Toyota Redondo Beach Triathlon - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Redondo Beach, California
United States
TC Tri Productions, LLC
61F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 02m 31s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/7
Pre-race routine:

took 2.5 wks off immediately prior to race due to shin splints. In hindsight would handle that differently, running lightly and on grass instead and keeping up biking/swimming.

Event warmup:

stay warm - no stretching - make sure bike is in light gear to get out of transition.
  • 00m
  • 879 yards
  • / 100 yards

Good swim for me. Kept the crawl for longer period of time then ever before. Only switched to breast 3x tho the 3rd time was for awhile. Siting better then before, breathing better then before, but still get caught up in making noise on the exhale. Kept eyes open mostly and didn't get dizzy at all. Getting stronger!
What would you do differently?:

Keep at the crawl longer as i'm still faster with it.

Transition 1
  • 00m

Bike shoes w/o sox, but didn't preclip shoes on bike as that was a problem last race. May try the rubberbands next time. Full suit off OK.
What would you do differently?:

  • 00m
  • 6 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

Little bike traffic. Dropped my sportdrink on the way out and panicked cuz I was already cramping in the calf. Yelled for someone to pick up and stopped to get it on lap 2. There's my 31 sec. off the medal! UGHGHGHGH. Noticed again the lactic threshold (I think) with the initial quad burn which then goes away.
What would you do differently?:

stretch more, push harder, get 2nd cage on bike
bike with sox (see run comments below)
Transition 2
  • 00m

Good transition. Stop worrying about my hair :)

What would you do differently?:

Work on jump on/off bike
  • 00m
  • 2 miles
  •  min/mile

Noticed my feet felt part numb - weird - made me hold back for fear of whatever. Think it's from biking w/o sox.
Didn't feel as stiff overall as Desert Springs, was mentally ready for it and worked out shoulder tightness. Really felt the 2.5 wks off prior to race as far as HR, but No shin pain!
What would you do differently?:

push harder, though I passed many. Work on ways to loosen up quicker off the bike if possible.
Post race
Warm down:

not much, slight chill. The kids and Jennifer were there! My daughter is very excited cuz she saw kids and now she wants to Tri too!

Event comments:

Well orgainzed

Last updated: 2007-04-11 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 879 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: out to bouy, parallel beach, back in at bouy
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:00:00 | 06 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: More turns and u turn at end of lap slows you down.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:00:00 | 02 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: around pier, restaurants, parking lots, etc.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4