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Auburn, California
United States
Tahoe Peak Endurance
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 42m 6s
Overall Rank = 51/61
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/10
Pre-race routine:

set up transition. Nothing special.
Event warmup:

I wandered down to the start, which was through the woods on a dirt trail. I talked to a few other triathletes (a lot of first timers!), and posed for a pic for the press...I have yet to see it. I then hopped into the water--which was pretty warm for once. Paddled around for a bit and 'warmed up'
Swim
  • 17m 7s
  • 500 meters
  • 03m 25s / 100 meters
Comments:

I thought that I was a lot faster, and that I got a PR on my swim...well I suck at math, and after checking my times, it showed...Not a PR...Still a decent swim overall for me. I am happy considering that my arms felt like lead soon after the start, and I was nearly hyperventilating too.
What would you do differently?:

Duh. less study, more train.
Transition 1
  • 05m 34s
Comments:

Meh. I got up there (It was a haul from the boat ramp to the trans. area--gravelly too!), and I did a decent job overall...the timing chip/ankle bracelet made it harder to get the wetsuit off.
What would you do differently?:

Toughen up my feet so I can ignore gravel!
Bike
  • 53m 31s
  • 13 kms
  • 14.48 km/hr
Comments:

I sucked at this too. I spent every ascent walking up hills...the same hills (except one) that I had NO problem with last year. It was a humbling experience...I usually look to my biking with pride...not this time. I did have a nifty 'pacer' though. Another guy from my tri club was having the same issues as me...one of us would walk ahead of the other, then we would change our order, and the other would lead the next one...we didn't plan it, it just happened...And I beat him by a few minutes, by the way.
What would you do differently?:

WAY MORE TIME IN THE SADDLE! And then some more. Again, less study, more training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s
Comments:

Nothing to see here...it went well.
What would you do differently?:

Nada.
Run
  • 24m 34s
  • 4 kms
  • 06m 06s  min/km
Comments:

Overall, a good run--and this was a PR...according to their time....9:42/mi pace??? wow. Too fast. I don't really think I ran that fast, but who am I to argue?
I was very consistent, and didn't walk at all.
What would you do differently?:

Run a wee bit faster??? I was happy with this run, so I am good.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around and waited for my gear (from T1) to arrive---It had my bracelet to get my free food..I then got a massage..and was interviewed by the race announcer during said massage. on the microphone...quite possibly my weirdest race experience ever.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me. I did not train nearly enough for this event. Good thing I did not attempt the International distance.

Event comments:

I love the Auburn Triathlon--I look forward to doing it again next year. It was my first, and is still by far, my favorite...Massive hill of death or not. With a new organizer heading it, I am curious to see what (if any) changes they will make.
It is still the most challenging triathlon I have done--at any distance. I appreciate that




Last updated: 2013-05-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:17:07 | 500 meters | 03m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/10
Overall: 52/61
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless.
Course: half rectangle...Straight out from the shore around a buoy, straight to the next one, another left turn straight to the boat ramp/shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 05:34
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:53:31 | 13 kms | 14.48 km/hr
Age Group: 7/10
Overall: 49/61
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: HILLY. VERY HILLY. And there was a REALLY BIG HILL, followed by some pretty good sized rollers. Then it went flat, then downhill. the end.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:24:34 | 04 kms | 06m 06s  min/km
Age Group: 7/10
Overall: 54/61
Performance: Good
Course: 1/2 dirt trail, 1/2 pavement; mostly flat with a hint of downhill in the first half, the second half had a very slight incline, but nothing too difficult--one of the easiest run routes I have faced.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2013-05-21 11:39 PM
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Ahhhhh-hahaha! Great description of the bike course. Despite your challenges, at least you ended the race on the right foot...or maybe the left. Either way, you had a good run!

Oh yeah, and now you should have time to train, right? Laughing

2013-05-22 8:18 AM
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Great job hanging in there. Studying was important, so next time you will train more and conquer the hills. Fantastic run!
2013-05-22 8:58 AM
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Wait... "posed for a pic for the press" before the race and then "interviewed by the race announcer" after the race -- are you secretly famous?!

It sounds like you have a great time at this event.  You have the "study less" thing covered after Friday.  Woo hoo!

2013-05-22 9:00 AM
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Great job on the run PR, Kate, and don't be too hard on yourself for the other stuff.  You were super busy with your Dad and school, things way more important than training.  And yeah, how awkward is an interview while being massaged?!  Congrats on your race!
2013-05-22 9:04 AM
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Good job, Kate! It looks like the studying is about done, so that is taking care of itself.  I don't believe I know anyone that has had multiple interviews in one race. I must be in the presence of greatness!


2013-05-22 2:33 PM
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Auburn's crazy. And you're double crazy for doing it more than once ... I love that whatever you do, training or whatnot, you throw yourself into it with great gusto and make it a great experience.
2013-05-22 2:54 PM
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Originally posted by cdban66 Good job, Kate! It looks like the studying is about done, so that is taking care of itself.  I don't believe I know anyone that has had multiple interviews in one race. I must be in the presence of greatness!

Greatness? No...I was just in the presence of a photographer who wanted a great shot of the sun on the water (seriously, he told me that.) and a very bored race announcer--all of the mini-folk had finished, and none of the international folk had come through the finish yet...sorry, I am just plain ol' me.  I'm okay with that though. Cool

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