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Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Corvallis, Oregon
United States
Oregon State University Triathlon Club
42F / 6C
Total Time = 1h 59m 13s
Overall Rank = 36/48
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel with peanutbutter for breakfast about 2 hours before my start. Set up transition. Walked around to get a little familiar with the area. I meant to eat a nutrition bar about an hour before my start time, but I forgot.
  • 11m 50s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

I was hoping for 11' 30"

There were 4 in the lane, and we stayed bunched the whole time. It was a little uncomfortable being so close together. There was some switching back and forth in position at the ends.

I didn't maintain a smooth rhythm, and my breathing was a little erratic.
What would you do differently?:

try to relax a bit more
Transition 1
  • 08m 36s

It was cold!! Included in T1 was a long run (someone said 100 yds) from the pool to the transition area. Bare feet on cold concrete! I couldn't go very fast.

I took time to pull on tights, running top, bike jacket, socks, shoes. Actually went pretty well for such a complicated transition. Then clear to the other end to exit.

Age Group: 3/5
What would you do differently?:

Try to run faster on the concrete? I still would pull on some clothes at that temp and wind.
  • 59m 47s
  • 12 miles
  • 12.04 mile/hr

I felt slow. It seemed hard to pedal. My brakes weren't dragging, but it sure felt like it. I stopped at one point to check them and to eat a gel. I could tell my blood sugar was dropping.

I was hoping for about 13 mph.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to take some nutrition closer to the start of the race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 39s

Struggled to get the bike back on the rack. I knocked into the bike next to me and had to catch it and put it back. I tried to put my bike in front first but there wasn't space between the next bike and the end of the rack. So I had to pull it out again and then back it in. Just clumsy about the whole thing.

Age Group: 2/5
What would you do differently?:

Just back the bike in.
  • 36m 19s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 43s  min/mile

Again I felt slow. I tried to push my pace but I just could seem to go. A couple of times I started to feel a stitch, so I walked for about 12 breaths. That seemed to make it go away. I also walked at the aid station, took a couple sips of Heed. I tried to speed up for that last sprint to the finish. When I stopped, I didn't feel that out of breath. As if I should have pushed harder, sooner.

However, this is one of my best paces for a non-stand-alone race. So I guess I was pushing a little harder than I thought.
What would you do differently?:

I meant to eat my gel at the start of the run, but I had eaten it during the bike instead.
Post race
Warm down:

Just waked around a little. Didn't feel that bad, so I think I could have done more.

Overall, I am pretty pleased with my first ever triathlon.

Last updated: 2009-10-19 12:00 AM
00:11:50 | 500 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 28/48
Performance: Below average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 08:36
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:59:47 | 12 miles | 12.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 36/48
Wind: Some
Course: Some hills, nothing too bad. I just didn't pedal fast enough!
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:39
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:19 | 03.1 miles | 11m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 38/48
Performance: Good
Course: One hill. Well, 3 laps... so one hill three times. LOL
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-04-03 11:56 PM

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washington state
Subject: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
This is my first triathlon.  I have been training since September....started pretty much from scratch. 

I did better than I really expected, but not as well as I had hoped!  Smile

I thought that perhaps after I had done a triathlon that I would feel "been there, done that" attitude and not really care about going on.  However,  I am cheerfully plotting my attack on my next race.  I will train a little differently, and switch over from the mountain bike to the road bike.

I do believe that I am hooked!

Edited by deehtz 2010-04-04 12:02 AM

2010-04-04 7:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
After completing your first tri in that weather, any other will be a snap. Try Blue Lake in June! Way to go.

2010-04-04 8:53 AM
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East Side of the Bay
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
It certainly sounded like a freezer! Strong work getting through a complicated transition.  You were 2nd in your AG that is a mighty awesome start in my book!!  Glad to hear you are coming back for more!
2010-04-04 2:11 PM
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Olney, MD
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
42F sounds way too cold for triathlon!

Congrats on finishing your first.

You are a triathlete! :)
2010-04-04 4:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
Way to go Dee! You should be VERY proud of your race, especially with those conditions. Can't wait to read your next RR!
2010-04-04 5:11 PM
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Morris County, NJ
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon

Congratulations on your first triathlon--and your 2nd place AG finish!  Good luck with the rest of your training.

2010-04-04 7:50 PM
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Ames, IA
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
Awesome Dee!  Good thing that was a pool swim with those temps.  Brrrr!!!!  Congrats on the 2nd place AG finish in your first race.  It's going to be fun to watch you continue to improve.
2010-04-05 8:50 AM
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2010-04-05 8:54 AM
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Somewhere I can be nekidd
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
Congratulations Triathlete!!!
2010-04-05 10:28 AM
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Cypress, Texas
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
Great 1st race Dee!  Sounds cold.  Congrats!!!
2010-04-05 10:47 AM
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Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
nice, sounds like a blast.

2010-04-06 2:12 AM
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Langley, BC, 'Wet Coast' Canada
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
Awesome job, Triathlete !! 
2010-04-07 12:04 PM
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far northern CA
Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon

Great job Dee!!!  I wish we would have run into each other at the race.  Bummer.  I'm sure we will do another tri together again in the future.  Congrats on second in your age group!  That's fantastic for your first race!  Cheers!

2010-04-07 1:09 PM
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Subject: RE: Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon
Great Race!  I love the name of this triathlon and may have to race it someday just to get the t-shirt.  Beaver Freezer!
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