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Herriman, Utah
United States
Total Time = 1h 44m 27s
Overall Rank = 254/343
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/29
Pre-race routine:

Woke at 4:50. Brush teeth, dress, pour gatorade into bottles, make toast w/pb and a chocolate milk. Ate breakfast while driving. Got to T2 a little before 6a. T2 was in a different place from last year, so had to walk a ways to set up, no biggie. Aired up bike tires and road up the the res to set up T1 (about 2 mile ride up hill). Got to T1 about 6:40a, got timing chip and body marked. Set up T1 close to the swim exit. Ate half of a Clif Bar and drank some water and gatorade. Race started late so just hung around and waited, waited, waited....
Event warmup:

My wave was last, so I had lots of time to hang out in the res getting used to the water. Was pretty nice actually. Ate a Gu about 15 minutes before start.
  • 11m 5s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters

Decent swim. Our wave didn't seem to thin out until turning the first corner. Seemed like I passed a lot of people, but hard to tell. 1:05 faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I pondered not using the wetsuit, but glad I did.
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Way faster T1 than last year (almost 3mins). Suit stuck on my hands again (??). Otherwise smooth.
What would you do differently?:

  • 56m 6s
  • 14 miles
  • 14.97 mile/hr

Felt pretty good actually. My quads were burning going up that hill, not sure I could have gone any faster. I passed a lot of people, and some even walked up the last bit of hill. The flats and downhills were good, I was in the drops alot. Took a Gu with about 3 miles left. 5:47 faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Probably should have drank a little more. Otherwise good ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 50s

I actually got my feet out of the shoes while riding! Racked close to bike entrance. Walked through transition (planned).
  • 33m 34s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 47s  min/mile

Walked most of the uphills. Flats were feeling pretty good so I ran a little faster. Felt decent. Started to get hot in the last half, the sun was coming out more. Tried to sprint in at the end but I was pretty blasted. 3:05 faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Post race
Warm down:

Laid in the grass for a while, eating watermelon and drinking water. Walked around a little, got my stuff from transition.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I haven't been training like I should. One of these days I'll stop being such a slacker....

Event comments:

As usual for RaceTri, a nice race. Was pretty frustrated that we started so late. (We waited for two more shuttles to come in - if I can get my butt out of bed at 4:50am to get setup and ready to go on time why can't everyone else?)

Last updated: 2012-04-06 12:00 AM
00:11:05 | 500 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 18/29
Overall: 0/343
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Counterclockwise loop around res. Water was pretty warm this year, about half of racers did not wear a wetsuit.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:56:06 | 14 miles | 14.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 21/29
Overall: 0/343
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: One loop. Long grinding hill from about mile 3.5 to mile 7.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:33:34 | 03.11 miles | 10m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/29
Overall: 0/343
Performance: Good
Course: Clockwise loop (opposite from last year). Small uphills at beginning and end.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-13 11:54 AM

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