Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Rancho Seco Park, California
United States
TBF Racing
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got there about 1.5 hours early. Got a decent spot on a rack and got all setup with plenty of time to walk around and scope out the different entrances/exits.

Note: after the swim the time's are very close, but not precise. I was a little sloppy with the lap button.
Event warmup:

Not much. Stretching/walking. Swam for a minute right before the start.
  • 17m 40s
  • 875 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

For me, this was a great swim. Swimming has been my weak spot in training and I've got pretty much no background in it. 18 minutes was my 'fast' goal, the one that I didn't think I'd make.

I did have trouble sighting on the second buoy. There was some glare from the sun, and my goggles fogged up just a little. There were enough swimmers in the water to keep me close though.
What would you do differently?:

Sighting/more training in open water
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s

Again, this is good...for me. I finished the swim strong enough to run up the hill at a good clip. Didn't have too much trouble getting out of the suit either. I learned from my prior race and tweaked my setup, that and I got some new stuff like a tri-top and a race-belt.
  • 54m 30s
  • 16 miles
  • 17.61 mile/hr

Here's where things started to go wrong.

I was just slow. I'm not sure what it was exactly. The course was a lot of rolling hills which isn't exactly what I train on. Also, I haven't really trained that long on the new tri-bike. Really I just need to train more.
What would you do differently?:

I'm not putting cytomax in the water bottle anymore, or at least that mixture. The sweetness was killing me. I've got to experiment and work out which is the best for me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

I got out of my shoes on the bike, which went well...aside from the fact that I got a little mixed up and dismounted about 30ft sooner than I should. :) There was a big crowd lining the dismount area and I just lost track of where the actual end was. I was told later that several people did that.

The tri-top and quick laces helped a lot here.
What would you do differently?:

Dismount in the actual dismount area.
  • 29m 30s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 50s  min/mile

This was awful.

I just got my legs settled from the bike, about 1/4 of a mile in, when I got some big nasty side ache issues. Belly breathing, arms up, nothing touched these beasts. They lasted up until the half way point. When I finally burned through them I as able to get up to a decent pace.
What would you do differently?:

I had my side ache problem pretty well managed during training, but evidently not at this distance. More bricks and longer durations and experimentation on drinks/food.
Post race
Event comments:

Really well organized. Only thing was the speedbumps on the bike course. Those weren't fun.

Last updated: 2007-07-14 12:00 AM
00:17:40 | 875 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Full wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:54:30 | 16 miles | 17.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:30 | 03 miles | 09m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
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] 4