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Carpinteria, California
United States
Carpinteria Triathlon
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 22m 12s
Overall Rank = 16/224
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/29
Pre-race routine:

Wake up, ride downtown and set up my transition area.
Event warmup:

5 mile ride, 4 mile run and 500 meter swim; all at easy pace.
Swim
  • 27m
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 48s / 100 meters
Comments:

had a solid swim and was just ahead of my target pace at the half way point.

Came out of the water in 41st place overall, 9th in my Age Group.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s
Comments:

Solid Transition; Passed 8 people, 1 in my age group just in transition. (According to the Results)

Now in 33rd Place overall, 8th in my AG.
Bike
  • 1h 09m 27s
  • 40 kms
  • 34.56 km/hr
Comments:

Very Solid Bike

Passed 10 people on the bike, 2 in my Age Group. (According to the Results)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing; bike fitness was solid. Stayed +/- 30 seconds from my competitors AND saved my legs for the run where I was going to crush them all.
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s
Comments:

A Solid Transition.

Passed 1 more person in transition. Now 22nd overall and 6th in my Age Group.
Run
  • 42m 22s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 14s  min/km
Comments:

Awesome run. consistent pace and spent the first 4 miles hunting my competition and pacing the 1st place guy from the under 18 group. (We finished together) We dropped the 2nd place guy in the 18 and under group at about mile 4.

Passed 6 more people on the run, 2 of them in my AG.
Post race
Warm down:

Drink water, check the results and pack up my gear.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was a PR for me and my first Sub 2:30 Olympic. My goal for the race was 2:25 so I think I did very well.

MUST WORK ON MY SWIM.

My swim was solid, but at the level I am racing at now, it is clearly where I need to do better. all of my competition were 18:00 - 22:00 minutes in the water and there is no way to recover from that sort of deficit in an Olympic.

Event comments:

This is by far and away my favorite race. This is the 7th time doing it.




Last updated: 2013-10-16 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:27:00 | 1500 meters | 01m 48s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/29
Overall: 40/224
Performance: Below average
Suit: QR Full Suit
Course: Out and back along Buoy Line
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:09:27 | 40 kms | 34.56 km/hr
Age Group: 5/29
Overall: 20/224
Performance:
Right where I wanted to be on the bike. Time was comparable to my competitors and slightly faster than my stretch goal of 1:10:00.
Wind: None
Course: Out Casitas Pass through Toro Canyon into Montecito and through Summerland back to Carp.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 180
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:27
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:42:22 | 10 kms | 04m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 2/29
Overall: 12/224
Performance: Good
Course: Mixed Road and Trail run along the beach down to Rincon Point and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Subject: Carpinteria Triathlon - Olympic Course


2013-10-16 5:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Carpinteria Triathlon - Olympic Course

Well..... looky what the cat dragged in

Good to hear from you Tim

2013-10-16 5:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Carpinteria Triathlon - Olympic Course

The thing of it is, I never left

Thanks for checking up on me Chris.

2013-10-16 5:55 PM
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Originally posted by WaterDog66

The thing of it is, I never left

Thanks for checking up on me Chris.

I know, I've been to the training log now and again 

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