The Day at the Beach Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Hermosa Beach, California
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 12m 52s
Overall Rank = 363/758
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 37/65
Pre-race routine:

Showed up.
Event warmup:

Waded into the water and jogged for a few seconds. Didn't even think about warming up.
  • 11m 26s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 36s / 100 yards

Swim included LONG run to the transition area. I had no problems getting out, but the riptide caught me on the way back in and sapped a lot of my strength. It was very congested given that the swim is only 1/4 mile. Not much distance to spread things out.
What would you do differently?:

I haven't done as many ocean swims lately. Much different than the pool, especially the getting out and getting back in part.
Transition 1
  • 02m 18s

Comparing to others in my group, it appears I was pretty quick.
  • 32m 49s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.28 mile/hr

Slower than last year which is to be expected since I don't bike outside of the trainer. Just kept a nice steady pace. Got passed a lot and passed many people as well. All different skill levels which made for a challenge because the course is narrow. Had to pick your opportunities to pass people.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

No issues here.
  • 24m 14s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile

I was shooting for under 8 minute miles so pretty close to my goal. Course is on concrete the entire way which isn't the greatest.
What would you do differently?:

Incorporate speed work. I pretty much do the same speed on my runs. Haven't done track workouts in quite a long time.
Post race
Warm down:

Saw Chris come in strong. Glad to hear he medalled in his division. Walked around and then had some breakfast at Hennesy's.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training, focus, discipline. Even though I was three minutes slower than last year, I am not bothered by it at all. I really focus on just having fun at these events.

Event comments:

Fun local race -- will continue to do it. On time and organized.

Last updated: 2007-10-16 12:00 AM
00:11:26 | 440 yards | 02m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 441/65
Overall: 0/758
Performance: Average
Suit: Top
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:18
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:32:49 | 10 miles | 18.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 480/758
Performance: Average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:03
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:14 | 03 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 276/758
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4