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2009 Trek Women Triathlon Series - TriathlonSprint

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Mount Snow, Vermont
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

After my first scheduled triathlon last week in Philadelphia was changed to a duathlon and later called (though I had completed the du in an intense thunderstorm) I had the urge to tri again as I wanted to become a triathlete now!

During the week I found this event, signed up and made a reservation at the hotel on site. We left NY at 7:30 Saturday and after a stop for breakfast and gas in CT we arrived in Mt. Snow about noon for the pre race meetings and check in. The talks by Sally Edwards and the other women were inspirational. It is a very supportive environment.

I then stuck my feet in the 65 F degree lake (wetsuit) and drove the bike course. I then sat in the hot tub and floated the pool for an hour or so, later dinner and a marshmallow roast. There was a nice fireworks show outside our room at about 9 PM.
Event warmup:

Just walked around.
  • 00m
  • 880 yards
  • / 100 yards

The swim was my best stage. But I found it difficult to concentrate on my form as I do when I swim laps.
What would you do differently?:

Concentrate on my form
Transition 1
  • 00m

Decided to go sockless on the bike. It was fine.
What would you do differently?:

Move faster.
  • 00m
  • 11.7 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

My time was very slow, but it was my first real tri so there is much room for improvement!
The course was hilly out and back but back was uphill most of the way. I wish I had a granny gear.
What would you do differently?:

Weigh less...I'm working on it.
Transition 2
  • 00m

When I returned to the bike dismount area the volunteers said I was smiling too much. Another bike was in my spot when I returned so I moved over one. I sat on the ground and got my thin Zoot socks and new Nike Lunarglides on.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transition more.
  • 00m
  • 2 miles
  •  min/mile

It was hard and I walked alot on the uphills and in the muddy parts, which was much of it.
What would you do differently?:

Once I get my knee gel I hope my knee will fell better and I will be able to run longer and faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked a bit downhill to car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me, my butt, my legs, my knee etc.

Event comments:

I crossed the finish line with Sally Edwards, No I wasn't last (close though) but she was waiting at the finish and crossed with many of us. I haven't put my times in they were slow. I'm a BOPer. Maybe next year I'll move up in the rankings but I really don't care, the journey is the reward, so I get more journey!

I remembered to smile and thank the volunteers along the course. Nice finish metal, looks like jewelry almost.

My first I'm a triathlete!

Last updated: 2009-08-05 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 880 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Was wearing Garmin FR60 but it lost my HR after the swim, I hadn't looked at it either.
Suit: sleeveless long john
Course: Triangle counterclockwise. Good for me because I naturally breathe on the left.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 11.7 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
I forgot my Garmin 705 at home. Next time I will not leave it charging the night before I leave. My FR60 lost my heart rate after the swim and never got it back.
Wind: None
Course:'s called MOUNT Snow!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 02 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
FR60 lost my HR
Course: Hilly, rocky, muddy, but pretty short.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-08-09 8:26 PM

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Metro NY Area
Subject: 2009 Trek Women Triathlon Series

2009-08-09 9:52 PM
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Subject: RE: 2009 Trek Women Triathlon Series

Way to go TRIATHLETE!!!

Its been a pleasure hearing your story through the year in reaching the point and it sounds like you had a great time!

2009-08-10 2:45 AM
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Subject: RE: 2009 Trek Women Triathlon Series
Congrats!!!  Times are not important.  It is getting out there and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone....that is what life is all about You go girl!
2009-08-10 5:45 AM
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Subject: RE: 2009 Trek Women Triathlon Series
Great Job Lisa!!!  Congrats, you have come a long way!!!  way to go TRIATHLETE!!!!
2009-08-10 5:58 AM
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Quebec, Canada
Subject: RE: 2009 Trek Women Triathlon Series
Congratulation triathlete

It seems like you had fun at your race, this is the most important part!! Way to go!  
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