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Hudson, Illinois
United States
Tri Shark Events
Total Time = 1h 39m 35s
Overall Rank = 418/478
Age Group = F 45-49
Age Group Rank = 12/16
Pre-race routine:

327: 418 Anne Baker 374 F 48 14:11.7 2:22 03:16.1 44:14.9 17.6 02:12.4 35:39.9 11:30 01:39:35.0

Picked up Mary R and drove to Bloomington at 5 a.m.
Event warmup:

Swam a few minutes
  • 14m 11s
  • 600 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

Swam with a wetsuit. Swallowed my pride and sported the hot pink cap. If I got into trouble, I wanted to make sure they saw me. Swim was great though. I felt relaxed the whole time, even when someone swam over me. Got jostled a little bit during the first 200 yards, but once around the first buoy it opened up and I just bobbed along.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, swim went well for me considering how new to swimming I am.
Transition 1
  • 03m 16s

Went ok until the wetsuit got stuck on my timing chip ankle bracelet. I had to sit down and really work it off. Transition rack was about in the middle of the transition area, so it was a long haul to the bike out. Had a little difficulty clipping in.
What would you do differently?:

Take ankle bracelet off if using a wetsuit.
  • 44m 14s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.63 mile/hr

Somewhat frustrated, got boxed in around mile 5 and couldn't extricate myself for a while. It was close to the turnaround before I worked my way out and then I picked people off on the way back.
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s

Had made a mental note that my rack was at the end of the garbage can, but turned at the wrong garbage can, lol!! Kind of freaked out when I couldn't find my spot. Then when I got to my spot, someone had taken my spot on the rack. Racked bike one slot over and the owner of that slot just happened along and was a little put out, or so it seemed to me. I apologized profusely, he was cool about it. Talked to him again after the race and he was very nice about it.
What would you do differently?:

Balloon or something to mark correct row.
  • 35m 39s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 30s  min/mile

Kind of faded on the run. I was trying to keep from going out too fast, as I am wont to do. I overheated out in the open areas.
What would you do differently?:

More speed work
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, drank water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rookie mistakes in transition, didn't push myself on the run

Event comments:

Really enjoyed this race!

Last updated: 2009-01-07 12:00 AM
00:14:11 | 600 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/16
Overall: 273/478
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit with sleeves
Course: triangle course in lake.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:16
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:44:14 | 13 miles | 17.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/16
Overall: 302/478
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat, some gentle rolling area. Good two lane road, then somewhat narrow country road.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:12
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:35:39 | 03.1 miles | 11m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/478
Performance: Below average
Course: Pretty flat, some curves.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2009-06-07 5:21 PM

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Subject: Tri Shark Triathlon

2009-06-08 12:25 AM
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I didnt know you were there I would have said Hi.   I didnt race this one but went to cheer on Chris and the T3 guys and a couple of my other friends and a Girl I helped with her swim. Anyway good race and  I hope to see you in Tremont.
2009-06-08 5:48 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
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2009-06-08 7:18 AM
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North Alabama
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Don't sweat the mistakes. You still did good!

On my first tri, I mentioned how funny it would be to see balloons, and I did. I thought it was quite comical. But, hey, whatever works!

Considering your mistakes, you still did good. Keep it up!
2009-06-08 7:37 AM
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Placitas, New Mexico
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BAMBAM66 and I were there volunteering (I was helping people up the boat ramp at the end of the swim). 

2009-06-08 8:37 AM
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Wyldchyld - Thank you, and I'm sorry I missed you at the race!  Not sure about the Tremont race yet, when is that?

Judi - Thank you!

LostSheep - I was also thinking maybe those "deelybopper" antenna things (anyone remember those???) would be good to mark the spot.

McFuzz - wow, you probably pulled me up the ramp!  It was a little slippery, nice to have the volunteers there helping.  Thanks!

Edited by abake 2009-06-08 8:41 AM

2009-06-09 6:58 PM
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Liverpool, New York
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Subject: RE: Tri Shark Triathlon
Awesome race Anne!


2009-06-10 11:19 AM
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2009-06-12 2:59 PM
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It is June 27th and I hope to see you there. take care and once again good job.
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