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Spirit of Racine Half Ironman Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 5h 36m
Overall Rank = 624/1256
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 1/20
Pre-race routine:

Decided since I have been gaining weight lately...where?? Im not sure- hoping it is muscle :) decided to switch to Athena... I knew I wouldnt win anything in my AG and thought I could maybe pull off something racing athena.
Was fun meeting all you BTers Saturday night too.
I was lucky enought to have my dear friend drop me off right in front of transition Sunday morning.
I was REALLY happy the lake looked calm.
Event warmup:

Well we had to walk a mile down the beach for the swim start... I think maybe they should have shortened the run by a mile :) Another great thing about being switched to Athena- we had a much earlier start time the my AG- so I started at 7:12.
Swim
  • 42m 56s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards
Comments:

Had a REALLY tough time getting started- I dont know if I was nervous or what- but I just felt like I didnt have any air. Told myself to realx- that I have done this before. Then suddenly I was fine and got into my nice easy stroke. I felt pretty good- decided to try to go alittle faster. Then came the next wave and I got a little discouraged- but kept pushing. I was pretty happy with my sighting- amazing what a little practice does! Kept hoping the next bouy would be the yellow one so we could turn in- seemed to take forever. Got out of the water and looked at my watch 41 minutes- 2 minutes faster then High Cliff- Ill take it. Then had a pretty nice run through the sand to transition- ugh.
What would you do differently?:

swim faster of course! Ill get there. Last year I said I could never swim a mile- and that I would definitly never swim in Lake Michigan. And look at me now.
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s
Comments:

Pretty decent T1. I liked the fact that I was on the end and could use the outside gate to hang onto when I was putting my shoes on. Wetsuit came off great. only bad thing was I get there and see I never put my sticker on my helmet- just sat it next to it- dumb ass- so that took a couple of seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Put my dumb helmet sticker on my helmet before T1.
Bike
  • 2h 49m 17s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.85 mile/hr
Comments:

Was really hoping to hit 20mph. I really have the ability to do this- just have to keep pushing. Bike was OK.. new seat was OK... lost a bottle at like mile 5. I really thought this course was way to bumpy. I also had a headache since I woke up and the bumps were NOT helping much. I usually really have fun on the bike- but today it was just kinda blah.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder. I took almost 10 minutes off my time since High Cliff a month ago- so cant complain too much.
Transition 2
  • 02m 49s
Comments:

Not sure why this was so long. I did put on socks- learned my lesson last time. Grabbed my race belt, grabbed my visor, grabbed a gu and away I went. I also wore my shoes with normal laces.. I think those elastic things kind of hurt my feet, so I had to tie my shoes too. Felt pretty good coming aoff bike too.
What would you do differently?:

I dont know
Run
  • 2h 00m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 12s  min/mile
Comments:

Really thought I had a faster run split than this. The first 4 or 5 milesI was doing about 8:30s- then went to 8:40-8:50 then the last couple miles was about 9:15... I also walked most of the aid stations. next time I am running through them. My calves were really starting to cramp- I grabbed endurolytes twice- I think that helped. I LOVE it when they have ice at aid stations. Tried to have fun on the course- you know- mask the pain. Felt much stronger then a month ago- when I alomst lost it on the run. The support along the course was great though. Took 6 minutes off my run time in a month- again- cant complain.
Oh did I mention my great belching ability in my HIMs??? I have NO idea what is causding it- but it starts almost right away on the bike and last throughtout the run. Maybe had something to do with the swim- because it doesnt happen in training. Really its quite impressive :)
What would you do differently?:

I think I could have run a little harder- but was being careful- since I knew I had a hard time on my second loop at High CLiff. I would like to knock anothe 6 minutes off.
Post race
Warm down:

Did another loop of the run course.
You dont believe me do you??? :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Im slow??

