TRI for FUN Triathlon #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Rancho Seco, California
United States
TBF Racing
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 54m 41s
Overall Rank = 353/360
Age Group = athena
Age Group Rank = 11/12
Pre-race routine:

set up transition,10-25 minute run, putting on wetsuit,
Event warmup:

10 minute warm up in the water--easy strokes back and forth in warm up area
  • 50m
  • 880 meters
  • 05m 41s / 100 meters

No split times at this race!!! Grrr, I wanted to see how I did on the bike split compared to swimming, but now I just don't know
really bad with the breathing--possibly undiagnosed breathing issue??? There was little to no panic/anxiety. held onto kayaks twice, and was just DONE.
What would you do differently?:

keep on moving--ignore the discomfort and just keep going.
Transition 1
  • 00m

not too bad, considering how crappy I felt. I just went through it and did what needed to be done.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe try cycle shoes without socks...
  • 1h 10m
  • 16 miles
  • 13.71 mile/hr

Not bad, considering that I was not feeling well breathing-wise...I kept my speed up and managed to pass some people (a first for me). the air quality was also not ideal. My hands were somewhat numb though...Don't know why.
What would you do differently?:

planned my fueling/drinking better. I had the stuff, it was just hard to reach.
Transition 2
  • 00m

it was hard due to the number of people who were in the transition area---most of them were done with their races, so they were hanging around...
What would you do differently?:

remove feet from shoes--then get off bike..
  • 54m
  • 3 miles
  • 18m  min/mile

I didn't run that much, my breathing hurt, so I walked as fast as I could, and ran occasionally.
What would you do differently?:

ignore discomfort and just keep running.
Post race
Warm down:

walking about, standing in line for food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

breathing. My breathing was fairly limited halfway through the swim, and it remained painful/difficult through the rest of the race. My lack of willpower to ignore pain stopped me from performing at my best.

Event comments:

I wish that all of the facilities/drink booths would have stayed open until the last person had made it in...I really wanted some free Jamba Juice, but they were packing up and leaving! All in all, the race was done well and organized well, I just wished I had performed better.

Last updated: 2011-06-04 12:00 AM
00:50:00 | 880 meters | 05m 41s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 360/360
Performance: Bad
Suit: xterra vortex 3
Course: exceedingly calm lake, no current whatsoever.simple rectangular course, out from one side straight to buoy 1, turn right to buoy 2, then straight on to shore--about 70 feet across beach from the start (visual only, estimated measurement...)
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:00 | 16 miles | 13.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 355/360
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: rolling hills in rural Galt, CA. Traffic was allowed on road with little to no bike lane. Drafting was not allowed, so if you were close, you had to pass or drop speed. Not a very technical course, but requires focus, as the road can have lots of litter/gravel/roadkill on it.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:54:00 | 03 miles | 18m  min/mile
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 354/360
Performance: Below average
Course: rolling hills of dirt with small to large rocks. No shade or cover along run course. VERY DUSTY!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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] 4