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Paint Valley Tri/Du - TriathlonSprint

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Bainbridge, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing/Athletes in Action
79F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 25m 1s
Overall Rank = 54/73
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:30am, Coffee and 1/2 clif bar, drove to race, got packet, set up transition area, body marked.
Event warmup:

Stretching, light jogging, pre-race prayer.
  • 00m
  • 750 meters
  • / 100 meters

My arms felt like lead weights after rounding the first bouy. I couldn't seem to settle into the swim. Once I rounded the final bouy, I was in direct sunlight. I couldn't see anything! I just guessed where I was going and tried to keep an eye on the people just ahead of me.
What would you do differently?:

Get tented or mirrored goggles.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Forgot to lay out my "after the swim" water bottle, so I didn't get that. I had to drink the gatorade off my bike. Otherwise this was a good transition.
What would you do differently?:

Lay out my water bottle.
  • 00m
  • 20 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

I did the entire bike course, however I did it backwards. I didn't realize it until I was about 5 miles out of my way. I should have turned at the first main intersection, but there was a truck turning and the cop motioned him to go ahead then he motioned me straight, I am not sure why?! I should have paid attention to the arrows on the road, but after reading the news report of the triathlete in Colorado who was killed when a cop motioned a vehicle to go ahead, I was paying more attention to the cop and the truck. (this was not a large race so there weren't many other biker's to follow) I am glad though that this was not one of my series races so it doesn't hurt my points standing. I just decided this would be a training session for me and finished anyway. I didn't want a DNF. If I had done it right I would have placed 2nd in my age group instead I DQed myself.
What would you do differently?:

Go the right way!!
Transition 2
  • 00m

Good transition. I took it slow because I knew I had already been disqualified.
  • 00m
  • 4 miles
  •  min/mile

Took it easy. In my mind I had already given up after the bike so I didn't push hard at all. My quads started to cramp on the big hills, but eased up when I got back to the flats.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking. (kicking myself in the butt for messing up!) My hubby laughed at me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Myself - I gave up after I realized I did the bike backwards.

Event comments:

There were no splits for times. They had a "timimg anomaly". I just got the total time. Otherwise HFP/Athletes in Action put on another great race.

Last updated: 2004-08-15 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 750 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/73
Performance: Below average
Suit: Aquaman Pulsar
Course: Clockwise rectangular loop.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 20 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/73
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back hilly rectangular loop on back roads.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 04 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/73
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back within the park. Very Rolling & Hilly!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2004-08-15 10:57 PM

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