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Boise, Idaho
United States
Treasure Valley Family YMCA
85F / 29C
Total Time = 48m 22s
Overall Rank = 80/292
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/3
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race early and got stuff for race setup in T areas. Sipped some Head starting 1 hour out and had a gel 30 minutes out. Felt pumped for the race and could wait for the start.

Very Smokey out from the forest fires close by. Could tell it was affecting breathing and sinuses.

  • 10m 35s
  • 402 meters
  • 02m 38s / 100 meters

I was late getting into the water because of the line at the bathrooms. I was at the back of the pack at the start and by the half way point I could only see about a dozen people ahead of me. I passed a lot of swimmers and was really feeling great. The first half of the swim was awesome; I reached the half way point faster than planned (3:38). I rounded the half way buoy and started to see my next person to pass. Then I felt someone kick me in the face hit me in the nose and knocked my goggles of my head. My nose and eyes are watering and I had lost my goggles. I searched franticly for my goggle which I knew was sinking to the bottom of the lake and I lucked out and felt them by my knee and was able to grab them. I was treading water working to get my goggles on my head and trying to stay above water as the pack of swimmers were swimming over the top of me. I started to panic and hyperventilate. My HR was in the 180’s and I was all freaked out. Tried to get going again and I couldn’t breathe so I rolled over and started to do the back stroke and get my HR down.
I was able to finally finish the swim, much slower than planned and slower than I should have done. I was very upset with my swim.

What would you do differently?:

Put goggles on under the swim cap. I should have been able to get a sub 7:20 minute swim but turned in a 10+ minute swim.
Transition 1
  • 00m

T1 was fair. time was roled up into the bike time, I hate that they don't split the times out.
What would you do differently?:

Get a better bike rack spot.
  • 18m 58s
  • 6 miles
  • 18.98 mile/hr

Felt good on the bike. T1 time w=is included in the overall time for the bike. Felt strong and fast. I passed people and didn’t get passed by anyone. I was able to keep a high cadence Average speed on the bike computer was 21.2 mph a little faster than last year. Last year’s curse was a little shorter than this year’s(they corrected the distance).
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on the swim bike bricks.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Time for T2 is in the run time. Was able to transition fast
  • 18m 49s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 25s  min/mile

First half of the run was a little slower than planned but the secongd half was faster than planned. so it all evened out. I was hoping to run a sub 9:00 mile but I spent to much time treading water and not enough time working on bike/run brick
Post race
Warm down:

walked around the finih line and waited for Gary W (gwatson2) to finish.
Had a cookie.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My swim and getting my goggles knocked off.

Event comments:

Great race lots of volunteers.

Last updated: 2007-01-16 12:00 AM
00:10:35 | 402 meters | 02m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/292
Performance: Bad
First half - 3:38 second half - 6:27
Course: Out and back loop.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:18:58 | 06 miles | 18.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/292
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 91
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:18:49 | 02 miles | 09m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/292
Performance: Good
Out and back on the greenbelt along the Boise River.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-08-05 4:13 PM

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Kuna, Idaho
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2007-08-05 8:01 PM
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Millersville, MD
Subject: RE: Y-Not Triathlon
That sucks about your goggles. Be glad you are a strong swimmer and were able to compose yourself and carry on. I would be freaking out and totally loose my cool. Glad it worked out ok. You'll be back strong.
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