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<p>Cliff notes version:</p>
<p>.25 mile swim- 9:34 watch time, out of the water there was then a pretty decent run from the shore to T1. Official time has me at 11:20 since the run to T1 was included in swim time.</p>
<p>T1- 4:42 (including the run to transition area)</p>
<p>13 mile bike- 41:42 (18.7mph avg)</p>
<p>T2- 1:11</p>
<p>3.1 mile run- 26:00 (M1- 8:10, M2- 8:22, M3.1- 9:28)</p>
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<p>Official Time- 1:23:12</p>
<p>6/18 AG</p>
<p>36/141 F</p>
<p>175/379 OA</p>
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<p>Pre-race:</p>
<p>Boyfriend made an awesome Italian dish last night, washed down with a Sam Adams.  Relaxed by watching some movies.  Considering this was my "A" race for the season I had no pre-race jitters and I barely thought about the race for a change.  Unlike most triathletes, I hate getting to the start 60-90minutes prior to the race.  The more I warm up and sit around and wait, the more nervous I become.  This in turn leads to Liz going out wayyy to fast.  So we arrived 45 min before the start time, which gave me 10 min of a swim warm up.  And then we sat... and waited... because the race was delayed due to some number mix ups. </p>
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<p>Swim:</p>
<p>I was in the 3rd wave and I started near the front even though I consider myself a mid-pack swimmer.  The race was completely full and I wanted to get a good position.  My goal was to be out of the water in under 10 minutes.  Despite recently swimming some 200 repeats in the 3:40 range, the sardine-like atmosphere made it difficult to swim fast even though I started near the front.  I was kicked, grabbed, etc quite frequently which broke my momementum-- ahhh well, JUST KEEP SWIMMING!  Out of the water in 9:34.  Took me just under 2 minutes to get to the transition area.</p>
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<p>Bike:</p>
<p>Bike started out awful when 1.  my computer failed to pick up (must have been jostled in the car and 2. my race number decided to come lose and repeatedly rubbed me in the leg until I was forced to coast while I crumbled the darn thing up.  I was basically riding blind.  The wind started to pick up and I felt the quads start to burn.  This was my first race with clips and shoes and I thought to myself "who the heck told me this was easier than with my running sneakers?!"  Had a couple people pass me, but most of them had "D" on their calves. GOOO duathlon folks :) I played cat and mouse with one girl in my AG during the final miles of the bike.  Off the bike in 41:40. I ended up getting off the bike before my competition, she had a quicker T2 and I proceeded to pass her for the final time 1/2 a mile later ;)</p>
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<p>Run:</p>
<p>I was running what almost felt TOO comfortable. I thought I was running in the 9 minute mile range. Hmm nope! Passed M1 in 8:10.  Really?  Throughout the run I had MAYBE 1 person pass me, but I passed a heck of a lot of people-- Woot!  Battled it out with a 40 year old male, who crossed the line .1 sec ahead of me. Grrr.</p>
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<p>As has been typical fashion this summer I finished 12th in AG on the swim, 8th on the bike and 4th on the run.  1 more race to go this summer, before I spend a month or so doing some 13.1s and then cross train for a month :)  Then spend a lot of time with Team Toledo Tri Club (I signed up this weekend) working on OW swimming and group rides! And since I PRed.... I can't be too disappointed with this one!</p>
 

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<p>Nice job! One quick recommendation - next time put your bike number on the seat post (you might need to cut it some) and you'll never even know it's there! No coasting and readjusting required! Congratulations.</p>
 

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<p>Good job!  I was there (Oly) - it was a nice day for a race, other than not-horrible-but-consistent headwind (for the first half for us Oly racers, not sure about sprint).  Congrsts on the PR.  Keep up the good work and have fun with the Toledo tri club!</p>
 

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<p>Sparty-- thanks girl!  Now if only the other 2 disciplines would catch up <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Scooby-- Thank ya, thank ya! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello.gif" style="width:25px;height:29px;" title=""></p>
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<p>kburnell-- thanks a bunch for the recommendation on using the seat post instead!  Seems so common sense now <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>Yo-- I aggree... The winds started to pick up a bit out in the corn fields, but nothing crazy.  And definitely not like trying to ride in 20+mph winds in FIndlay in April-- the "wind" Sunday was a cool breeze in comparison.  Thanks for the well wishes... I'm off to read your RR :) Do you belong to a club in the area?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LizRuns4101</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69372/sylvania-sprint-tri-sylvania-oh-a-pr#post_1932692"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> Do you belong to a club in the area?</p>
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I belong to F.A.S.T. (Used to stand for "Ford Athletic Swim & Triathlon Club" since it started by mainly Ford employees back when) we are active in SE Michigan.  If you visit up here, join us for a workout! <br>
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<p>*giggle*<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LizRuns4101</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69372/sylvania-sprint-tri-sylvania-oh-a-pr#post_1932692"><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> out in the corn fields</p>
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<p>Great job Liz!!!</p>
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<p>FYI on the clipless pedals, I doubt anyone feels they make riding <em>easier.</em>  They just help you ride <em>faster</em> by doing a better job of transferring the power from your legs to the pedals.  It's the same as in running - it never gets easier, you just get faster.</p>
 
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