Jamba Juice Wildflower - TriathlonOlympic

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Monterey, California
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 57m 21s
Overall Rank = 635/2584
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 105/239
Pre-race routine:

Up at 7:00am
Nutrition: Vanilla Crisp Original Powerbar, Banana, Sesame bagel with PB
Normal Morning bathroom
Fluids: Accerade up until 15 min prior to wave start at 9:15am
Event warmup:

Cruised down lynch hill
1 mile light job down and stretch towards Beach City
It looked gorgoeous out there, and I knew I had a great race in me
  • 28m 6s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Great swim, arms started to tire
What would you do differently?:

Little more pool work is needed, I could break 25 min with some more base work
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Great T1, I passed a ton of people, made up for my lost time in the water
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 29m 19s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.69 mile/hr

Had a great ride breakdown:
0-2KM Lynch hill: 7min, no bad for how steep it was; got out of saddle when needed, but pounding to top without dropping below 10mph
2-20KM Great ride, HR low 150's even through climbs. 42min at turn
20-30KM great climbing, HR got to 170 a couple times on last hard parts of climb, but getting out saddle helped a ton; still ripping past people
30-35, this is when the early push started to take a toll; left IT and hammy started burning hard; tried to stand up to fight through, but nothing was loosening it up
35-38KM, last real climbing, I was dying; felt like everyone I passed earlier had caught me
38-40KM, down lynch just tried to stretch out the hammy as much as possible to hit run (47 min on return ride)

Nutrition was planned perfectly though; accel Gel at Park gate and again at hour mark
What would you do differently?:

Base was not there cost me 5 minutes on return trip.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

Guy next to me cost a few seconds on racking, his bike was all over the place
What would you do differently?:

Hope for better luck with guy next to me
  • 56m 56s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 10s  min/mile

I told myself I was not going to walk and although I wanted to a few times I conquered Wildflower without walking on the run
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I gave it everything. Nutrition was perfect, no cramping at all and hydration was topped off.
Post race
Warm down:

Beer and a burrito and a leg massage (so worth it)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Base on the bike and more stretching

Event comments:

It has taken me three years to get through WF without walking the run. 105 two years ago, poor nutrition last year, and now I have broken the 3 hour mark 2:57:21. I am so happy to walk out of there with what I wanted.
I love WF it is what motivated me to do triathlons in the first place, now I am getting some respectable times.

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Last updated: 2006-01-19 12:00 AM
00:28:06 | 1640 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 97/239
Overall: 813/2584
Performance: Good
Great start, HR not too high
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Rectangular 1 loop
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:29:19 | 24.85 miles | 16.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 115/239
Overall: 821/2584
Avg 165
Wind: None
Course: Out a back with a lot of hills
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:56:56 | 06.21 miles | 09m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 149/239
Overall: 1150/2584
Performance: Good
HR hovered around 168 for most part minus the hard climbs, which jumped to 172-175 and on the last hard hill I pushed it to top at 183; cruised the lynch downhill at about 155
Course: Loop, first 2 km rolling hills through woods Gel right before real climbs to keep the electrolytes up and it was at the 45 min mark since one on bike 2-8.5KM, uphill with some flat spots 8.5 to finsh down a 7-10% grade to finishing shoot.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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