road. Go directly across Poipu Road to Ala Kinoiki (by-pass). Take the bypass road to its end. Turn left and go to Koloa town Turn right onto Koloa Road and continue up to Omao Road. Omao Road to the highway, Highway to tree tunnels Tree tunnels to Koloa town Turn right onto Koloa Road Turn left on Poipu Road Poipu Road to traffic circle Traffic circle to race start. Look for signs
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:47 | 03.11 miles | 08m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/82
Performance: Good
Course: Coming out of the park Left on to Hoone Road Right on Hoowili Road Left on Poipu Road Left on Kapili Road Right on Hoonani Road Run up to the Lawai Road intersection Turnaround, take the same course back to the Park and the finish of the race
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-11-10 6:23 PM

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Kauai, Hawaii
Subject: TriKauai Triathlon

2008-11-12 1:27 PM
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Port Moody, BC
Subject: RE: TriKauai Triathlon
No mermaids or sharks in the swim eh? Oh well, too bad about the hard contact in the swim, but nice to see the sub 1 hour bike time! Way to go Nancy!
2008-11-13 7:32 PM
in reply to: #1800653

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Subject: RE: TriKauai Triathlon

Nice jjob!  Wow...that swim sounds brutal.  Did you hit anyone back?

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