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North Carolina Triathlon Series Race #9 - Triangle - TriathlonSprint


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Morrisville, North Carolina
United States
Set-Up, Inc.
Total Time = 1h 40m 5s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Novice women
Age Group Rank = 11/33
Pre-race routine:

Drove down to NC, had an awesome dinner with Fit and Stake, went to bed WAAAAAY too late, woke up all nice and early and remarked upon walking out the door "Hey, am I open water swimmign today?" Clearly, I had done my homework for this race.
Event warmup:

Not much ... got there for packet pick up, set up transition (um, in the wrong spot. The side of the rack I was on didn't have the numbers for each specific person, so I figured it was general racking per number grouping. Um, it wasn't. Some nice person moved my stuff for me, and while that gave me a heart attack when I couldn't find all my stuff, once I didn and understood what was up, I was happy that they at least reracked all my stuff very nicely and put everything the way I had had it. Got in the water about 5 minutes before my wave and splashed around a bit.
Swim
  • 14m 5s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters
Comments:

I was in the last wave -- novice women -- which was kinda weird to be like an hour behind everyone else. Oh well. Got in the water and heard one girl remark "Gosh, I just want to get the swim over with" and another girl said "Really? I think the swim is the best part!". I looked at her and mentally said "Yup -- you're feet are the ones I'm chasing"

Got started and was having a hard time finding feet cause the water was so damn murky and disgusting. Ugh! Swim as well as I could -- a little off course in the beginning but I corrected. I felt like I was working harder than I wanted to be, but since i didn't have a watch on I had no idea what time I was looking at. Caught up with some of the guys in the wave before me, which made me happy even though they were clearly hurting and were very very BOP. Said to one guy as we got near shore "Hang on, you're almost there!" (he looked awful), and he replied "well, I can still drown in 12 inches of water, so there's still time to die". Heh. Good point.
What would you do differently?:

Not swim in such a disgusting lake? Position better at the beginning.
Transition 1
  • 02m 58s
Comments:

went ok. The distance from the timing mat to the bike mount was about 5 miles, and it was over sand in gravel which of course got stuck in my cleats.
Bike
  • 51m 51s
  • 15 miles
  • 17.36 mile/hr
Comments:

Had a hard time clipping in and getting going. My cleats had a bunch of junk in the them so I fumbled a bit in the beginning. Got going and felt pretty good. Hard to pass people for the first mile cause it was a really narrow lane, but it opened up for me to pass and get passed. This course was HILLY!!!! Damn! I was happy because there were no hills bigger than the ones down at Quanitco, and none of them seemed to be very long, so mentally it didn't mess with me too much, but I certainly wasn't flying up them, but any means. I did notice that I tended to pass people going uphill and get passed on the downhills... hmmm.... not quite sure what do about that but it does seem to be rather backwards, doesn't it?

I was surprised to see the finish -- I didn't fell spent at all. I guess it's time to start pushing harder, huh?
Transition 2
  • 02m 18s
Comments:

Dismounted my bike and heard Stake say "Good job! the 11 year old is only 5 minutes in front of you; you can totally catch her" I thought he was being a smartass but apparently he was dead serious. Awesome.

"Ran" (ahem) my bike the 10 miles to the transition area -- forgot that the timeing mat was all the way by the transition enterance, and not at all near the bike dismount -- I think I would have moved a bit faster getting towards the timing mat if I'd remembered that.

Got into T2, threw my bike against the rack and started to change. My awesome wonderful jockstraps were right on the other side of the fence talking to me, and Bostic and I started commiserating about the hills of the bike course. I was in the m iddle of a sentence when it suddenly occured to me: "Bostic, what the f-ck are you doing DONE??????" He was already done racing, chilling and enjoying post race snacks. Jeez. Time to haul a$s outta T2.
What would you do differently?:

Could have moved faster.
Run
  • 28m 55s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 18s  min/mile
Comments:

Ok, this sucked. I hadn't noticed it on the bike, but all the sudden it had gotten HOT! I was very nautious and not at all comfortable during the run. Plus, no shit, I had a 13 yr old in front of me for the first mile. Jeez. Anyway, put my head down and thought to myself "Triathlon is the stupidest f-cking sport." I was having a hard time drinking water, and was actually getting a little chilly -- in restrospect, I think I was being affected by the heat a lot more than I realized. About a mile in I found a groove (and smoked that 13 yr old, btw) and was just trudging along, not happy, but not hurting. Kept passing and being passed by this one guy -- we started talking and it was his first tri. We laughed about how hard we were working to run this slow, and kept moving on. As we came to the turn where you go left for the finish and right for the second loop, he said "Man, I'm so glad it's almost over", and me, being a smartass, just said "yeah, only one more loop!". He looked over at me like "WHAT?" and I kept going "Yeah, it's three loops. Just one more to go!" I let that sink in for a minute and then said "Aw, I'm just teasin' -- it's only two loops. We're done!" He just looked at me and said "Dude, that was MEAN. And in about a day when I can move again I might find it funny". I laughed and then I kicked around the corner and into the finish shoot.
What would you do differently?:

I finished really strong, which combined with the fact that I could comfortably carry a conversation on this run makes me think I needed to push harder. I'm going to be really interested to see my run split -- I seriously have NO idea what pace I was pushing. Weird to not be able to tell!
Post race
Warm down:

Tried to drink water!!! The heat was hitting me more than I realized. Didn't want food, but needed the water.

