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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
United States
Tuscon Racing Inc.
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 18m 26s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/3
Pre-race routine:

Not much of a pre-race routine! Got up, ate half of a bagel, was still full from dinner the night before.
Event warmup:

Warmup consisted of staying warm--it was so windy--the wind was miserable. Lots of jumping up and down in the wetsuit!
Swim
  • 38m 49s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards
Comments:

Holy chop Batman--the lake was angry that day! 20 + mph winds made the swim pretty difficult! They almost cancelled it due to the conditions, but did not. I was thankful that I'm so comfortable in the water--a lot of panicking going on...not me! I did the Dory and just kept swimming, just kept swimming! The whole time I kept thinking 'this is so darn fun!' My time was slowwww...but I was battling the elements!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing! I swam the best I could in those darn waves!
Transition 1
  • 04m 26s
Comments:

My darn wrists got caught in my wetsuit when I tried to pull my arms out! I could not pull the darn thing off--I was stuck with no hands! It was very frustrating, but finally used my teeth to pull! Slow transition!
What would you do differently?:

Not pull both arms at the same time.
Bike
  • 1h 35m
  • 24.85 miles
  • 15.69 mile/hr
Comments:

Wow...the wind made the bike leg really tough as well. We headed out into the wind, uphill. I think I maxed out at 13 mph--it was really hard! I handled the hills with no problem--felt like a badass passing people on the uphills! On the way back I did hit 25-26 mph--total blast. Just like in the swim I kept thinking 'this is so darn fun!' even with the darn wind making the race really tough.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, happy with my effort in the wind.
Transition 2
  • 03m 22s
Comments:

A little faster than T1 but still pretty slow!
What would you do differently?:

Move faster
Run
  • 56m 43s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

Very happy with my run. Felt wobbly at first but got going pretty good (for me!) Again, kept thinking 'this is so darn fun!' I loved it.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pushed a bit harder the second half.
Post race
Warm down:

Laid in the grass until my family found me!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The wind...my ability to perform any faster! :-)

Event comments:

Although the wind REALLY sucked, I'd definitely do it again to improve my time!!!




Last updated: 2013-03-26 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:38:49 | 1640 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Point to point, down Bridgewater Channel, back up the channel, around the lighthouse and back in to shore
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 04:26
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:35:00 | 24.85 miles | 15.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Hilly out and back with the biggest hills in the middle of the course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:56:43 | 06.21 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back...first/last quarter mile through sand, up stairs to get on to the London Bridge (yes, that London Bridge!).
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-03-26 7:02 PM

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2013-03-27 7:46 AM
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Subject: RE: Havasu Triathlon - International Distance

 Congrates Nice Job Kim

Considering the conditions, nice 10K to run it out.

2013-03-27 10:49 AM
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Great job, Teech! You are a machine. I love the attitude, if you aren't having fun, why bother? And it sure seems like you were having fun!
2013-03-27 3:35 PM
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Great job in what sounds like some really tough conditions... and it's awesome how you made the best of it!

I love the Lake Havasu area (vacationed there about 15 years ago) and hope to do this race some year.

2013-03-27 10:25 PM
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Great job. Wind is a bugger, but you kept a great attitude. I loved hearing how much fun you had, and that 10k time is terrific.

2013-04-03 11:19 AM
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Nice job, Teech!


2013-04-05 1:30 PM
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Great Job Kim
2013-04-06 11:15 AM
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Iron Donkey
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Great job, Teech!
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