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Federal Way, Washington
United States
BTO Multisports
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 23m 39s
Overall Rank = 17/159
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/23
Pre-race routine:

Up early, grabbed coffee and an oatmeal to go at Starbucks (they forgot the cream in my coffee, grrr!). Enjoyed a pretty drive with great views of Mt Rainier.

Ran into a ton of friends so spent a lot of time talking, then finally realized I had better think about the race for a minute and went ahead and set up my transition area!
Event warmup:

Got in the lake and swam for a few minutes while the Oly race was on their first lap. Probably should have stretched or ran or something....but oh well.
  • 09m 56s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

Yeah, first tri in a couple of years.....I felt pretty into a couple of 'fights' jockeying for position but nothing bad. One person stopped right in front of me suddenly and another next to me suddenly breast stroked and kicked me in the ribs but missed full contact. Otherwise not bad at all.
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps a bit more training! LOL Twice last week is all I have done in two years for the most part.
Transition 1
  • 01m 31s
  • 44m
  • 14 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr

Pretty fast bike ride, it went by quickly. Passed a lot, only got passed by a couple of people wearing aero helmets who I assume were doing the Oly.
What would you do differently?:

Ride harder up hills.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 26m 32s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 32s  min/mile

Not bad considering my right foot felt like a log for about two miles. Also haven't run fast lately. And it was a lot of uphill. I just tried to keep a pretty steady cadence for the most part. Got passed about 3 times and passed a couple, but it was pretty sparse out there.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster, dammit!! Possibly practicing bricks would help! :) I was not in it to win it....
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water and a banana and socialized and watched people finish. It was a very fun race, as I knew a whole lot of people there....good friends with the organizer and the announcer which is always nice....not to mention I got to see Lisa (BT) there doing the timing. :) Smiling faces at the finish line are the best!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was surprised to discover I was 2nd in my AG, but pleased, of course! Enjoyed receiving the box of truffles as a prize. :)

Event comments:

Very fun race, great camaraderie being all women.

Last updated: 2013-06-15 12:00 AM
00:09:56 | 440 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/23
Overall: 18/159
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless Blue Seventy
Course: Counterclockwise circle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:31
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:44:00 | 14 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 11/159
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Two laps counterclockwise. Some hills, one longish, mostly rolling or just slight grade. Hammered on the flats and downs as usual.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:32 | 03.1 miles | 08m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/23
Overall: 28/159
Performance: Average
Time includes T2 which took a while as I had no speed laces....oh well! Also accidentally left glasses on from ride and put on visor which was annoying. Ended up putting the glasses on top of the hat.
Course: One loop counterclockwise, the first mile on the bike course. Pretty consistently uphill grade, nothing too steep.
Keeping cool Drinking
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] 5

2013-06-15 8:55 PM

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2nd place age 40-44!  Those be truffles!  Plus my new tri kit.

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