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Hillsboro, Ohio
United States
Highland County Family YMCA
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 3/4
Age Group = NA
Age Group Rank = 0/0
Pre-race routine:

As usual, drank a couple cups of coffee and ate a bowl of oatmeal.
Event warmup:

Walked/ran on the treadmill for about 5 minutes to warm up so that I could stretch. Then, I stretched.
  • 20m
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards

I had been getting to 750 in my test runs these few weeks before the tri. I would have been happy having gone 700 on race day, so that I got to 800 is very surprising and I'm completely happy about it.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to do flip turns. This would have given me the ability to have gotten even further in these 20 minutes.
Transition 1
  • 00m

We had a 10 minute break between each event.
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m
  • 10.9 miles
  • 32.70 mile/hr

They set the resistance at level 10 for the entire 20 minutes. These are new spin bikes with odometers so I had no idea what I should have expected to have with regard to mileage. On the road I average 14-15 miles per hour.

At the 10 minute mark, I was at 5.5 miles. I thought, "If I can get to 11, that will be awesome." I got to 10.9, which was still great considering I was really running low on energy and on Powerade the last few minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Take more spin classes.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Ten minute break.
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m
  • 2.12 miles
  • 09m 26s  min/mile

In tests of this time in the weeks leading up to the tri, I was at 1.9 miles for 20 minutes. My goal was just to get to 2 miles, so having gotten to 2.12 was a big win. I had the incline at 1% for the entire run, just like I'd had in practice. I'm just more comfortable there than dead flat.
What would you do differently?:

Run more on the treadmill and do speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched a little and got into street clothes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not doing speed work.

Event comments:

There were 15 participants overall and 4 of them were girls. There was no age group separation. Awards went to top female, top male and overall winner.

Each event was to see how far you could go in 20 minutes.

My heat did the tri in complete reverse. We ran first, then biked and then swam. Honestly, I didn't think it was any more difficult than had it been "normal." Of course, it was only 20 minutes per event, but it still was not as tough as I'd expected.

Upon first calculation, they announced me as the female winner. I was completely surprised by this. I had done very well on the bike, but the other ladies were beating me in the other events. So, after feeling pretty good for a half an hour, they realized they'd been calculating the points wrong. I went from first to third out of four. I was a little bummed, but honestly, that's about where I expected to fall and I came out beating myself more than I'd anticipated so it was a great race for me.

Having "come in first place," however, has helped motivate me to get faster. Though it was only thirty minutes of "victory," it was a great thirty minutes.

For their first run at this, it was a very well organized event. Becky, my friend and the event coordinator, is a triathlete, so she had it down!

Everyone had a great time and it was so great to see so many people try one for the first time.

Last updated: 2009-11-21 12:00 AM
00:20:00 | 800 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/0
Overall: 0/4
Performance: Good
Suit: One Piece
Course: This was in an indoor pool. Each person got their own lane.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:20:00 | 10.9 miles | 32.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/0
Overall: 0/4
Performance: Good
Course: On a spin bike.
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
00:20:00 | 02.12 miles | 09m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/0
Overall: 0/4
Performance: Good
Course: Treadmill run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %Iwish
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-01-09 1:43 PM

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Subject: Highland County Family YMCA Inaugural Indoor Tri

2010-01-12 6:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Highland County Family YMCA Inaugural Indoor Tri
Nice first of the year Lora. Sorry the win didn't turn out just right for you. That blows.

10 for resistance on the bike is pretty hard. Was it on a 1-10 scale?

Keep up the great training.
2010-01-12 3:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Highland County Family YMCA Inaugural Indoor Tri
Way to go Lora...those are some good distances in 20min!  And the fact you did better in all 3 events than you had planned...don't think it could've gotten any better!  Well, I guess if they didn't figure out the calculating error you could still be in first...but 30min in first is more than I'll ever see!  

Way to start out the season strong!
2010-01-12 7:29 PM
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Kingwood, TX
Subject: RE: Highland County Family YMCA Inaugural Indoor Tri
Nice job Laura! Sounds like it was a fun winter event!
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