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5150 Galveston - TriathlonOlympic

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Galveston, Texas
United States
5150 Triathlon Series
Total Time = 3h 32m 43s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Athena 40+
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

Ken was out of town so Rachel came to my place early in the morning and we drove down. Ate 2 Eggos with a cup of coffee.
Event warmup:

Walked down to the water.
  • 37m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

We were the first non pro/elite wave and the waves were 5 minutes apart so the water was clear of bodies. Only 35 or so in my wave which was really nice. The wave behind us was fast young guys 25-35 I think so I was dreading their gun knowing they were coming and feeling like a chased bunny. Their gun went off just before I hit the first turn buoy and I did get swam over once but it wasn't that bad, just got choppy for a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Not worry about the guys coming up behind me. Focus more on my technique from the beginning.
Transition 1
  • 03m 43s

Took me some time to get the socks and shoes on. Also took a drink of water from my water bottle.
What would you do differently?:

Keep it simple, don't think.
  • 1h 26m 45s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.19 mile/hr

Bonnie beat me by 21 seconds, can't let that happen again. It was a bit bumpy getting to the seawall and it was the quietest race I have ever done. Not many folks out there cheering on the seawall. Sure was fun coming back in.
What would you do differently?:

Go a bit harder, find a good balance.
Transition 2
  • 02m 35s

First ride with new pointy helmet. Took another drink of water not knowing where the first water station would be.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
  • 1h 22m 4s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 13m 13s  min/mile

This is where I have been working and this is my best Oly run so far but that's not saying much. I saw Bonnie out there around 1.5 miles and knew she would pass me which she did about a mile later. I need to get faster. The only good news here is that I walked water stations but 'ran' the rest. No walking between aid stations. Took a honey stinger around 4 miles that gave me a boost for a very short time :)
What would you do differently?:

Stay in the race mentally - earn it.
Post race
Warm down:

Finished, found Rachel then went looking for food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to believe that I can go faster and not be afraid of it.

Event comments:

Swim - focus on me and my technique and not worry about anybody else.
Bike - don't be so worried about the run when I am on the bike.
Run - Run.

I had checked out my competition ahead of time and knew there were 14 Athena's registered and half were 40+. As it turns out we had 11 total and only 4 over 40 that finished. I know two DNS and I guess one DNF. I knew I was not first but had no idea where I finished until they called my name.
I finished 4th Athena overall, 2nd in 40+. Qualified for Hyvee in Iowa September 2012 - we are going!

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Last updated: 2011-11-12 12:00 AM
00:37:36 | 1640 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Blue Seventy Reaction
Course: Rectangle with left turns in Offats.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:26:45 | 24.85 miles | 17.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Seawall. Had a cross headwind on the way out and a cross tail on the way back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 87
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:35
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:22:04 | 06.21 miles | 13m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Two loops around Moody Gardens. Support was good. Really hated running through the water park area. Sand all over the sidewalk made it feel slippery and I couldn't get a good grip. Two short but steep hills bugged me more than they should have especially the second time around.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2011-11-12 10:48 AM

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2011-11-12 10:58 AM
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I think this was your best race to date and I am very proud of you.  No more racing while I am out of town!
2011-11-12 6:29 PM
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Great job Keri and your bike is so pretty!
2011-11-13 11:15 AM
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Solid race and cool to have PB on the run. Qualifying for Iowa is sweet.

2011-11-14 3:47 PM
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Awesome job!  Glad I was there to see you pick up your slot and hardware!
2011-11-14 4:31 PM
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Way to go Keri.  I was wondering why there was no race report since hardware was earned.

2011-11-14 7:26 PM
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Payson, AZ
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Nice job!!!!  You've had some solid training leading into this race.  Keep it going and your going to crush it in Sept.
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