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Medical Lake, Washington
United States
Emde Sports Inc.
54F / 12C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 48m 31s
Overall Rank = 51/57
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 8/9
Pre-race routine:

http://www.emdesports.com/wunderwoman_triathlon/registration.html
Drove two hours to Medical Lake.
Event warmup:

Set up transition, wandered around. Picked up trash on the swim exit path and on the beach. My back was really hurting, and my left arm, so took a hydrocodone before the race start. Swam a bit. The water was warmer than the air.
Swim
  • 41m 19s
  • 1200 meters
  • 03m 26s / 100 meters
Comments:

Last out of the water. :( One woman went off course a couple of times and swam UNDER me, then turned around and swam UNDER me again.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster.
Transition 1
  • 03m 54s
Comments:

We had to run over a sandy path, so I took time to rinse the sand, sticks, and other debris off my feet before putting my socks on. I probably would not have done this for a Sprint, but I did for an Olympic. Last Olympic person out of transition :(
What would you do differently?:

Have a bottle of water ready in transition to rinse my feet, if needed, rather than use a water bottle from my bike. Maybe have some Wet Ones or something like that available.
Bike
  • 1h 40m 58s
  • 25 miles
  • 14.86 mile/hr
Comments:

My back started hurting again probably the last five miles or so of the ride. I'd forgotten my bike computer, so I didn't have any speed feedback to help me keep my pace up.
What would you do differently?:

Ride faster. I don't know why I'm so slow.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

T2 did not get timed. I had to take a blue room break, which involved running out of the transition area, and then running back into it. I'm not sure why it didn't get timed, however, as I did not run over any timing mats on my way to or from the blue rooms. Took a second hydrocodone.
Run
  • 1h 22m 18s
  • 6 miles
  • 13m 43s  min/mile
Comments:

Run includes T2 time, which was probably about 4 minutes. My back was hurting pretty bad by this point. My left arm no longer hurt because both arms hurt by now, so they matched. I ran most of the way, but did some occasional walking. GPS watch did not kick in for the first mile and a half.

M1: 13:16/4.5 mph <--this starts a mile and a half into the race
M2: 14:00/4.3 mph
M3: 14:39/4.1 mph
M4: 14:09/4.2 mph
M4.34: 5:01/4.1 mph <--this is actually the end of the race
What would you do differently?:

I think I did as well as could be expected, with my back hurting and my fourth triathlon in 15 days.
Post race
Warm down:

The pizza truck was leaving as I crossed the finish line, so I packed up my gear and drove to the nearest restaurant and ate everything on the menu.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My body. I was hurting and tired. Too many races in too short of time, and back trouble, which is unusual for me.

Event comments:

These are always well organized races and fun to participate in. The air quality was good as the smoke from the nearby wildfires had cleared away. I love the atmosphere of women-only races, although the views are not nearly as good. I will definitely participate again next year! (But maybe not participate in so many the weeks before!)




Last updated: 2014-11-13 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:41:19 | 1200 meters | 03m 26s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/9
Overall: 57/57
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:40:58 | 25 miles | 14.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/9
Overall: 54/57
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course:
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:22:18 | 06 miles | 13m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/9
Overall: 51/57
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Have a goal when you get into the water. If your purpose is distance, then set your pace for endurance. If your objective is speed, then incorporate drills.