LA Tri Series #3 - Tri Express Distance - TriathlonMini Sprint

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San Dimas, California
United States
Tri Events
Total Time = 1h 11m 33s
Overall Rank = 17/78
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/10
  • 05m 39s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Great swim. I decided to go hard and straight to the buoy (I usually swim wide to avoid the crowds) This meant I had to swim over the backs of a couple people who were heading straight out instead of at an angle to the first buoy. I really liked swimming in the lake. Water wasn't gross at all. I felt strong and could see a few yellow caps in front of me for about half of the time. Then I just focused on the swim finish banner. I didn't know I did so well until my daughter showed me the video. yay!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 53s

My bike was on the first rack when I entered transition which was great. But this is the first time I had a hard time getting the arms of my wetsuit off. It must have been because I was tired. It took me a bit of time to get my socks on. I need to learn to run/bike without socks for these short races. I even ran with my bike out of transition.
  • 31m 8s
  • 8.2 miles
  • 15.80 mile/hr

Hilly course. Even though it was a short course, I was under prepared. I have not spent enough time/effort training on the bike and it shows by my pace. There were a few hills where I was crawling up at around 7-8 mph. They weren't hard enough to justify that slow of a pace. There was a nice long downhill where I got up to 35 mph which was fun.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Not bad. I was fussing with my watch and that wasted some time.
  • 30m 33s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

My legs were fairly strong for once. The course was tough, though. The path was uneven, dusty, and had slippy short up and down hills. My ankle was hurting pretty bad and then about half way through the run it radiated up to my knee. I was worried that I would have to stop. I passed dad about halfway through the run but was to tired to pull away fast. The final 100 yards I sprinted with a guy across the finish line and it felt so good.
What would you do differently?:

Still need to get faster. My pace was s-l-o-w!
Post race
Event comments:

I had so much fun at this race!

Last updated: 2012-06-12 12:00 AM
00:05:39 | 328 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 3/78
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:53
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:08 | 08.2 miles | 15.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/78
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:20
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:33 | 03.11 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/78
Course: Pretty course trail course through trees.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4