San Diego International Triathlon - TriathlonOther

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San Diego, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
72F / 22C
Total Time = 2h 04m 18s
Overall Rank = 191/805
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 34/92
Pre-race routine:

Had a bagel and went to transition where my bike was already and setup my gear.
Event warmup:

Stretched a little then put on my wetsuit and swam for about 2 minutes.
  • 21m 48s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters

Swam very well. I am getting a lot better at this swimming thing. I did have a little veerying off to the left but only 2 times.

Cut nearly 10 minutes off the time I swam at the Tribute to Armed Forces Tri 1000m swim!

It was great to finish with the majority of my wave and to even pass people from the previous waves. I also did not have anyone from the wave behind us climbing on my back!
What would you do differently?:

Just keep working hard on the open water swimming and get to swimming very straight. Swimming with the AZ Tri Club has vastly improved my swimming.
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s

Got my wetsuit off pretty quickly. Had a GU and was off and biking!
What would you do differently?:

Felt it was a good transition and unless I was to try riding with my shoes on, I don't see much to improve on. (transistion was almost the same as the Tempe International and I did not have a wetsuit on at that one)
  • 54m 17s
  • 18.64 miles
  • 20.60 mile/hr

That was a mean bike ride. I pushed myself through it and did a lot of out of the saddle riding while climbing hills. Right when you thought it would get easier, there was a mean wind that seemed to shift to a head on wind sometimes in both directions.

My speeds on the course ranged from 11 to 37.8 mph.

Passed many people and was only passed by Elites that started before me and were riding their second loop up at Point Loma. The others that passed me were passed back and not seen again!

Flew down the hill to transition.
What would you do differently?:

More hill climb training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

Long run through transition. I did have a very good spot in transition! Stopped and checked my shoes to make sure they were on good. Really did not need to because they felt the same before and after I checked them.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe just a quicker dismount and skip checking the shoes. The funny feeling was just from changing from bike to run. Maybe some more bike/run bricks would help.
  • 44m 19s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

Felt really good on the run. Held a pretty steady pace throughout and reeled people in the whole way. Sprinted to the finish line. I did not like where we had to run on tile sidewalks that were quite rounded.

Got many cheers of Go Chivas because of my Chivas jersey.

What would you do differently?:

Ran well, just would like to continue to get faster. It will come with more training.
Post race
Warm down:

Discovered that my Puma Tri-Socks gave me a blister on the upper side of back of my left heel. There was even a little blood on my shoe. I then walked around bare foot carrying my shoes, ate a banana, drank 3 beers and had a cliff block. Then when I went to transition I drank a Cliff Mango recovery drink.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to do more hill work on my bike and more time in the saddle. Would be easier to do if it wasn't so hot outside.

Event comments:

I was disappointed in the beer garden. If you are going to advertise a beer garden you should really have more than a keg of Michelobe Ultra. Also, it is very hard to find parking around the transition area, we got lucky at the check-in but my friend had to walk a ways to get the car while I was getting my bike and gear from transition.

Otherwise it was a good challenging race! I'll probably do it again next year...

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Last updated: 2006-03-11 12:00 AM
00:21:48 | 1000 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 68/92
Overall: 92/805
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Wet Suit
Course: In the harbor by Spanish Landing Park. There was a small current against the start and behind after the turn. Beach finish!
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:54:17 | 18.64 miles | 20.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 38/92
Overall: 92/805
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: From Spanish Landing park, uphill at first for around 3 miles, then rolling uphill to Point Loma, then turning around to turn back around at the beginning of the rolling uphill again. The last 3 miles were downhill for the first 2 and mostly flat for the last mile. There were some 90 degree turns that slowed down the down hill portion.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:19 | 06.21 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/92
Overall: 92/805
Performance: Good
Course: From Spanish Landing Park, around Harbor Island, then finishing in Seaport Village.
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