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Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
Sunset Racing
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 19/
Age Group = F35-40
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Get up, get Starbucks, incubate, acclimate and drive to the course for body marking and transition set up.
  • 00m
  • 547 yards
  • / 100 yards

Nobody to draft so that made it tough...also, like last year, I could feel my timing chip coming off so this year instead of losing it in the water, I stuffed it down my shirt. Unfortunately, I didn't get times for the swim and bike because it didn't read the chip from inside my shirt.
What would you do differently?:

Not lose my chip...find someone to draft
Transition 1
  • 00m

Good quick transition with the speed suit. Learned lots during the swim clinics in Newport and it really paid off...
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...except for swipe my timing chip
  • 00m
  • 10.6 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

ecided to put the shoes on instead of keeping them on the bike and sliding into them. This turned out to be a mistake because the hill out of transition was harder than I thought and I couldn't get clipped in. I had to stop and start again. Once I got going though I was fine and lead the race for the women from about 4 miles into the bike until the run. It was fun passing people and cheering them on. I was never passed on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Go with my initial instinct and slide my feet into the shoes instead of trying to clip into them
Transition 2
  • 00m 25s

Quick transition. Remembered to swipe my timing chip over the mat. Grabbed a quick drink and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 48s
  • 3.57 miles
  • 08m 21s  min/mile

This run is tough. The hills in the desert portion are steep and really started to wear on me. I was passed by Kimn who beat me at the Showdown at Sundown on the run. Honestly, this was a slow run for me. I have been training 5K pace around 7 - 7:30 miles so this was a little disappointing. However, I told myself I was going to hammer the bike and just hold it together on the run which is what I did. There is nothing like running in the lead of a race. It is awesome!
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and chatted with friends and waited for awards/

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Full distance ironman training.

Event comments:

I love Sunset Racing but really after so many events it still seems like they are disorganized. Long lines to check in on registration. Volunteers giving wrong directions and miscalculations...but I keep coming back because on race day it is just downright fun. That and you can't beat the scenery.

Last updated: 2009-07-05 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 547 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Speed Suit
Course: Out and back course in the murky waters of Lake Las Vegas
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:00:00 | 10.6 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 18/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Around lake las vegas and out through lake mead and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:48 | 03.57 miles | 08m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 2/
Performance: Average
Course: Hard course out through the desert and around Lake Las Vegas. Besides that the course was about 1/2 mile longer than a 5K.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %+.01
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-09-13 3:46 PM

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