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Kalmar, Kalmar
25C / 77F
Total Time = 1h 09m 27s
Overall Rank = 93/353
Age Group = F
Age Group Rank = 23/161
Pre-race routine:

Arrived far too early but there was plenty to do and stands to check out.
This race is taking place on the Wednesday before the Ironman here. 4th biggest race in Sweden in terms of participants
It’s usually a big party with large crowds
Event warmup:

A liitle jog, a little stretch, a little swim
  • 11m 18s
  • 520 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

Quite happy with my swim, managed to find my place quite easily, no panic at the start, found some feet. If I believe my watch though, I swam more than I should
What would you do differently?:

Work on sighting and follow the buoys rather than other swimmers
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s

When I tell people I do triathlon, they often ask me what I am best at, they expect me to say swim, bike or run. No, THIS is what I am best at.
4th best time out of the 392 participants.

What would you do differently?:

  • 34m 30s
  • 18 kms
  • 31.30 km/hr

Good bike, averaging over 30k/h as planned.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

I am better at T1 but a good T2 nonetheless
  • 20m 57s
  • 4.2 kms
  • 04m 59s  min/km

After totally giving up on the run at my last race, I was determined not to let it happen this time.
with insight, I think I did overcook the bike last time which was much tougher.

today I came off the bike with fresh legs and I was able to keep a 5:15 pace all through.

Large crowds everywhere cheering you on while drinking beer (we run through the town center and the restaurants/bars are packed) give you wings
What would you do differently?:

I should really be able to maintain a 5 min/k pace over 4k, push a little more?
Post race
Warm down:

collected medal and t shirt, ate a banana and had a drink then picked up my bike and stuff and drove home

Event comments:

A fun race by the Ironman people.

what a party! coming through the same finish line as the Ironman athletes will tomorrow, with crowds cheering is a lot of fun.

almost makes me consider doing an IM....

(only kidding)

Last updated: 2022-08-18 12:00 AM
00:11:18 | 520 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/161
Overall: 95/353
My watch said 592m and same time, which gives a more flattering 1:54 pace
Suit: Yes
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 20C / 68F Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:30 | 18 kms | 31.30 km/hr
Age Group: 0/161
Overall: 122/353
Performance: Good
Course: Flat. I am a big fan of flat
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:57 | 04.2 kms | 04m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 0/161
Overall: 125/353
According to my watch, it was not even 4k
Course: Flat. I love flat
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

2022-08-19 3:29 AM

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Subject: Kalmar mini tri

2022-08-19 4:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Kalmar mini tri
A couple of pics showing the crowds. I don’t have one of myself crossing the finish line so I hid the athlete.

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2022-08-22 9:02 AM
in reply to: Rollergirl

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Subject: RE: Kalmar mini tri
Great job, Nathalie! Love the running photo of you, you look so focused! Way to stick to your goals!
2022-08-22 10:22 AM
in reply to: nicole14e

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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Kalmar mini tri

Nice race, Nathalie and way to push through the pain cave during the run part.  Your transitions are like the opposite of mine.  Cool race kit, too. 

And way to NOT be distracted by the beer drinkers this time!! 

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