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San Dimas, CA
United States
58F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 29m
Overall Rank = 24/503
Age Group = 35-39 F
Age Group Rank = 5/78
Pre-race routine:

Painted my toenails bright yellow.
Event warmup:

Ran about 15 minutes and did some srtides. Then, got into the water and swam a little.
  • 13m 52s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

Sally Edwards was psycing everyone up in the water before we started.

Good swim for me. I tried starting near the front of my wave for the first time, and I was okay about getting through the whole pack swim even swimming around someone that seemed to be going perpendicular to the course.

My best navigation ever. I stayed on course and didn't swim any extra. This was a really good time for me.
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s

Not the best transition. There was a long run, short ways up the beach and then a longer part on asphalt.

Felt like I was moving slowly in hte transition area.
  • 46m 41s
  • 13.9 miles
  • 17.87 mile/hr

Wow. Great bike! Me and my MOUNTAIN BIKE had a great run on this course. I had a couple people get next to me to tell me that I'll be really fast when I get a road bike. It was very inspiring. I can't wait.

For the first part of the ride, I had someone drafting me. I don't care so much that she was cheating, whatever, it's your race, but I'm not used to having someone follow me so close. I just don't do that type of riding. So, I slowed down and waved her past, and she grabbed the wheel of the person in front of me. We both lost her on the first big uphill. For most of hte last loop of the race I was trading places with a woman on a Cervelo P3. I don't think she was happy about it.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get a road bike. (I have found the one I'm getting, and I even got a big check from a job I worked a couple months ago. However, my husband was laid off 2 days before I got the check, so I'm waiting for him to find work before I get my new bike).
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s

Just off the bike, I had a tough time running into the transition area, like I had no control of my legs.

I felt like I forgot what to do in the transition area. Um, put on hat, then race belt, oh yeah, shoes, but the socks first.
What would you do differently?:

I'm going to work on race like transitions in bricks. I usually take my time in training.
  • 24m 31s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile

I felt like I was running hard, but slow (my time was good - for me - I felt like I was going slower). I know that my breathing sounded awful (my friend Lisa said she heard me coming up from behind, and thought, "that poor girl," then as I passed her, she realized it was me.

I'm never comfortable at all during the run. I figure if I'm feeling good, I should be pushing harder, but it's painful while I'm doing it. I just don't know how I'm going to get through the 10k of the next tri I'm signed up for.
Post race
Event comments:

I really liked this Danskin race. It was probably the most organized race I've done. I would also like to do more all-women's races.

Last updated: 2005-06-05 12:00 AM
00:13:52 | 880 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/78
Overall: 44/503
Performance: Good
Suit: Ironman Stealth Sleeveless
Course: U shaped around buoys.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:30
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:46:41 | 13.9 miles | 17.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/78
Overall: 23/503
Performance: Good
I'm using their distance estimates - my calc said 14.33.
Wind: None
Course: 2 loops. Rolling hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:47
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:24:31 | 03.1 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/78
Overall: 31/503
Performance: Average
Course: Loop with a 1/2 offshoot out and back. Hilly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-06-05 11:26 PM

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Los Angeles, CA
Subject: Daskin - Los Angeles

2005-06-06 5:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Daskin - Los Angeles
Nice RR...but I don't think your total time is accurate... 6 hours and 45 minutes!!

Awesome job and it sounds like a lot of fun!

On a mountain bike your blazing...just watch out when your hubby gets a job and you a road bike....for not feeling good your run was great.

2005-06-06 8:32 AM
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Subject: RE: Daskin - Los Angeles

5th in your age group riding a mountain bike, that's awesome!  They are all right, you will be flying when you get a road or tri bike.  Great job.


2005-06-06 10:36 AM
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Los Angeles, CA
Subject: RE: Daskin - Los Angeles
Thanks Kathy, I accidentaslly put in the start time of the race.

2005-06-06 10:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Daskin - Los Angeles
viva La Danskin and all tuff bad ass chycks who do 'em! Congrats!
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