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Waco, Texas
United States
Ironhead Race Productions
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 26m 5s
Overall Rank = 178/431
Age Group = F 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/12
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4 a.m. and had oatmeal, banana and coffee. Headed out the door with my daughter and grandson by 4:55, had more coffee on the way.
Event warmup:

Swam a nice paced 400 before the pre-race meeting. Ate a GU with water right before the first wave went off.
  • 07m 50s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

They changed up the swim route from last year. It was okay... got a good start up front, most people hung back near the astroturf that we crawled down to get in. Some body contact, but not bad. Had to slow down a couple of times when I caught up to the wave ahead and then the wave ahead of that. Horrible deep water ledge to get out, thankyou volunteers for helping!! I had perfect navigation today!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a little harder, try and get past the slow people a little bit better.
Transition 1
  • 02m 46s

AG 2/12, OA 105/431

Really long run up these ramps, back and forth from the river. Run across the street, and then way down to my bike rack.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing... pretty good effort.
  • 36m 40s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.34 mile/hr

I LOVE this bike route, it is so fast!! I started passing people immediately, it seemed like they were all out there for a Sunday ride?! A few men passed me, a couple I passed back, no women in my AG passed me. I rode this fairly hard, knowing the run was going to be yuk no matter what.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

AG 2/12, OA 124/431

I had a great bike spot, we had assigned racks. Mine were right in front of the portapotties, easy to remember where it was, and closer to the bike in/out than the run in/out. Already had race belt on, so ditched the bike helmet, changed shoes and I was outta there!
What would you do differently?:

  • 37m 6s
  • 3.45 miles
  • 10m 45s  min/mile

I really had to tackle this mentally... because I wanted to win! Picked a good pace, had no idea what it was because the Garmin went totally wonky. Walked 4 very short times, once through the water station (drank a little and poured the rest on my head), once on the hill going up to the first bridge... once almost to the second bridge, and last on the inclince going up the last bridge. Pushed it as hard as I could once I got up on the bridge to the finish line... No one in my AG passed me on the run and I passed a few people, SHOCKER!
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on run volume and speed, it's getting better, but nowhere near where I want it to be. DON'T WALK EVER!
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a bottle of ice water and went with my daugher and grandson to a shady, grassy area and cooled down. Went back for some oreos, banana and vitamin water, then one more time for a slice of pizza. Sat around a long time waiting for awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I did this race to the best of my ability... I still think I can swim faster, I was really happy with the bike though and run suckage is what it is.

Event comments:

Really good race!! I had a goal to come in under an hour and 30 minutes and I shattered that!! Here are the side by side comparisons from last year:

Swim: 8:44 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7:50
T1: 3:02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2:46
Bike: 37:14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 36:40
T2: 2:08 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1:41
Run: 42:26 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 37:06
TOTAL: 1:33.36 ~~~~~~~~~~~ 1:26.05

Although I did win my AG, I received the Women's Grandmasters award! The person that came in behind me was only 15 seconds slower!!

Last updated: 2010-06-03 12:00 AM
00:07:50 | 437 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 36/431
Performance: Good
Suit: 2 piece tri suit
Course: Counterclockwise rectangle in the Brazos river. RD said water temp was 89, but it didn't feel that warm.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 89F / 32C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:46
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:40 | 12.43 miles | 20.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 82/431
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Almost flat, smooth and FAST! Out 6 miles, make a sharp turnaround, and then back to T2.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:37:06 | 03.45 miles | 10m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/12
Overall: 314/431
Performance: Average
Course: Flat paved route, lots of tree coverage. Only hills were going over bridges.
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-07-25 1:09 PM

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Temple, TX
Subject: TriWaco

2010-07-26 1:38 PM
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Bronze member
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Hilde! You rock!  Way to push the effort AND take some bling home! 
2010-07-26 8:15 PM
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Zionsville, Indiana
Subject: RE: TriWaco
Hilde, great race report and picture on your log!!  You killed your last year time...that must feel so good and validate all your hard training!!!!  Great effort!!!
2010-07-29 11:16 AM
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Subject: RE: TriWaco
Simply amazing Hilde!
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