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Salem, Utah
United States
Salem Spring Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 44m 45s
Overall Rank = 490/639
Age Group = 35-39 F
Age Group Rank = 14/25
Pre-race routine:

I wasn't feeling really well today. I was still sore from a workout on Tuesday and I woke up with a cold, but I managed to hammer out a race. Started with a good fruit smoothie for breakfast. Had a clif builder bar and some gatorade about an hour before the race.

I got there really early and so was able to pick out a good spot for my bike and set up my transition area. Sat and talked with Heather by the water for quite a while. Didn't have any pre-race nerves to speak of. I think I just wasn't feeling well enough to waste the energy on it.
Event warmup:

just the wetsuit wiggle
  • 17m 25s
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

I did have a little problem drifting to the left.
What would you do differently?:

Sight a little more often.
Transition 1
  • 02m 58s
  • 48m 51s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 15.23 mile/hr

Roads could use a little resurfacing as it was pretty bumpy. There were also some tight turns that seemed to cause a little difficulty for some as I saw a few bikes in the ditch. I don't think that the RD could have done much about these. People just need to be more careful about turning

It was a two loop course and it got really crowded on the first loop.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Maybe not loose my shot bloks to the road?
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

I really don't like spectators being allowed in the transition area during a race. They kept getting in the way.
What would you do differently?:

not forget my gum
  • 33m 29s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 48s  min/mile

I struggled here. I was so tired. I walked more of the first mile than I would have liked, but I think that I started out a little fast for how I was feeling. I think that on a normal day, it would have been fine. I ran the next couple of miles pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

Missed my gum. I won't forget that again.
Post race
Warm down:

Laid in the grass and ate a sugar cookie.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Sick, tired and sore.

Event comments:

I would really like to see the transition area closed to spectators. Also a main path back to the cars was a narrow path also used by the first 1/4 mile of the run. Some of the spectators and athletes who were finished weren't very considerate of the runners who were still competing. I think that it would be best to close that path to none athlete traffic.

Otherwise the event was fun and well organized. I'm not fond of the duck pond, but for an early season open water swim, it was worth doing. I will probably do it again next year.

Last updated: 2009-03-20 12:00 AM
00:17:25 | 800 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/25
Overall: 441/639
Performance: Average
Suit: DeSoto T1
Course: In a duck pond. Yuck.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:48:51 | 12.4 miles | 15.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/25
Overall: 438/639
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Rural roads, all right turns
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:29 | 03.1 miles | 10m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/25
Overall: 549/639
Performance: Below average
Course: Fun little route through a rural town. Kids were lots of fun with sprinklers and hoses. They seemed to really enjoy cheering and high fiving the runners. That was fun.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-05-30 10:18 PM

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South Jordan UT
Subject: Salem Spring Triathlon

2009-05-31 6:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Salem Spring Triathlon
Ya'ay!!!  Nice job Kelly!!!  You must've sighted well enough to avoid that big floatie thing we saw before hand
Sorry I missed you afterwards.  By the time I got back to my transition I saw your bike was gone, so I didn't bother looking for you by then.
Thanks again for the ride down
2009-06-03 12:37 AM
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Herriman, Utah
Subject: RE: Salem Spring Triathlon
Nice job! Go Kelly!
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