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Ashtabula, Ohio
United States
HMA Promotions
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 11m 38s
Overall Rank = 46/79
Age Group = team
Age Group Rank = 4/6
Pre-race routine:

Silly me for writing this race report a month after the fact. I have no idea what I had for breakfast the morning of the race, but I'm sure it was yummy.

Loaded up the bike and bike gear. I was doing the bike leg on a team and it was weird not having to pack up the rest of the stuff.

Drove down to the beach starting area. Met up with Sue and her son Charlie. They had just got back from their 2 1/2 week family vacation out west and had got home at 1 a.m.. And they showed up to race. How awesome is it to have friends like that!!!!!
Event warmup:

Not much. Walked down to the beach to watch the swim start.
  • 10m 54s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

Sue did the swim part of the race. She was upset because her time was slower than last year. But I pointed out that she has been concentrating on her run (she had just trained for and ran a half mary) and she hadn't swam in 2 months. Hadn't swam in the lake since last year. And she got home from her trip after 1 a.m..

Sue, you are awesome woman!
Transition 1
  • 00m

Sue just had to run up to where I was waiting to go on the bike.
  • 32m 12s
  • 9.3 miles
  • 17.33 mile/hr

Time includes Sue's run up the beach to the transition area. Actual time from my bike computer was 31:21. This was 1 minute exactly faster than last year.

I think I pushed as hard as I could knowing I didn't have to run afterwards. I made one blunder in that I was on the return leg and I saw a cop standing in the road with his arm out. I was getting pretty tired at this point and in my tiny little mind I kept thinking that it was odd he was directing traffic at the intersection when there was no traffic. I went flying by and it only took a second, but I realized he was directing me to turn there. Doh! Had to turn around and go back. Definitely stopped my momentum and I lost some time, but probably not that much.
What would you do differently?:

Follow directions.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Rode my bike to where Charlie was standing to start the run.
  • 28m 32s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile

Sue's son Charlie ran this leg. The kid just started running a couple months ago and did an awesome job! He has got a finish line sprint that is to die for!
Post race
Warm down:

As soon as I finished, Sue and I walked down to the straight away just before the finish and cheered everyone on. We had the cowbell. We were yelling and screaming. We were obnoxious, but had oh so much fun! Stayed until the last person crossed the finish line so we missed the beginning of the awards ceremony.

Our team all got mugs for coming in fourth place. Yay!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. Being friends and just doing this for fun. Not taking this racing stuff very serious. LOL!

Event comments:

Small local race with just the basics.

Last updated: 2007-04-11 12:00 AM
00:10:54 | 440 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/79
Course: Lake Erie swim straight out and back around a buoy.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:32:12 | 9.3 miles | 17.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/79
Course: Up the steep hill out of the beach area. Then a flat route out and back along the lakeshore road. Ended at a highschool parking lot above the beach area.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:32 | 03 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/79
Course: The roads around Ashtabula Harbor. One short steep hill in the third mile and then the steep downhill to finish in the beach area.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-08-27 8:24 AM

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northeast Ohio
Subject: Ashtabula Triathlon

2007-08-27 8:55 AM
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the colony texas
Subject: RE: Ashtabula Triathlon

Goooo Ashtabula !!!!

said the man from north kingsville..


better late than never reading a RR

2007-08-27 2:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Ashtabula Triathlon

Good job on the race, faster is always better... right?  I am sure that the hard work of the legs was what kept the brain from getting enough oxygen.


2007-08-30 6:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Ashtabula Triathlon

Doing a tri as a really is a different experience but lots of fun.

Nice job on pushing hard and going fast on the bike...oops you missed the turn.

Congrats...on a great race with friends.

2007-08-30 9:45 AM
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Granvile, Ohio
Subject: RE: Ashtabula Triathlon

How fun to do the race with friends! LOL that you made a wrong turn and STILL beat your time from last year!  What a biker stud.....

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