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Spring Fling Triathlon - TriathlonSprint


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Elma, Washington
United States
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Pre-race routine:

Had to get up early to pack the car for the SO, so had some oatmeal and a bagel with egg, then spent the rest of the morning chilling. Had a short nap.
Event warmup:

Biked over to the lake, about 2 miles. Set up transition, then went for a short run. Got into wetsuit and into water with about 10 minutes to go. Got used to water temp (COLD!), then swam a few meters. Spent rest of time putting face in water and breathing.
Swim
  • 04m 20s
  • 250 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters
Comments:

So I swim to the right! Started out about 10m from the rope, and kept getting closer, and closer... Was breathing to the right, suspect I was crossing my left arm across the midline. Got bumped a few times, nothing too bad, kicked once.
I was very pleased with my swim. I kept my form and my breathing. At one point started to get out of breath, slowed my stroke down, corrected. Breast stroked only long enough to get bearings. Need to work on sighting while freestyle, but that's ok. My goal for the swim was accomplished. Happy!
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on sighting and swimming straight! Other than that, nothing.
Transition 1
  • 03m 19s
Comments:

Cap goggles off, wettie off, jacket on, socks and shoes on, helmet on, go. No problems. Legs didn't want to work at first, but got them going.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Bike
  • 44m 22s
  • 20.5 kms
  • 27.72 km/hr
Comments:

Took 11 minutes off my UBC time! Was racing harder today, and fewer inclines, but very happy. Entire time in large chainring; most of time in drops. I wasn't weaving like I did at UBC either. Helmet buckle came undone just before turnaround. Had to stop and fix, took about a minute.
Pleased with my average pace, have been worried about making the time cutoff for HIM, but should be fine. I think because I have been either on the trainer or in areas with lots of stop lights, haven't been able to get avg speed up.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s
Comments:

No issues. Feet are pretty numb...
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 27m 50s
  • 4.94 kms
  • 05m 38s  min/km
Comments:

Shins were screaming the whole way! Thought I might have to walk some, but didn't. Was again super happy. Feet were some numb for first bit. So pleased with pace.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched out well, then biked back to trial site and stretched again.

Event comments:

Wished they would have had some volunteers keeping the last bit of the run course clear. There were often people walking or crossing when folks were coming in from their run. Didn't affect me, but might have been frustrating for some. The volunteers that were there were great though!




Last updated: 2012-02-26 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:04:20 | 250 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
My watch puts the distance at 210m, not sure which is more accurate. Either way, I was way faster than normal (2:05/100m with the 210m distance)
Suit: Orca Equip
Course: Out and back around a boat.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 03:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:44:22 | 20.5 kms | 27.72 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, a bit rolling, no major hills
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:39
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:27:50 | 04.94 kms | 05m 38s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along bike route.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2012-04-16 11:35 AM
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Fantastic Race!!!!
2012-04-16 12:09 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Great job!  Way to beat your bike time!
2012-04-16 12:58 PM
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Great job out there Kirsten, way to get after it on the bike, looked like you showed some mental toughness on the run as well.
2012-04-16 1:05 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Flipper high-five Smokin' fast swim, bike, AND run ... especially the bike! You killed it!
2012-04-16 3:29 PM
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Congrats again on a fantastic race. Your times are excellent, and you persevered on the run even when you were hurting.


2012-04-17 4:09 PM
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Thanks all!
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