Solana Beach Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Solana Beach, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 07m 5s
Overall Rank = 342/1071
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 200/32
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:30am, Ate Half a bagel if that, headed down to Solana.
Event warmup:

Played in the water, few dolphins in and out...not much
  • 11m 16s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards

Swim, started off a little nervous, didnt swim as hard as i could. I was tired kinda dissapointed in my time. Since i love hills, there was a steep uphill, after being OW i dashed for it...
What would you do differently?:

Relax, navigate better...
Transition 1
  • 00m

Did very good especially after running uphill to T area.
What would you do differently?:

Practice putting on all 3 straps on cleats better or buy new bike tri shoes (1 strap).
  • 31m 14s
  • 9 miles
  • 17.29 mile/hr

Slipped my mind to actually put my water bottle in my cage. ugh!
What would you do differently?:

I feel cycling is my strength, but failed to prove it here. Prepare better, actually put the water bottle on my bike. no water during bike. Put race number on bar instead of fork. Shift better, use middle cog for faster recovery.

Not tie bib to shirt, this slowed me down it almost flew off i had to fiddle with it.
Transition 2
  • 00m

I put on socks first, slipped on shoes, grabbed helmet, and ran.

Transition super smooth. I practiced only once or twice putting on clothes at fast speeds. I think it was mainly my preparation for this that made me pretty fast.
What would you do differently?:

I would buy a race belt. and not put bib on tanktop, almost flew off on the bike...
  • 24m 35s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 11s  min/mile

I was starting to feel the toughness of the sprint speed, First turn, i grabbed a drink, took a big gulp then felt a tiny tiny crap start to develop. I sucked in my stomach and was breathing through my belly, helped a ton!

Feeling good and closing gaps. The last 300 meters, started sprinting like i was fresh.
What would you do differently?:

Buy a race belt, pick up speed earlier towards the end.
Post race
Warm down:

walked a bit, hung out not much. Drank water/sports drinks

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The fact that i was nervous/anxious in the swim. Felt that slowed me down some. Thought i had a mechanical problem with my bike...lost a bit of time shifting.

Event comments:

Although i think i could of done better, i'm proud of my time. My goal was 1:10:00 beat it by 3 minutes.

This was my first race, I've done centuries and other run's way more unorganized. I had a good experience with KOZ ent. Only thing was the transition area was very crowded. Other than that, I didnt run into any issues. oh, parking was a PITA but that's not their fault ;)

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Last updated: 2009-07-27 12:00 AM
00:11:16 | 440 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/1071
Performance: Average
Suit: 2XU
Course: U shaped course, out of water, big waves.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:14 | 09 miles | 17.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/1071
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: loops on PCH one hill at the end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:35 | 03 miles | 08m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/1071
Performance: Average
Course: Flat course two loops
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
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4