Donner Lake Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Truckee, California
United States
A Change of Pace
65F / 18C
Total Time = 7h 00m
Overall Rank = 48/366
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/20
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:45 am. Ate raisen bran and special k (orange in the car). Left at 4:15 to make 45min drive to tahoe. Got to parking nice and early, got marked at 5:30 and headed in to TA. Set out my TA looked around to see what I was missing and what everyone else was doing. Used the facilities and drank H20. Ate a power bar about 1 hour from start.
Event warmup:

Jogged around area for about 10 minutes, 30min out from gun.
  • 06m 56s
  • 402 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

WOW! I did not expect to do this well. It felt great and I was 9th out of the water in my wave (3rd in age group). Couldnt believe it!!
What would you do differently?:

Pace myself, calm myself, and rythm my breathing.
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Wetsuit stuck a lot...was frustrated but moved on.
What would you do differently?:

Practice wetsuti removal and practice running in bike shoes on SAND! yikes
  • 30m
  • 6 miles
  • 12.00 mile/hr

My old school steel bike slowed my down, and not enough gears. The light fancy carbon bikes flew right by me...
What would you do differently?:

GET A NEW BIKE! LOL Pace my swim so I dont burn all my energy for bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

Second fastest in my age group! Felt great here. Went very smooth
  • 16m 12s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

Took a half mile to get running legs under me. Second mile was at 7:21. Fastest mile yet!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around finish area and stretched, lots of electrolytes and water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike and transition

Event comments:

AWESOME experience for my first TRI!!!

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Last updated: 2009-04-27 12:00 AM
00:06:56 | 402 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/20
Overall: 29/366
Performance: Good
Suit: Full wetsuit w/ tri shorts under
Course: Series of 3 floatys we had to swim around/
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:30:00 | 06 miles | 12.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/20
Overall: 93/366
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: STEEEEPPP climb right out of transition. Top of summit and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:16:12 | 02 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 84/366
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, little climb, street surface
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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