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Burley Lions Spudman Triathlon - Triathlon

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Burley, Idaho
United States
Burley Lions Club
87F / 31C
Total Time = 2h 43m 28s
Overall Rank = 604/1754
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 12/52
Pre-race routine:

Arrived around 6:00am, my wave start was 7am. Pre race was the usual, setting up T2, walking around, going to the bathroom, etc. T1 was in a different location so I set all that up the night before.
Event warmup:

This was a current aided swim--the warm up was actually fighting the current so I didn't drift past the starting bouy--hard work!
  • 19m 22s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 17s / 100 meters
Comments: wave was the first wave after the elites, which was great, but included in my wave were all Clydesdales. Didn't really think about it until after the start. 5'0" me got swim trampled by some biiiiiig, powerful dudes. Kind of threw my breathing out of whack for the first few hundred meters. Finally found myself in a rhythm and the rest of the swim was grand--especially with the current!
What would you do differently?:

Positioned myself behind all the big boys.
Transition 1
  • 04m 56s

Transition was fine, a lady next to me started chatting so that slowed me down a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, wasn't going to be rude to the lady and shout "I'm going for an overall win...gotta go!" A few seconds of chatting wasn't going to make or break anything.
  • 1h 13m 51s
  • 40 kms
  • 32.50 km/hr

Loved, loved, loved the bike! I felt great, pushed just hard enough. Mooed at the cows, said hey (hay?) to the horses, and thanked all the volunteers as I zoomed by. Best of all, I passed many of the big dudes who swam right over me--it was great! One guy was refusing to let me pass--I would pass him, he would pedal like crazy to pass me, I would catch him and pass him, and so it went four or five times. Finally when we hit mile 20 I was done playing the game and buried his a$$! Never saw him again. It was a great ride, I loved it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing--for me it was just great.
Transition 2
  • 02m 36s

This was a pretty speedy transition for me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Move faster?
  • 1h 02m 43s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 16s  min/km

I was really happy with this run. I struggled so much on the run in May in St. George. I have been using the Maff method for months now and it really works. I was so happy to run around a 10 minute mile. I felt great and had enough to really push the last two miles, which was the plan. The other great thing is that because I started the swim so early, there were so many people to run with--usually I'm alone, mid back of pack. I had plenty of pace booty to watch run by me! Lol!!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing! I think I ran very smart!
Post race
Warm down:

I walked around with a perm-a-grin, wanting to high five someone since it was such a fun race, but I was alone, so I high fived myself, collected my bike and off I went!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

As usual, my ability to perform any faster than what I can!

Event comments:

This is my 3rd Spudman and I love it every time I do it. I will plan on it for next summer as well. It's just a great race all around!

Last updated: 2017-07-30 12:00 AM
00:19:22 | 1500 meters | 01m 17s / 100meters
Age Group: 14/52
Overall: 0/1754
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot
Course: Point A to point B current aided--so awesome!
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 04:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:13:51 | 40 kms | 32.50 km/hr
Age Group: 12/52
Overall: 0/1754
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: One big loop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:02:43 | 10 kms | 06m 16s  min/km
Age Group: 12/52
Overall: 0/1754
Performance: Good
Course: One big loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2017-07-30 4:34 PM

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Subject: Burley Lions Spudman Triathlon

2017-07-30 5:03 PM
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Eugene, Oregon
Subject: RE: Burley Lions Spudman Triathlon
Wow--that is a great bike. Congratulations! I'd better watch out...I was so pleased with my bike split in my Oly last week and it was only about 20 seconds faster than yours. And that downstream swim--maybe I should do this race next year. Might actually break 2:30. Or 2:20? (A good Oly swim for me on a normal course would be 26-27 minutes.) That sounds like an awesome course.

Maybe we will be living closer and meeting up at races sometimes once my folks move to Boise? (Right now they're planning to move mid-September.)

Edited by Hot Runner 2017-07-30 5:07 PM
2017-08-03 10:16 PM
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Austin, Texas
Subject: RE: Burley Lions Spudman Triathlon

Awesome race Kim! And nice pace on the swim. Congrats on crushing the dude who wouldn't let you pass, I hate it when people do that.

Sounds like it was a great day.

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