Desert Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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La Quinta, California
United States
Klein and Clark Sports, LLC
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 39m 7s
Overall Rank = 311/534
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 25/33
Pre-race routine:

Woke up about 3;30 at the hotel. Loaded gear into car, had a protein drink and a very light breakfast. Got to the venue by about 05:30. Was the first one on my row to set up the bike so I had lots of room.
Event warmup:

Nothing special
  • 19m 35s
  • 547 yards
  • 03m 35s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Get a lot more swim training, bar far my weakest part of the tri
Transition 1
  • 04m 13s

Super long walk from swim exit to bike area.
Cramp in right calf taking off wetsuit. Had to sit down
What would you do differently?:

Practice removing wetsuit in standing position
  • 45m 27s
  • 14 miles
  • 18.48 mile/hr

I forgot my Garmin in T1 so it freaked me out a bit in the beginnnig.
What would you do differently?:

Push cadence a little more, especially since it was such a flat course
Transition 2
  • 01m 56s
  • 27m 56s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Good solid run, should have taken a water bottle the water at aid stations was hard to drink
What would you do differently?:

Not have a cold the week before
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with friends

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was suffering from a nose and chest cold the week prior, which limited my training and slowed my run a bit.

Event comments:

This was my first official Tri, I had a blast.

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Last updated: 2010-10-01 12:00 AM
00:19:35 | 547 yards | 03m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 472/534
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra Vendetta
Course: Water was not cold at all. 30-50 swimmers per wave so there wasn't too many people in the water around me
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:13
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:45:27 | 14 miles | 18.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 215/534
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Flat and wide, tiny hill at the beginning and in the last half mile.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:56 | 03 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 333/534
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat, some dirt and gravel
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4