Redondo Beach Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Redondo Beach, California
United States
TC Tri Productions
Total Time = 54m 48s
Overall Rank = 51/523
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 7/45
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 530a. Walked and fed dogs. Had normal breakfast of muffin with PB. Left for race just after 6. Parked about a mile away and just biked over to avoid parking issues. When I got there realized it was not that bad.
Event warmup:

Biked to event and then 10 min of light stretching and easy running. Jumped in water before start to swim a little and make sure comfortable with
  • 18m 39s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Was never able to get comfortable on the swim. Used my full suit but really should have gone with sleeveless since the water was pretty warm. Then started stressing about being warm. Was my first ocean swim this year which was definitely a mistake. If I can swim more I can get much more relaxed. Being such a short bike and run, you really need to be a good swimmer to place well in this race. My half races later is the year will be more forgiving for a slow swim.
What would you do differently?:

Do more open water practice and swim more in general.
Transition 1
  • 02m 56s

Ok transition. HR definitely a bit high post swim and uphill run into transition.
  • 16m 45s
  • 6 miles
  • 21.49 mile/hr

Such a short bike course so just redlined it the whole way. Knew there was a bunch of guys in my AG ahead but never did catch any. Picked off a bunch os <35 guys. Did an ok job of taking the turns and a good job on the one hill. Was able to carry enough speed around the turn and carry into the hill. This got me pass a bunch of people who had to stand to climb
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

was ok but need to get these under 1 min
  • 15m 5s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

Felt pretty good the entire time. I had the first mile paced at 7:06 and a little slower with the hill on second at 7:16. My watch had the course just a little bit long, so an extra 44 seconds.

What would you do differently?:

Not much. My running has been pretty good lately.
Post race
Warm down:

light stretching and walked around to check out the action. Ate and drank a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more swim time.

Event comments:

Was scheduled to do this race last year but skipped due to injury. Glad I got a chance to do it since it's such a great little local race. Was shooting for low 50s and finished at 54:48, so not quite. But happy nonetheless. Was good enough for 7th and considering some of the competition in AG that's not too bad. Good early season practice race. Gives me a chance to evaluate weaknesses.

Last updated: 2014-06-08 12:00 AM
00:18:39 | 880 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/523
Performance: Below average
Suit: full
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:16:45 | 06 miles | 21.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/523
Performance: Good
Course: 2 three mile loops
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:15:05 | 02 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/523
Performance: Good
Course: Relatively flat course with a ton of twists and turns. Hill at the very end.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5