Hermosa Day at the Beach Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Hermosa Beach, California
United States
Michael Epstein Sports Productions
69F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 08m 6s
Overall Rank = 184/773
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 16/52
Pre-race routine:

Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich. Coffee. Heed.
Event warmup:

Arrived just before the start of the race. Eek!
  • 11m 25s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 35s / 100 yards

I was very poorly prepared for the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 25s
  • 29m 8s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.59 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s
  • 23m 58s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The week before was my honeymoon and I think the alcohol had a very negative impact on my performance. I felt weak throughout the race.

Event comments:

Even though I performed poorly, I love this race. It is short and local, plus, after the race, you can stop at one of the many bars on the beach. Love it.

Last updated: 2012-10-08 12:00 AM
00:11:25 | 440 yards | 02m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 184/773
Performance: Below average
Suit: LONG
Course: Start at the sand. Run into the waves and swim to and around the buoy to the second buoy and back to the sand just to the south of the pier.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:29:08 | 10 miles | 20.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 232/773
Performance: Good
Course: 3 loops. Very fun and fast course, but a bit rough in some parts where the tree roots pushed the pavement up.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:10
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:58 | 03 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/773
Performance: Average
Course: flat out and back on the strand along the beach.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5