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USA Triathlon Club Nationals Halfmax - Triathlon

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Innsbrook, Missouri
United States
Ultramax Sports
90F / 32C
Total Time = 6h 44m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 4:30 and ate a donut and egg. Drove about 30 minutes to the race location and set up transition. Parking was much better this year. Had a protein bar while waiting for the swim warm-up. Chatted with a few others about wetsuit option.
Event warmup:

Decided against the wetsuit this year. Swam a few out and backs about halfway to the first buoy.
  • 49m 39s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards

This was my first open water swim of the season. And the longest non-stop swim since my last race. The water was warm, but still wetsuit legal. I opted to go without as I'm not sure the hindrance to my form is worth the extra buoyancy. As I was getting my transition bag out of the trunk, I pulled something in my neck. I read my race report last year and realized the same thing happened before the same race. Probably some sort of voodoo curse. Anyway, it made it hard to breathe to the right (which I probably wouldn't have done much as that was the direction of the sun). I veered off course on the first lap, so I swam a little too hard trying to make up time and get back on course. My second lap took just as long, even staying on course. Ah sighting...some day I will get it right.
What would you do differently?:

Sight better. Find a way to get rid of the neck injury voodoo curse.
Transition 1
  • 03m 48s

I'm not sure if I could have done this faster.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe taken both of my earplugs out. I was a few miles into the bike course before I realized I'd left them in. I managed to take the left one out, but kept "forgetting" to take the right one out. So dumb.
  • 3h 12m 48s
  • 54 miles
  • 16.80 mile/hr

Having done this course before, I knew where the most evil hills would be and prepared myself. I also set out to bike conservatively to save my legs for the run. There was only one aid station and only water available. Where it was flat, it was windy. There are also some pretty terrible services at the end of the loop which was a little nerve wracking.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have pushed a little hard since the run ended up being unsalvageable anyway.
Transition 2
  • 02m 14s

Nothing exciting here. Shoe change, visor on, race and water belt.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to unclip the race belt so it is easier to get on.
  • 2h 35m 50s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 54s  min/mile

My run training was terrible leading up to the race. My hamstring and calf would not allow me any long runs for about two weeks prior. Such a lame excuse. Seriously, though, this is a brutal course. Very steep. Or, it felt very steep. I walked up the hills. Sometimes I wished for hills so I could walk. I spent the majority of the run chasing/being chased by the other three ladies in my age group. In the last three
What would you do differently?:

Discover the cause of my hamstring pain earlier.
Post race
Warm down:

Picked up a medal off the table. Found a water in the bucket. Got my results and left. Nothing worth hanging around for. No food, no massage tent, nothing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hamstring pain for weeks prior to race

Event comments:

I don't know why I do this race. It doesn't have great anything except volunteer support on the run. There is basically no build up to the race, there's no award ceremony for the HIM course racers, they were already shutting down the post-race food. It's really uninspiring in general. I treated this more of a training day than a race.

Last updated: 2017-06-13 12:00 AM
00:49:39 | 2112 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Fullsleve
Course: Two laps
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:48
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:12:48 | 54 miles | 16.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Two laps
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:14
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:35:50 | 13.1 miles | 11m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/
Course: Two laps
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2017-06-13 12:51 PM


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