Event comments:

Ill take 1st place anyday. I took 15 minutes off my last HIM a month ago- so I am pretty happy with this.
This was a fun race- although I sort of expected more???
I also qualified for the halfmax nationals... in my AG or Athena- so thats cool.


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Last updated: 2007-05-31 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:42:56 | 2112 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 0/1256
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course: point to point
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
02:49:17 | 56 miles | 19.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 0/1256
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course:
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 02:49
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:00:32 | 13.1 miles | 09m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 0/1256
Performance: Average
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2007-07-23 2:45 PM

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2007-07-23 2:53 PM
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Great job out there.  You looked like you were hammering away at the run.  Very intense, very focused.  1st place!  Way to go!
2007-07-23 3:24 PM
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That is so awesome that you got 1st!  Rock on!
2007-07-23 3:46 PM
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Wow!  Impressive race!  It was great to meet you at dinner on Saturday.  Congrats on the AG win!
2007-07-23 3:54 PM
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Wow, 15 minutes improvement over HC? Way to go! And way to exorcise those swimming demons (you know they're in the water, you just can't see 'em!) Congrats on the hardware!
2007-07-23 8:15 PM
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OUT - FREAKIN' - STANDING!!!!!

What's next now?

A little break?  Knowing you that won't be a long break!

Good job.  No, Great job!



2007-07-23 8:29 PM
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Great race lady!!! woo hooo~! and nice photo shot - looks gorgeous along the beach there!
2007-07-23 8:47 PM
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Great job Tammy!  You were flying when you passed me on the run.  Congrats on the win!
2007-07-23 9:27 PM
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Wow--Awesome race for you. I'm impressed!!

I don't remember meeting you at the dinner Saturday night either. Maybe at another event . . .
2007-07-23 9:59 PM
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Great race and nice PR.  You were in the zone because you didn't hear me call your name when I passed you (I was only 2 feet away from you) on one of the corners on my 2nd loop.  So, are you going to nationals?
2007-07-24 12:29 AM
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Great race Tammy, congrats on the hardware!!!


2007-07-24 5:28 PM
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Great race lady!!! woo hooo~! and nice photo shot - looks gorgeous along the beach there

 Man- here I thought you were saying that I looked gorgeous   hee hee.. amazing how you dont even notice the scenery when you are just trying to keep running!

2007-07-24 7:38 PM
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Nice race......I'd take those times any day! Congrats on the second HIM!
2007-07-24 7:45 PM
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Did I keep seeing you??? Was it you that kept saying "Hey Laura"?? I kept seeing someone that looked vaguely familiar that knew my name and was very encouraging. Was it you? I was in a state of delirium, I'm sorry if I didn't (or couldn't) respond!

But YOU! Holy Cats! Look at you go! Wow! Congratulations on a job WELL DONE!  

2007-07-24 7:54 PM
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AWESOME job on the race!! Way to get first place, you rock!! Congrats!
2007-07-24 8:16 PM
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Kick azz race Tammy. Nice improvement over HC. Congrats on the hardware.


2007-07-24 10:25 PM
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Holy Snikeis!  You rock sista!  You've come a LOOOOOONGGGG way from last year, I am soooo proud of you!  1st place, WOW....IMPRESSIVE......remember who got you hooked?  Your husband hates me...but hey, that's ok.  Keep plugging away, I'll join ya next year...Athena though?  Seriously what is the weight requirement for that? 
2007-07-24 10:42 PM
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Awesome job!

Nice splits all around and doing that all with a headache....sweet~

You are one fast lady...

Hardware rocks! 

 

2007-07-25 1:14 AM
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WOW...you had the race that I aspire to.  AWESOME job!  Fun meeting you Saturday night, too
2007-07-25 7:57 PM
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AWESOME!!!!!

Great Job Athena!!!!


NIce to see the great improvement from HiC

Congrats on Hardware
2007-07-31 8:35 AM
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Great Job Athena Queen! yes, our times were eerily similar, although you beat my transition times by like 10 minutes! ha!


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