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Parker, Arizona
United States
Mountain Man Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 51m 39s
Overall Rank = 44/51
Age Group = W 35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/7
Pre-race routine:

We packed up the family and drove 3.5 hours to Parker, Arizona. It was nice to have a family adventure. We ended up getting to the race site in time for packet pick up and the pre-race meeting. After the meeting we drove the race course (more hills than I expected) and settled into the hotel.

We connected with our friend Kyle (who will do the HIM with us in March). This was his first full race. He did one and got 3 flats on during the race and called it day. Then he did a HIM relay. So he was ready to get a race under his belt. We had a nice dinner and then went to our rooms. I was very anxious b/c the course was so long. This was also my first race this season without Peter! I was a little out of sorts.

I woke up at 6:00 and got to the transition around 6:15. Our room was in a great location. We looked right onto transition and the finish was only steps away. Perfect for my hubby and kids. I ate a bar and a banana and drank some water. I was looking for cofee but none free. I left my money in the room and didn't want to go back in and wake the family.

Met up with Kyle and we hung out until his start. We were both anxious.
Event warmup:

No warm up.
  • 30m 47s
  • 1094 yards
  • 02m 49s / 100 yards

I'm very happy with my swim. It felt good. I wasn't fast but I was steady and consistant. I did much better on my sighting as well. It was actually the best I've ever felt during a swim. I'll take it.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No transitions times. I think my first transition was pretty good. Only problem was with my bike shoe. i couldn't get the insole to lay correctly so I ended up taking it out and riding without one.
What would you do differently?:

I need more hill work and time in the saddle. My back started hurting a bit around mile 30.
  • 2h 24m 15s
  • 32.93 miles
  • 13.70 mile/hr

I felt ok on the bike but think I could do much better with more practice. I didn't have the gearing issues I had last week. I only passed one person.
What would you do differently?:

More practice.
Transition 2
  • 00m

OK transition. Coming into transition 2 my son said "Mom, you are a slow poke!!" True son. Very true.
  • 56m 37s
  • 4.97 miles
  • 11m 23s  min/mile

I had no legs left after the bike. I was tired out. I had to start walk/running around mile 3. It was interesting that the run was my highest ranked part! Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

Run the whole race.
Post race
Warm down:

No warm down. I rushed to my room to take a quick shower and head home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

WEIGHT!! I need to drop at least 20 before the next race.

Event comments:

I enjoyed this race. Small but well done. I would do it again.

Last updated: 2009-10-01 12:00 AM
00:30:47 | 1094 yards | 02m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 44/51
Performance: Average
Suit: 19 wetsuit
Course: Half a rectangle in the Colorado River
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:24:15 | 32.93 miles | 13.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/7
Overall: 45/51
Performance: Average
Course: hilly
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
00:56:37 | 04.97 miles | 11m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 38/51
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2009-11-08 8:42 PM

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Subject: Blue Water Triathlon

2009-11-08 9:48 PM
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San Gabriel Valley, California
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It looks like it was a very good race and you had no problems that more training wouldn't take care of.  I think you can be very proud of yourself.
2009-11-09 7:14 AM
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Metro NY Area
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Congrats Kate, sounds like a great race for you! Your swimming is really coming along!
Odd distances, was it 1 mile swim, 32 mile bike, 5 mile run?
2009-11-09 4:04 PM
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Portland, Oregon
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Great job!
You are really getting out there and killing it... You are going to be in great race shape for the HIM.
2009-11-14 11:19 PM
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San Diego, CA
Subject: RE: Blue Water Triathlon
Great job out there! Cool race distances. You did an awesome job. What a great start to the HIM training season.
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