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Kennewick, Washington
United States
3 Rivers Road Runners
83F / 28C
Total Time = 3h 16m 49s
Overall Rank = 157/205
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 10/12
Pre-race routine:

Get up early, have coffee, commune with the dog, pack and go
Event warmup:

hurry to the swim start!!
  • 22m
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 28s / 100 meters

Started 2 mins late! By my watch, we still had 5 mins to go so we werent in much a hurry, all of the sudden, horn goes off and......Holy Crap! Hurry Hurry!!!
What would you do differently?:

Leave home earlier~
Transition 1
  • 03m 16s

Tried to just stay calm, walk quickly to bike and do what I always do.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 1h 33m 59s
  • 40 kms
  • 25.65 km/hr

This was my longest ride of the year! Long work hours and NO training made me re evaluate my effort. I tried to ride as easy as I could. I had injurted my back earlier in the week and wasn't even sure I could ride but it went pretty well. Not in a hurry and had a good ride.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 2
  • 01m 49s

Bike catchers rock!! A nice young man took my bike and a nice young woman handed me my run bag and took it away when I was done. All I had to do was get stuff off and on and I was done.
What would you do differently?:

not much
  • 1h 13m 28s
  • 10 kms
  • 07m 19s  min/km

I knew this was going to be tough and slow going. Long work hours and not enough sleep had me really tired going in. I just ran and far as I could, about a mile and did run/walk after that. At the end, I was walking 100 steps and running 200. Pretty much had nothing left at the end. My favorite training partner and nice sister brought me a bottle of cold water about 1/2 mi from finish, sorely needed.
What would you do differently?:

Get some rest before the race!
Post race
Warm down:

walk around and drink some water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not enough training, back injury

Event comments:

I really like this race. Downstream swim makes me feel fast. Bike course is just hard enough and run is always hot. Entry is really inexpensive and volunteers are great. This year, the traffic control was great and I didn't get lost for the first time!
They did run out of water, I think I got the last bottle when finished but they found some more fairly quickly. Post race activities are pretty non existent but the price is right. I'm planning to go back next year!!

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Last updated: 2013-08-31 12:00 AM
00:22:00 | 1500 meters | 01m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/12
Overall: 162/205
Performance: Good
Suit: promotion fluid drive sleeveless
Course: Point to point downstream
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Time: 03:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:33:59 | 40 kms | 25.65 km/hr
Age Group: 10/12
Overall: 150/205
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Sort of out and back, lots of uphills on the way out and twice as fast on the way back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:13:28 | 10 kms | 07m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 156/205
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back, mostly flat
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-08-31 8:38 PM

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2013-08-31 8:56 PM
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Spokane, Washington
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Fantastic job today! You did great even with all the pre-race issues..sure fun to be out there with MY favorite training partner.
2013-09-01 12:43 AM
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It was awesome to meet you and Colleen today. I have read both of your race reports of this race from a few years ago and that is why I did this race last year as my first olympic distance tri. To see you guys there today was just great. I hope to see you guys at future races.
2013-09-02 1:14 PM
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Hey Fred!,


Great to meet you at the race!  Sounds like you had an awesome day! Glad you took the plunge and went for it.  Hope to see you again!

happy training!


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