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Appling, Georgia
United States
70F / 21C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 13m 56s
Overall Rank = 61/222
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

The night before, my husband and I spent the night at a hotel because the race was a few hours from our house. We rose early and got to the race with plenty of time for me to set up my transition area and get mentally ready.
Event warmup:

I had one hammer gel pack and a bottle of water. I jumped in the water and did a very short warm-up because the water was freezing.
Swim
  • 13m 57s
  • 600 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters
Comments:

It had rained the night before so the top 3 inches were freezing cold. Underneath the surface, the water was not quite as cold.

I had a very poor swim. I felt a lot of pressure on my lungs from the cold water. It was hard to breathe. Normally I can breathe every 3rd or 4th stroke but during this race, I was breathing every stroke.
What would you do differently?:

I think I might have worn a wetsuit, although, I don't own one and I won't want to take the time in my transition to take it off.
Transition 1
  • 01m 7s
Comments:

I had a little trouble clipping into my pedals.

I'm going without soxes and sunglasses; that saved me a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

nothing really, t1 was a good transition.
Bike
  • 35m 2s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.55 mile/hr
Comments:

I gained a lot of time on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

nothing.
Transition 2
  • 00m 48s
Comments:

t2 was good.
What would you do differently?:

I made the mistake of drinking some accelerade right before I started the run and so I had water in my stomach. Next time I need to finish the bottle before I dismount the bike, instead of drinking during t2.
Run
  • 22m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 24s  min/mile
Comments:

I'm pleased with a sub-23 minute time. I haven't run that fast since my freshman year of college.

I met James Reeves on the run course. It was fun to have a buddy for a few minutes.
Post race
Warm down:

I took some endurox, which really helps. I also stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stupid swim.

Event comments:

I met my two goals for the race:
1. sub- 1:15 time
2. collect hardware

This was my first race of the season and the best race ever!




Last updated: 2005-06-08 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:13:57 | 600 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 0/222
Performance: Bad
Suit: bathing suit; no wetsuit
Course: point to point; there were 5 buoys along the route.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:35:02 | 12 miles | 20.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 0/222
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: flat to short rolling hills. it was very easy to maintain a 80-90 cadence. very fun course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 00:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:22:56 | 03.1 miles | 07m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 0/222
Performance:
Course: mile 1 had this crazy/steep hill. most people walked up the hill. mile 2 was on the road and a bit in the woods mile 3 was mostly on the road overall, the course was easy and fast.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2005-06-08 3:05 PM

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2005-06-08 3:13 PM
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Numero Uno!  The race is to the swift which you were.  Those run and bike splits are out of sight.  I wish I had put in a prediction on this race too. 

Way to go Speed Queen.  (I think we need to retire the Inspiration Queen moniker.)

TW

2005-06-08 9:48 PM
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You did a great job! Nice to meet you and your husband. Hope to see you at Indian Springs.

I know how you feel about the swim

2005-06-08 10:39 PM
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Got yerself a medal!!  Great job Bethany!
Impressive speed out there
Chris
2005-06-09 11:37 AM
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That is just awesome!  And you call me hardcore!  You rock, and hardware too boot!
2005-06-09 12:24 PM
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Great race, B!  And a fantastic AG finish to boot.  Too great!



2005-06-09 2:16 PM
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Congrats!  Sounds like you had a wonderful race!
2005-06-10 11:19 AM
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Speed Queen indeed! Way to go Bethany!!!

-Frank
2005-06-10 2:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Mistletoe State Park- Tri the Park Series
Wow - fabulous time! Congratulations!! I was number 11 (as in your 1/11 age group finish), so I certainly admire you!

I think your report just made my day, too! If someone as talented as you had problems breathing on the swim due to the temperature, maybe that was part of my problem too (and not just nerves). Good to hear that it might not have just been me!
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