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Boise, Idaho
United States
Treasure Valley Family YMCA
38F / 3C
Total Time = 1h 13m 57s
Overall Rank = 50/264
Age Group = M 18-29
Age Group Rank = 10/19
Pre-race routine:

Swim is on Friday night, bike/run on Saturday.
  • 08m 56s
  • 750 yards
  • 01m 11s / 100 yards

Well the start was very unorganized. I got warmed up and waited...and waited...and waited some more. By the time I got a timer for my lane so I could start my swim, I think I was no longer warmed up. The whole thing was hectic and I think mentally I just got out of it. Started off way too hard around a 1:01 I think. My arms weren't very cooperative with what I was intending on doing so that wasn't a good swim. Somehow I suffered through it and made it out under 9. Finished 12 seconds back of last years time.
What would you do differently?:

For some reason I was incredibly jittery before this swim. I couldn't figure out how to get rid of it. I tried to warm up a lot and still felt very nervous. I'm not sure why this happened, but it definitely affected me.
Transition 1
  • 00m 25s

Pedals were busted so I had to leave the shoes clipped in and managed my first ever clipped in shoe mount. Not too shabby.
  • 35m 46s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 20.97 mile/hr

Where to begin. First it was absolutely freezing and I made the decision to ride in my shorts and just a long sleeve under shirt. Very bad choice. Once my time rolled up I took off running to my bike, very quickly slipped off the shoes and ran with my bike to the mount. Jumped on and had a successful shoe-on mount. I started going pretty hard. About a minute into the ride, it just started raining. It was awful. I was freezing in sub 40 temps with rain. I knew it was going to be rough so I just tried to hang in there. I started to get passed by a fair amount of people very quickly, which I was not expecting. My legs started to go numb. I didn't have a computer on me so I was going purely off RPE. I thought I was doing a solid ride but with the number of people passing me I knew I probably wasn't. I finished the bike with no real concerns, not knowing that my legs were pretty much completely numb because, well they were numb.
What would you do differently?:

Should have kept the pants and jacket on. Skip the race in the freezing rain.
Transition 2
  • 00m 29s

I stopped at the dismount line, unclipped my shoes and ran to my rack. My running shoes were sitting there and suddenly, I couldn't figure out which shoe was the right and which was the left. I was very mentally out of it. Then I happened to run out of transition with my helmet on. Awesome. I handed it to someone I knew and took off for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Take helmet off. Skip the freezing rain race.
  • 28m 21s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 09s  min/mile

Well as soon as I started running I could tell I was mentally just gone. It was going to be rough. I was right, my legs were so numb I could not feel them. I've never tried to run without able to feel my legs and now I know that I'm not good at it. I ended up having to walk a couple of times in the first 5-7 minutes because my legs were just not cooperating with me. i started to get some feeling back in them and my calves were locking up pretty good. I was barely able to shuffle along. I kept going and right around the turn around, my legs started to feel okay and I just kept it in cruise control to the end of the race.
What would you do differently?:

I think the bike just killed my run, I don't think my run was bad necessarily but my legs were so numb I couldn't run.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode my bike back home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The weather. When I got done, I was barely even tired. This wasn't that much of a "race" for me. Mentally I was just not in it, which is very odd because I had been looking forward to this race for quite some time.

Last updated: 2011-03-07 12:00 AM
00:08:56 | 750 yards | 01m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/19
Overall: 3/264
Course: Pool TT swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:25
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:46 | 12.5 miles | 20.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/19
Overall: 94/264
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:29
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:21 | 03.1 miles | 09m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/19
Overall: 111/264
Performance: Average
Course: Very hilly course
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2011-04-09 3:53 PM

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