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Emmett, Idaho
United States
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 26m 57s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Event warmup:

No real warmup, light stretching.
  • 15m 7s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 46s / 100 yards

Felt decent on the swim given the fact that I haven't been able to swim all year long. Definitely need to work on that this winter, will come back stronger next year.
What would you do differently?:

Ummm, I dunno, maybe swim once or twice before the race next year. :)
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

I need to work on riding and running with no socks. I like socks for the HIM distance but I probably don't need them for a sprint and not having to put them on wet feet would speed up my transition by a lot.
What would you do differently?:

Train with no socks.
  • 36m 53s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.22 mile/hr

I have been training the last few months with my seat too low, it had slipped down and I hadn't noticed. I raised my seat to where it should be right before the race. As a result my calves were undertrained. I was pushing hard on the bike until my calves started to cramp on mile 8. After that I had to take it a little easier to keep from locking up my calves. I was around a 21-22mph average before the cramps started in. Also had to follow a slower rider in for the last half mile as there was no room to pass. Frustrating as I wanted a faster bike time, but I will be better next year.
What would you do differently?:

Train in the correct position. Also I have had more time in the saddle this year, but I need a lot more! Will be getting some decent trainer time in this winter.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Good transition time for me. Really glad I decided to put the Yanks on my shoes the night before the race.
What would you do differently?:

Had a problem with my Garmin running out of transition. Need to set it up correctly next time so I don't have to mess with it while trying to run out of transition.
  • 30m 51s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 55s  min/mile

Could have been better. Calves were still throwing fits for the first mile. Once they calmed down I got a little faster but my quads were shot from compensating on my pedal stroke so I wasn't getting my knees as high as I needed to. Also I was having a hard time getting my heart rate down, most likely due to overall lack of training. This whole getting married and taking 8 months off thing really doesn't help on race day. :)
What would you do differently?:

Run more, lots more. I still don't feel like a runner yet. I will be working hard on the run this winter, hopefully I will have better legs under me for next year.
Post race
Warm down:

Crossed the finish and went to watch for my dad and sister whom I talked into racing with me this year. It was fun to see them complete their first tri, they both did great!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall lack of training, lack of fitness and I am too heavy. I am looking at this race as more of a bench mark. I am going to be working hard this winter so we will see how much I can improve for next year.

Event comments:

An excellent race, I will definitely be back next year, might even bump it up to the olympic race next year. RD does a great job putting this race on.

Last updated: 2010-04-14 12:00 AM
00:15:07 | 547 yards | 02m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: Deep water start, out and back. Course seemed a little longer than it was two years ago. Felt closer to 600 or 650.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:36:53 | 12.43 miles | 20.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Course was good. A couple small hills, nothing major. Unfortunately they had just chip sealed the road, but it wasn't too bad.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:51 | 03.11 miles | 09m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat and hot.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2010-08-09 10:47 AM

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