Breath of Life Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Ventura, CA
United States
Dina LaVirga Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 49m 53s
Overall Rank = 233/509
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 19/39
Pre-race routine:

Half Power Bar 2 hours before start
Half banana and half blueberry muffin 1:15 before start
Gatorade/water mix up until 15 minutes before start
Event warmup:

Had to wait in line at bathroom so long I never really got a good warm-up
  • 34m 35s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 19s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Need to warm-up and not get the shock for the frigid waters. Somehow I need to find the people that are at or near my speed so I can draft off them. I need to learn of be coached on this one. Need to work on sand run, my heart rate jumps like crazy there. Took 7min for water to get timing chip past sensor in transition. A great way to improve a swim time there.
Transition 1
  • 02m

Great transition, went without the water bucket, and didn't have any issues. Probably made my T1 faster. Time not taken at this race, but under 2:00 min
What would you do differently?:

For this course they have a no-pass zone coming out of T1, would have clipped shoes on to bike and clipped in on the no-pass zone. I think I am going to practice this shoes pre-clipped in to use it at PG.
  • 1h 16m 15s
  • 24.9 miles
  • 19.59 mile/hr

Only one bad thing happened, near the end of my first loop my bike patch kit that was velcroed on to my seat post, popped off and the clanged my back wheel as it feel, sounded bad and I had to come to complete stop to make sure everything was ok. Probably cost me a minutes, (stopping, clipping out, finding out what fell off, and getting back on and clipped and up to speed)
What would you do differently?:

Hill work is great to get stronger and handle quick bust of power and letting off for downhills. This course and every flat course requires peddling the whole time, so I need to work on this. Peddling for 40Km straight at top-end speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Forgot my visor, and took a little too much time getting the salt tablets worked out. No transition time from course, under 1:00min here as well
What would you do differently?:

Run out of transition with bottle and salt, and take it on the course not start in transition
  • 56m 5s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile

Need to control the hear rate a little better, and get the speed up. Need to work on speed work-outs to get run into 8min/miles. But this is marked as the first Oly that I didn't have to walk at all on the run. Which is very exciting to me.
What would you do differently?:

Just work on speed more and be ready for it.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around a little and got some food into me. Kind of let it set in, that I had finally broke 3 hours. Crushed it actually. Now I know my limiter is still the run. I need to kick it up a couple notches to get 2:30 at PG. But at least this time my nutrition was right and I felt great the whole race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My weight and base on the swim and bike. Need to re-up my base in both to be able to hit 2:30 at PG.

Event comments:

The only thing I would have liked was one aid station on the ride, and more importantly some gatorade on the run course, because the electrolytes were gone by the second run loop. I wish they kept track of transition times.

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Last updated: 2005-06-21 12:00 AM
00:34:35 | 1500 meters | 02m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 20/39
Overall: 238/509
Performance: Average
Course: Glassy ocean swim, once past the break, the swells made it hard to site. Out of the water in just over 30min, but then it got tough. Sand run. Come out of the water, run 40 yards to top of sand, make a 90degree left hand turn and run behind crowd for 100 yards, another 90degree right over the duns to the transition 200 yards away. This sand running is something most people don't discuss in detail, but it really hurts a person swim time. Took 7min for water to get timing chip past sensor in transition. A great way to improve a swim time there.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:16:15 | 24.9 miles | 19.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/39
Overall: 192/509
Performance: Good
Course: Kind of a funny little course, rode through a neighborhood before getting in the the two-loop field. Flat with only one little hill. (Suprised how many people climed out of the saddle for that one, not worth it)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:56:05 | 06.2 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/39
Overall: 275/509
Performance: Good
Hovered around 170BPM
Course: Flat, fast out and back,
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4