Tri For Fun #1 - TriathlonSprint

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Pleasanton, California
United States
On Your Mark Events
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 08m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M 40+
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Slept as late as possible. No breakfast. Hydrated a bit.
Event warmup:

Swam 5 minutes in the lap lane area.
  • 08m 20s
  • 400 yards
  • 05s / 100 yards

First time doing mass start mid pack. Wasn't warmed up enough and breathing got shallow for a bit but got through it. Pack was a bit congested at the first turn.
What would you do differently?:

Risk going for the warmup too soon rather than too late. A few hundred extra yards won't make me tired enough to affect my time. A panic attack sure can.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

Took my time changing. Easy gains for later events.
What would you do differently?:

Get a tri top to wear under the suit. Rack my bike better so I don't have to wrestle it out from under the rack.
  • 28m 12s
  • 9.5 miles
  • 20.21 mile/hr

Felt like if I went much harder and went over the edge I'd need a lot of recovery time. Didn't feel super strong but was able to keep a good effort for ~30 minutes and still leave something for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Still can't make power in the drops and stay comfortable. Might want to work on that eventually.
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

Not bad. Most time was just getting to the rack spot and then getting to the run exit.
  • 27m 20s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

Pretty good for me at the back end of an hour long effort. 9:00 pace at first trending down to 7:30 in the last half mile.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks. They work. More running to get my run fitness back.
Post race
Warm down:

Cold oranges sliced into quarters are good.

Walked around. Packed up. Watched finishers from the other waves. Didn't win anything in the raffle, again.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Will definitely be doing this race again. Nice convenient measuring stick. Good local brick workout.

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Last updated: 2011-06-19 12:00 AM
00:08:20 | 400 yards | 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Vortex sleeveless
Course: 3 sides of a rectangle. 2 left turns around buoys.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:30
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:28:12 | 9.5 miles | 20.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
HR 165-175
Wind: Little
Course: Flat and straight for the most part. One loop. The course was short compared to published distance. The turnaround on the out and back on Vineyard Ave was moved in about .4 mile, taking .8 off the previous course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:20 | 03.1 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Cadence 83 HR 160-170, topped at 183
Course: Flat fire road with a few short steep climbs up and over levees.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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