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Glen Allen, Virginia
United States
Richmond Multisports
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 19m 32s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/14
Pre-race routine:

I did packet pick up on Saturday after a lot of running around and housework. Went to bed by 10 PM, light sleep but not horrible. Up at 4:30 ate breakfast and fixed coffee for the ride up to Richmond.

I got into transition and had a hard time finding my rack, finally found it and got everything set up. It was pretty chilly in the air so I kept my bike jacket on as long as I could.

Took a couple hits off my rescue inhaler before leaving transition, had a couple pieces of shock blocks.

Met up with a few other BT'ers pre race and we just hung out and talked. I have been having an asthma flare and didn't want to stand around all wet in the chilly air waiting an hour for my seeded swim time.
Event warmup:

Hanging out with Verga and his wife, Danno and Larkin.
  • 07m 20s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

I seeded myself a bit aggressively for a 6 minute swim, I knew that would be a reach on a good day. With the sinus infection/ asthma flare I knew I was way more aggressive than my lungs would allow. However, it was nice to not stand over 90 minutes waiting to swim. I got passed by a total of 3 or 4 people, just let them by as I know when my asthma is acting up that the water is the first place I will feel it.
Checked my watch getting out of the pool to grab my flip flops and while a little disappointed in my swim time.....I knew that was all I could do.
What would you do differently?:

Not have asthma would be nice, unfortunately that isn't an option.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Ran out behind the Y, had some problems finding the rack cause my group of bikes was in the middle of the rack and the numbers were hard to find. Think I circled my rack 2 different times.
  • 39m 41s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.14 mile/hr

I saw my estimated time from swim/ T1 heading out of the lot. Had some issues clipping in at the start but was able to get in and right up to speed. Played some cat and mouse with several different people for the first half of the course. Finally got past them for good by midway. My HRM data was averaging around 149-151 whenever I looked at it, nothing was hurting so I figured I would ride whatever I had in my legs. Felt good and just kept pedaling. When I racked at T2 my time was at 50 minutes. Holy smokes, I have NEVER ridden that fast.
What would you do differently?:

NADA, my best ever ride.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Helmet off, visor on. Bike shoes & socks on. Sip from the Heed in my bottle and GO!
What would you do differently?:

NADA, a most excellent transition for me!
  • 28m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 04s  min/mile

My left gastroc (the one I tore in 2010) was sore this morning, I had double calf sleeves on it to protect it. I felt pretty good heading out to run. I usually have lower back tightness for the first half mile but today nothing. My gastroc ached a bit, but it wasn't giving me any indication that it wouldn't hold up for the run. Most of the bike and run course are shaded so I was comfortable. Grabbed some water headed out of the chute and at the first water stop. Felt strong and just ran with what my legs gave me. Saw one of the physically challenged athletes on the course which was really awesome. We had three physically challenged athletes in all so that was incredible. I knew what my time was racking the bike and mentally figured I might break 1:30 on the day. I was happy with that thought and kept running, as I hit the turn around I realized I had a shot at under 1:20. Keep running. Was amazed that I beat that in the finish chute.
What would you do differently?:

NADA, a terrific run for me!!

Holy smokes!! This split is FASTER than my best stand alone 5K!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with Dano again, he did the aquabike division, then Larkin came in....we waited for Verga to get in. I was going to go home when I checked the results board again. REALLY? ME? Second in the AG?????? Had Dano double check that cause I have never placed at an event! Of course I had to stick around for the awards. Got a sweet transition bag!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Asthma limited my swim, but not a lot.

Event comments:

Welcome back to really racing!!!

Last updated: 2012-03-10 12:00 AM
00:07:20 | 328 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Serpentine swim through the salt pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:41 | 12 miles | 18.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
average 149-151
Wind: Little
Course: Crazy 8 course through a pretty fast and mostly flat (few mild rollers) course
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:12 | 03.11 miles | 09m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
average 164
Course: Out and back up a small false flat kind of hill, turn and up another slightly bigger false flat hill.
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

2012-05-20 12:47 PM

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West Chester, Ohio
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2012-05-20 3:09 PM
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Congrats on your podium finish!! Sad I missed it!
2012-05-20 6:41 PM
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Richmond VA area
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CONGRATS again on the #2 podium spot. Your bike leg was astounding. If you recover any more you will be beating me. I only got 3rd and they didn't call us up until last because they forgot about Aquabike. No respect. The bag is nice though. My kids are coveting it.
2012-05-20 7:52 PM
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Gold member
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Well executed race Starshine.  Great job pushing along. 
2012-05-21 5:58 AM
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WOOT!!!!  Way to go Judi!! You kicked asthma's butt today!! Great race report, I enjoyed reading it. 
2012-05-21 9:06 AM
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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AWESOME job Judy!!!  Congrats on the podium!!!


2012-05-21 9:15 AM
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Ames, IA
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Lots of good stuff going on here. Great bike split, 5k PR, and a podium finish. Nice to see a race come together like that for you. Congrats!!
2012-05-21 10:26 AM
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Canandaigua NY
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Woohoo!! Congrats on the AG podium, nice job!

Great pace on the bike and run and if you weren't battling the asthma flare up maybe 1st in AG? 

2012-05-21 11:05 AM
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You amaze me!!!  AWESOME!
2012-05-21 12:49 PM
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Rochester, NY
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Just think how far you've come!  Just. Completely. Awesome!!!!!!!!!
2012-05-21 6:46 PM
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Berkeley, Calif.
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Soooooooooooooo awesome!!! What massively great bike and run splits. It's amazing to see all of your work (and pain) pay off. I'm so happy for you! It must've felt fantastic up on that podium.

2012-05-21 7:51 PM
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Granvile, Ohio
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Congratulations on an AWESOME race for you! Had to feel good to see all your hard work pay off!
2012-05-22 3:34 AM
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2012-05-22 5:07 AM
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Quebec, Canada
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Awesome job out there

And grats on the hardware

2012-05-22 1:40 PM
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North Alabama
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Awesome race! You had one of those "great races" that we all dream of!

Way to go.

2012-05-22 8:42 PM
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Awesome race! Great run and look at that little swimmy!

Plus, hardware, too! Woohoo!

2012-05-25 9:24 AM
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What an awesome race. Congrats on the second place. That is wild. Way to go!
2012-05-25 11:29 AM
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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
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