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Moses Lake, Washington
United States
BuDu Racing
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 40m
Overall Rank = 85/120
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

We got up early and had some canned Starbucks espresso and cream light (mmm) and headed to the race....got a great parking spot. Racked my bike right away at the end of the rack. I think they changed from 10 to 8 racks, as there was a lot more room than I recall last year. Ate a breakfast cookie mini, drank water. I didn't do my normal socializing, as I didn't know that many people in the race this time around.
Event warmup:

I did a 15-minute run with sweats and a fleece jacket on to get my muscles warmed up. Once I had my wetsuit on, I swam for a few minutes to make sure the suit was fitting well and that I was warmed up to swim.
Swim
  • 26m 41s
  • 1463 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters
Comments:

This was the weakest event of the day....I had a little panicky feeling during the first 1/4 of the swim....couldn't get my HR down....although I didn't stop swimming--just breathed every other stroke to increase oxygen and relax. I wasn't nervous at all so I don't know what the cause of that was. I was also terrible with navigation. It was pretty wavy, but I am used to swimming in choppy lakes, so not sure what happened. One minute I'd be zigging, the next zagging.....wah. The second lap was better but still not great. I was pretty out of breath by the time I got to T1.
What would you do differently?:

Be a faster swimmer! Swim straight, for pete's sake!
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s
Comments:

I was racked near the swim in, so I had a long way to run with the bike. Wetsuit came off fast, which was good. I had to catch my breath for a few seconds, which I think slowed me down.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, really. it was pretty good.
Bike
  • 1h 14m 36s
  • 22 miles
  • 17.69 mile/hr
Comments:

I felt pretty good on the bike, although probably could have pushed a wee bit harder. The winds were wacky--sort of strong now and then and some sideways. Between mile 9 and 11 a rain squall came through and dumped on me, pelting since I was moving through it....but it kept on going and stopped being a factor pretty quickly. Early in the ride I hit the one big bump in the entire road and had some discomfort in the nether regions for the rest of the ride. Mostly it was a good ride, didn't get passed but once or twice, and passed a few folks.
What would you do differently?:

More bike training!!
Transition 2
  • 50m 2s
Comments:

I had one of the faster T2 times. Woo!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing!
Run
  • 56m 2s
  • 6.55 miles
  • 08m 33s  min/mile
Comments:

My feet were asleep for the first mile (need to figure that out/bike shoe issues, I guess)....but I had a good pace and kept it up, all miles were under 9 minutes/per even though after the turnaround I got severe intestinal cramping which I have never experienced in a race. It lasted for a mile or so and then subsided. I wish the course had only been 10k....I am confident in my Garmin's measurement as it was exactly the same distance to and from the turnaround.
What would you do differently?:

Just go faster, but I feel like I did really well. I walked through the water stations.
Post race
Warm down:

Saw some friends, got my award, ate a bite of food and watched the sprint finishers.

It was great to change into warmer, dry clothes. Having cool weather and rain in Moses Lake at this time of year is super rare. I was ready to race and melt in the heat, and that proved to not be a factor at all.

Event comments:

This is going to be an annual event. Besides a great race, Lynne and I had so much fun on our road trip!! Visited friends, were fed and given places to sleep, saw gorgeous mountains, played in the snow, explored a wind farm....so much fun!

My performance this year was FOURTEEN MINUTES FASTER than last year, with improvements evenly spread across all three events. I think following a good off season plan as well as pretty much doing all of the workouts in my Olympic plan helped a lot. Also sleeping the night before the race and proper hydration and warm up really helped as well. Thankfully both the lake and air temps were mild. Can't wait to do next year. I've set the bar high for myself!!




Last updated: 2009-05-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:26:41 | 1463 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 95/120
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot full
Course: 2 laps of 1/2 mile each.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:14:36 | 22 miles | 17.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 87/120
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Out and back, some rolling hills with a couple of bigger ones, but nothing serious.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 50:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:56:02 | 06.55 miles | 08m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 76/120
Performance: Good
My Garmin clocked the course at 6.55 miles and that is what my split times show, so that's what I am going with! Here are the splits: 1-8:29 2-8:31 3-8:27 4-8:45 5-8:44 6-8:29 7 (.55 mile) -8:34
Course: Out and back, pretty flat with a couple of slight rolling hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

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2009-06-06 9:02 PM
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I don't have race pix yet....but here's some photos from the road trip portion to tide you over!

2009-06-07 12:27 AM
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Ha! That bear picture is awesome.

Fantastic race (as per usual). I can't believe how fast your run is getting. I'm not sure I could run that pace in a standalone 10k at this point (and my mileage is up there!). Congrats! It looks like your tri season is going to be pretty awesome.
2009-06-07 12:29 AM
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Congrats on a super fast race. Solid in all three legs.
2009-06-07 7:49 AM
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Nice work!  Sounds like a wonderful trip and a great time! 
2009-06-07 10:09 AM
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Great race Leslie! You really have come a long way! All your training and yogurt covered pretzel eating has really paid off



2009-06-07 10:38 AM
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2009-06-07 10:45 AM
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Why I am I smiling?  Cuz the swim is DONE!!

There's Sister Madonna Buder in the sleeveless wetsuit, too.....pretty amazing to see her out on the course!



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2009-06-07 7:07 PM
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Super Duper Congratulations!!!  I can tell you though I am not the least bit surprised.  You have worked hard to be where you are Girlfriend!  You deserve the fruits of your labor.

2009-06-08 10:45 AM
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2009-06-08 5:23 PM
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Super congrats on the first place! 

It sounds like the trip was fabulous. 
2009-06-09 2:56 PM
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That is so awesome!  Congrats - you should be very proud! Cool

 

You should probably work on your finish line routine though - Lynne has you beat there! LOL!!

2009-06-18 11:42 PM
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Pretty good event early in the season. Lots of things learned. Must do more brick training from bike to run. Get your legs and feet to understand what is going on.

You need to send the picture of you riding the bear to the Bear.
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