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HAFB, New Mexico
United States
Total Time = 1h 28m 11s
Overall Rank = 4/
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

The morning of the race, we headed down to the Air Force base, which we were told would take 1/2hr. It took ten minutes from Alamogordo, so we got there real early. I set up, jogged a bit before the race and lined up.

Event is a Run - Bike - Swim
  • 15m 1s
  • 766 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Last event. This time includes T2

Stupid me, I swam two laps in a single lane, and was on track to swim 800m by the end of the swim. Thank goodness a race volunteer noticed my mistake, and allowed me to skip a lane, thereby keeping my total distance at 700m. I felt ok in the pool, but the arms were really sore. From what, I'm not sure.
Transition 1
  • 00m

T1 is somewhere in the run/bike time.
  • 52m 6s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 21.47 mile/hr

The bike portion was as flat as any race I've done in NM. I overheard a woman say she thought there was a big hill. There wasn't. There was a little bump that required shifting a single gear. You could stay aero going up it. I was averaging a pretty good time until the last three or so miles. That's when the wind picked up. I could barely keep the speed up around 18/19mph. I really need to work on the bike portion.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 21m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 46s  min/mile

The run wasn't as fast as normal. I think the fastest 5k time was 19:23. It was a flat 5K on a street and then a running path. I came in around 21 minutes. I took entirely too long in T1 and got on my way.
Post race
Event comments:

Strange how many drink stations there were on the bike, but I'm sure some people needed/wanted them.

It was a good race. Great weather and well supported. It was a little confused, as far as bikes going out and runners coming in. I also heard a woman got lost on the course.

Last updated: 2009-10-14 12:00 AM
00:15:01 | 766 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 700m snake style swim
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:52:06 | 18.64 miles | 21.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: flat on the airforce base.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:04 | 03.11 miles | 06m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Course: flat. streets and jogging path
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-10-14 10:13 PM

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