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Portland, Oregon
United States
AA Sports, Ltd.
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 27m 8s
Overall Rank = 31/169
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/19
Pre-race routine:

Normal breakfast. Extra hydration. A bit chaotic in the morning since one of my girls was sick and had to make arrangements for the other to go with family as my wife took the sick one to the doctor. Nothing too serious but wanted to make sure.

Arrived a few minutes early to register and get settled.
Event warmup:

Tried to stay warm and hydrated. Ran about 1 mile in sweats and jacket before getting down to shorts and long sleeve top for the race. Walked the transition several times to get my bearings.
  • 20m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 27s  min/mile

Quite a bit of maneuvering at the start to get around people. Felt pretty good about pacing.
What would you do differently?:

Should have started a bit faster and closer to the "fast" runners. Really wanted to break 20 minutes on the run.
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Had to put on shoes and set up shoes for next transition. Glasses broke. Grab warmer gloves. Decided not to do arm warmers. recover with towel.
What would you do differently?:

Towel stuck to shoe Velcro which was inconvenient. It would take longer but maybe wear shoe covers. Feet became really cold
  • 45m 7s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.95 mile/hr

Forgot bike bottle which ended up not being too big of a deal. Took 1 gel on bike
What would you do differently?:

Remember water - ride bike outside before first race. Spent all winter on the trainer which is good but different
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Decent transition
What would you do differently?:

I need to take off shoes so they are easier to put back on.
  • 19m 28s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 16s  min/mile

Good run - Feet were completely numb.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, maybe gone faster?
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, put on warm/dry cloths, drink, talk to competitors.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Needed more time on bike early season.

Event comments:

Nice race and a very strong field of competitors. Wish they would better identify teams versus individuals. It is an easy course in that it is flat and straight. It was hard because of cold, wet and some wind. The road was a bit rough but I plan on doing this each year.

Last updated: 2011-03-16 12:00 AM
00:20:04 | 03.11 miles | 06m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/19
Overall: 34/169
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back with first 1/2 of run down wind. Slight hill in the middle.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:21
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:45:07 | 15 miles | 19.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/19
Overall: 47/169
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back. Start into the wind heading East on Marine Drive. Turnaround and back to almost end of airport all down wind and then back to start in the wind. Road surface for a little under 1/2 of ride was really rough. Very flat and straight course.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:28 | 03.11 miles | 06m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/19
Overall: 27/169
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back - opposite of first 5K. Into the wind for the start and with the wind for end
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2011-03-28 10:33 AM

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