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Vermillion, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
89F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 27m 42s
Overall Rank = 177/322
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 10/16
Pre-race routine:

Showered, ate a Clif bar and a banana and has some water to drink. I wish that I had my IPOD to listen to while relaxing before the race start.
Event warmup:

Rode a few miles to the race sight. Stretched and relaxed.
Swam in wetsuit for 5 minutes (15 min before race start)
  • 16m 38s
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

I felt out of breathe for most of the swim portion. The swim time included an approx 300m run to the transition area which also included a rather steep hill up a sand dune.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more swimming in the wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 02m 13s

Overall good for my very first transition. I was a little out of breathe from my swim so took a moment here to breathe which probably ended up wasting 20-30 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Practice a little more and not worry about drying off.
  • 41m 8s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.13 mile/hr

I started out slowly because I was still feeling winded from the swim. My pace improved on the 2nd half of the course.
Maybe I didn't push myself hard enough though as I only averaged 18.15mph.
Or was everyone just really fast?!
What would you do differently?:

I need to practice more speed drills on the bike and tough hill climbs to build leg strength. Push myself harder in the beginning.
Transition 2
  • 01m 43s

Not bad for my first T2 transition.
I spent time here putting on socks because I wanted to be more comfortable in the run. I didn't drink enough on the bike so I had a drink here which probably wasted another 15-20 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder out of transition. Don't drink in transition. Drink more on bike or at run aid station.
  • 26m 3s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

I felt hot the entire run. I didn't feel like drinking much either though I should have.
Right quad started cramping around mile 2 most likely due to dehydration.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more! But overall I was very happy with my time. I even beat my 5k time that I ran this summer and that was just a run alone!

Post race
Warm down:

Walked. Drank water and electrolytes, ate a banana, stretched.
I should have paid for the massage! Walked around a lot and waited for results to be posted. Tried to remain in the shade as it was quite hot out and only getting hotter as the day went on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to train harder. I was actually surprised I was that slow on the bike because going in I thought that would be my stronger leg of the race.

Event comments:

Overall it was very well organized. It seemed as though there was a volunteer for every 3-5 racers. Everyone was very friendly and the organizers were both helpful and informative. I will definitely be back to do this race again next year.

Last updated: 2009-08-11 12:00 AM
00:16:38 | 800 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/16
Overall: 158/322
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full
Course: One lap rectangle. Beach Start. Water was warm and perfectly flat.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:41:08 | 12.43 miles | 18.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/16
Overall: 235/322
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back through neighborhoods. Quite a few turns but relatively flat (only a few minor hills). Some parts of the road were rough. Had to cross two railroad tracks.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:03 | 03.11 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/16
Overall: 101/322
Performance: Good
Course: Relatively flat (only a few minor hills). Basically all in the sun though and on local streets
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-08-19 9:32 AM

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