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Crystal Lake, Illinois
United States
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Total Time = 55m
Overall Rank = 12/40
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, drove to gym with husband...(no dog this time!) and hung around waiting for my wave.
Event warmup:

Chatted with other contestants prior to entering the pool... Jumped into the pool, got wet, and waited for the start...
  • 10m
  • 525 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Pretty good swim, although I ran out of steam toward the end, I think I was hauling A$$ for most of the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Not much...more freestyle, less breast-stroke. Interestingly, my swim distance from 2 years ago was exactly the same... PRIOR to my training! As a rule, I don't see much improvement in my swimming times, regardless of how much I train.
Transition 1
  • 10m

I was changing clothes to get onto a stationary bike, so there wasn't a helmet involved. T1 was allotted for 10 minutes. I was changed, on my bike and ready to go waaaaaay before most of the other women in my wave.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 20m
  • 5.45 miles
  • 16.35 mile/hr

Pretty good bike... You have to keep it in a high enough gear in order to ensure you're pedaling and actually getting somewhere... I was in the lead for the first two miles, when the girl to the left of me started to get ahead, reaching mile 3 and 4 and 5 ahead of me... at increasingly larger intervals... I chased and chased, but she still won the wave with 5.72 miles to my 5.45.
What would you do differently?:

Pedal pedal pedal faster in a smidge higher gear....
Transition 2
  • 05m

They gave us 5 minutes for T2. Not necessary in order to walk from the stationary bike area to the track.
What would you do differently?:

  • 15m
  • 1.58 miles
  • 09m 28s  min/mile

A very slogging, slow run... but I didn't stop to walk at all, and actually, 9.47/mile is blazing fast for me... I think my shoes are still hot from all the unexpected friction! ha ha
What would you do differently?:

Run faster? Train more... Run more.
Post race
Warm down:

Stop running... go look for something to drink.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I've been out of my training routine... although I don't know if I can blame that entirely... I did have a couple of glasses of wine the night before... not a great idea... (!)

Event comments:

A nice way to spend a Sunday morning! Had a good time, and came in second in my age group to boot! (Imagine!) My husband was checking the standings and he said... "You're second..." I said "From the bottom?" and he said "NO! FROM THE TOP!!!!" I couldn't believe it! I've never won a medal for anything before! Really made my day!

Last updated: 2004-11-08 12:00 AM
00:10:00 | 525 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 0/40
Performance: Good
Suit: Red Nike SWOOSH swimsuit
Course: Pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 10:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:20:00 | 05.45 miles | 16.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 0/40
Performance: Good
Course: Stationary. Very boring!
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:15:00 | 01.58 miles | 09m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 0/40
Performance: Good
Course: Around and around and around and around the track. 12 laps = 1 mile.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-11-08 11:34 AM

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Subject: Healthbridge Indoor Triathlon

2004-11-08 3:39 PM
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Seattle, WA
Subject: RE: Healthbridge Indoor Triathlon
Hey Whiz!

Great job!!!! Indoor Tri's sound good this time of year! And 2nd? Woo hoo! Atta girl.

Your swim time WAS blazing, super job!
2004-11-08 9:18 PM
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Mechanicsburg, PA
Subject: RE: Healthbridge Indoor Triathlon
Great job there! Nice to have an opportunity like that at this time of the year.

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