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Richmond, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
60sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 28m 13s
Overall Rank = 106/161W
Age Group = 40-44W
Age Group Rank = 19/22
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, ate a larabar, had a diet Dew, drove with hubby down to the race.
Event warmup:

Setting stuff up, 'splainin' to hubby about what was going on, finding friends.

Didn't actually warm up - 21 minutes from gun-time until my start...
Swim
  • 11m 41s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 55s / 100 meters
Comments:

Oh. Dear. God. My swim needs a lot of work. I can swim forever if I get in a rhythm - slow, but forever. But I couldn't get in a rhythm today and had to stop every 100 m to reconsider my thinking. Not a good swim leg.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get the OWS thing out of my head - and this was in a pool. I just couldn't find my space to hit my stroke, etc. Of course, in a true OWS, I may be able to hang back from the pack and find some space there, but here, another wave was off every 30 seconds.
Transition 1
  • 01m 52s
Comments:

The swim really threw me, so I had a heck of a time getting my mind right for the bike. Took me probably 0.25 mile to get both feet clipped in - despite yelling at my shoes that entire time.
What would you do differently?:

Not swim so poorly? :)
Bike
  • 42m 53s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 17.39 mile/hr
Comments:

Happy with the bike portion. My first race (and only 3rd ride) on Freyja the tri bike. Even though I didn't stay in aero (rough road the back half, plus my shoulders hurt from swimming, tension, and not being used to the bike) for the whole race, I felt really good for the whole ride (except that whole clip in thing at the beginning).
What would you do differently?:

Keep up riding hills, even though I hate them. Hate them. Makes races like this seem downright easy. Plus I get to say "passing on your left" lots more. ;)
Transition 2
  • 02m
Comments:

Hmmm. I didn't feel this slow, but I guess it's possible. Helmet, bike shoes off; baseball hat, running shoes, belt on - shouldn't take so long!
What would you do differently?:

FASTER Pussycat!
Run
  • 29m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 35s  min/mile
Comments:

Yeah me! Breaking 10min miles on a tri5K! It's been way too long since I've seen 9! The run was awesome. I felt soooo good coming off the bike - short strides for the first mile or so, and then just ran. (Yeah, you can tell I'm a runner...I was passing people, I was chatting, I was joking with the volunteers...while other people looked like they were on a death march.) It was awesome. Picked up the pace for the 2nd loop and then sprinted it in. (And then felt like I was going to hurl on the man who was cutting off the chip...that passed without event, thankfully.)
What would you do differently?:

Keep running. My old running self is making a come back.
Post race
Warm down:

After I decided I WASN'T going to hurl on anyone...met up with Hubby (doing his first tri - YEAH!) and Jen (Artemis). Ate some good food (french toast w/ apples, eggs & cheese, hashbrown & sausage casserole), drank some water/G2/diet Coke, and chatted. Then I went and showed Jen my pretty new bike. :) (Or should I say my pretty, fast! new bike...)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

SWIM. SWIM. SWIM. I got to get my shizzle together on the swim. I can do 2000 at Masters without dying (and more on my own)...but this 400m faux-OWS killed me.

Event comments:

Great race! RTC (and Jay Peluso) know how to put on a good event, plus SetUp is usually solid. Everything about this race was done right.


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Last updated: 2013-01-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:11:41 | 400 meters | 02m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 21/22
Overall: 152/161W
Performance: Bad
Suit:
Course: Typical snake-pool swim, except done a'la open water...starting in groups of 10 with buoys at the turns. 50 meter GRAP pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 01:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Bad
Biking
00:42:53 | 12.43 miles | 17.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/22
Overall: 81/161W
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: One big ol' circle - classified as "rolling" but given the routes around our house, I'd say it was downright flattish. Guess there's one benefit to riding those soul-sucking hills in the wind.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:29:49 | 03.11 miles | 09m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/22
Overall: 99/161W
Performance: Good
Course: Flat 2-lap course around a soccer field & grocery store parking lot.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2013-04-27 1:51 PM

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2013-04-27 2:58 PM
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Great race!  Impressive bike and run.  The swim will come.  Just keep practicing. Laughing
2013-04-27 4:49 PM
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Super race! Kept your head after a strange swim start and got a sweet bike and run pace going!
2013-04-27 7:10 PM
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Very good race, especially after such a rough start!  Glad the new bike is so good for you.

How did your husband do on his tri?  Did he like it?

2013-04-27 7:43 PM
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Yay! Fantastic race! Especially that bike pace. See? Hills are good for you. Great start to the season. And hey, you may have struggled, but your swim time is faster than your workouts have been. I am so jealous - wish I could break 10's in a triathlon. Heck, wish I could break 11's!
2013-04-27 8:01 PM
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nicely done!

just work on the swim one day at a time and remember that no one ever wins a tri based on the swim leg

congrats!



2013-04-27 8:04 PM
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Congrats on a good first race of the season. How did the new bike treat you?
2013-04-27 8:12 PM
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I think you did a great job!  Your wave was really crowded, especially with the old men starfish.  I think it would have been less traumatic in a different wave.

The new bike is awesome! Freyja is the perfect name.

2013-04-28 5:57 AM
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So happy that you like your new bike and your run is back on track!!!  One day at a time on the swim. It'll come. 
2013-04-29 5:02 AM
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Great race! You've been working hard on your swim, so it will come. It's great that your ride went so well on your new bike, plus it really helped set you up for a good run. I usually yell at myself rather than my shoes, and I'm also afraid that someday I will hurl on he person taking my chip. Congrats!
2013-05-01 7:03 AM
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Nice work!  Congrats on your awesome run.  I have trouble clipping in during a race sometimes too.  I'm going to try yelling at my shoes next time. 


2013-06-20 10:37 AM
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good job!

I had issues with the swim as well..I think I would prefer a staggered start with 5-10 second intervals vice the 30 second waves
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