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Honolulu Triathlon - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
Total Time = 1h 25m 19s
Overall Rank = 41/151
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up an hour earlier than my alarm was set for and after lying there for 1/2 hour I finally got everyone up, got ready, ate and headed out the door.
Did I mention that I had to change my tire in the parking lot the day before at turn in? NO? Well, I did then the morning of, I get to the transition point and am pumping up my tire when and when it was getting the best of me I pulled it off only to find that part of my valve stem (sorry, don't know what it's called) was broke. I about broke down in tears when I calmed myself and got over to the maintenance tent and they changed it (again) for me!!
Event warmup:

Since I had about 2 hours to waste, I hung with the family (mostly chasing Sammi), watched the start of the oly race, then finally jogged around a bit and stretched.
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Since the race was changed to a duathlon the first leg of the race was a 3k run which was an out and back course. My time was 14:34 at a 9:34 pace. I made it a point to start slow so that I didn't die at the end of it all!
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure that anything I could have done would have changed the end result (and I'm totally happy about that considering how it all turned out!)
Transition 1
  • 02m 5s

I think I could have been a bit quicker but this was my chance to kind of breath and get myself ready for the bike which was what I was really nervous about since this was the first time I had done a race that included it.
What would you do differently?:

Not slow down as much as I did.
  • 38m 56s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.16 mile/hr

I started out a bit rough but once I settled down it was a lot of fun. The course was really easy ~ except for the fact that the guy yelling "U turn" confused the shit out of several of us and we wasted some time trying to figure out if we were supposed to turn around or keep going. And hitting your brakes when you (unknowingly) have someone on your arse is not the smartest move for the guy about ran into me while we were trying to figure out if that was the turn around!
What would you do differently?:

Not sure what I could have done, if anything.
Transition 2
  • 27m 52s

With this being my first race and experiencing transitions, it went better than I would have thought as I was really nervous about how it all worked.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure...funny thing is that I have NO idea what the hell I was doing for 2 minutes!!
  • 27m 52s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile

I paced myself really well until I saw what I thought was the finish line. I came around the corner (after having picked up the pace)only to find that I had to run around the park. No prob, I thought until I saw runners waaaaay on the other side of the park. Needless to say, I had to dig deep (and send up a few prayers to The Big Guy and Mom) to finish running when I really wanted to walk.
What would you do differently?:

Learn the course!
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around and stretching

Last updated: 2008-10-09 12:00 AM
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Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/151
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:56 | 12.43 miles | 19.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/
Overall: 56/151
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out on the Nimitz Hwy and back
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 27:52
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:52 | 03.11 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 38/151
Performance: Good
Course: All over the place ~ around Magic Island and Ala Moana park
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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]

2009-05-19 3:01 AM

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Almost Canada, WA
Subject: Honolulu Triathlon - Sprint

2009-05-19 4:41 AM
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Subject: RE: Honolulu Triathlon - Sprint
Great job Michelle! Not only did you place in the top 30 percent overall, you got hardware too! I'm a little scared of you in the North Shore Tri now.
2009-05-19 5:25 PM
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Kauai, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Honolulu Triathlon - Sprint

Yahoo! Great job on your first even though you didn't get to swim you still got the feel of it all! HARDWARE!!! I believe it is called a valve stem. That would be a bummer thank goodness for the bike mechanics!

2009-05-19 9:02 PM
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Robbinsville NJ
Subject: RE: Honolulu Triathlon - Sprint
1st!!!!! Very nice. You are the woman!
2009-05-20 5:58 PM
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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
Subject: RE: Honolulu Triathlon - Sprint
Congratulations on the hardware!!  Great job!!

I would have maintenance change the tire too.  I've done that the morning of a charity ride (as everyone is leaving) and I couldn't do it on my own because I was rushing so much.  It's ok. 
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