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Wildflower Triathlon - Long Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Lake San Antonio, California
United States
Tri-California
55F / 13C
Overcast
Total Time = 6h 35m 12s
Overall Rank = 1134/1890
Age Group = 45-49 women
Age Group Rank = 19/48
Pre-race routine:

We camped! Not my favorite thing to do anyway, but not an option at this event. Packed up all of our gear at the campsite, and rode our bikes down about a mile to the transition area.

It poured Friday as we arrived, set up camp, etc. Nice sound on the tent, but very much added to my first-tri anxiety!
Event warmup:

porta-potty line!
Swim
  • 36m 15s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards
Comments:

Other than difficulty seeing with the goggles, I felt pretty good out in the race, although the start and the finish were a bit of a zoo.
What would you do differently?:

Get better goggles! Never had a fog problem like this before!
Transition 1
  • 06m 20s
Comments:

Horrible time! Had a very difficult suit removal, guess I needed more practice!
What would you do differently?:

practice...
Bike
  • 3h 27m 13s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.21 mile/hr
Comments:

Biking is my weak link, and I'm very happy with this!
What would you do differently?:

Something was clanging.....for 56 miles. Need to look into this!
Transition 2
  • 04m 8s
Comments:

family in transition didn't help with the actual transition ;-) - but they were supportive and exciting!
What would you do differently?:

no family, better lay out of equipment.
Run
  • 2h 21m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

Much harder than I thought it would be...I really underestimated it. Some tummy issues near the end.
What would you do differently?:

Think on the nutrition more, practice more in the hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Had to walk back a mile......up hill.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

experience. nerves. lack of sleep.




Last updated: 2008-11-19 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:36:15 | 2112 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/48
Overall: 684/1890
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 06:20
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
03:27:13 | 56 miles | 16.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/48
Overall: 1085/1890
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: rollers, with a few big one hills.....especially nasty!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 04:08
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
02:21:13 | 13.1 miles | 10m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/48
Overall: 951/1890
Performance: Average
Course: hills, hills and more hills. I'm not so good at hills!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2009-05-03 5:26 PM

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2009-05-03 5:35 PM
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Linda,

I didn't realize that this HIM was your first ever tri.  Very impressive! 
(hangs head in shame...I'm on my third year and still won't go HIM)

2009-05-03 5:59 PM
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Impressive race Linda!

Congrats on a HIM that is very tough!

Another step closer to your first IM.....well done.
2009-05-03 7:03 PM
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Wow, that was your first tri?  Awesome job, and 3:27 if your bike is your "weak" link is pretty darn good for that course!

COngrats!
2009-05-03 7:10 PM
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Thanks!!!   How did you do?
2009-05-03 7:35 PM
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Awesome job. Wildflower is a tough course and you nailed it. Congrats!


2009-05-03 8:23 PM
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Since yours is the first WF and I have been refreshing all day to see some, you get a RBD patented

WOOHOO!



Congrats and I too am floored that you bit off the Half-Iron as your first! 
2009-05-03 9:40 PM
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Awesome job Linda!!!  Loved your comments about family in T2 and camping. It's nice to share but for a HIM??!!! You nailed all of your goals and I can't believe this was your first tri- talk about starting out in high gear.  Well done!!!!
2009-05-03 9:42 PM
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Nice work on a very difficult course!
2009-05-03 10:11 PM
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velcromom - 2009-05-03 5:10 PM Thanks!!!   How did you do?


Not as fast I would have liked, but did better than last time in each leg, and the weather sure made for a great day! 
2009-05-04 8:05 AM
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Awesome job as your first race.



2009-05-04 10:19 AM
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Champion
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Wow...great job!  (I shared your reaction to the run...including the "tummy issues".)
2009-05-04 2:34 PM
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Great job, you are awesome for doing WF for your first tri. Congrats.
2009-05-04 4:34 PM
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Master
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Nice work!! Impressive way to get into tris! Kona's next??

2009-05-04 6:55 PM
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Awesome job, congratulations on a great race. Also, thanks for the kind words of support - much needed and appreciated.
2009-05-06 8:13 AM
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Wow, incredible job! Can't believe it's your first! 


2009-05-07 5:06 PM
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Master
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That's right - go big!  Start your tri career with Wildflower Long Course.  Just think how much easier all the other tris are going to be.

Great job!

2009-05-08 7:26 PM
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Congrats on the race. If you ask me, with the camping, you are really adding another event.....
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