Bonelli Olympic Distance Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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San Dimas, California
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 49m 27s
Overall Rank = 51/193
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/15
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:40am and had a Nutrigrain bar. Drove 40 min. to the site and sat in car in line waiting for park gate to open (late). Got registered and got a good rack position. Chatted with other athletes a bit more than usual.
Event warmup:

Ran a few strides. Calf was a bit tight, so stretched more than usual. Got in water and swam a bit.
  • 33m 47s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Thought I was having a good swim all 'round, but you wouldn't know it from my time. Swim fitness is probably lacking...not enough training since Vineman, really.

Swimming through seaweed jungle just prior to 2nd buoy not my favorite tri swim moment.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 1
  • 03m 31s

Took advice from someone who'd done this course before and--a la Vineman--ran with bike all the way up hill coming out of transition.
What would you do differently?:

Not put on Garmin? Settings were screwed up, so it was nearly worthless to me today.
  • 1h 23m 58s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.76 mile/hr

Hoped for faster time here, but--really--I just don't train enough hills. There's almost no stretch where you can really open up and cruise here (and where there was, there was a little bit of headwind).

On the plus side, really only 5 or 6 people passed me during the ride and I passed quite a few (many probably doing the sprint).
What would you do differently?:

Train hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

This is pretty typical for me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 46m 38s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

Good run for me...esp. on hilly course, mostly trails. Won my age group on the run by a full 2 1/2 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, really. Only one person passed me the whole run. This was my third fastest 10K time, open or tri.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with my wife and some friends who did a relay in the sprint distance. Packed up. Grabbed my 3rd place AG medal and boogied to another event.

Took 1st in AG in sprint at this race last year, so 2 for 2 on podium finishes in this event.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Under trained since returning from Africa in August. I was surprised at the podium finish, given that my time was almost 20 min. slower than my Oly PR

Event comments:

This is a friendly local event on a relatively challenging course (esp. given the number of first-timers). Amenities were slimmer this year than last...esp. lacking in food post-race (last year a Scout troop was selling burgers and hot dogs...this year only bananas, orange slices, and--I guess--PB&J).

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Last updated: 2008-09-16 12:00 AM
00:33:47 | 1640 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/15
Overall: 81/193
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra Vortex 2
Course: Reservoir swim. Long out to buoy, right past 2nd buoy than slight angle to shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:31
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:23:58 | 24.85 miles | 17.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/15
Overall: 61/193
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: 3 laps of mostly rolling two-lane highways and park access roads. One particularly long straight descent.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:38 | 06.21 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/15
Overall: 30/193
Performance: Good
Course: Partly trails, partly concrete, partly asphalt. Once around the reservoir. A couple short hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3