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<p>1500m swim:  27:51 (2nd/15 40-44AG).  Including at least a minute of run to T1.</p>
<p>T1:  1:41 (FASTEST in AG!) </p>
<p>25mile Bike:  1:19:02 (5/15), 18.98mph</p>
<p>T2:  1:21 (FASTEST in AG!)</p>
<p>6.2mile Run:  51:43 (3/15), 8:20m/m</p>
<p>Total:  2:41:38 (4/15)</p>
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<p>Done this race back in 2007, with the time 2:40:07.  Based on the facts that I have ridden my tri bike for a grand total of less than 1.5hr since the HIM three weeks ago and that I had a few hard workouts earlier in the week (MTB and run intervals), this race was just for fun and an experiment of taking gas-x to see if that helps to get rid of air I seem to swallow way too much during a swim in a race.</p>
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<p>Swim: I had a very crappy swim last time but this time I was more relaxed with a nice rythm, following some feet.  Water was warmer (86?) than air thus I was shivering very badly for good 30min prior to my wave start after some delays and sprint waves.  I was 30sec or so faster this time without wetsuits (wore wetsuits in 2007), so I am good with that.</p>
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<p>Bike:  Super flat though some areas were bumpy.  Dealing with my normal puky feeling plus some not too strong but consistent headwind for the first half, and getting passed, I wasn't too happy.  But nothing out of norm here, so I kept on trying to figure out how to get rid of air out of my stomach quickly (deep yoga breathes, fingers in my mouth etc).  At precisely mile 22, after some small belches, I got a huge one - so loudly that the racer who just passed me turned around to see what'sup.  I couldn't push harder than mid 140bpm until that point but after that I started passing people, enjoying the race, thanking volunteers, of course the wind in teh back helped too, my legs became alive to ride hard enough to see above 150bpm.  This air issue really puts a limit to the way I can work - not sure what, muscles not getting enough oxgen or simply I am not breathing well...  Oh gas-x didn't do a squat either.  2sec slower than the 2007.  Considering the headwind, I am ok with this, though I would have loved to see some speed improvements out of my hard work over the last few years. </p>
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<p>Run:  Another super flat through some main streets and subdivisions.  The residents were out giving us some sprinker shower and extra water stations.  Legs were jello, but at least I didn't have to deal with the puky feeling!  Though it was slower than the last time (8:02pace), I was happy to be able to RUN and pass people.  Wish the run was longer to chase down more people. </p>
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<p>Hang around with some club friends, enjoyed the lunch, after the race.  Our club did well collecting many AG awards (including me, luckily 5 deep).  After spending many hours feeling terribly sick after the races this year, I was very happy that I felt great driving home.  I am still stinking slow on the saddle and making very little progress (or so it seems) on the bike over the years, but I worked my butt off on the course and did the best I could on that day.  So I call it a good day. </p>
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<p>Next:  Tme to get serious about a marathon training!  Along with that, I have two OWS including this 5K swim (no wetsuits) "Swim to the Moon" - swimming through 5 different lakes to fnish it at the Moon Lake in a few weeks and possibly MTB race(s).  Very excited about the fall training/racing season <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="width:24px;height:24px;" title="">   </p>
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<p>Great race! You're really fast, I know it wasn't a PR, but just 3 weeks after a half with no taper that's really great! Sounds like if you can just make yourself burp up the air you swallow on the swim your tummy will be fine. But I don't know how to force yourself to burp <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/dontknow.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mrscoby78</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69397/sylvania-olympic-tri-rr#post_1932014"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Are you an Ohio girl too?</p>
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I am a Michigander (Detroit suburb) and do some races in Ohio.  </p>
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<p>A few things to correct/think aloud;</p>
<p>-  I didn't wear wetsuits in 2007 either.  So apple-to-apple comparison on the swim, especially swimming is along the parameter of this small lake.</p>
<p>-  I rode my road bike in 2007 (700c vs. my tribike 650c).  I wonder I maybe faster on the road bike?<br>
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<p>Your "stinking slow" is another person's speedy!  Nice work out there!!!  (especially considering 3 weeks after a half and the harder workouts earlier during the week)</p>
 

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<p>Oh.  Ew.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Yo Sake</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69397/sylvania-olympic-tri-rr#post_1932141"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><p><br>
I am a Michigander </p>
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Just kidding!!<br>
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<p>NIce race. At least you know gas-x doesn't work. Have you tried going the other way and using something that will make you burp? Maybe if you got that air out sooner you would be faster on the bike.</p>
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<p>Very solid though coming so soon after a HIM. WTG!</p>
 

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<p>Nice job!!!  Especially with the lickety-split transitions <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""> I hope you are able to get the gas issue worked out; like Don said, if you can figure out how to get some burping action going, you'll be in business on the bike. </p>
 

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<p>Wow great job! You're super fast, especially in transition!  I'm super slow in the transitions, I need your secret <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="width:29px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Sorry to hear about the tummy issues... I'll have to PM you. I had similar GI problems while racing and performing max VO2 tests in grad school.  For my Advanced Exercise Physiology 2 term paper, I researched GI distress in endurance athletes particularly GERD and dry heaving (what I had been suffering from).  Let me know if you'd like to take a look at it.  Some of the theories are leading towards stomach sensitivity to blood lactate, some think the cause is the lower esophogeal sphincter etc. </p>
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<p>Congrats again!</p>
 
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