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Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Garden City, Utah
United States
Gold Medal Racing
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 22m 7s
Overall Rank = 15/200
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/25
Pre-race routine:

Help set up day before race, and help with direction (a little) in the morning.
Event warmup:

Had to run to the gas station to get a pair of goggles (since I forgot mine!! D'oh!) Decided to hop on the bike and ride there instead of driving to get a little warmup. It was about a 4-5 mi. round trip. Got in the water and stretched a bit, but really didn't prepare very well.
  • 17m 58s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

I definitely took it easy on the swim. Could have eeked out a much faster time if I really applied myself, but I'm always reluctant to push it. Plus, my cute little pink goggles were leaking, which was a distraction.
What would you do differently?:

Prepare better and attempt to really apply myself. I went into this race mostly just for the fun of it, and if I had truly applied myself, I could have been a top competitor.
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

This wasn't one of my better transitions. I had a hard time getting my suit off and I struggled to get onto the bike and out.
What would you do differently?:

Have shoes ready to go, get wetsuit off while throwing on helmet, etc. Just take T1 seriously :)
  • 34m 6s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 21.82 mile/hr

The bike was good, but I could have been better. Didn't let anyone pass me on the bike, and I passed a good number of people on the bike. Felt strong, but knew I could have been pushing harder.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder!
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

I just suck at transitions :) Need to practice them to get better. Need to get my breathing under control before I enter bike/run transition.
What would you do differently?:

Get my feet out and on top of shoes before entering staging area so I can just hop off in my socks.
  • 26m 49s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

I struggled on this measly 5K, mostly because I wasn't "in the mood" to push harder. Just didn't have the mental edge I needed. If I hadn't walked part of this run, I'd have easily been in the sub-eight pace...
What would you do differently?:

RUN THROUGH THE PAIN! I'd better figure it out before the 26.2 mi this weekend!
Post race
Warm down:

Light stretch- visit and BS with people.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of mental preparedness. I think fatigue from helping set up the night before may have been a factor, along with a bit of dehydration from the day before. But who knows, I don't like excuses either. Bottom line is that I didn't apply myself the way I would liked to have. I should have had a time 4-5 min faster than I did! :)

Event comments:

This race is awesome -- but then again, I am partially biased since I helped create it :) That's why I figured I'd give it a four instead of a five. It could use some improvement, but most races can. All in all, I'd say it was an improvement over last year's event, and it was a ton of fun! Loved the venue-- the course was beautiful and the difficulty was minimal. It was FUN without too much pain!

Last updated: 2009-09-14 12:00 AM
00:17:58 | 820 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/200
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes - Full
Course: Trianglular, one loop counter-clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:34:06 | 12.4 miles | 21.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/200
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Fairly flat ride with a slight headwind for a good portion out. Slight incline toward the end of the sprint, but nothing I'd call a "hill".
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:26:49 | 03.2 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/200
Performance: Average
Course: Nice loop through campground and along dirt road, onto highway shoulder. No traffic.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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

2009-09-14 8:06 PM

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Draper, Utah
Subject: Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon

2009-09-15 7:42 AM
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Peoria, Arizona
Subject: RE: Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon

Great job on an outstanding performance, especially since you were "just having fun"

I know that bias for some reason! 

Someday, I'm gonna come back up there and run that race.

2009-09-15 10:27 AM
in reply to: #2406165

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A farming town in MN
Subject: RE: Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon
Great race Billy!  Excellent precursor for your marathon...
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