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Wheelie Fun Tri/Du Series : Buck Creek - TriathlonSprint

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Springfield, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
79F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 45m 56s
Overall Rank = 103/156
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30am, Coffee & 1/2 clif bar, Drove to race and picked up packet, racked my bike and set up my gear, went to the restroom.
Event warmup:

Walked around, chatted with friends, some stretching.
  • 27m 13s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 43s / 100 meters

I am really horrible on the swim! I am not fast at all! There was a big group for my swim wave, we were all hitting and running over each other the first 200 meter. I felt like I went slower than normal. Not sure if the spell I had last week hindered my performance? The usual swim distance with this series is 750m, they change this one to 1000m - which I didn't realize till they posted the results. (I thought it looked longer for some reason!)
What would you do differently?:

Pratice technique and do more drills.
Transition 1
  • 02m 24s

I had to catch my breath once I got to the TA. There was a complete vertical climb for 25 yd once we got out of the water. I had to walk a little bit as my wet feet were slipping on the grass ( I definately didn't want to fall back down it!) Overall this was a good transition - I took my time, got my breath, got everything for the bike, and headed out.
What would you do differently?:

  • 46m 59s
  • 14 miles
  • 17.88 mile/hr

I felt good on the bike. I feel like I guaged the hills well as far as approach and gear changes for the climb. I actually passed some people!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. My biking has really come a long way from last year. I am pretty satisfied with my progress.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

Racks were full of stuff, so it wasn't really easy to get the bike on the rack. It was sooo cool though!! I had watch the Athens womens triathlon last week and saw how they threw one leg over the back of the bike and jumped off and ran into the TA, so I thought as I was coming back from my bike segment- I wonder if I can do that? - I DID IT!!! It was the coolest thing ever! I didn't miss a beat! My hubby later said "I can't believe you didn't fall down!"
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 27s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile

Flet I was getting pretty hot as I was about to the turn around, cooled off with some water. My stomach cramped at different points of the run, which made it hard to pick up the pace. I really felt I could have done better.
What would you do differently?:

Practice intervals, build on my distance as well.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, Drank water, and cheered other racers in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stomach cramp on the run & my inability to swim very well.

Event comments:

I am out of first now on the series points and I don't believe I be able to get it back. There are so many girls that are awesome! They have me beat by far!! I am really going to have to train hard and smart this winter for next year! I am going to try to move up to olympic distance next year. Overall HFP put on another great race! It was fun!

Last updated: 2004-08-30 12:00 AM
00:27:13 | 1000 meters | 02m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/156
Performance: Average
Suit: Aquaman Pulsar
Course: Clockwise rectangular loop along the beach line.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:24
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:46:59 | 14 miles | 17.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 6/156
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rectangular loop on backroads around the park.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:27 | 03.1 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 7/156
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back along a relatively flat road within the park.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2004-08-30 8:22 PM

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