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Black Diamond, Washington
United States
Raise the Bar LLC
74F / 23C
Total Time = 5h 42m
Overall Rank = 137/148
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/13
Pre-race routine:

I got there LATE! I had 6 minutes to dump my stuff and get out of transition before they closed it. I also had to poop BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Event warmup:

  • 25m 3s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 31s / 100 meters

Took it easy on the swim. The water was lovely and warm and I didn't wear a wetsuit! Had to run across the island, then back to transition.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 3s

I was so dizzy. When will I learn to wear earplugs?
What would you do differently?:

  • 3h 38m 41s
  • 15 miles
  • 4.12 mile/hr

OMFG! This was hard. Harder than ANY race I've done in my life. My bike is ok (Cannondale) but it has NO SHOCKS! I felt every rock, stump and branch on the ground. I tried to move fast but whenever I hit a tree stump or a rock my bike would freeze. I hit the handlebars countless numbers of times and almost went over on several occasions.

The 1st loop too was a pain because I had to keep stopping to let everyone pass me. I must have stood there a good 10 minutes at one point. I was getting a bit pissesd off as everyone would just ride up my arse and not let me know they were there. WTF? IDIOTS! One guy just ran into the back of me, didn't say a thing either, no sorry, no nothing. Arsehole.

2nd loop I floored it, I knew no one was going to pass me so I did so much better, was almost a good 35 minutes faster! I certainly sped up after word got around there was a bear on part of the trail. At that point I started to sing and whistle and tell the bear that Scottish blood did NOT taste good.

There were a few steep parts, both up and down, I walked those. The tyres I had just didn't cut it. I tried but failed, but I tried :)

The best part was having to dash through the water carrying my bike! I loved that! There were also some parts of the trail that were just incredible to ride through, I don't think I ever stopped smiling once.
What would you do differently?:

Bike with shocks.
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s

All I had to do was grab my race belt, gu and hat. Course my hat was buried underneath all my crap. Whoops.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 33m
  • 6.2 miles
  • 15m  min/mile

Yip, it had hills. I think I did really well considering what my lower body had just been through. I walked the hills and ran the rest. One of my tri teammates joined me in the 2nd loop and she kept telling me how impressed she was with me :) Made it SO much easier.
Post race
Warm down:

FOOD! Someone went to their house and made ME pasta and brought it back to the race site. Made it jut for me!!!!!!! How cool is that?

Did lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inexperienced in trail riding/bike plus I never really did any serious training for this. I just went and did it. I am CRAZY!

Event comments:

I recommend you ALL to put this on your bucket list. It was rated TOP Xterra in the Country last year and event some peeps from USAT were there checking it out! Just make sure you do lots of TRAIL RIDING AND RUNNING!

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Last updated: 2010-07-07 12:00 AM
00:25:03 | 1000 meters | 02m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/13
Overall: 0/148
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Out and back, oh but there was an island in the middle we had to run across that had Wilson the ball on it, and some people dressed in grass skirts.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:03
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:38:41 | 15 miles | 4.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 137/148
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Course from HELL. Consistant loops winding around trees, over creeks, up hills down hills. Good grief.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:33:00 | 06.2 miles | 15m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/148
Performance: Average
Course: Beautiful trail! Figure 8, 2 loops.
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 Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-08-02 12:28 PM

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Renton, Washington
Subject: XTERRA Black Diamond

2010-08-05 9:30 AM
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Pacific Northwest
Subject: RE: XTERRA Black Diamond
I love your passion for this sport and your willingness to take on new things just to see what it is all bout!Well done, my friend! !!!!
2010-08-05 9:30 AM
in reply to: #3018613

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Pacific Northwest
Subject: RE: XTERRA Black Diamond
I love your passion for this sport and your willingness to take on new things just to see what it is all bout!Well done, my friend! !!!!
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