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Issaquah, Washington
United States
Arbor Schools
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 17m 14s
Overall Rank = 304/940
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 44/98
Pre-race routine:

Standard half bagel with peanut butter after waking up, then a Powerbar 30 minutes before race time.
Event warmup:

  • 05m 10s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 10s / 100 yards

Very short swim (quarter mile), even for a sprint. 5 minutes to swim then 1:12 to complete the rest of the tri ins't quite proportional. Other than that, the swim chute was well organized and the bald eagles diving for fish provided the entertainment while waiting for our wave to start. Started in the front of my wave and sprinted to the first buoy, which provided clear water until the last 100 yards when I started to catch the wave in front. Course was well marked, plenty of kayak support, and though it was sunny, this time of year the sun was high enough in the sky by race time to not be a factor.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 10s

My typical slow T1. Took my time taking off the wet suit and getting bike gear on. One of these days I may try to break 3 minutes for T1... Debated weather to ride with a jacket, but decided to just go with the tri suit. Good choice, I never got cold on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 41m 40s
  • 15 miles
  • 21.60 mile/hr

Enjoyed the course and was able to stay aero for the majority. The only knock agaist the course would be that you really couldn't pass anyone for the last 1.5 miles or so due to the narrow lane and "no passing" zone in the park, which limited my speed for this last portion to under 16 mph.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Typical T2 for me. Nothing noteworthy.
  • 25m 54s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

Run is usually the weakest for me, but also nursing a mending hamstring, I took it fairly easy. Didn't want to have a re-injury that would nag me throughout the season.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Event comments:

A good race to kick off the season. Well organized and well supported. A little on the pricy side for a sprint, but it's for a good cause. I'd do this race again.

Last updated: 2009-03-24 12:00 AM
00:05:10 | 440 yards | 01m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/98
Overall: 36/940
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Counter-clock wise half circle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:41:40 | 15 miles | 21.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/98
Overall: 270/940
Performance: Good
Avg HR was 158, little higher than I would have liked.
Wind: Little
Course: Fairly flat with a few rollers. I think they had to shorten the course the day before the race due to construction. Actual distance was closer to 14 miles. Nothing that you needed to get out of the saddle for. WELL supported by volunteers and law enforcement.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:54 | 03 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/98
Overall: 529/940
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly trail with some pavement.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2009-06-05 3:33 PM

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