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Deer Creek Fall Challenge Mini Triathlon - Triathlon


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Mt. Sterling, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
70F / 21C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 18m 59s
Overall Rank = 66/77
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/7
Event warmup:

I never warm up in the water before a race, but given how cold it was, I did. It was a good decision.
Swim
  • 10m 44s
  • 250 yards
  • 04m 17s / 100 yards
Comments:

A very good swim. My coldest swim ever, but a good warm up right before was helpful. Got really choked on water for about a minute. Called over a kayaker so I could maybe not drown, Then, it was back to swimming.

My goggles were the foggiest they've ever been, so I'm glad this was a short race.
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s
Comments:

Someone had knocked the helmet off my bike onto the ground, so it took me a few seconds to figure out what happened. How rude.
Bike
  • 35m 6s
  • 7 miles
  • 11.97 mile/hr
Comments:

I totally need more time in the saddle, but for what I've put in after knee surgery, I'm OK with this time.
Transition 2
  • 02m 13s
Comments:

It was nice not to have to bother with a race belt.

Got confused about which way to go for the run, so that was annoying.
Run
  • 28m 50s
  • 2 miles
  • 14m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

Something strange happened when I saw the run turnaround for the mini: I started tearing up. My last triathlon was a half Ironman last year in Muncie, after which I tore my meniscus and had knee surgery this April. I was just so happy to be back racing again, because I love this sport and it felt like coming home.

When I saw the sign, I knew I'd be done soon. I couldn't wait to see Gary; when I did, I started getting teary eyed again.

I felt a little silly — it was just a mini, my shortest tri ever — but when you see your knee the size of a softball and can barely walk after surgery, you appreciate the "mini" things in life. I was grateful and happy.
Post race
Warm down:

Forgot to stretch, so I'm feeling it this evening. Ate half a banana and half a PB&J sandwich.




Last updated: 2014-09-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:44 | 250 yards | 04m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 52/77
Performance: Good
Some of this includes the long hill climb to T1.
Suit: No
Course: Nice. You definitely had to have instruction from the organizers because it was a little hard to understand, with there being four different races that day.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:35:06 | 07 miles | 11.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 52/77
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Nice and flat with a complimentary giant hill at the end. Luckily, I've done this course before so I knew it was coming.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:13
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:28:50 | 02 miles | 14m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 56/77
Performance: Average
Course: Nice and flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized?
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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