Encinitas Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Encinitas, California
United States
Encinitas Sports Partners
59F / 15C
Total Time = 1h 25m 16s
Overall Rank = 297/751
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 7/21
Pre-race routine:

Typical "Breakfast" of yogurt, banana, and coffee. Road from the hotel to the start (1/4 mile). Set-up transition, and wandered down to see the pro's come in from the swim.
Event warmup:

Basically tried to conserve energy, and sat and watched the earlier waves. Got into the water about 15 mins before my start.
  • 17m 53s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

We were told--and witnessed a very strong South to North current at the start of the race, but as the tide came in the effect lessened. Yet, we were told to swim straight out and the current would carry us to the mark. Didn't happen. Lost approx 3 mins doing this.
Caught a monster wave coming in, but just couldn't stay with it as long as I wanted to!!
What would you do differently?:

Sight more often, and swim my own race.
Transition 1
  • 03m 27s

Had a heck of a time getting one leg out of the wetsuit because of the size of the timing chip. Had to sit down and yank extremely hard. Lost probably 30 secs on this.
What would you do differently?:

Note the size of the timing chip, and consider taking it off and putting it back on!!
  • 37m 37s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.83 mile/hr

Wanted to do well here, and went out fairly hard. Was fairly pleased with my effort, but shocked when I saw the winner in my ag was 3 mins faster!!
What would you do differently?:

More hill repeats.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Good T2. Ran down the wrong rack aisle, but solved that by lifting the bike over the rack and stepping over the rack.
What would you do differently?:

Get a better landmark for the rack.
  • 25m 17s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

Quite disapointed with my run time. Had been running much faster brick miles. Decided at the last minute to run this w/o a watch. Bad move.
What would you do differently?:

Wear my watch.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, and drink.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1) Bad siting/navigation in the swim, 2) No idea how well I was doing in the run.

Event comments:

Very well organized by extremely experienced triathletes. The only thing I'd like to see next time is some sunshine!!!

Last updated: 2010-05-17 12:00 AM
00:17:53 | 820 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 0/751
Performance: Bad
Suit: full wetsuit
Course: A triangular course out to a large buoy and back into a shore finish--slightly north of the start.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:27
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:37 | 12.43 miles | 19.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 0/751
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A somewhat technical course that has some sharp turns. Challenging.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:17 | 03.11 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 0/751
Performance: Bad
Course: A two lap course down city streets.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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