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Mid Summer Triathlon/Duathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Troutdale, Oregon
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 42m 26s
Overall Rank = 218/248
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 3/3
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and had half a NF latte and a banana and bagel with PB/J
Event warmup:

Lots of waiting in line for portolets. Ack!
  • 20m 3s
  • 875 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Swim felt fine but with all the newbies doing the sprint I could not find feet to save my life and I kept having to pause and change my line to avoid back and breaststrokers. Could have done a lot better but such is life.
What would you do differently?:

Start at the front.
Transition 1
  • 04m 4s

Blue Lake has a long run from the water to transition and then from transition to bike mount. My actual in transition time was really fast but it was getting to and from that was what slowed me down.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 39m 25s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 19.03 mile/hr

Rocked this bike! I haven't been on my bike since IM so almost as soon as I got on it I was like I miss my bike. My legs feel great, there was very little wind and I was cranking along. Before I knew it I was nearing the turnaround and I looked at my time and I saw if I pushed it I could break 40 minutes on the bike. WOO HOO!!!!! Rode hard and made it in with seconds to spare. Crazy thing is I could have gone harder than I did.
What would you do differently?:

Go just a little bit harder and move up 50 places on the bike :)
Transition 2
  • 04m 11s

Raced across the timing mat into T2 then walk/jogged bike to rack and switched shoes, vaselined my feet and I was off.
What would you do differently?:

Not much except wish it was shorter to get from entry to exit of transition.
  • 34m 42s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 11s  min/mile

Right as I was exiting transition I hear the song "Party like a Rockstar" playing on the sound system. This is my friend Drew's themesong so I just broke out into this big smile and rocked out as I started my run. Felt great the whole time doing my planned run/walk. While on one of my walk segments another athlete passes me and she's like "Don't Give Up! Keep moving" I was honestly shocked cause I was like "I'm not giving up I'm doing a planned walk break"

Weird, somehow now walking equates to giving up. I do not agree with that at all!

Got to see all my buddies who were doing the Oly on their bikes and cheer for them as I ran along.
What would you do differently?:

Run just a little faster on my run segments.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water and then hung out waiting for all our Oly racers to start coming in. I did have a sweatshirt which was lucky because it started to get cool and misty.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much. I can work on transitions a bit but really I think I had a great race for being 4 weeks post-IM. I'm happy!

Event comments:

AA Sports did a great job!

Last updated: 2007-07-23 12:00 AM
00:20:03 | 875 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 195/248
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca Sleeveless
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:25 | 12.5 miles | 19.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 161/248
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Flat along Marine Drive
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:42 | 03.1 miles | 11m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 237/248
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat except for a few hills.
Keeping cool Good 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

2007-07-30 2:09 PM

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Portland, OR
Subject: Mid Summer Triathlon/Duathlon

2007-08-12 10:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Mid Summer Triathlon/Duathlon

Wow you rocked the bike

Funny how many folks equate walking with giving up. I finally learned this year if I run/walk I get to the finish line faster which is the goal, right?

Nice job out there and always made better sharing it with friends. 



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