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Wheelie Fun Tri/Du Series : East Fork - TriathlonSprint

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Bethel, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 36m 31s
Overall Rank = 82/121
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:00am, had coffee and forced down 1/2 PB sandwich. (I can't eat so early in the morning). Loaded my gear and headed west.
Event warmup:

Walked up and down the BIG hill from the paking lot to the TA. Some stetching (not as much as I would of liked to).
  • 22m 13s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 58s / 100 meters

The water was very choppy - the worst I have been in so far. I found it hard to breath. I think I sucked in 40 waves..hehe. It did make it hard for me to get technique down because I was just trying to get through it. My stomach was pretty upset too before the race - I figured out later that I drank spoiled milk in my coffee. I thought it tasted funny!
What would you do differently?:

Note to self...smell the milk before putting it in my coffee. :) I need more open water practice and work on technique.
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

This was not as good as I would have liked. I was out of breath from the swim and my suit got stuck on my heels - time to invest in some bodyglide. The TA was on a good incline, I think that was not good for me either as I found it harder to balance on one leg to get my suit off. Drank some Cytomax before grabbing my bike and heading off.
What would you do differently?:

  • 43m 8s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 17.30 mile/hr

Some pretty rough road. I think there were more uphills than downhills. One great big hill right as we came out of the TA. I got stuck behind 2 guys coming out of the TA. They were having trouble getting clipped in and blocked the narrow exit.
What would you do differently?:

Actually suprised that speed was so good (at least for me :)) I'm pretty happy with it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

This was an average transition. Had a little trouble racking the bike. Drank more cytomax and headed out.
What would you do differently?:

I could always go faster. :)
  • 27m 46s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile

I finally caught up with 2 girls in my age group and passed them. I felt really good. Too many hills though! :)
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walking, Streching, Cheering on my hubby and our friends for theie race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Technique and the HILL.

Event comments:

Good race. I do however look forward to the 3 week break before the next race.

Last updated: 2004-07-19 12:00 AM
00:22:13 | 750 meters | 02m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/121
Performance: Average
Suit: Aquaman Pulsar
Course: Out and back rectangular loop in East Fork Lake.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:43:08 | 12.4 miles | 17.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 4/121
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling loop on backroads around the park
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:46 | 03.1 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 5/121
Performance: Good
Course: Out along the beach then up the HILL onto a road within the park, turnaround and back the same way.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-07-19 7:13 AM

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Southern Ohio
Subject: Wheelie Fun Tri/Du Series : East Fork

2004-07-19 5:40 PM
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Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Wheelie Fun Tri/Du Series : East Fork
You did great!  And I like the name of the tri!
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