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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
United States
Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce
Total Time = 2h 23m 11s
Overall Rank = 48/544
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/32
Pre-race routine:

This was a vacation race for us. We headed to CDA on Wednesday and played for a few days before hand. We had a wonderful vacation!
Event warmup:

Got to the race when transition opened at 5:30 and got a great spot. Did a 10 min warmup run 30 minutes before my wave started.
  • 28m 53s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

This swim was okay for me. My side started to hurt 15 minutes in...
What would you do differently?:

If I am going to do more oly distance races I need to get serious about my swim training...
Transition 1
  • 01m

I must have taken a nap here or something...not sure what happened.
What would you do differently?:

Move faster!
  • 1h 08m 7s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.89 mile/hr

I knew as soon as I got on the bike that something wasn't right. Any time I tried to crank up the effort, I got a terrible cramp in my side. That being said, I loved this course. Tons of hills and very beautiful!
What would you do differently?:

Not sure...not cramp I guess...
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

I stopped and put on socks. I knew by this time that my goal was out the window, so I wanted to make sure my feet were as comfy as possible.
What would you do differently?:

Not put on socks, but today it didn't really matter.
  • 44m 8s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

So, this is where the wheels really came off. I ran a 38 min. 10K on the run leg of my last olympic tri in 2010 and I had really high hopes of running in the 37's today. It was not to be. My side cramp continued through the run. I struggled to keep runnning but was able to soldier on and finish. I decided that instead of focusing on my sub par race, I would encourage everyone I could, and thank every volunteer I saw. That was alot of fun and I finshed with a big smile on my face.
What would you do differently?:

Not cramp...
Post race
Warm down:

I met up with my family and we watched a few racers come in. We had to check out of the condo so we took off and drove the 6 hours home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I thought my training was good enough for an olympic race, but Irealized that I was lacking in a couple of different areas. #1 - swim training. I have swam more this year than last, but I haven't done anything very long. I need to work on getting some longer sets in so that the swim is not so labored. #2 - long hard bike rides. To compete at this distance I really need to get more 2+ hour bike rides in with higher effort.

Event comments:

This race is the most organized I have done. I was very impressed! I am planning on coming back next year as I feel I have to prove to myself that I can compete on this course. All in all we had a great time on this trip. Everyone has bad races once in awhile and this was mine. By most stnadards this wasn't even a bad race. I just thought I should have done better. I am very blessed to get to participate in this sport and have such a wonderful family that supports me in this silly hobby.

Last updated: 2012-06-24 12:00 AM
00:28:53 | 1640 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/544
Performance: Average
Suit: Black pearl
Course: Clockwise triangle. Return leg was into the sun and sighting was tough!
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:08:07 | 24.85 miles | 21.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/544
Performance: Average
Course: Very challenging course. Lot's of hills, not much flat.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:03
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:08 | 06.21 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/544
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat and beautiful on the Centennial trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-08-15 12:22 AM

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