Encinitas Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Encinitas, California
United States
67F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 18m 15s
Overall Rank = 131/606
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 21/59
Pre-race routine:

I got up early after sleeping like crap. Had a yogurt and some toast with peanut butter for breakfast. Got there pretty early, parking was no problem. I wanted to go for a ride, but the racks were already filling up so I just racked my bike.
Event warmup:

Saw Bryce there and we went for a real easy 10 minute jog. I warmed up pretty quick and felt good. Before my swim I went in the water, got used to the cold and it wasn't an issue when the race started.
  • 15m
  • 750 meters
  • 02m / 100 meters

The swim was good. I did a bit of drafting, but just couldn't see anyone that well, or hang with the ones I could see. I tried to catch some waves, but just couldn't get any.
What would you do differently?:

Just train more so I can swim faster. I think I want to get a smaller wetsuit too, and a full instead of the long john.
Transition 1
  • 03m 1s

The first transition is long, but it includes a 100 yard uphill climb to the parking lot in that time, so it's kind of hard to say how quick the actual transition part was.
What would you do differently?:

Use my foot bath instead of a jug of water to clean my feet.
  • 33m 38s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 22.17 mile/hr

I rode hard and stuck with 2 guys the whole race. I'm pleased with my average speed and time. Can't say I'd do much different in this area. Not one person passed me on the bike leg.
Transition 2
  • 02m 5s

T2 was fine, it was kind of tough getting my socks on my sweaty feet.
What would you do differently?:

I guess if anything maybe I'll try running without socks to speed up the transition.
  • 24m 31s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

I was out of breath starting the run. I felt like throwing up for at least a mile. My left leg felt like it was going to cramp, but never did. Legs felt like lead for at least 1 1/2 miles.

Eventually I worked into feeling better by the second lap. Started to pick up the pace. On the last 1/2 of the second lap I felt much better and tried to pick up the pace as much as I could. I watched the legs of anyone passing me. There were 5 guys in my age group that passed me on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Do more bike/run bricks. Train more runs.
Post race
Warm down:

Gasped for air while shoveling cookies, bananas, grapes and water into my mouth! :) That's only a slight exageration.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Really just the run today. I actually had a PR 5k run on this same course earlier in the week, but just didn't have it after that hard bike effort.

Event comments:

Will do every year I hope.

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Last updated: 2007-04-20 12:00 AM
00:15:00 | 750 meters | 02m / 100meters
Age Group: 16/59
Overall: 115/606
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless LJ
Course: There was a pretty good swell and a rip going South that seemed to really mess with everyone, but didn't affect me too much luckily.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:38 | 12.43 miles | 22.17 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/59
Overall: 34/606
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with two laps. Closed to traffic
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:31 | 03.11 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 45/59
Overall: 378/606
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back, flat, two laps.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5