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Lihue, Hawaii
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 20m 57s
Overall Rank = 11/50
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 1/10
Pre-race routine:

was up before the alarm, drank my 1/2 cup of coffee, OJ with Mila.
Event warmup:

didn't really feel like warming up today but I did get in the water and swim a little and stretched.
  • 14m 13s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 54s / 100 meters

the start is a mass start with both sexes and relays, kind of congested, my line was a great shot to the first buoy but ended up swimming right trough some brown sludge YUCK! lost my swim buddy after the first buoy and another friend was right with me the whole time, kind of bumping each other along the way which was bothering me, not sure whose fault...
What would you do differently?:

stay with my swim buddy, she is a little faster and good navigator and we know how to keep our distance...
Transition 1
  • 02m 2s

had a little bit of a run to the transition, had a little trouble getting into my clips, the ground is old asphalt with lots of sand so you need to precede with caution.
What would you do differently?:

practice mounting the bike, I do have new clips, thought I had it down...
  • 37m 5s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.06 mile/hr

I was with the same gal back and forth on the way up, got ahead of her before the turn around, only one male passed me on the way back.
What would you do differently?:

not sure.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

had a little trouble getting the bike back in the rack...
What would you do differently?:

still a fast transition
  • 26m 34s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile

she's back... I knew I would be with this gal through the race but I didn't think this close! We definitely were pushing each other and keeping us at race pace. We both walked up a short steep hill together and when we realized we were stuck with each other we decided to finish together, in a couple of the pictures I was slightly ahead, I also had my number facing forward and she had her # facing back, they gave me first in our age group her second, we were 3rd females overall! She did beat me by seconds in the swim in run, I dominated on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

walk around and stretch.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of swim time...

Event comments:

small race, everyone knows everyone, we had a tourist sign up last minute, we gave her our extra gear and showed her the course last week, she was from Alaska, the only thing she had been doing is skiing all winter, I love that!

Last updated: 2011-01-11 12:00 AM
00:14:13 | 750 meters | 01m 54s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 16/50
Performance: Average
Suit: tri suit
Course: counter clockwise triangle course in Kalapaki beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:02
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:37:05 | 12.4 miles | 20.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 17/50
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with some decent hills, and some straight aways.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:34 | 03.1 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 23/50
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, hills in the beginning, hot in the middle, cool and down hill finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-05-01 2:31 PM

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Kauai, Hawaii
Subject: Kauai Loves You

2011-05-03 3:17 PM
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Waterboro, Maine
Subject: RE: Kauai Loves You
Great race.  It sounds like fun - I like being with other race people.  And great that you got ahead of her (ieven if it was just a tiny bit!)
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