Donner Lake Triathlon - International Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Truckee, California
United States
Big Blue Adventure
Total Time = 3h 34m 25s
Overall Rank = 246/351
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 6/
Event warmup:

short run followed by some stretching and then a nice easy swim to get my arms stretched out
  • 28m 54s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

the swim is by far my best leg so I went out strong to try and get a head start for the climb up Donner summit on the bike, The only thing I would do different on the swim would have been to warm up more.
Transition 1
  • 00m
What would you do differently?:

pop a gel before I left because I needed it for that climb up the summit!
  • 1h 48m 50s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 13.70 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

fuel more, hydration was good
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 1h 16m
  • 6.52 miles
  • 11m 40s  min/mile

By the time I got to the run, I had no more fuel in the tank...The first mile started off well, but I never quite lost the bricks in my legs after leaving the bike, and as a result I pretty much crawled around the lake. Additionally, I had a little runner's knee that was bothering me.
What would you do differently?:

Stick it out and picked up the pace a little!
Post race
Warm down:

Jumped in the lake!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I the elevation definitely affected me, I trained at about 3,000ft and Lake Donner is around 6,000ft I think. I also should have done more longer distance run workouts to build up my running endurance more.

Event comments:

The race was well organized, and I never felt rushed or worried that I didn't know where the course was going. Great race briefing and plenty of aid stations, plus free Sierra Nevada at the finish!

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Last updated: 2010-07-19 12:00 AM
00:28:54 | 1640 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/
Overall: 67/351
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: beautiful morning, the water was clear and warm! sighting was hard going out to the first turn because of an intense glare from the sunrise, but the rest of the course was smooth.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:48:50 | 24.85 miles | 13.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/
Overall: 283/351
Wind: None
Course: As soon as you get on the bike you start the 3.5 mile climb up hwy 40 to the summit for a total elevation change of about 1000 ft. It's a nice cruise downhill from there to the turnaround point at Kingvale. Once you turn around though, you have to climb back up that nice downhill you just finished...and its a gradual uphill all the way back to the summit at Sugar Bowl ski park. But the descent from the top is awesome. Very fun cornering and great views of Donner Lake on the way down!
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:16:00 | 06.52 miles | 11m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/
Overall: 236/351
Performance: Bad
Course: pretty flat, course goes all the way around the lake. Lots of aid stations!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4