Wildflower - TriathlonLong Course

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Lake San Antonio, Monterey County, California
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 642/1755
Age Group = 35-39M
Age Group Rank = 146/301
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early to drive in from Paso Robles. Ate 1 peanut butter sandwich, 2 cliff bars, a bannana, and an apple. Advil for achilles pain suffered in training.
Event warmup:

Just some light stretching in the transition area. Swam 25 meters or so to prepare for start.
  • 36m 52s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

Terrible breathing at the start really slowed me dow. It took a while to get a rhythm
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps start at the back of the pack. Slow my breathing down. Maybe breathe every 4 strokes at the beginning while adrenaline was running high.
Transition 1
  • 03m 40s

Decent transition.
  • 3h 24m 19s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.45 mile/hr

Terrible second half of the bike. I spent too much energy in the first half, and carried too much water with me.
What would you do differently?:

Train on hard hills at least once per week. Carry no water except in bottle cages (plenty of aid stations on the course).
Transition 2
  • 02m 37s

Pretty good transition
  • 1h 52m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 35s  min/mile

Very hard first 5 miles. I really picked up the pace the last half of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Shorten stride on the trails with hills to move up them quicker.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a little. Ate plenty of fruit and a powerbar.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to lighten my bike however possible for hills. Also need to train with very difficult hills at least once per week. On the swim, start at the back of the pack and control breathing better.

Event comments:

This race is a tribute to the sport. A must for any aspiring triathlete.

Last updated: 2006-04-22 12:00 AM
00:36:52 | 1931 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/301
Overall: 834/1755
Performance: Average
Suit: Full wetsuit
Course: Loop swim on relatively calm water. There was a little chop the first quarter mile or so.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:24:19 | 56 miles | 16.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/301
Overall: 1055/1755
Wind: Some
Course: Very difficult second half
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:52:21 | 13.1 miles | 08m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/301
Overall: 329/1755
Performance: Good
Course: 60% trail run. The first 5 miles were very difficult, with one long, steep hill that had to be walked.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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