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Daybreak Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon


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South Jordan, Utah
United States
US Trisports
90F / 32C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 18m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

The usual checking and double checking of my transition set up. Walking around and drooling over some bikes, several porta-potty stops, and a triple check of transition.
Event warmup:

About a one mile walk to swim start. A few minutes into the walk I realized I forgot my cap and goggles, ran back and got them. That was my warmup!
Swim
  • 39m
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 36s / 100 meters
Comments:

Smooth, solid swim for me. Swimming in Blue Lake so much gives me an advantage. I'm always seeing weird stuff along the bottom. This lake was shallow but I was never startled by the sudden appearance of rocks. plants, etc. I was surprised to see so many people backstroking and even a few snorkles.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, well maybe pushed harder towards the end.
Transition 1
  • 03m
Comments:

Need to speed it up!
Bike
  • 1h 15m
  • 33 kms
  • 26.40 km/hr
Comments:

Loved the bike as usual. I rode well--loved the climbing portions. I really feel that's a strength as I'll pass people laboring and breathing heavy and I just kind of zip by breathing quietly. I did have a weird few seconds when I leaned into my aero mounted water bottle to get a drink and the straw got caught in an air vent in my helmet and I was stuck like that for about 5 seconds! When I finally got unstuck I had a good chuckle to myself!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, pleased with my bike
Transition 2
  • 02m 20s
Comments:

Went smoothly
What would you do differently?:

Be faster
Run
  • 1h 18m
  • 10 kms
  • 07m 48s  min/km
Comments:

Uuughhh...struggled on this run. To be fair, it was 90+ degrees by the time I got on the run. My heart rate spiked as I started out too hard and just couldn't get it to slow down. I never walked, just death shuffled--especially the last two miles. It was harder than it should have been! The best part about the run was two kids with water guns that sprayed the heck out me around mile 3.5!
What would you do differently?:

Started slower--I know this! I always feel better when I get 10-12 minutes into the run, I needed to be patient. I will work on this for my next race.
Post race
Warm down:

Immediately found some shade. My lovely daughter took off my socks and shoes and my feet went immediately into cramp mode. It was while I was laying there that I heard my name called--I had placed 2nd in my age group out of 2--LOL! Oh well, still faster than all the other middle aged ladies sitting on their butts!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My inability to perform faster!

Event comments:

The race itself was fine. The athlete briefing should have been done earlier. We had to walk a mile to the start and the briefing got over around 7:45am and our swim started at 8am. As we were walking a race guy came by on a bike yelling at us to hurry up--well, geez, then hold the briefing earlier!





Last updated: 2016-06-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:39:00 | 1500 meters | 02m 36s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Point to point course, it was lovely!
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:15:00 | 33 kms | 26.40 km/hr
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:18:00 | 10 kms | 07m 48s  min/km
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: two loops around the lake
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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Subject: RE: Daybreak Triathlon - Olympic Course

Awesome sauce Kimberly!

I would have totally panicked if I had the aero straw stuck in my helmet, that's grace under pressure.

Gotta love the kids with the squirt guns at races when summer comes around

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