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Mason, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 1h 42m 11s
Overall Rank = 99/195
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/19
Pre-race routine:

The usual - coffee, bathroom, breakfast, hydrate, try not to puke in the car!
Event warmup:

Swam 4 easy laps. Lots of stretching due to recent hip/calf issues.
  • 12m 12s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 47s / 100 yards

Felt like my usual training swims. Just tried to focus on staying in the zone and keeping pace with people next to me when I could. I know I'm a slow swimmer, but I was disappointed that this was almost 3 minutes slower than recent training times. (Then again, going under the ropes adds time, and that includes a run to transition.)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing this time around. Looking at lessons in the future.
Transition 1
  • 01m 43s

5th age group, 77th overall. No issues. Not so worried about jumping on the bike or any of the fancy stuff. Felt woozy right out of the swim but shook it off pretty well. One of the volunteers yelled, "She's breathing! She's smiling!" and I didn't think I was smiling but I did after she said that!
What would you do differently?:

  • 53m 29s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 13.94 mile/hr

Didn't realize how not flat the course was. Part of it was a long, gradual incline, which I HATE. Only got passed by three people while I passed 10 at least. Cleavage made a great spot to hold the empty gel packet. Thanked all the police officers for keeping traffic away.
What would you do differently?:

More hill practice prior, but I think I handled it as well as I could. Lots of people were struggling more than I was.
Transition 2
  • 02m

Took longer because I put on calf sleeves. Sadly, with my shin issues, running without them is not really an option right now.
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 32s  min/mile

It was HOT. Just freaking hot.
What would you do differently?:

Beyond praying for cooler weather, nothing. I just made myself keep going as fast as I could.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

heat, lack of training on hills

Event comments:

Very fun race; I highly advise all women to do a women's only tri. It was pretty empowering and for a great cause. The volunteers were super nice. Race was very well organized. I wish they had one more drink station on the run; there was one right at the beginning but I had been drinking on the bike, so I turned it down. There was only one other one in the middle. That would've been all right in cooler weather, but not in 80+ degrees. The food afterwards was fantastic. Frozen yogurt and pickles! Nom! PTs doing stretching were awesome too, and I definitely took advantage. The race shirt and medal were really really cute too.

Last updated: 2011-07-04 12:00 AM
00:12:12 | 437 yards | 02m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/19
Overall: 160/195
Performance: Average
Course: Serpentine pool swim
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:43
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:53:29 | 12.43 miles | 13.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/19
Overall: 92/195
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: HILLY lollipop course through Mason.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:45 | 03.11 miles | 10m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/19
Overall: 110/195
Performance: Below average
Course: Around and through the park
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2011-07-31 6:48 PM

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