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Fairview, Oregon
United States
AA Sports
Total Time = 1h 30m 51s
Overall Rank = 216/393
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 18/29
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5 am. Ate 1/2 c oatmeal with milk and half a cup of coffee. Got to park about 6:45. Set up transition, ate a packet of fruit snacks, then began warmup.
Event warmup:

Jogged for 5-6 minutes, then put on wetsuit. Swam lightly, stopping for lots of breaks, 10-15 minutes.
  • 17m 17s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Good swim. Water temp was comfortable, and warmup allowed me to be relaxed at start. Got some drafting in first 200, and again for 25-50yd later on, but group was too spread out to stay with anyone consistently. Contact wasn't too distracting. Did get a little nauseated towards end...Water got a little choppy; maybe seasick?
What would you do differently?:

Would have been nice to find someone to draft from for a little longer, but my effort level was steady.
Transition 1
  • 03m 3s

No sitting this time! Marched my way out of my wetsuit while dealing with helmet.
What would you do differently?:

Wanted a drink of plain water but couldn't find my water bottle.
  • 43m 27s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.47 mile/hr

Maybe went a little harder than I should have, but I figured my run was short so I wouldn't suffer for too long.
What would you do differently?:

Need to build more strength in quads. They burn even when the rest of the effort feels manageable.
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s
What would you do differently?:

Could have cleaned up this transition a little.
  • 25m 31s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 05s  min/km

Had NO idea how fast I was running without my Garmin. Felt hard but slow (rubbery legs off of bike)...then my first mile was around 8:10! Slowed up a little. Run was hard effort, but steady. Not much kick left at end! But this was a solid PR effort.
What would you do differently?:

Should wear my Garmin to make sure I don't start too fast.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to swim start to get neoprene socks I'd left before my wave start.

Event comments:

Started late due to traffic jam at entrance to park. Luckily it wasn't too cold, because they announced the delay after I was in my wetsuit. I did put off getting in the water though.

Last updated: 2013-06-01 12:00 AM
00:17:17 | 880 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 191/393
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex sleeveless
Course: Triangular, counter-clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:03
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:27 | 12 miles | 16.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 241/393
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Pretty flat, with some wind along river.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:31 | 05 kms | 05m 05s  min/km
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 191/393
Performance: Good
Course: More hills than I remember, though none were bad...Just don't remember climbing so much to Marine Dr. And the grass and steep downhill trail segments were challenging
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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