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Winona Lake, Indiana
United States
Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 39m 15s
Overall Rank = 350/480
Age Group = F 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/15
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:45. Oatmeal, coffee and a banana. Forgot to take coffee for the drive, so just sipped on water and listened to some music. Arrived at the race at 6:30. No rush, very relaxed pre-race.
Event warmup:

Biked the beginning and the end of the course, and did a very short jog.
  • 10m 16s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

This was one of my best swims as far as execution and feel. There was a lot of contact and I passed a lot of people. My goal was a solid steady swim, and I think I pulled that off. I came out of the water feeling strong.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 31s

Had a little trouble getting my foot clipped in. It was almost a little comical. How hard is it, really?
  • 47m 10s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 17.55 mile/hr

I was sure my average was going to be over 18mph. Not sure, and didn't think to check my bike computer until I walked it back to the car. I remembered to so some stretching toward the end of the ride and need to make sure I always to that. My calves were getting tight and certainly would have been cramping as soon as I started the run.

Had a couple fasties pass me on the bike, but passed a lot of others--even a few men.
What would you do differently?:

More race specific training
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

I did it! I got my feet out of my shoes at the end of the ride and was able to just hop off the bike and run it in like a pro! Oh yeah!
What would you do differently?:

  • 39m 15s
  • 3.52 miles
  • 11m 09s  min/mile

Better than last year. (that's me trying to put a positive twist on it). I walked the aid stations and stretched a couple times. I'm not sure why running is so hard for me, but it just is. My calves and legs were so tight that I'm sure they would have started cramping had I gone much faster. I have more work to do, that's all there is to it.

Oh, there was only water at the aid stations, and somewhere along the way, I lost my gel out of my pocket. I'm sure that get would have made all the difference :-)
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on focusing when it hurts. It's improving.
Post race
Warm down:

Hang out with the other Triple Treat and BT people.

Event comments:

I like the way they run the awards ceremony. They start with the oldest groups and work their way down to the youngest. Oldest triathlete there today was 87. That's freekin' awesome!

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Last updated: 2012-06-04 12:00 AM
00:10:16 | 440 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 0/480
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Straight out along a buoy line, around a pontoon boat, and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:31
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:47:10 | 13.8 miles | 17.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/15
Overall: 0/480
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Lots of turns leaving transition and coming back into transition. The rest was a straight out to Pierston and back with smooth roads and gentle rollers.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:39:15 | 03.52 miles | 11m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 0/480
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice course. Follows along a shaded greenway trail for the majority. There is a little section around a neighborhood in the middle of the run. That part is always hot! Then you come back through the greenway and finally climb a big hill, go down a very steep hill and then to the finish.
Keeping cool Below average 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-06-23 4:52 PM

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Brevard, North Carolina
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2012-06-23 5:36 PM
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Verona WI--Ironman Bike Country!
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Woo-Hoo!!!  A big PR and a great T2 coming off the bike barefoot!

2012-06-23 5:49 PM
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Sendai, Japan
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Nice job Jayne!  
2012-06-23 6:09 PM
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Great race Jayne! Sounds like a fun day.

I did my long runs on Sunday evening with my long rides Sunday morning before my last tri quite a bit and this got me used to running on tired legs without it actually being a brick, might work for you???
2012-06-23 6:23 PM
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Congratulations on the huge PR! Awesome race! And I'm especially impressed that you got out of your bike shoes on the bike and ran it in barefoot. I don't have the balls to try that! Well done!
2012-06-23 6:37 PM
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Way to go, Jayne! You did super! It was so nice to see you. What race is up next?

2012-06-23 10:39 PM
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NW Georgia
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There is a woman in our MG who ran an ultra earlier this year; maybe you could get some running tips from her.  Great job on the PR!!
2012-06-25 10:27 AM
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Nice PR and great T2! Awesome!
2012-06-25 8:50 PM
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Fort Wayne
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Very solid race Jayne!  To look at a year ago and see where you were in February of 2011 compared to today it is a stunning improvement.  You have a lot to be thankful for and you have a huge drive to keep training.

For the running, just try doing short bricks a little more and make them after a couple of bikes every week.

I love the shoes off while you were on the bike!  You are just around the corner from that Pro card for that little maneuver.

2012-06-25 11:19 PM
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Great job, Jayne! It's awesome to see so much improvement in a year!

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