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HITS Palm Springs - Triathlon

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Palm Springs, California
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 8h 10m 44s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/8
  • 1h 10m 39s
  • 2500 yards
  • 02m 50s / 100 yards

struggled to get comfortable for the first 500 meters. Rest of the swim went smoothly. Swam wide on the back half of the second loop. Long run-up to transitions!!
Transition 1
  • 10m 16s

Probably my longest transition to date! Long run-up from the swim! Stopped to pee
  • 3h 29m 7s
  • 56.4 miles
  • 16.18 mile/hr

Upper back was tired from the swim making it tough to settle into the aero bars for the first lap and putting extra strain on my lower back. Long, straight roads with lots of false flat was a mental struggle! Had to sit up or stand on the pedals to stretch often costing me speed. Ate and drank well. Stopped at mile 45 to refill bottles
Transition 2
  • 06m 2s
  • 3h 15m 39s
  • 13.1 kms
  • 14m 56s  min/km

First 5 miles were a breeze! Legs felt great! Then I just seemed to run out of energy at mile 5. Temps were hot, mid 90's. Had to stop at aid stations to put ice under my hat, in my bra and douse myself with water. Ate well and drank well. Legs felt stiff and sluggish for the last lap and feet hurt. Focused on counting steps, running for 60 and walking for 30.
Post race
Event comments:

Overall I massively underestimated this race and maybe overestimated myself.

Last updated: 2019-01-10 12:00 AM
01:10:39 | 2500 yards | 02m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless
Course: 2 laps
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 10:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:29:07 | 56.4 miles | 16.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: double out and back. Flat and false flat other than the downhill out of the reservoir and the climb back in
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 06:02
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
03:15:39 | 13.1 kms | 14m 56s  min/km
Age Group: 8/8
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Double out and back. Flat other than downhill out of the res and uphill back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
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2019-11-01 11:02 AM

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