Tinsel Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Hemet, California
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 01m 57s
Overall Rank = 153/1002
Age Group = Team Relay
Age Group Rank = 7/26
Pre-race routine:

The Tinsel Triathlon was awesome. We did a family relay. My 14 year old daughter, my 17 year old Son and my 45 year old, 245 pound body finished with a good beginner time. This was our first Tri. First place in the relay in 2006 was 1:04:10, 2007 3rd place was 1:03:26. I think our 1:01:57 today got us 6th place but the results aren't posted yet. I was thinking we had a good chance at a trophy but the team relay turned out to be very competitive this year with 26 Relay teams instead of the usual 10-15 teams.
  • 02m
  • 164 yards
  • 01m 13s / 100 yards

My 14 year old daughter did the swim with only a few practice swims to prepare. She did great but several people swam over her.
Transition 1
  • 01m
  • 31m 15s
  • 12 miles
  • 23.04 mile/hr

I pushed a little too hard but held strong to the end. My Heart Rate averaged 170 and maxed at 176. I was breaking into my 100% max heart rate. I'm 6'3" 45 years old and I have way too much muscle from weight lifting. I cut down to 245 pounds from 260. I'm looking to get down to 220-225 by summer. Triathlons just seem healthier compared to weight lifting. I think the bike course is a little short as my Garmin 705 said I averaged 22.56 MPH not 23.04. I was very happy just to compete. 14 months ago a drunk driver full size pickup truck on the wrong side of the road struck me (Felony hit and Run) . I now have 5 titanium plates and $150K worth of medical bills. Lucky I'm even alive and I only had 3-4 months where I could ride and run after the injury. So yea it's awesome knowing I'm healthier now then before the accident.
What would you do differently?:

Try not to get air on the speed bump :)
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s
  • 23m 59s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

My 17 year old son did the run. He only had about 3-4 three mile runs to preparing between school and his work. This was his first triathlon. He was sick with the flu during the race. I think he will be running in the 18-20 minute range next year.
Post race

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Last updated: 2008-11-19 12:00 AM
00:02:00 | 164 yards | 01m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/1002
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:15 | 12 miles | 23.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/1002
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:30
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:59 | 03.11 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/1002
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5