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YWCA women's triathlon - Triathlon

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 25m 6s
Overall Rank = 25/961
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/142
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 530, had a quick breakfast, left two unhappy kids that had woken up to early and biked down to nokomis. So great to have a race right in our backyard!
Event warmup:

  • 10m 14s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters

Swim has always been my weakest event. Some things don't change. I started strong but definitely tapered for the last 100 or 200. My goggles are tinted which is usually nice but it was super overcast and my wave all wore orange swim caps which made finding the orange swim bouys difficult!
Transition 1
  • 02m

Wet suit got a little snagged on timing chip but overall ok
  • 46m 57s
  • 15.5 miles
  • 19.81 mile/hr

This felt great. I rocked it and was smiling the whole time! Ate a gu around mile 12 with the hope it would help me on the run
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

This couldn't have been any faster.
  • 24m 59s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

My fast bike caught up to me here. The legs felt like big heavy bricks at the beginning. Tried to relax my shoulders and push it. I had battled during the bike with one woman from my AG. We kept passing each other, getting passed and then passing again. We started near each other on the run but she took off about a mile in. Just didn't have it in me. She had three kids. This race is so inspirational. So many women out there, moms, grand moms, etc that are cariving out time in their busy schedules to stay fit and strong.i
Post race
Event comments:

I love this race. I hope to do it forever. Seriously! I hope to one day race it and have grace race it too!

Last updated: 2014-08-17 12:00 AM
00:10:14 | 500 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 23/142
Overall: 0/961
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:46:57 | 15.5 miles | 19.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/142
Overall: 0/961
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:58
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:59 | 03.1 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/142
Overall: 0/961
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2014-08-17 8:29 PM

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Subject: YWCA women's triathlon

2014-08-17 9:16 PM
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Subject: RE: YWCA women's triathlon

Looks like it was a great race to me!  Congrats on the third place!

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