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Tempe, Arizona
United States
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  • 19m 43s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 38s / 100 meters

This was my first open water tri/race event. I initially struggled with open water and having panic attacks, but I kept practicing in nearby lakes and was able to swim this course without a panic attack. I was still breathing much harder than I would have liked, but it is a good start. I was able to sight the bouys better than I thought I would, and I kept fairly straight lines. Overall I am very happy with this first tri swim!
What would you do differently?:

Try to get nerves under control better and slow down breathing and relax more.
Transition 1
  • 03m 16s

I could have been faster getting my shoes on, but had to dry my feet and wipe grass off before putting socks on. I also thought I lost my goggles, but then found them stuck in the arm of my wetsuit. ;) Note to self, when wetsuit strippers stip you, they mean business! :) It was great not having to fight with the wetsuit to get if off.
What would you do differently?:

leave goggles on until wetsuit is off to avoid worrying about losing them.
  • 49m 3s
  • 13.54 miles
  • 16.56 mile/hr

Legs felt very heavy first half of the ride. Again, breathing was harder than I expected, probably because my HR never really went down. This course also had a lot of u-turns/and corners so there was a lot of slowing and speeding up. Seems to have taken a lot of energy!
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice swim/bike bricks..and work on my speed.
Transition 2
  • 02m 17s

It was very easy to switch to running gear, though I had to move my neighbors bike off of my mat and out of my spot on the rack... arhg! Space hogs are frustrating, especially when you try not to do that yourself!
What would you do differently?:

Felt like this one went pretty well overall.
  • 37m 38s
  • 3.22 miles
  • 11m 41s  min/mile

Run was tough too! There was a pretty strong head wind for most of the race, and legs were just fatigued! HR stayed pretty high despite walking a few times, but I finished!!
What would you do differently?:

Just need to practice and train more!
Post race
Warm down:

Drank my complimentary mimosa with Mike and enjoyed having finished my first Tri!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to keep working on my base and building strength and speed!

Event comments:

Very good and well run race!

Last updated: 2013-01-17 12:00 AM
00:19:43 | 750 meters | 02m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot
Course: Tempe Town Lake
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:03 | 13.54 miles | 16.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Tempe, with a couple of inclines/hills. Two lap course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:37:38 | 03.22 miles | 11m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: around TTL
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 4

2013-05-13 10:47 PM

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Subject: Esprit de She

2013-05-13 11:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Esprit de She
Sweetheart, You did a great job in your first triathlon! I was so proud if you as trained, raced, and finished! Before you know it you will be completing an Ironman! Mike

Edited by Mikeylee 2013-05-13 11:51 PM
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