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Troutdale, Oregon
United States
AA sports
65F / 18C
Total Time = 3h 31m 20s
Overall Rank = 473/478
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

Banana, bathroom, slice of bread with PB&J then threw my gear in the car and away I went.
Event warmup:

Talked to friends, got my gear set up and mostly milled around.
  • 33m 44s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Started in the front to practice mixing it up with a lot of other people in preparation for IMCDA next week. Once out of the melee my goal was to swim strong, relaxed strokes and go from feet to feet. I found a great set of feet that I followed for nearly the entire swim. Probably my best OWS to date :)
What would you do differently?:

Not a whole lot.
Transition 1
  • 05m 13s

Just an easy, easy day so I walked the entire way to transition and pretty much took my time.
What would you do differently?:

Actually be racing the event then I'd have run to and from transition :)
  • 1h 33m 29s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 15.95 mile/hr

Where do I begin??? Biking is my strength so even going easy I expected to have a good split here. Immediately the wind started and I geared down to spin easy but it seemed like I was inching along. Started to have to pee about 8 miles in but you're riding along a river on one side and grass on the other so there's no cover. At the turnaround I was hoping there would be a portolet but no luck. Hopped off my bike leaned it against a race vehicle stood behind the car and pulled the shorts to the side. Problem solved. Hoped we'd get a tailwind but it was head and crosswinds all the way back. I was pretty demoralized as I came off the bike but I just kept telling myself my race was in 2 weeks.
What would you do differently?:

Again, if I was racing it would have been perhaps a different day.
Transition 2
  • 05m 59s

Oy vey, got to my rack after walking my bike in and had to go all the way around it to get my bike on. Then I thought it looked my wetsuit had gotten tossed into someone else's area so I picked it up and put it in my bag then finally got feet lubed, shoes and socks on and headed out.
What would you do differently?:

Actually be racing :)
  • 1h 12m 55s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 44s  min/mile

I'm actually pretty shocked by this time :) Ran 3/1 intervals the whole way and dashed into a portolet at the very start of the run course. Sheesh my run intervals must have been fast.

I also beat my time from last year by 2 minutes even though last year I ran the whole thing and this year I was going easy.
What would you do differently?:

Get more portolets on the course. Luckily I saw one for volunteers right as I was starting the run.
Post race
Warm down:

None - just grabbed my stuff and headed to the car as it was starting to pour.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Doing the Ironman in 2 weeks :)

Last updated: 2007-01-21 12:00 AM
00:33:44 | 1640 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 425/478
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:13
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:33:29 | 24.85 miles | 15.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 477/478
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Flat and usually fast along Marine Drive but man oh man it was windy out there from every direction.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:59
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:12:55 | 06.21 miles | 11m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 479/478
Performance: Good
Course: Only 1 hill otherwise flat and mostly on multiuse path.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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

2007-06-11 11:41 AM

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Portland, OR
Subject: Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon

2007-06-11 5:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon
Awesome job! Great training race! Congrats and good luck at IMCDA!!
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