Wildflower Triathlon - Long Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Lake San Antonio, California
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 5h 39m 17s
Overall Rank = 329/1860
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 33/160
Pre-race routine:

B race for me. Slight taper during the week. I ran 14 miles 6 days prior.

Wake up, oatmeal & OJ.
Event warmup:

3-4 min. in water immediately prior to start.
  • 37m 23s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

Felt more comfortable than last year, though exact same time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 24s

Dropped cap on ramp and bent down to retrieve it.
  • 2h 58m 15s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.85 mile/hr

Expected to be cold to start, but was not. Very comfortable. Felt like I was going quite a bit better than last year, though time was only 1:30 faster. Climbed and descended very well.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

Switched Garmin from bike to wrist...cost a few seconds.
  • 1h 58m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile

Pace was all over the place due to the terrain. Very few places to really get a feel for how I was feeling. Coming out of the pit was just hateful. In addition to the climbing, there was a headwind.

My hamstring was not much of an issue on the run, but my feet took a beating. My PF had my arches screaming the whole way. 4 ibuprofen before getting off the bike did not do the job.
Post race
Warm down:

Tried to walk off the cramping in my calves that gripped me after finishing. Went down to the lake with the family to soak legs in the cool water. That felt great!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injuries and fatigue from IM training.

Event comments:

Always done very well.

Last updated: 2009-10-15 12:00 AM
00:37:23 | 2112 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 60/160
Overall: 668/1860
Performance: Average
Suit: Full
Course: Out & back with doglegg R on outbound
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:24
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:58:15 | 56 miles | 18.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/160
Overall: 286/1860
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Loop around Lake San Antonio. Hilly!!!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:58:18 | 13.1 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/160
Overall: 388/1860
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly!!!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5