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Shelbyville, Kentucky
United States
Headfirst Performance
25F / -4C
Total Time = 41m 8s
Overall Rank = 1/43w
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up with stomach issues so didn't eat my usual pre-race sandwich. Had a clif bar and most of a banana during the hour drive.
Event warmup:

Jogged about a mile to get used to the cold air. Jogged in place during the final speech before the start so that nothing had a chance to tighten up.
  • 07m 25s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

I was very happy with my swim. This was a reverse tri, which means the swim is last. I knew I was first female getting into pool but I had flashbacks of last year when three girls passed me in the swim. Thankfully, I was able to get in the groove and enjoy the swim. Big improvement from last year's 9:36 in this race. I was lucky in that I had pretty clear sailing. About ten minutes later the pool was a zoo.
What would you do differently?:

AFter panicking in the pool in a few races last year I tend to be pretty conservative. I should start pushing myself a little more in the water.
Transition 1
  • 00m 52s

Average transition
  • 19m 1s
  • 6 miles
  • 18.93 mile/hr

Here's where I had the problem. With the cold weather, I had decided not to pre-clip my shoes. Well, when I went to mount my bike, the chain came off. I panicked, and frozen, numb fingers didn't help. It took two minutes to get it back on. I also lost a glove in the chain escapade and had to ride Michael Jackson style. The left hand froze! Anyway, once I got things sorted out I rocked my bike (averaged around 20mph). Still had the quickest bike split of the ladies but I would have been fairly close to the fastest guys if that hadn't happened.
What would you do differently?:

Pre-clip. I kicked my pedal backwards when I mounted which resulted in the chain falling. Otherwise, my bike fitness felt surprisingly good for this early in the season and it went well.
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s

Another issue- attached chip over sock and I could not get my sock off. I had to take off the whole chip, get the sock off, and put the chip back together. Numb fingers= a minute loss.
What would you do differently?:

Not that.
  • 11m 58s
  • 1.86 miles
  • 06m 26s  min/mile

Run was ok. Tried to just maintain 5K pace. Asthma/ chest problems resulted in gagging halfway through. I need to put a stop to that, because it happens frequently. Might play around with my inhalers and see if that helps.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really, Just need to start intensifying my speed workouts.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out in the pool area for food and awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The chain problem and the sock problem. I estimate they cost me 2-3 minutes. My husband beat me by two and a half minutes, so it could have been a real race between us!

Event comments:

I LOVE the Headfirst Performance events!!!

Last updated: 2013-01-27 12:00 AM
00:07:25 | 400 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 7/43w
Performance: Good
Course: Indoor pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:52
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:19:01 | 06 miles | 18.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 0/43w
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling with quite a few turns. Not known for being a fast course.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:48
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:11:58 | 01.86 miles | 06m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/43w
Performance: Below average
Course: ROlling
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
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

2013-01-28 10:14 AM

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Subject: Shelbyville Triathlon Series #1

2013-01-28 12:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Shelbyville Triathlon Series #1
Ah man, without those snafus, it really WOULD have been a race with your husband!!  Dang, you did great, and you would have KILLED it if not for frozen fingers, chain falling off, etc.... next time let's go for first OVERALL everyone!! 
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