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Moonlight Basin, Montana
United States
Xterra and Moonlight Basin
85F / 29C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 9/45
Age Group = W 30-39
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6 because I couldn't sleep anymore. Had a pb and honey sandwich, some potatoes and coffee. Drove with my friend Beth up to the race. Talked with people, hung out. Very friendly, low key atmosphere as this was a "beginner" triathlon. The real Xterra was held the next day.
We were actually shuttled to the lake. (In true Xterra fashion, there was a 3/4 mile run from the exit of the lake to the bikes!)
Event warmup:

Belly laughing with all the participants at the start of the swim. Someone mentioned how we all looked like the sperm in the Woody Allen movie with our wetsuits and caps on...
everyone was so nice.
  • 00m
  • 500 meters
  • / 100 meters

This really just blew me away b/c it was the easiest part of the entire triathlon. Started toward the front, and by the time I got to the first buoy I was pretty much alone. I could see 2 or 3 people in front of me. I just did my front crawl (only stroke I know) and every 3-4 strokes would look up to sight. I was completely shocked when I got out of the water and realized I was really close to the front. Then...we had to take our wetsuits off, put on our tennies and RUN 3/4 mile to the bikes! Carrying out wetsuits! I was even more shocked that I was the 3rd one to T1 and the first girl!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 00m
  • 6 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

Very difficult to hydrate on a mountain bike. This was a killer course. Many participants walked part of the uphill. Single track was narrow, but so much fun.
What would you do differently?:

When I fell on the first loop I knocked my seat lose and a little sideways. I should have stopped and adjusted it...but I kept going. Rode the 2nd loop with my seat way to low. Probably would have been much easier ride with it up.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Forgot my number belt with my the time I realized it was too late to go back and get it!
  • 00m
  • 2.5 miles
  •  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Run the whole length.
Post race
Warm down:

Came in with my family all 3 girls cheering for me. Had some oranges, gatorade...

Waited for my friend Beth to come in...cheered for everyone.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My seat being too low

Event comments:

What a fun day. I can now say that I am a triathlete!

Last updated: 2006-06-27 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 500 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/45
Performance: Good
Suit: Quintana Roo Full Wetsuit (required)
Course: Just one loop around a small lake.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 06 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/45
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 2 3.1 mile loops. First 2 miles of the loop straight up hill! (really) last mile of the loop was downhill single track! Fun and extremely challenging. Got passed by the first female finisher at the top of my first bike loop when I tipped over on the single track. Never did catch her.
Road: Rough 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 Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 02.5 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/45
Course: We ran back up to the lake and around it...boggy, wet, logs to go over and under, so shady and cool up by the lake. My Gu kicked in after a walk/run hill and then I was able to run all the way back. Talked to a couple of other guys...lots of people walked this one hill. Never did catch the 1st girl, but I never got passed by another girl so I had a feeling that I was doing pretty good.
Keeping cool 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

2006-07-22 9:49 PM

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Subject: Just "tri" off road triathlon

2006-07-27 9:23 AM
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Dayton, Minnesota
Subject: RE: Just "tri" off road triathlon
Great job! I'd love to try an off road tri someday, but have never been mountain biking! Congratulations on the hardware!
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