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YMCA Colonial Beach International Triathlon - Triathlon


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Colonial Beach, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
80sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 4h 07m 31s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove up from Richmond before race; protein/yogurt shake in car, diet Dew, 1/2 uncrustable before hitting town.
Event warmup:

Check-in, got everything set, took the bike out for a quick spin to make sure that being shoved in car hadn't messed gears, went out for a little swim to see if it was really as choppy, wavy, and currenty as it looked from shore. Yep. It was.
Swim
  • 1h 17m 27s
  • 1500 meters
  • 05m 10s / 100 meters
Comments:

Hardest thing I've ever done. Wavy. Currenty. High tide. Even the best swimmers commented on how the swim was hard and a friend of Matt's said that he usually shoots for 28minutes and swam it in 40. So I guess it wasn't just me...but still, this was the worst thing ever. Thank goodness for my paddle board new BFF, Hannah, who hung with me and talked me down from my freak out.
What would you do differently?:

Not. Freak. Out.

Learn how to swim with tides/currents.
Transition 1
  • 03m 11s
Comments:

I was so messed up after the swim, I'm surprised it didn't take me longer than this.
What would you do differently?:

Not. Freak. Out. on the. Swim.
Bike
  • 1h 29m 1s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.66 mile/hr
Comments:

I'm happy with the bike...about the only thing I'm happy with. :(
What would you do differently?:

Not. Freak. Out. on the. Swim.
Transition 2
  • 02m 29s
Comments:

Meh.
Run
  • 1h 15m 26s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 07s  min/mile
Comments:

It was hot out there. I saw the fit, fast people walking it in on my out (their back) and so I went ahead and decided to run-walk it from the get-go.
What would you do differently?:

Not. Freak. Out. on the. Swim. And not be so persuaded that the run will suck just because EVERYONE running in my direction was walking due to the heat.
Post race
Warm down:

Dazed and confused. Looked for water. Got food. Couldn't eat it. Sat in the shade for a long time.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Freaking out on the swim.

Event comments:

Well. That sucked. My race, not Set-up's event. Set-up throws a class race and I appreciate the extra few minutes they gave me to finish so I could have an official time. :)

http://trimomhalf.blogspot.com/2013/07/post-race-rundown-or-meltdow...






Last updated: 2013-04-22 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:17:27 | 1500 meters | 05m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit:
Course: Clockwise-ish circle. Out diagonally to buoy 1, against current/tide to buoy 2 (long stretch), 50 meters into shore turn at buoy 3, with current to buoy 4, cross current into shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding:
T1
Time: 03:11
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:29:01 | 24.85 miles | 16.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back, first 5-6 miles fairly flat, then 6 miles of rollers with one good hill. And then back again.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:29
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:15:26 | 06.21 miles | 12m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back on a nearly flat course. With NO shade.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Way to hang in there and finish.  Sounds like a tough swim but you did it!  Time to look forward to the next goal!
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Great job sticking with it and finishing!!  I know the swim was tough and you finished!!
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Way to push through. 
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You did it. I know how you feel though. Read my Diamond in the Rough report. Things got really ugly out there and I was practically belligerent by the time I finished.

Use this as a learning experience and do everything in your power to NOT do this again.

Patti in NJ
2013-07-15 11:13 AM
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You faced one of the hardest swims of your life and conquered it.  That is a huge WIN and mental hurdle.  Awesome job!!


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You might note that my swim time was 4 min slower than terrible Naylor's Beach. So conditions were definitely tough. But you stuck with it! What QZ said - a serious accomplishment. Next time will be better. 
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Good job.  Way to stick with it.

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