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Ocean Shores, Washington
United States
59F / 15C
Total Time = 1h 46m
Overall Rank = 8/12
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

I had checked the park out the night before as I was worried about parking. I arrived 10 minutes before transition opened and scored the best parking spot there. Also a good place for my bike.
Event warmup:

Walking around, stretching and pre swim.
  • 09m 52s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 58s / 100 meters

I was so sick with nerves at the beginning. The swim for some reason always does this to me. I think it's because I get so big headed about it. I want/need to be 1st out of the water, but 2 minutes before the horn went off I decided to set goals for MYSELF and race against ME and not anyone else. I stayed to the right of everyone else, it meant I had to swim more but I wasn't bunched up with everyone else and pretty much had a clear shot the entire swim, until the turn around. Ran into all the Olympic people and even swam over two of them. tehehe
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Felt I had a great swim!
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

Sucky T1. Really have never worked on transitions. My hands were so cold I couldn't get my socks or shoes on so it did take longer. I hurried as fast as I could go.
What would you do differently?:

Practice this more! Get shoes that don't have friggen laces and straps.
  • 54m 3s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 16.10 mile/hr

Got passed several times, but there was also an Olympic event too. Couldn't tell who was who. The last 2 miles I sped up and passed two people my age. THAT felt great :)
What would you do differently?:

Get my bike tuned up BEFORE the race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

Well if you can PR in a T2, this is it. LOL. In and out for me!
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing!
  • 36m 32s
  • 3.12 miles
  • 11m 43s  min/mile

Pushed myself to be under 12 minute mile. Really only walked at the drink stations. SLow shuffle but I got it done and made my goal :)
What would you do differently?:

Train consistently at my worse event, which is this.
Post race
Warm down:

Does pancakes, sausages and bananas make a good cooldown?

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Will do it again next year, slimmer and fitter.

Last updated: 2010-06-07 12:00 AM
00:09:52 | 500 meters | 01m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 5/12
Performance: Good
Course: Triangle out and back
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:02
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:54:03 | 14.5 miles | 16.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/12
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Don't know Ocean Shores that well but it was an out and back. The headwind varied making it a hard ride. I went all out, as fast as I could go. My gears are effed so luckily there were only a few rollers. Pedals kept slipping constantly making it even harder. Lovely ride though, especially when you could see the ocean. Really lovely :) Although one of the arsehole Oly guys whizzed passed me so fast and so close on his bike he almost knocked me over. He had his name on his arse! I was thinking, if you're going to ride like an effwit you probably shouldn't put your name on your arse. I did complain as it's an idiotic thing to do, plus I'm Scottish and I don't like to be messed with.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:32 | 03.12 miles | 11m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 0/12
Performance: Average
Course: Flat run, out and back again. Next year I am definitely signing up for the Oly. You get to run on THE SAND!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-12 4:41 PM

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Renton, Washington
Subject: The Ocean Shores Sprint Triathlon

2010-07-12 5:02 PM
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Pacific Northwest
Subject: RE: The Ocean Shores Sprint Triathlon

Great job, my friend!!  We've got to race together soon....Beaver Lake?  Lake Sammamish?  Let's do it!

2010-07-13 6:44 AM
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