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Carmel, Indiana
United States
Carmel Swim Club
43F / 6C
Total Time = 1h 12m 58s
Overall Rank = 263/672
Age Group = 40-44 female
Age Group Rank = 3/36
Pre-race routine:

Did not sleep very well. Got up at 5:30am and had two slices of toast with peanut butter, a banana, and a cup of coffee. I double checked to make sure I had everything in my bag. I went to the bathroom about a thousand times before I finally left to meet my sister at the race.
Event warmup:

My sister and I found our spots to rack our bikes. I laid everything out on a bright orange towel and scanned where I was to make sure I knew where to run to when the swim was over. The one thing I wished I brought was flip flops. I had to take my running shoes off to lay them on my towel before I went into the school (where the pool was). It was cold and a little nasty walking around barefoot all over the place. Oh well, at least I knew the chlorine would sufficiently clean my feet, so no worries right?

I was able to get in a couple hundred yards warm up in the pool which was nice. Then I got to wait a looooong time before I actually started the race. Since I seeded myself a little slower, I got to start later. My sister started about 50 minutes ahead of much for my warm up. LOL
  • 10m 14s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

Overall I can't complain about the swim. It was my first time swimming with a bunch of people. I did get hit a few times but I was proud that I remained calm and just kept moving along.
What would you do differently?:

Being that my swim time was slow, I need to practice, practice.
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

Transition was slow, but I wanted to make sure I was doing everything right. I fumbled a bit with my jacket zipper, but I got on my bike just fine. Some poor soul fell right in front of me as he was trying to mount his bike.
What would you do differently?:

Do more triathlons to be more efficient at transitions.
  • 34m 30s
  • 10 miles
  • 17.39 mile/hr

Overall, the bike was fine. Traffic control was good and there were a lot of volunteers on the course to direct you.
What would you do differently?:

I'm average on the bike. I just need to ride more. There's is definetely room for improvement in this area.
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

Ran with my bike to T2. Stripped off my jacket, kept my gloves on, put on my hat, already had my running shoes on (wore them on the bike), and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

Again, do more triathlons to gain a more efficient transition.
  • 23m 6s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 27s  min/mile

I was very pleased with my run. Faster than I expected. I ran with a guy and we were both just trying to stay together. Before I knew it I had a quarter of a mile left. The guy kicked it up a notch and passed me at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Not much. Walked around a bit. Started to get cold and put on some warm clothes. We went inside the gym to wait for the results and awards. Had some post race food and drink. My sister received a nice plaque and gift certificate for her placing second overall. I'm so proud of her.

I later found out my race results weren't posted because my timing chip didn't match my bib number. It was resolved the next day, so that was a relief. Turns out I was third in my age group.

I really enjoyed this race. It is such a great feeling to get through your first triathlon. My sister and family were so proud. I am so hooked now. I can't wait to sign up for another one!!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. I did the best I could. :)

Event comments:

I'm a triathlete!!!

Last updated: 2009-12-09 12:00 AM
00:10:14 | 437 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/672
Performance: Good
Suit: two piece tri suit
Course: Snake swim in a 50 meter lap pool. We were lined up single file and jumped in every 5 seconds. It was an interesting experience. I saw many types of swimmers. Some were doing the breaststroke, backstroke, sidestroke. I even saw a guy doing freestyle motion while his feet were walking on the floor of the pool. Ha, don't think that was legal. I managed to do the freestyle the whole way. Before I knew it, I was swimmming my last lap. It was a fantastic feeling to get out of the pool and run to T1. Hey I'm actually feeling like a triathlete. :)
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:34:30 | 10 miles | 17.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/672
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: The bike portion went as expected. I felt good. I passed a bunch of people which felt great! At the half way point, I saw my husband and kids cheering me on. That was a fantastic feeling having that support. LOL, my daughter yelled, "Yeah Mom. Finally you're here. Aunt Anna was already here a long time ago..."
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:01
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:06 | 03.1 miles | 07m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/672
Performance: Good
Course: The start of run was an uphill. Thanks race people. Once up the hill, I got into my running groove and stayed pretty consistent.
Keeping cool Good 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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-04-19 3:45 PM

Hoosier heartland
Subject: Carmel Sprint Triathlon (formerly Splash, Flash & Dash)

2010-04-19 3:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Carmel Sprint Triathlon (formerly Splash, Flash & Dash)
Yay, Claire! Third in your AG in you FIRST tri! That's amazing. You must be so thrilled. Congratulations!
2010-04-19 5:43 PM
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Between Madison and Milwaukee
Subject: RE: Carmel Sprint Triathlon (formerly Splash, Flash & Dash)
Really great job! Your run time is very impressive!
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