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Napa, California
United States
HITS Triathlon Series
70sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 6h 18m 46s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Ate cheeze/pbutter crackers 5:00 am.
Event warmup:

Very short jog, some shivering.
Swim
  • 51m 25s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards
Comments:

Very cold, 8 inch chop, leg cramps.
What would you do differently?:

Need more swim fitness, more frequent siting.
Transition 1
  • 05m
Comments:

Took a bit to get sand off of feet, hit porta potty.
What would you do differently?:

Was alright.
Bike
  • 3h 35m
  • 56 miles
  • 15.63 mile/hr
Comments:

The course was just really hard, broke my front derailer cable around mile 40 or so which slowed me down. The bike was mostly cold with morning fog/cloud/mist that kept you cold if you went without a jacket, like I did. Feet were numb for the entire bike ride.
What would you do differently?:

New bike cable, need to be able to grind up really long climbs quickly, need to be able to go a little faster through deathly sharp corners.
Transition 2
  • 03m
Comments:

Was fine, hit the porta potty.
Run
  • 1h 44m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile
Comments:

My feet were still numb from the swim by the time I started the run. I hit it hard, kept pretty good focus and did well for my fitness level. This was a PR run by 6 minutes on a hilly course as compared to my previous HIM on a flat course. Happy with the run.
What would you do differently?:

Run was good. Just more fitness and speedwork/hill work. Was a PR run.
Post race
Warm down:

Took in some fluids and some calories.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall fitness.

Event comments:

The course was buitiful, the water was really cold, the bike was really hilly with long climbs, road conditions not good, technical sharp turning desents, very hilly run. This is a very challenging course. I hope they take feedback and improve the post race eats and put a portta potty on the bike.




Last updated: 2012-04-16 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:51:25 | 2112 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full
Course: Really cold, leg cramps relatead to temp.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 51F / 11C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 05:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
03:35:00 | 56 miles | 15.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Exremely hilly, sustained uphills of 8 and 11 miles, highly technical downhills with 15 pmh hairpin 270 degree corners with wet pavement before the turns often. Endless hills.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:44:00 | 13.1 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 22/
Performance: Good
Course: Hilliest tri run I have ever done, was more like a trail run, but on pavement. Beautiful but constant up and down.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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Subject: RE: HITS Triathlon Series: Napa Valley - Half Iron Course
Very nice job.  Absolutely insane run!
2012-08-04 12:52 AM
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Subject: RE: HITS Triathlon Series: Napa Valley - Half Iron Course
decided I would check out your race report to get some ideas for my upcoming race. This course sounds like a brutal one. After all the hills on the bike your run time is amazing. Especially considering it was also an incredibly hchallenging course. Way to PR in the face of a challenging course!!
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