3rd Annual SEE JANE TRI All Women's Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pleasanton, California
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 17m 26s
Overall Rank = 137/598
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 20/104
Pre-race routine:

Woke up @ 5:30am, showeered, ate 2 eggs scrambled & english muffin. Also coffee. Bike rack was already on night before, so just threw bags in car and put bike on and left ~6:10am. 40 min ride to Pleasanton. Plenty of time to set up transition, go to clinic & get numbers. Picked up a belt for my number.
Event warmup:

10 minute jog, but didn't do warm up swim. I regretted this when I hit the water! My lungs seized up a little and it took awhile to hit my stride (hence my swim time was about 1 minute slower than I think I'm capable of.)
  • 11m 9s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 12s / 100 yards

Froze up on swim. Couldn't get breathing down and couldn't get out of the crowd. I finally felt comfortable in the last leg of the swim, when I really got my head down and got into a rhythm.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

this was generally a good transition for me. Putting on the shorts slowed me down, but for now that is 30 seconds I'm willing to lose.
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m 13s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.49 mile/hr

I went hard on the bike since it's my strongest event and my chance to makeup time. Amazingly, it didn't feel like I was working too hard. (But then I flatered on the run, so who knows...)
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure that my run would have been much better if my bike was slower, so I wouldn't change that. Just more running training (and more practice with tired running).
Transition 2
  • 02m 55s

I'm not sure why this transition took so long. I guess it was changing my shoes. It felt fast, but apparently not!
What would you do differently?:

Practice this transition?
  • 29m 32s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

I had trouble breathing and ended up with a stitch around 1.5 miles. It didn't really go away, but I kept going (I was NOT going to walk!). I somehow finished with 9:32/mile pace.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks with hard bike to run. More speed training.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around until HR came down, guzzled water & had a luna bar. Stretched a bit, then took a hot tub later to loosen me up!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

breathing in swim. breathing in run.

Event comments:

Shadow Cliffs is not the prettiest park around, but I don't need a wetsuit for the lake, the bike course is fast, and the run is relatively flat.

Last updated: 2006-10-02 12:00 AM
00:11:09 | 500 yards | 02m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 50/104
Overall: 302/598
Performance: Below average
Course: Lake swim. About 150y out to first buoy, then a left about 150y, then left and 200y to the shore.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:32:13 | 11 miles | 20.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/104
Overall: 88/598
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Circular course around the lake, so some sides had wind. In general, it was flat and fast!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 02:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:32 | 03.1 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 45/104
Overall: 246/598
Performance: Below average
Course: relatively flat with 2-3 short hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3