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65F / 18C
Total Time = 8h 50m 8s
Overall Rank = 19/31
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Getting as warmed up as possible. Set up transition area. Put plastic on my running shoes in case it rained.
Event warmup:

Light jogging, stretching, especially warming up my arms for the swim. Knew it was too cold to do a prerace warmup in the water and then get out to wait for the start.
  • 1h 26m 7s
  • 4000 meters
  • 02m 09s / 100 meters

By the last 600 meters or so I was so cold and stiff I felt like Frankenstein trying to swim!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Did the best I could. I'm not much of a swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 03m 41s

Very cold from the swim. Hard to get dry enough to put on arm warmers and bike jersey. Really had to be patient with that.
  • 4h 30m 50s
  • 74.6 miles
  • 16.53 mile/hr

Too cold from the cold water and air temps. I could feel my quads very tight when I first got on the bike and knew I'd have to start out real slow. Had to take quite a while to get up to speed, and hardly ever was able to keep up my preferred cadence.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Cold was my biggest problem, and you just can't train through that in Florida.
Transition 2
  • 05m 17s

Running barefoot into transition area from bike I couldn't feel my toes they were so numb. It was raining so after I racked my bike I took my run gear into the portapotty and was at least able to put my shoes on in a warm dry place (and got some other business out of the way too!) I know, too much information!
  • 2h 44m 11s
  • 18.6 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

Took a while to warm up the legs, but I really felt good for the whole run. Promised myself I'd really try to NOT walk that hill (lots of people were walking it).

One of my better runs.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Very happy with my run.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate some, stretched and walked around, put warmups back on to keep warm.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Sweden has some strange weather patterns, but overall was an awesome experience. People over there very nice. Had a great time!

Last updated: 2004-02-04 12:00 AM
01:26:07 | 4000 meters | 02m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/31
Performance: Good
Suit: Race suit, sleeveless wetsuit + wetsuit jacket
Course: One large triangle. You could hardly see the turn pontoons they were so far away, but there were flags every 100m which were all attached by one long rope, so as long as I hugged near the rope when I could I didn't veer off course too much.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:41
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
04:30:50 | 74.6 miles | 16.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 24/31
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills, 3 loops. Course itself was nice. Weather was very strange. It went from sunny to cloudy to rain to hail to sunny and back to cloudy and rain.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:44:11 | 18.6 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 10/31
Performance: Good
Course: 4 laps of 7.5K course, one large hill at the far end of the course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2004-02-04 12:00 AM

, Alabama
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2004-07-12 10:48 PM
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great job!
2004-07-12 11:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Long Distance Tri World Championships
whew, I've been waiting for this report! Yep, 62 degrees is pretty cold for a swim (especially for a FLA girl) so I think you had a damn good race, including the swim

Hope you and your family had a great trip.

2004-07-12 11:40 PM
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What a race! Cold and wet are not my idea of fun!! Great job.
2004-07-13 8:52 AM
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I don't think the water in Houston Texas will ever get down to that temperature....

Bad-ass job....Keep it up.

Frank Galvan
2004-07-13 10:34 AM
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Dayton, Minnesota
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Awsome job!! Thank for the great report!


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