Wildflower Triathlon - Long Course - Triathlon

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Bradley, California
United States
Tri-California Events, Inc.
85F / 29C
Total Time = 6h 27m 32s
Overall Rank = 250/682
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 31/76
Pre-race routine:

0500: Took 3 Catalyst
0515: Ate breakfast: banana and 2 hard boiled eggs
Ate 1 DB9 bar during car ride
0725: took 2 O2 gold
0800: Drunk Argnine extreme and muscle fuel and took 3 more Catalyst
Started at 0825

Event warmup:

  • 28m 16s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards

My left goggle flooded with water. I t made it a little tough but not that bad considering I still had good vision in my right eye.
What would you do differently?:

Find someone in my age group ahead of me to push me.
Transition 1
  • 08m 44s

T1 is broken up into 2 parts due to lake water level. I walked the transition area to save energy.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing great plan, but for Olympic distance I will need to run the transition areas, have bike shoes rubber band in place, and jump on the bike.
  • 3h 26m 59s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.23 mile/hr

Cramped up a little bit on both quads going up Nasty Grade.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder using more power i.e. intervals
Transition 2
  • 04m 16s

Took my time to catch my breath and conserve energy. I walked the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

Eat a bar while changing and stick the gels in the pouch. The gels fell out of my pockets on my tri-top.
  • 2h 19m 17s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 38s  min/mile

I had the volunteers splash me with water at every aide station. I splashed water in my mouth and got Gatorade every once in awhile. My water bottles only lasted about half way since I was taking a swig every 5 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe get a little bigger bottles.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch, eat snacks, drink rehydrate, and cooled down in the shade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I didn't train with enough power, I always trained aerobically.

Event comments:

Tough course, but must do at least once in your lifetime.

Last updated: 2014-10-12 12:00 AM
00:28:16 | 2112 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/76
Overall: 36/682
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes
Course: Lake San Antonio
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:26:59 | 56 miles | 16.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 38/76
Overall: 301/682
Performance: Average
avg HR: 163 bpm max HR: 181 bpm calories: 3153
Wind: Little
Course: Around San Antonio Lake with tough hills at the end (Nast grade and 2 others).
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:19:17 | 13.1 miles | 10m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 33/76
Overall: 0/682
Performance: Average
avg HR: 151 bpm max HR: 167 bpm calories: 894 cadence: 150 spm
Course: Super tough after a hard bike ride, steep hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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