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Forest Grove, Oregon
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 26m 18s
Overall Rank = 22/83
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/18
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race early to register and check the kids into XTerra Daycare aka they were volunteered (saved me $20). Normal routine of checking and double-checking stuff in transition, went to the bathroom a couple times: once for nature and once for nerves. High five the kids and it was time to get in the water.
Event warmup:

Short swim before the gun went off.
  • 20m 50s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

This felt like a good swim for me. I sighted well, passed people in the water (I always start in the very back).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...besides the obvious...swim faster
Transition 1
  • 01m 49s

Stopped to put on socks and shoes. Next year I will train with new shoes and no socks and I'll be able to take a minute off this times easily.
What would you do differently?:

No socks.
  • 1h 19m 21s
  • 16.67 miles
  • 12.60 mile/hr

I rocked the bike!! I've ridden the loop around the lake a few times in just under 1:30...the course added 3 miles and I killed my time. I could have cut a few minutes off my time if I didn't have to wait behind slow riders for a place to pass. I don't know why but every time I would say, "on your left" as I was passing a female rider she would go left, so I'd have to slow down and pass on the right...."YOUR OTHER LEFT!!!"
What would you do differently?:

Get out of the water sooner so I have less people to pass!
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s

always nail this one, no exceptions
What would you do differently?:

  • 43m 45s
  • 4.92 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

I'm just happy to have survived this course with both of my ankles. Running through a field of uneven ground that you can't see really sucked! I realize this is supposed to be an off-road event but this was a bit ridiculous.
What would you do differently?:

Run more than 2/week to train for this. More trail running. I came off the bike 15th overall and lost 7 places and got "chicked" on the run course. Next year I'll be more prepared!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, ate some different but good post-race food. Sat with Team Kraft and watched Zoe and Zed entertain the masses.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim and running speed.

Event comments:

This was a well executed race with plenty of volunteers. I would like to see a different run course (if possible) next year that has more trail running and less field running. I can't wait to come back next year and crush it!!

Last updated: 2011-08-13 12:00 AM
00:20:50 | 1094 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/18
Overall: 53/83
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: counter-clockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:49
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:19:21 | 16.67 miles | 12.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/18
Overall: 10/83
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Small 3 mile loop and one complete lap around the lake.
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:43:45 | 04.92 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/18
Overall: 39/83
Performance: Average
Course: Ran on parts of the bike trail, up to the road, then through a (freshly mowed) grass field. 2 loops.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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] 4

2011-08-16 9:17 AM

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