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Peachtree City, Georgia
United States
Peachtree City Tri Club
Total Time = 1h 41m
Overall Rank = 783/950
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 5/11
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4am. Alarm was set for 4:30, but obviously I couldn't sleep. Got the bike on the car, dressed and made a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. Frank drove us the hour and 15 minutes to the race. Packet pickup was a breeze and I had everything ready an hour before the race was to start. Yahoo!
Event warmup:

Walking around and stretching.
  • 12m 4s
  • 600 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

It took me about 200 yards to get my rhythm going, and then the last 400 was good. Could only breath on my left because when I breathed on my right it hurt. Don't know what is going on there. (Even now I get a sharp pain in my right side with a deep breath.)

Swam freestyle almost the whole race.

2 yrs ago time was 13:57. Knocked almost 2 minutes off the time here.
What would you do differently?:

Work on getting into a rhythm quicker. I was only 20 seconds out of first place for the age group.
Transition 1
  • 02m 57s

3:40 was transition 2 yrs ago. Big improvement here. :)
What would you do differently?:

Run faster, and not worry about knocking the grass off of the feet. Just deal with it!!!
  • 42m 52s
  • 13.2 miles
  • 18.48 mile/hr

Everything was going well until mile 8 when my left calf cramped. Managed to work through it. Then around mile 10 almost had an accident. Stupid bike swerved out in front of me and missed my front tire by about two inches. I had to break hard and then both calves cramped. OMG they hurt. I pushed through.

2 yrs ago time was 46:51 - so big improvement, 4 minutes taken off.
What would you do differently?:

Less than 3 minutes out of first place for this leg, so I need to push harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

2 yrs ago it was 3:21 for this transition. I think I did awesome! I decided to forgo the socks for the run. Just pulled off the bike shoes, on with the running shoes, off with the helmet and gloves and away I went.
What would you do differently?:

Might conside going with out riding gloves on the spring races. More than likely not on the bike long enough to really make a difference.
  • 41m 22s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 12m 56s  min/mile

Running is still a problem for me. I did try to run about 4 different times, but doubt that I even made it a 1/4 of a mile each time.

2 yrs ago 43:24, took off 2 minutes of time.
What would you do differently?:

It is mostly mental because I am not a good runner. I need to figure out how to get a breathing rhythm for when I run. I did knock a minute off of my time for a mile. :) Need to knock another 3 minutes off of that.
Post race
Warm down:

Water. Cheese Pizza. Iced tea! Banana! Hubby! Haappy!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

ME! Mental! Run breathing.

Event comments:

Knocked 10 minutes off of my overall time from 2 years ago. If I take off another 10 minutes I could have been in second place for my age group. I have a goal!

Last updated: 2009-01-04 12:00 AM
00:12:04 | 600 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/11
Overall: 0/950
Performance: Average
Course: Enter the water two by two every 5 seconds. Swim out 300 yards round the red bouy, swim 100 to the next red and then in the last 200 to shore. A yellow bouy marked every 100 yards except for the turning bouys.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:57
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:42:52 | 13.2 miles | 18.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/11
Overall: 0/950
Performance: Good
Course: Ride out of the park into a neighborhood. No major hills, but lots of rolling hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:22 | 03.2 miles | 12m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/11
Overall: 0/950
Performance: Average
Course: On a golf cart path. Beautiful scenery, out and back with a loop. Problem with coming in near the end, the racers who had finished were walking their bikes on the bath as they headed out. That was a little fustrating. Water at the 1.3 mile and 1.7 mile markers. Lots of volunteers to encorage you and keep you on course. The course was well marked in addition to the volunteers.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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

2009-08-22 7:23 PM

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Subject: Peachtree City Sprint Triathlon

2009-08-22 8:25 PM
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Sequim, Washington
Subject: RE: Peachtree City Sprint Triathlon

Great job improving your times.    

2009-08-22 9:01 PM
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Iron Donkey
, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Peachtree City Sprint Triathlon

Oooooo, so close of breaking that sub 2/100 yards!  ALMOST!!

Cramps - you're preaching to the choir here.

Psssssst - it's "rhythm" (yes, I'm retentive, and acknowledge it).

Nice job, Kendra!

2009-08-22 10:09 PM
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Shalimar, FL
Subject: RE: Peachtree City Sprint Triathlon

Nice job Kendra!  Super swim, super bike, so the run is your tough event?  Let's do a relay team!

BTW, you are in my age group.

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