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Walla Walla, Washington
United States
Walla Wall Multisports
Total Time = 2h 19m 16s
Overall Rank = 22/198
Age Group = 19-24
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

ate cottage cheese and granola and a banana at about 6
got to T1 around 7:30 for the 9am start

First time doing this race, actually 2nd tri
Event warmup:

nothing really, did some stretching

  • 23m 30s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

the swim was a mass start, which was interesting to say the least...but things didn't go too bad. couple of bad gulps of air/water, but felt ok.

sighting wasn't too much of a problem (first race without glasses) but i felt i was zigging and zagging pretty bad. overall tho, not a bad swim at all...actually ran up the 'ramp' to T1 directly behind a fellow masters swimmer
What would you do differently?:

learn to swim straight, and not have to sight every 3rd or 4th stroke
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

first time with a wetsuit, that wasn't the problem...i guess practice can only help, but everytime i lug my bike pump in my jersey i dont get a flat, so its worth the extra seconds to not DNF

my T1 time was really really slow, i finished 22nd and the next guy to have a 2 min+ T1 was like for improvement
  • 1h 10m 17s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.21 mile/hr

i was debating on installing clip on aerobars for a week or so, and finally just did

i never averaged more than 20 mph in a race, and with the bars i was 21.22, hell yes! finally some improvement

felt great on the course, but because i was new to the position i wasn't able to get a good amount of fluids down...this kinda hit during the run
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 42s

couldnt believe how fast this was...yanks on the shoes were a great help
  • 42m 20s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 49s  min/mile

ugh...HOT HOT HOT. i started great, but around the turn around i was way overheated. i kept asking for water and they kept giving me gatorade, i should ahve just stopped and gotten water, but didn't really think of that until later.

all i wanted was a nice cup of water to dump on my head, but with only gatorade, i was getting really dehydrated.

run felt like crap for miles 3-5 then i finally scored a nice cup of h2o, and finished it up.

i know i am faster than a 42, so i cant wait to make up for this run in other races this season
What would you do differently?:

wear a t-shirt that says I DRINK WATER ONLY
Post race
Warm down:

drank water, ate bbq...yumm

What limited your ability to perform faster:

run, but i know i can do that faster, so im happy overall

like i mentioned, 2nd tri ever (both olympics) but PR'd by 5 minutes, and my first tri's swim was in a river with the current...

Event comments:

walla walla was great, loved the atmosphere and the volunteers were great

Last updated: 2009-02-10 12:00 AM
00:23:30 | 1640 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 18/198
Performance: Average
Course: 2 laps around bennington lake
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 02:21
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:10:17 | 24.85 miles | 21.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 38/198
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:42
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:20 | 06.21 miles | 06m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 32/198
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-05-31 9:42 AM

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