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Washington, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
82F / 28C
Total Time = 3h 08m 41s
Overall Rank = 75/105
Age Group = F 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

Drove to Washington, NC on Friday

Arrived at Haven's Garden Park at 6:45 and got the last spot in the lot.

Half mile walk to the race start
Event warmup:

Half mile walk to the race start and a quick dip in the water before the athlete's meeting
  • 52m 5s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 28s / 100 meters

This was supposed to be 1500 meters but everyone with a GPS was measuring it at 1.2 miles. Also, the swim took place in the Pamlico River which is a tidal river. The tide was going out as we were swimming in. That is not to say that I had a stellar swim, clearly compared to my peers I did not. I left some work to do on the bike and run!

The water was flat, pleasantly brackish and clean. We dodged crab pots on the course!

What would you do differently?:

Continue to work on my swimming
Transition 1
  • 02m 5s

Decent transition. I put on socks for the bike/run segments. I figure that this is all practice for Chattanooga and I will be wearing socks there.
  • 1h 15m
  • 24 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

Nice bike course once we got off of 264. I didn't like the road or the traffic or the headwind on 264. The rest of the course was on very rural roads. Lots of turns.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s

I actually felt fine with my transition but compared to my peers, well, I do think that I need to find a way to speed this up a bit.
  • 57m 12s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

I enjoyed the run. Several sections had a decent amount of shade so I didn't get too too hot. It was 82 and extremely humid when we finished the race. The double out and back made it nice to see other racers and cheer each other on. I saw Maria M., David and Candice C., Spot, Manuel and several others. This is probably the best that I've felt in a triathlon run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Both the bike and run were pretty good among all women competing too so it really is just the swim but this is not news. It’s not even that I don’t like swimming!

Event comments:

FSSeries always puts on a quality, friendly event.

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Last updated: 2014-03-03 12:00 AM
00:52:05 | 1500 meters | 03m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/6
Overall: 95/105
Course: We entered the Pamlico River southeast of the transition area (basically at Walnut and Walnut where transition was at Walnut and Pine). We swam across the river to the Chocowinity side then upriver toward downtown Washington and back across the river to T1.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:05
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:15:00 | 24 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 58/105
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:48
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:12 | 06.2 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 56/105
Performance: Good
Course: Run T1 to downtown Washington and back. Repeat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2014-07-10 1:49 PM

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Raleigh, NC area
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2014-07-11 3:48 PM
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Overland Park, KS
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Nice work Janyne! Podium to boot, cool! You're looking good (piglet wise and performance ), especially good bike split, glad you felt good on the run.
2014-07-11 3:54 PM
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PODIUM!  Feeling good at the finish!  Dodging crab pots!  All good stuff, except the swim being long.  Nice job as usual, Janyne!

2014-07-16 10:05 AM
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Austin, Texas
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Half Iron swim and a hot run - with a podium finish!  WOOT!!!!

Very nicely done.



2014-07-16 10:23 AM
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Englewood, Florida
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As always, you rocked it! Great job as you continue prepping for IM Choo.

Podium=icing on the cake!

2014-07-17 5:00 PM
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Denver, CO
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Way to go, Janyne!!  Dodging crab pots?!  How the heck can you train for that?!  Maybe not the stellar swim you'd wanted but super job on the bike and fantastic that your run felt so good and was so fun.  You're doing a great job getting ready for your A race.  Keep up the good work!

2014-07-17 5:15 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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A fun race and some hardware to top it off!!! Congrats!!

2014-07-18 9:46 AM
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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Were there any crabs in there?

Nice job! PODIUM!!! WOOT!!
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