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Wake Forrest, North Carolina
United States
Finish Strong Series
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 59m 37s
Overall Rank = 151/152
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 20/20
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5am, got food ready for the three of us, made hubby's coffee. Shower, bathroom, in the van and head to race site... 45 minute drive.
Event warmup:

no real warmup. Probably should have.
  • 06m 17s
  • 273 yards
  • 02m 18s / 100 yards

Considering the lack of swim training, I really didn't do too badly. I will take it. I was out there to have some fun and race for me, not for a medal or anything else.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, no hammer gel prior to the swim, it kind of bogged me down a bit, other than that. Nothing.
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

cap and goggles off on the way to my rack, dropped them and into the cycling shoes quickly. took off like a shot and out and onto the bike and up the first hill. Best transition of my three triathlons
What would you do differently?:

not a bit
  • 51m 14s
  • 12 miles
  • 14.05 mile/hr

I'll take it. Love it.
What would you do differently?:

Not a single thing
Transition 2
  • 02m 2s

another great transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 58m 4s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 18m 44s  min/mile

more like walk with a couple of jogs here and there, but with a numb foot, I wasn't too comfortable running. Mae-Lei went across the finish line with me, which was fun.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, but I still walk a fair amount. Wouldn't have made much difference.
Post race
Warm down:

flop on the ground, get feeling back in the foot and then clear out. I sucked, no reason

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training.

Event comments:

The only reason I rated the course as too hard was the run. Too many blessed hills.

Last updated: 2009-01-07 12:00 AM
00:06:17 | 273 yards | 02m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/20
Overall: 20/152
Performance: Average
Not a bad swim, turns were good, got tapped once and passed a couple of other times. No biggie. Pool exit sucked, but hey, what can you expect.
Suit: zoot top and bottom
Course: snaking pool swim, up in one lane, down in the next.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:03
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:51:14 | 12 miles | 14.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/20
Overall: 20/152
Performance: Good
took it easy the first 3 miles. After driving the course yesterday, that was the plan.
Wind: None
Course: The worst hills were in the neighborhoods heading out. Plus the first 2 miles outside. Very fast course.. I never average that speed.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 02:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:58:04 | 03.1 miles | 18m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/20
Overall: 0/152
Performance: Bad
OMG, Hellaciously hilly. I hated the run course and my left foot went numb prior to the turn around.
Course: Hard, hilly and hellish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-06-28 7:02 PM

Subject: BASF Smile Train Sprint

2009-06-29 6:42 AM
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Johns Creek, Georgia
Subject: RE: BASF Smile Train Sprint
Great job!  Those hills were painful!
2009-06-29 11:41 AM
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Great job out there.  Those hills were'll kill 'em next year  :-)
2009-06-30 7:12 AM
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Subject: RE: BASF Smile Train Sprint
mileage not transferring over to my mileage to date... Why is that?

2009-06-30 2:23 PM
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Great job Kara!

(What's with the numb foot? Doesn't sound nice at all!)

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