Silicon Valley International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Morgan Hill, California
United States
USA Productions
64.5F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 47m 49s
Overall Rank = 236/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 25/
Pre-race routine:

Arrived early and got a good spot on the racks. Setup my towel and transition area then went to check out the deep water start and finish areas. Almost walked across the finish line moving between the swim start and finish but felt oddly superstitious so I went around.
Event warmup:

Light stretching in the transition area and a swim out to the deep water start point.
  • 25m 22s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 33s / 100 yards

Swim went very well. The small age group starting together made for an easy start and the good visibility in the early morning made for good sighting. I swam pretty well, forgoing bi-lateral breathing since the field wasn't crowded and water didn't have much chop. Finished about 5 minutes ahead of my expected pace.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, it was a pretty good swim for me.
Transition 1
  • 02m 42s

Short jog from the swim finish. Transition went well, had a couple sips of water and then was off
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 20m 24s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.54 mile/hr

Ride went really well until the last 2-3 miles where started to run out of energy.
What would you do differently?:

A little more hill training and some longer rides would have helped the preparation
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Just can't pull off getting my feet out of the shoes before transition, so was way more comfortable just jogging in the cycling shoes to my spot. Quickly racked my bike and was off..
What would you do differently?:

  • 58m 12s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

Lots of cramping in the first 1-2 miles off the bike. Since most of my training is in rather cool conditions, ~85 degrees was tough to take. Walked several times over the course during a few of the uphills. Was expecting to be 2-3 minutes faster, but overall improved my time from previous tri.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on my nutrition and brick workouts to understand whether cramping issues are posture or nutrition during the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Some light stretching and walking around. Got home and did lots of foam rolling and more stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nutrition into the run portion of the event. Additional longer distance training.

Profile Album

Last updated: 2013-02-25 12:00 AM
00:25:22 | 1640 yards | 01m 33s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Deep water start and a swim around the small peninsula in the reservoir. .93 miles with turn and sighting buoys along the course
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:20:24 | 24.85 miles | 18.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Circuit around Uvas and Chesbro reserviors. A few rolling hills at the beginning and end of the course, but overall fairly flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:58:12 | 06.21 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back, rolling hills
Keeping cool Below average 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