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Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
United States
Unniversity of Minnesota
Total Time = 1h 30m
Overall Rank = 22/78
Age Group = 18-24
Age Group Rank = 10/20
Pre-race routine:

Slept in until 9am, had a bagel with peanut butter for breakfast, an apple and kashi bar for snack. Drove to the U for the race, checked in, got my number - as you can see below (609).
Event warmup:

Met the other BTers and took some pics. Quick rinse in the shower and then waited in the bleachers for my lane to open up.
  • 30m
  • 1375 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

Started out a little fast, the guy next to me was one of the fastest fish I've seen. goal was just to keep going at a steady pace, and then I picked it up for the last 5 min. Today was my fastest lap pace ever. Awesome!
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster.
Transition 1
  • 10m

Standard 10min. transition between each event
What would you do differently?:

Figure out somehow to get my sports bra on more quickly! I couldn't believe how quickly the 10 minutes went!
  • 30m
  • 7.52 miles
  • 15.04 mile/hr

A little rushed getting on the bike - only had about 30 sec. Brought a bagel snack just in case I needed it - had a few bites of it. Stayed at resistance level 2 the entire race and upped the pace for the last 5 min.
What would you do differently?:

Go at a faster pace the entire 30 min. I was hoping to get farther than I did, but overall it was good.
Transition 2
  • 10m

It was nice to have 10 min between the bike and run to get myself cooled off a bit. I stretched and chatted with my fellow BTers!
  • 30m
  • 3.14 miles
  • 09m 33s  min/mile

I started off at 6.0mph, bumped it to 6.2 at 5min, and then 6.3mph for the next 15min. At the 25min mark I increased the speed and ended up at 8.0mph. So I should have ran faster the entire time.
What would you do differently?:

Run at a faster pace the entire 30 min. Practice running on a Woodway treadmill prior to this race.
Post race
Warm down:

Had to get off the treadmill right away so the next heat could get on. Stumbled down the stairs, walked a bit and stretched. Took a shower and then headed upstairs to find my fellow BTers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. I just started training in August, so I have a long way to go. I did really well for my first triathlon!

Event comments:

Wow. What a way to start off my triathlon career. My total distance was 11.49. The goodie bag was awesome! A very nice Tri-U-Mah duffle bag wtih a frisbee, t-shirt with "Tri-U-Mah" on it, pizza cutter, travel mug, lip balm, pens. It was great to meet up with fellow BTers, putting some faces with names. We had lunch together at Annie's - burgers and...a malt. It was very good!

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Last updated: 2005-10-22 12:00 AM
00:30:00 | 1375 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/20
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Good
Suit: Speedo Swimsuit
Course: 27.5 Laps in the pool. It was a 25 yard pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 10:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:30:00 | 07.52 miles | 15.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Stationary Bike - flat course at resistance level 2
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 10:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:00 | 03.14 miles | 09m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/20
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Good
Course: Woodway Treadmill. Wow, those things are weird. The track is very narrow and it vibrates. My feet were burning by the end from all the heat generated!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-02-13 9:07 PM

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Subject: Tri-U-Mah
Picture one is the 10:10 BTers - Kris, Kelly, Steven, Autum - on the bike.
Picture two is Kris on the bike
Picture three - my first ever Triathlon - had to take a picture of my number!
Picture four is all of us BTers - Me, Roger, Kelly, Autumn, Steven, and Kris
Picture five is Roger and I on the bikes

Edited by norakraemer 2006-02-13 9:11 PM

2006-02-13 9:25 PM
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molto veloce mama
Subject: RE: Tri-U-Mah
you really did great for your first race. hope you plan to do more! it was very nice meeting you. glad it all worked out for us to meet up at the race.
2006-02-13 11:01 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Twin Cities, MN
Subject: RE: Tri-U-Mah

Great job!  Sounds like you've been bitten by the tri-bug!  Thanks for posting the pictures.  It was great meeting you!


2006-02-14 10:44 AM
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St. Louis, MO
Subject: RE: Tri-U-Mah
Way to go! I imagine these indoor tris are a wee bit tough on the brain - indoor biking is a killer mental battle for me!  Good work!
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