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San Jose, California
United States
USA Productions LLC.
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 41m 9s
Overall Rank = 213/669
Age Group = 45-49W
Age Group Rank = 4/34
Pre-race routine:

Spent the week at 3k near Yosemite - lots of running, biking and hiking hills. Decided on Wednesday to enter the race. Drove home Saturday, unpacked, got race packet, drank a glass of wine, packed the tri bag and began stressing. At 1 am decided to make the swim work, hammer the (new!) bike, and let the run just happen. Slept for a solid 4 hours. Grape nuts and pepsi for breakfast (an improvement over the poptart - baby steps!) Threw the bag in the car, drove the 4 miles to meet Kim at a secret parking spot. Yea!! Rode our bikes down, checked Kim in, racked everything and scouted the place.
Event warmup:

See above, plus a porta-stop.
Swim
  • 30m 34s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards
Comments:

Happy with the swim. Did a better job staying on course, stayed comfortable, pushed it a bit at the end. Passed quite a few people from earlier waves at the end. Best exit yet.....got the zipper donw and sleeves off while running (or trotting!)
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Practice so that it's faster?
Transition 1
  • 02m 56s
Comments:

Some jerk on the tri-club rack next to mine dumped my helmet/glasses/ garmin/gloves all over...I had to look for all of them, and the garmin got a new ding. Great.

Otherwise, maybe my best yet. Wetsuit off quickly - LOTS of glide.
What would you do differently?:

Pray for karma to get the guy who trashed my stuff.
Bike
  • 1h 12m 58s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.43 mile/hr
Comments:

LOVED IT!!! 2d in my age group by less than a minute.....19th overall among 194 women!! The new bike handled it all beautifully, and it was a blast. Didn't attach my number well enough, so I had to crumple and hold for the second half.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Transition 2
  • 02m 36s
Comments:

Felt faster than this....
What would you do differently?:

??? John??
Run
  • 52m 5s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile
Comments:

Tried messing around with the multi-sport on the Garmin, never really got it right. Was therefore surprised when I started doing math and found my pace. Nice. Passed more than I was passed - always a good thing.
What would you do differently?:

Pick up 15 seconds somewhere. Drink and run at the same time, maybe?!?
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Missed the podium by 15 seconds. I can blame it on T1, or walking through the aid stations....or whatever. Next time!!!!




Last updated: 2011-06-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:30:34 | 1640 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/34
Overall: 0/669
Performance: Good
Suit: full Orca
Course: 2 loops, with a run on the beach in the middle.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:12:58 | 24.85 miles | 20.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/34
Overall: 0/669
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Bailey loop plus a bit - AWESOME. Cops stopping traffice on ST - loved not stopping!!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:52:05 | 06.21 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/34
Overall: 0/669
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2011-06-12 7:46 PM

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2011-06-12 8:05 PM
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2011-06-12 8:15 PM
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2011-06-12 9:45 PM
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Awesome race!!
2011-06-12 10:06 PM
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Awesome race, Linda!! 15 seconds?? It's the guy's fault who trashed your T1!! You rocked this race! I'm in awe!! Way to go!!!!!!!!
2011-06-13 7:24 AM
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Great job Linda, trashing transition spots seems to be a trend this year...

Congrats on the nice bike split!



2011-06-13 7:36 AM
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Great all around race for you!!! 4th in your AG has got to feel GOOD!
2011-06-13 7:52 AM
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Wow - that was an awesome race.  So fast on the S/B/R.  Looks like you are ready to kick some butt at Vineman and IMAZ!
2011-06-13 2:35 PM
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duuuuuuuuude.   15 seconds!   

ha.  awesome job.  glad you like the new bike. 

2011-06-13 7:26 PM
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It was sooooooo great to hang out with you! And then the race started and I wouldn't see you for a very long time. It was awesome to see how strong you looked coming home! Great job out there, Linda! You rocked it!

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2011-06-13 7:32 PM
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Nice Race!  Should have taken out the guy next to your transition area in revenge. 


2011-06-13 8:56 PM
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That's a great race performance, especially after all the hiking. You're bike leg was very quick!
2011-06-14 1:59 PM
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15 seconds from a podium spot, great job. And you took this race on Wednesday? I would have skipped the potapotty and just,, well you know
2011-06-14 2:10 PM
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Awesome job all around!  That podium is yours next time!

But hey...gloves on the bike???  Get rid of those and improve your T1 and T2 times!  Smile

 

2011-06-20 12:28 PM
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Great race, Linda! Awesome bike split! You are an inspiration!
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