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Naperville, Illinois
United States
US Women's Triathlon Series
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 43m 48s
Overall Rank = 996/2300?
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 142/263
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:25, had coffee and a small piece of the Cliff Bar... checked to make sure everything was packed in my tri backpack and Nikita's diaper bag, then Damon and I woke him up and got him dressed and left.
Event warmup:

None.....stood in a huge line to pee LOL Then met up with a few BT girls for a pic....then everybody went off, so didn't really get to visit with anybody too much, but that's a start! Lisa and I were in the same wave, so we did hung out for over an hour, which was nice... Also, Pappadj-Dave-came out to say hi, so it was super nice to have met him.
  • 15m 16s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

I have not swum in several months, and really wished I had done a few laps in the water before the race....oh well :) This whole race was sort of a warm up. I was pretty nervous before starting, I had this thought racing through my mind-"Uhmmm can i just change my mind and go home?" :) I told myself I would push myself, but will concentrate mostly on enjoying the experience.
I had gotten completely comfortable with my running races, not nervous before the start anymore....not quite there with the triathlons yet.
What would you do differently?:

Train train train
Transition 1
  • 05m 19s

Horrible transition time. I was ready, but not entirely...stuff wasn't in the right spot, bottle wasn't opened to take a sip of gatorade, pulling a calf sleeve on a wet leg doesn't work too well LOL ...
What would you do differently?:

Really need to practice all the steps of the transition and getting on the bike faster. I lost time there. Of course, this is my first tri since last July, so I expected some mistakes and being rusty.
  • 47m 40s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 17.37 mile/hr

Good bike leg.. felt stronger than I have before, in the past triathlons...overall, I was pretty pleased with my performance, though I know I could have pushed myself more. Re-learning the dynamics of the sport, so to speak..... Next time will be great!
What would you do differently?:

Train more :)
Transition 2
  • 04m 24s

Well, transition number 2 didn't go too well, either. I racked the bike and it fell down, so picking it up and racking it again took time... Just slow, overall.
What would you do differently?:

Do more triathlons....go through the transition steps in my mind before the race.
  • 31m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 02s  min/mile

Good run for me!!! I think this is my fastest 5K so far? So getting that time after swimming and biking and with a sore shin is good! I felt pretty strong :)
What would you do differently?:

Can't wait to get faster with my running times and get into 8-min miles! Train train train is on my agenda... well, after I get pg and the second baby comes along, that is...
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around and enjoy the endorphins LOL

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training.

Event comments:

Love this race!!! Love how Naperville supports it and love the fact that it's an all-women race :) One of my favorites :)

Last updated: 2007-06-24 12:00 AM
00:15:16 | 750 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/263
Overall: 0/2300?
Performance: Average
Suit: No
Course: Swim was a bit rough. I expected it to be crowded and chaotic, and it was.....As soon as I would fall into a rhythm, somebody's foot or elbow would be in my face LOL
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:19
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:47:40 | 13.8 miles | 17.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/263
Overall: 0/2300?
Wind: Some
Course: Flat nice course, 2 laps.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:31:12 | 03.11 miles | 10m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/263
Overall: 0/2300?
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2007-06-25 11:28 PM

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