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Tucson, Arizona
United States
USA Triathlon
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 03m 19s
Overall Rank = 349/
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 22/26
Pre-race routine:

Not much of a pre-race routine. Woke up, ate, feed the dogs, then left for the long drive to the race site. They cancelled the mandatory bike check in the day before due to high winds so took care of that when I got there. Then surfed the iPhone until I got bored then went and found some Tri Girls to hang with until race start.
Event warmup:

Um, hung in the Tucson sun until race time. No warm up.
Run
  • 24m 8s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 50s  min/km
Comments:

stinking hills
What would you do differently?:

Nothing much. It was a solid run for me.
Transition 1
  • 01m 8s
Comments:

I got my bike shoe caught in the rope in my transition bag. That cost me a few secs.
What would you do differently?:

Not have the ropes where I can get them caught in my shoes
Bike
  • 1h 09m 24s
  • 35 kms
  • 30.26 km/hr
Comments:

I pushed as hard as I could. I simply don't train hard enough on the bike. Too many mental lapses. It's getting better though. I just need to keep at it. I feel like I handled the hills well though.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s
Comments:

I messed up the racking of my bike. Whatever. Also got my neckless caught in my bike helment as I was taking it of. #$%#%@[email protected]
What would you do differently?:

Not wear my necklass
Run
  • 27m 12s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 26s  min/km
Comments:

Well, not sure what to say about this. I just couldn't get my legs to go faster. They didn't feel tired, no cramping nothing.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Run fitness maybe? Or rather run fitness at high intensity
Post race
Warm down:

I live in Tucson. It warm-down is not possible. Stood around talking to Tri Girls, then went and got something to eat while I waited for them to open up transition so we could get our bikes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Apperently my run fitness.

Event comments:

I thought the $100 price tag for what is basically a sprint distance with no extra costs for a swim a bit steep, but I must say, I almost feel it was worth it. The haul away from this race was nice. A nice tech tee, a nice tech hat (although black is not useful in the summer), a nice metal water bottle, a free burger from In and Out, a race belt, etc. Plus good post food, wet towels when you finish, gatorage in a nice water bottle that we got to keep, nice metal, and the bonus, your results printed off for you right there on site a few minutes after you finish. SWEET! Anyways, only the top 18 qualify and that's not me, but I wasn't expecting to and wouldn't have gone anyways (the Canadian in me wouldn't have no matter what). But I'd do one of the national championships again in a heart beat if it was near by




Last updated: 2011-03-16 12:00 AM
Running
00:24:08 | 05 kms | 04m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: frigging hills. Up a hill, down a hill, and then up a stinker of a hill. Just mean I tell you. Oh, there was one tiny short section.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
T1
Time: 01:08
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
Biking
01:09:24 | 35 kms | 30.26 km/hr
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Hill course. Nothing overly hard though. Two laps.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:29
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:27:12 | 05 kms | 05m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
27:12 8:47
Course: frigging hills. Up a hill, down a hill, and then up a stinker of a hill. Just mean I tell you. Oh, there was one tiny short section. In other words, same as the first run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2011-04-30 5:03 PM

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Subject: Duathlon National Championship


2011-05-01 2:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Duathlon National Championship
Nice race and yeah, heck yeah, nice haul away from that race!  I've never gotten a hat before. I had to laugh about hangin' with the Tri Girls... at first I thought it was a 'pick up' type move but then realized you were a chick and they were a club ...or something like that
2011-05-03 7:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Duathlon National Championship

Oh man I'm jealous of your swag. 

 

Great race Kim.  You are pretty darn impressive.

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