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Chelan, Washington
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 24m 47s
Overall Rank = 39/312
Age Group = 30-34M
Age Group Rank = 4/16
Pre-race routine:

Banana, espresso, clif bar for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Easy jog and light stretching
  • 13m 56s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

Good swim but it was definitely a long course this year. I improved my placing from last year & led my AG by about 2 mins, but was 20sec/100 slower than last year? I think it might have been about 200yds long. Felt long too :)
What would you do differently?:

Swim more
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s

:30 faster than last year but still a lot of room for improvement here.
What would you do differently?:

Just speed it up in general. Maybe work on incorporating the rubberband technique
  • 41m 40s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 18.86 mile/hr

Mount went OK, I got up to speed, turned the first corner… and my contact lens popped out into my sunglasses. I pulled over and luckily it was still stuck against the glasses so I put it back in and got going again – that probably took about a minute in total. Not sure whether I should have just kept going without it but I’m fairly blind and it might have been unsafe for others without good depth perception etc. Oh well it wasn’t a huge deal. My time was slightly slower than last year but relative placing in the field was better and I didn’t get overtaken by as many people. Also I overtook someone myself for the first time ever :) - some guy who passed me at the start but then ran out of steam. Overall I was satisfied but want to really pick it up by next year.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more and longer.
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

There was a timing error and my T2 & run times were combined, so this is just a guess. T2 went well – just racked the bike, threw on the shoes and went.
What would you do differently?:

I think his one was my fastest transition ever - I wish I knew the actual time.
  • 26m 41s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 35s  min/mile

Not sure of rank because everyone's T2/run times were messed up. Bottom third of AG probably.

This is molasses-slow for most people but for me it’s lightning fast :). My aim was just to run the whole thing and not walk and I managed that. The last mile was a hard slog but I got through and beat my tri 5k PR by about 4mins. Even though the run was the worst part of my race compared to the field, this is the part I feel best about.

What would you do differently?:

Decent improvement since last year - keep up the running... run more!
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, drank Heed for the first time and nearly threw up... that stuff is awful! Ate fruit and cheered others in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Relied mostly on existing swim form to get me through... I should keep up the swimming at least once or twice/week.
Contact lens issue on bike.
need more training volume overall.

Event comments:

Love this race and would be happy to do it every year.

Last updated: 2009-02-20 12:00 AM
00:13:56 | 875 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/16
Overall: 16/312
Performance: Good
Suit: f2r full
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:41:40 | 13.1 miles | 18.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/16
Overall: 80/312
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Mostly flat - a reasonable headwind on the way out.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:41 | 03.11 miles | 08m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/312
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2009-07-22 12:33 PM

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2009-07-22 2:03 PM
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Portland, Oregon
Subject: RE: Chelan Man - Sprint Triathlon
Great job!
2009-07-23 8:51 PM
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Great job on the improvement from last year!  I would love to swim that fast maybe one of these years.  :-)  And nice AG finish - one more spot for the podium.
2009-07-25 11:51 AM
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Sequim, Washington
Subject: RE: Chelan Man - Sprint Triathlon
Nice race.    I will have to check Lake Chelan out sometime.

 Congrats on the 5k PR.
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