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Herriman, Utah
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 51m 4s
Overall Rank = 242/333
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 17/27
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 - ate two pieces of toast with PB&J, as usual. Yum.
Event warmup:

Walked on rocky ground sans shoes, so that was fun. Set up transition. Chatted with friends. Convinced my friends to drive to the swim instead of riding our bikes up there after setting up T2. So, basically, I did nothing.
  • 09m 56s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

I felt great out there. I swam a bit wide of the first buoy but then settled in and really sighted well. I passed up a couple of my friends who were in the wave before me, so that was fun. :) I think this course was a bit less than 500 yards, because I've never swam that fast in my life. But I'll take the time!
What would you do differently?:

Cut the course like some of the other dudes, who turned in three-minute swims!
Transition 1
  • 05m 15s

We had to run on a beach - picture me as Hasselhoff - and then had fun trying to de-sand my feet before putting my socks and cycling shoes on. Props to my buddy Steve, who lamely registered too late to get in the race but who made up for it by helping me out and cheering me and our other friends on!
What would you do differently?:

I should've gotten to transition earlier so I could've put my bike on the east side right by the bike exit because I had to to wheel/carry my bike for a couple of minutes on the sand. Not fun.
  • 53m 26s
  • 14.24 miles
  • 15.99 mile/hr

A good chunk of this course is what I ride from time to time out here in my town, so that was very cool. The uncool part was that it includes a long, steady climb on an incline/false flat, which leads to a big ugly hill. But then you get to FLYYYYYYYY down for a mile or so at mega-speeds so it's all worth it. The ride back to town is the good kind of a false flat, so that was fun too. I got passed by a dozen or so cyclists but felt pretty good about my bike overall. My computer wasn't working so I just went with the flow, and I actually liked that.

It was fun to see some of my friends out there on the course, even if I got passed by three of them! Di gave me a fist bump, which made me laugh. And Cindi reminded me about In-N-Out - our post-race pig-out spot - as she passed me! I was really happy to see Cindi after not seeing her at all during Ironman because of her swimming mishap.
What would you do differently?:

Lose weight. Ride more.
Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

Was greeted by Steve, who was ringing a pink cowbell. Funny! Took my socks off to get sand out of them, and then Steve and I took off for the 5K.
What would you do differently?:

Not get sand in my socks.
  • 40m 21s
  • 3.18 miles
  • 12m 41s  min/mile

OK, a 40-minute 5K is nothing to brag about. BUT ... I hadn't really run since my Ironman a month ago. In fact, I hadn't run at all until doing a minute at a time for six minutes during a treadmill jaunt the other night. In my mind, I planned on walking most of this 5K because of the lack of running late, and because I hurt my back helping someone move a week ago. But Steve came along for the ride and it sparked me to run much more than I would've. It was really cool of him and we had a good time chatting. He's a great dude. A couple of times he had me run farther than I usually would, but it just went to show that you can do things when you put your mind to it. I probably finished 5-10 minutes quicker because he went with me, so thanks Gator!
What would you do differently?:

Lose weight. Run more than once a month. Not hurt my back helping people move.
Post race
Event comments:

I'm glad I did this. I've been struggling mightily to exercise and eat well since my Ironman a month ago, so this was a great activity to get me back in the swing of things. And I just got a kick out of being in my town for a triathlon. Talk about a luxury! All tris should be in my backyard! It was fun to see so many familiar faces doing the race - Cindi, Diana, Tom, Cory and Katie. Good times! It got me excited to do more races and more training! All in all, a very fun event!

Last updated: 2011-07-30 12:00 AM
00:09:56 | 500 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/27
Overall: 0/333
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU - XXXL
Course: One lap around Blackridge Pond - the awesome little lake that could in my 'hood.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 05:15
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:53:26 | 14.24 miles | 15.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/27
Overall: 0/333
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:08
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:40:21 | 03.18 miles | 12m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/27
Overall: 0/333
Performance: Good
Course: From the park through some Herriman neighborhoods. Nice mix of hills and flat stretches.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4

2011-07-31 12:04 AM

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Herriman, Utah
Subject: Herriman Black Ridge Triathlon

2011-07-31 5:35 PM
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Salt Lake City, UT
Subject: RE: Herriman Black Ridge Triathlon
Nice job, JG!!!  It was so much fun to be there with you, Cin and the other Sharks!!!  Keep the momentum going!!!  Congrats!!!
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