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Kailua Kona, Hawaii
United States
88F / 31C
Total Time = 5h 49m 2s
Overall Rank = 484/1321
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 63/136
Pre-race routine:

up early 3am. cliff bar, banana, OJ, mixed up drinks. stretched
Event warmup:

warmup beach run, and swim
  • 40m 6s
  • 1804 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

aggressive people!! definitely the hardest swim I've done not due to distance, but due to people grabbing, pushing, clawing, elbowing, kicking, and general lame behavior. I'm pretty used to tri's now, and it normally isn't that bad, but this was.
What would you do differently?:

don't wear tinted goggles that will change the color of the buoys making them near invisible !!
Transition 1
  • 07m 48s

I have no idea how it got to be this long in T1. I fumbled around with trying to apply sunscreen, probably that was it...and such a long run out of the corral. people ahead really slow which blocked me.
What would you do differently?:

dial the sunscreen process.
  • 2h 52m 53s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.44 mile/hr

bike pace was good, I probably could've pushed a bit harder...leave that for next year. this course was hard due to the heat, hills and wind.
What would you do differently?:

push harder.
Transition 2
  • 02m 37s

ok transition...just a bit slow
  • 2h 05m 40s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 35s  min/mile

tough course. twisty turny golf course grass and cement paths, hills, with asphalt roads. heat was just like being in an oven. I thought I smelled BBQ and realized it was ME ! haha. Generally felt ok, but the heat just wastes you. Great course though
What would you do differently?:

try to run through all the rest stops
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, ate. tried to avoid my thighs from going into spastic mode.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

inexperience with HIM mainly.

Event comments:

really a great experience. looking forward to the next time already.

Last updated: 2010-06-07 12:00 AM
00:40:06 | 1804 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 61/136
Overall: 568/1321
Performance: Good
Suit: one piece tri
Course: single loop
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 07:48
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:52:53 | 56 miles | 19.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 60/136
Overall: 407/1321
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: serious gusts up by Hawi. even though coming back downhill was fast, the gusts were dangerous and could've knocked me over. I held on for dear life.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:05:40 | 13.1 miles | 09m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/136
Overall: 0/1321
Performance: Good
Course: hilly course with mixed terrain. golf course grass, cement golf paths, asphalt roads. single loop.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-06-07 6:20 AM

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