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Langley, Washington
United States
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Total Time = 1h 33m 29s
Overall Rank = 4/219
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

We stayed the night on the island at a friend's beach house.
Event warmup:

Set up T1 and then got a ride to T2. Set that up, used the PoP and then waited for the race to start.
  • 14m 23s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

Well, I guess I started swim training too late in the year to have an impact on this race. I was 2 seconds faster than last year. I felt good when I got out of the water. I can't complain too much about this swim...
What would you do differently?:

I am going to keep swimming lots and will expect to improve for next year.
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

So, I have screwed this transition up every time I have done this race. My goal here was to be smooth and not mess up. I am happy to report that I made it out on the bike with no incident. Next year I will be faster.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster...
  • 54m
  • 19.5 miles
  • 21.67 mile/hr

Very pleased with my bike ride. Passed tons of people and was not passed at all. Stayed aero the whole time. I had gatorade to drink and it was was way too thick and I was so thirsty the whole time. I am going to use water in my next race and see how that works.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster and push the pace more.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

This is a guess at T2 time. The timing was messed up and the bike time included T2. This was a quick and easy transition. I passed 1 guy in transition and didn't see him again.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 31s
  • 3.8 miles
  • 05m 56s  min/mile

I had a great run. I passed one guy at the 1 mile mark. He had a beastly bike ride. I ran the next 2 miles by myself. With .8 to go, I caught sight of someone ahead. I decided to try to catch him. I caught him right before the turn back into the park. After I passed him I kicked hard all the way to the finish and beat him by 6 seconds. I was so thrilled!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Played at the park with my kids and waited for the awards ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my only gripe on the day was my average swim.

Event comments:

I love this race. It is inexpensive, well organized and they have great awards and swag. I am happy to have finished 4th this year. Last year I was 10th and was hoping to crack the top 5 this year. Next year I will be in the top 3. Oh yeah, I won a bottle of wine that I gave to Chris and Angie as a thank you for letting us crash their place.

Last updated: 2011-05-07 12:00 AM
00:14:23 | 880 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/18
Overall: 35/219
Performance: Average
Suit: F2R full suit
Course: A clockwise rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:54:00 | 19.5 miles | 21.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 6/219
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops and then a couple of miles to T2. Lot's of rolling hills. There were no flat spots. Either up or down the whole time.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:38.9
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:31 | 03.8 miles | 05m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 3/219
Performance: Good
Course: 1 mile on trails through the park and then the rest is on the road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2011-08-14 4:55 PM

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