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Walla Walla, Washington
United States
Walla Wall Multisports
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 13m 9s
Overall Rank = 10/257
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/22
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4 to make the drive from Spokane to Walla Walla. Went down by myself. Pretty uneventful drive. I got to the lake about an hour before the race, but I still had to pick up my packet and wait in line for the porta potty. I didn't get to rack my bike until about 20 minutes before the race started. I had kind of a bad spot on the rack but it was ok. It was a pretty windy day and my bike blew over and dumped my aero bottle which was my only nutrition for the race. So I had half the water I needed.
Event warmup:

Swam around for about 2 or 3 minutes in the frigid water.
  • 25m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Went out pretty fast but still felt good. Navigation was poor on the first lap. I went way wide and then had to come back to the bouy. Not too much contact the entire race. FInally caught a draft on the last straight coming back to the boat launch. I was 3 minutes faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Swim straighter
Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

Had my garmin 305 on my handle bars and planned on putting it on during the race. I didn't anticipate how difficult this would be while riding and trying to get my shoes on, and going over speed bumps. It probably cost me about a minute.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. I think I'll have to work on that before my next race.
  • 1h 07m 27s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.10 mile/hr

I never really pushed on the bike. I was a little afraid I was going to run out of water. I got about 8 miles in and looked down saw I only had about a quarter of the bottle left. I only got passed once on the bike but I felt like I was too content with my speed from just passing other people. I need to remember to stick to my own race. I feel like I should have rode a 1:05.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder. I rode too conservatively.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Need to work on this. I don't know how people are so much faster at this than I am.
  • 37m 29s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 02s  min/mile

Had a really solid run. 2nd fastest split in the race. This tells me I should have pushed harder on the bike.
Post race

Last updated: 2010-05-27 12:00 AM
00:25:36 | 1640 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/22
Overall: 36/257
Performance: Good
Suit: Blue seventy Synergy
Course: 2 loops
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 56F / 13C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:34
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:07:27 | 24.85 miles | 22.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/22
Overall: 21/257
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Out and back. Slightly uphill the whole way out with a mild tailwind out.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:37:29 | 06.21 miles | 06m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/22
Overall: 2/257
Course: Flat. Some dirt to a bike trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-05-31 5:05 PM

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Spokane, Wa
Subject: Onion Man Triathlon

2010-06-01 10:35 AM
in reply to: #2892462

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Eastern WA
Subject: RE: Onion Man Triathlon
awesome race, sorry i could join you guys, i love onionman.

btw, hell of a run
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