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Race Result

Racer: Nicole Thomas
Race: Kinetic Sprint
Date: Sunday, May 10, 2009
Location: Lake Anna, VA
Race Type: Triathlon - Sprint
Age Group: Female 45 - 49
Time: 1:46:21
Overall Place: 79 / 220
Age Group Place: 5 / 13
Comment: Lousy swim but good race

Race Report:

had trouble calming down and controlling my breathing during the swim; gave into my demons and side stroked for a while to regroup. Beat my target time of 16min, taking 5 minutes off of lasts year's awful swim. Was the swim short?

All in all a great ride and I got in under my 1 hour target, shaving off about 3 minutes from last year's time.

the first mile is basically up hill and hurts really bad on bike-tired legs; I knew if I just kept it moving that it would eventually get better, and it did. After the turn around I picked a pace bunny and worked at catching up to her and then hung off of her shoulder as we pushed each other; with about 300m to go she started to fade and I think she fell off to walk. My hammies were cramping up and my quads were screaming on the final downhill but I kept on pushing through it. In the final sprint I started to make a passing move but knew that it wasn't happening.

I got in solidly under my 9.5min/mile target, about 2:30 faster than last year. Negative splits. My best ever tri run!

overall improved by 13 minutes over last year's race

missed 4th in AG by 4 seconds; there are so many places I could have picked that up!