Toyota Desert Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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La Quinta, California
United States
Klein and Clark Sports, LLC
Total Time = 1h 36m 2s
Overall Rank = 241/443
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/25
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30. 1/2 banana with grape nuts crunch coating. 1 1/2 cups of tea. Water. Breathe!
Event warmup:

A couple of sun salutations. Stretch. Light jog. Shoulder exercises.
  • 14m 42s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 56s / 100 meters

Not being able to see anything underwater kind of freaked me out. I didn't panic, but I had a very hard time swimming with my head down. So my swim pretty much sucked, but it was my first time and you live and learn!
What would you do differently?:

Just put my head down and swim and visualize not being able to see underwater somehow?? Do some OWS or swimming with eyes closed.
Transition 1
  • 04m 15s

Not bad for the first time ever doing this. Might try no sock or other socks in bike shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Just hustle a little more.
  • 48m 3s
  • 14 miles
  • 17.48 mile/hr

Loved the bike ride. Felt good and passed quite a few people. I've got a nice bike!
What would you do differently?:

Would push harder and stay in higher gears more.
Transition 2
  • 02m 59s

I don't remember much of this. I was on auto pilot.I do remember running out of transition and thinking -- this isn't so bad at all.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe not put run shorts over bike shorts.
  • 26m 1s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

Felt pretty strong and got into a rhythm, but when I hit the sand about 1/4 of a mile to go, my right calf cramped and I continued running, but slowed down considerably. I was still happy with my time. My fastest 5K yet.
What would you do differently?:

Picked up the pace more in the middle.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, iced, walked around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My right calf cramping at the end of the run.

Event comments:

My first tri but I thought it was very well organized and on-time, good volunteers. A really great first experience.

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Last updated: 2008-04-21 12:00 AM
00:14:42 | 500 meters | 02m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/443
Performance: Below average
Suit: yes
Course: rectangular around buoy
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:48:03 | 14 miles | 17.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/25
Overall: 0/443
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Beautiful!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:01 | 03 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/25
Overall: 25/443
Performance: Good
Course: Flat with some sand. Loop around lake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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