Barb's Race - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Guerneville/Windsor, California
United States
Total Time = 6h 10m 55s
Overall Rank = 73/346
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/71
Pre-race routine:

T1 packed up, bike tires pumped and T2 set up the night before.
Woke up at 4:30 excited! got dressed and car packed up, ate oatmeal with walnuts and dried cranberries. Drove to T1 at 6:15, right on time. Got to T1 with plenty of time to set up, use restroom, get body marked. Ran for 10 minutes to warm-up before swim start. Got on wetsuit, cap and goggles. Posed for a few pictures, then got into the water. Great temp!
Event warmup:

Ran for 10 minutes
  • 38m 17s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

I felt good on the swim. No panic. Consistent pace. Stayed on course. Good finish swimming up until my hands can grab the bottom. Easy and fast out of the water
What would you do differently?:

I'm happy
Transition 1
  • 03m 49s

Like the wetsuit strippers!
  • 3h 22m 3s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.63 mile/hr

This is where I need to improve! I really wanted to average 17.5 mph pace and I just couldn't do it.
Beautiful course! This was my fourth time riding the course, so I felt like I knew it well. Thank you race god's for no flats/accients/technical problems!
I really did not improve my time over last year, which stinks concidering I trained this year! Last year I was a brand spanking new cyclist and I only got a four minute improvement time. What is going on here? anybody? This year I kept my cadance around 90 (not including hills) which I think helped me improve my run time. Last year I didn't even know about cadence.
What would you do differently?:

train more????? how do I improve? need help here!
Transition 2
  • 03m 35s

good for me!
  • 2h 03m 8s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 24s  min/mile

it felt consistent. The second loop was mind over matter! I'm happy with my time! I improved 15 minutes over last year's effort :-)
What would you do differently?:

I was beginning to bonk toward the end. I was having trouble getting food in. My heart rate felt too high for too long, and liquids were just sloshing in my stomach. With as hard as I was trying to go on the bike, I still felt good for the majority of the run, but I know I needed to eat more on both.
Post race
Warm down:

walked and ate a huge plate of food right away. Wasn't the food great!!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not enough fuel. Heart rate too high. Improve bike performance.

Event comments:

Thank you to voluteers and support! Just a great race!

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Last updated: 2009-02-24 12:00 AM
00:38:17 | 2112 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 0/346
Performance: Good
Suit: sleevless wet suit
Course: out and back in a narrow, shallow river. I love the centrifical force going on! My times on this course are great comparred to other courses! Very easy to sight! Bouys are close; as I pass one, I can already see the next without lifting head up to much.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:22:03 | 56 miles | 16.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 0/346
Performance: Average
HR around 160
Wind: Little
Course: technical, hilly
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:03:08 | 13.1 miles | 09m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 0/346
Performance: Good
Course: hilly, beautiful
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %1 lb
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5