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Chelan, Washington
United States
Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation
Total Time = 6h 40m 12s
Overall Rank = 114/177
Age Group = 45 to 49
Age Group Rank = 13/17
Pre-race routine:

last meal the day before 12 hours before race. medium plate of spaghetti. Breakfast 3 hours before race: 2 imodiums, oatmeal, hardboiled egg.
Event warmup:

small swim. just got used to the water.
  • 41m 5s
  • 2078 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

The swim was relaxing and enjoyable. After rounding the bouy the wind had picked up and there was some chop. The sun was also in out eyes but they had a red line / rope below the bouys that you could follow. Not bad.
What would you do differently?:

Wet suit cut into my neck. Fix that.
Transition 1
  • 03m 28s
  • 3h 44m 24s
  • 58.1 miles
  • 15.53 mile/hr

It was an engaged for every enjoyable ride and you are engaged every mile.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 2
  • 02m 11s
  • 2h 11m 3s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m  min/mile

I drank a dixie cup of heed at almost every aid station. I was concerned with my quads (inside). Wasn't sure if it was fatigue or elctrolytes. We finished but it was a slow run.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walk

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My trianing was cut short do to a race cancellation. But I am still happy with my results. The goal was to finish and I did that with out walking even if I was slow.

Event comments:

It was unfortunate that the race that I was planning to do on Aug 5 here in Portland OR was cancelled but this was a memorable event.

Last updated: 2012-07-25 12:00 AM
00:41:05 | 2078 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 90/177
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
03:44:24 | 58.1 miles | 15.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 142/177
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Hills and heat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:11:03 | 13.1 miles | 10m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/177
Performance: Below average
Mainly flat but hot.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %6.1
Overall: Below average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-07-25 11:50 PM

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Subject: ChelanMan Trithlon - Half Iron Course

2012-07-27 7:06 PM
in reply to: #4330964

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Eugene, Oregon
Subject: RE: ChelanMan Trithlon - Half Iron Course
Congrats on finishing!  It was my first HIM and a pretty challenging swim and bike course. I was in the opposite situation--racing the HIM a month later than planned after the PacCrest course was shortened due to snow. Also found the swim rather choppy--I was fairly far up front in the first wave, the guys I was drafting off slowed a lot after the buoy, and I ended up whacking thru the chop by myself for most of the last 1000m.  On the plus side I never had to look up as I had the line to myself--actually collided with a buoy once though! Definitely got a workout on that bike course. Overall it was a beautiful course but challenging and glad I was a little over-trained rather than undertrained. Sorry about the Portland race--which one was that?
2013-11-25 10:23 PM
in reply to: Hot Runner

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Subject: RE: ChelanMan Trithlon - Half Iron Course
Sorry its been awhile, I just so your post. The event that was cancelled was Stumptown. It should have been a fairly flat and fast course. It was canceled and Chelan was what was available. Afterthought, I'm glad that it worked out that way.
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