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Portsmouth, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 32m 2s
Overall Rank = 304/350
Age Group = Co-Ed Senior
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Arrived late due to family commitments and my needing to pick up my hammock at the UPS facility. We didn't arrive on site until 90 minutes before the race, and we still had to figure out where to park the camper, register, get our stuff, change clothes, etc., etc. Oh well!
Event warmup:

None. Just the rushing around to get ready in time.
Saw Amy and Tim at the swim start.
Entered the water with my husband and teammate, David Tri's, who was still insisting he didn't care at all about this race as he was wading into the freezing water.
  • 06m 2s
  • 273 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

Water was really really cold, which I knew to expect, but it got in my ears and was painful.
What would you do differently?:

Wear earplugs. Figured that out in later races this weekend.
Also, I have a high number, so I started toward the end. Not sure if that was a factor.
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s

Couldn't do the thing with the shoes because this is my road bike and my road shoes are not designed for quickly opening and closing the straps.
Came out of the water ahead of David, which was weird. I knew he would catch me on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Transition is usually my favorite sport, but this was going to be a long weekend, so I didn't sweat it.
  • 14m 47s
  • 5 miles
  • 20.29 mile/hr

It was a good chance to run through all the gears, make sure everything was working right, and get over any urge to panic on the descent.
Strangely, David never passed me, which I thought was very weird. As it turned out, he had some issue with getting into his shoes and had to get off his bike and deal with it.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Eh, really didn't care too much in the grand scheme of things.
What would you do differently?:

nothing - I was taking it easy on purpose.
  • 08m 33s
  • 1 miles
  • 08m 33s  min/mile

David caught up to me right away and we ran together. We were keeping a brisk pace, and talking and saying hi to others we knew and saw on the course. We were trying to take it easy and be conservative, but it's hard the first night. Everyone was excited, and the field is mostly IM veterans, so the average pace was pretty high. We ran a sub-9 minute mile and were close to last on our run time.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Ate a great HFP meal!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Everything was great. Good vibe - fun people! Enjoyed the beginning of competing as a team with my husband!

Last updated: 2011-05-23 12:00 AM
00:06:02 | 273 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 254/350
Performance: Average
Suit: full wetsuit
Course: counter clockwise circle
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:14:47 | 05 miles | 20.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 309/350
Performance: Good
Course: Out to the parking lot, 180 turn on the road, uphill to the lodge in a long climb, and back down the descent.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:08:33 | 01 miles | 08m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 315/350
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, stopping just short of the first real hill on the run.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-05-23 9:55 PM

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