Went back to Fits, cleaned up, took a little nap, and had an awesome time iwth the BTers at the post race bbq!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I don't push hard enough. I think I am still scared that if I do I will hurt my heart and then I will die. But my heart is better now, so I'm pretty sure I need to get over that and get comfortable with being UNcomfortable.

Also, I need to drink WAY more on the bike. I think I maybe took in 6 ounces total. Gee, wonder why I was hurting on the run? /sarc


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Swimming
00:14:05 | 750 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
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T1
Time: 02:58
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
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Biking
00:51:51 | 15 miles | 17.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
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T2
Time: 02:18
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Running
00:28:55 | 03.11 miles | 09m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
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2006-07-10 8:25 AM

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2006-07-10 8:31 AM
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I was waiting for this RR good job on the race and I agree with you, I think it is time to start pushing a bit harder because you CAN!

YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR!

2006-07-10 9:14 AM
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Chippy, awesome race and race report, nothing will motivate you more than being passed by an 11 year old. I would say that if you think you can push it more, go for it.
The good thing about swimming in that lake is that the water is so nasty it makes you swim faster to get out of it!
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2006-07-10 9:36 AM
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Great job!!  Please don't kick me in the head on the swim at Irongirl.
2006-07-10 9:57 AM
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I have no doubt that you will be able to take that 11 year old next year.  And the year after that I'm betting you will take that 71 year old as well.  Of course he'll be 73 by then.  But, you know what I mean
2006-07-10 4:32 PM
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HAHAHHAHAHAHAH--I can't believe you did that to that guy! You mean biyach! But it's sooper funny! I think that if it had been me, I would have sworn at you. Hehe.

Good job--I'm still bummed I missed hooking up w/ you guys, but I'm glad you toughed it out and beat the damn 13-year-old! Good job woman!



2006-07-10 7:54 PM
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Bump... added times. Just realized that that was another 5k run PR. WOOT!
2006-07-10 7:59 PM
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heh, I got smoked by PLENTY of little kids at my 5K this weekend, including EmilyG.

great RR - congrats on a good race.
2006-07-10 7:59 PM
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You rock!  That was such an awesome race!  I am sooooo impressed with how much you kicked!  Oh yeah, and you looked smokin' hot while doing it

I love me some chippy!

2006-07-10 8:20 PM
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That 13 year old went DOWN. Great job on the PR and in a Tri no less!
2006-07-11 12:08 AM
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awesome job!


2006-07-11 12:09 AM
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LMAO....I love the way you beat up on little kids.  Next thing will be old men in skirts!  Nice race, sorry about the mucky water, but it's better than swimming in the ocean! 

 

2006-07-11 7:01 AM
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Fun RR to read. You rocked it!
2006-07-11 8:16 AM
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Great Race and great report.

Sorry I missed you guys at the race.  I'll get another chance, I'm sure.

If you thought the hills were bad at Triangle, you may want to start getting out on the IronGirl course.     I found out last night that there are 1100+ feet of elevation gain over the distance.

 

2006-07-11 11:25 AM
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Way to go Chippy!  You looked GREAT out there!    I'm so happy you smoke the 13 year old.  You don't know how much grief you would have gotten had you not.  LOL!

And the whole 3 lap run course is the icing on this race.  I'm still laughing about how the poor guy probably felt as you let it sink in.  Muahaha.  That's just so classicly evil I love it.  It was soooo great to see you and Stake again!  Congrats on your race and your PB 5k.  Woot! 

2006-07-11 3:17 PM
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Hey, nice race. I didn't get to meet you, but watched your T2 with the BT group. Not all of our lakes in NC look like poo...I swear.


2006-07-11 3:59 PM
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Thanks for the detailed report!

Way to kick that kids butt too!

In my last tri... I passed only ONE PERSON on the run. It wasn't a kid though.

I did notice that I tended to pass people going uphill and get passed on the downhills... hmmm.... not quite sure what do about that but it does seem to be rather backwards, doesn't it?


I have that same problem too. I equate it to the fact that I don't pedal going downhill as I see that as my moment to rest, after huffing it up the hill.

2006-07-11 8:24 PM
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Hey Chippy,

Great race and report.   Congratulations on the PR on the 5k, especially when you weren't feeling well.  I loved reading about you smoking the 13 year old.  I think it is legal to push down anyone less than half your age. 

Ernie 

2006-07-11 8:35 PM
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It was very nice to meet you Chippy, and that IM feller you were hanging with!!! very cool RR and great race! you are so mean!!! telling that racer there were more loops - i love it!! hope to see you at another race somewhere, sometime.
2006-07-11 9:58 PM
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Heh...very entertaining RR....at least you have fun at races!  Now, that means we need to challenge you more!  If you have the energy and time to kibbitz with the competition, you can kick their arses too!

Congrats on a GREAT race!  Woohoo!  Go new heart Chippy!

2006-07-12 8:30 AM
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This is my test: if I have enough energy to still be a smartass at the end of a race, I'm not working hard enough. Just sayin.'

Great job, Liz! Oh...and I don't know if anyone evertold you this, but little kids are fast.



2006-07-12 3:41 PM
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Way to go Chippy!  You would think that after all the support you were for Stake at IMCDA that he would have told you the kid was 12!!  I mean really.........

Good for you on the PR.  It was great meeting ya in CDA.

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