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

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Pleasanton, California
United States
Total Time = 1h 10m 32s
Overall Rank = 30/400+
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/70
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30, showered, ate cereal with yogurt and had a cup of coffee. Walked the dog. Loaded the car. Got to Pleasanton and it was COLD. Set up transition area...bathroom run...got body marked and picked up timing chip. Listened to my music all the while to relax for my first tri.
Event warmup:

Swam about 50 yards or so...water was warmer than standing out on the shore.
  • 09m 26s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

first tri, can't complain. just learned to swim this summer so, 25 yds was a big struggle then and now 400 was a challenge

rolled over onto my back twice to regain composure and take deep breaths but stayed out of other swimmers' ways...i hope
What would you do differently?:

just relax and breathe...not bad for first tri...try to learn to bilateral breathe at some point...might help keep from drifting right all the time
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

okay, using mtb bike shoes so lacing them up took awhile, not to mention I was a little dazed from the swim. I didn't think I took THAT long, though, omg

What would you do differently?:

took too much time drying off, and next time consider trisuit. hard to pull cycling top over wet sportbra, etc...
  • 32m 33s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.28 mile/hr

good race for me...passed lots of peeps, only passed by 2 riders, one I caught up to on the run, the other must have smoked me on the bike and run...probably in the wave behind me!
What would you do differently?:

nothing, but get a new bike, i was flying on this course with my old downshifter 10 spd steel bike, but could feel all of the vibrations in my arms afterwards, and made for some wobbly legs at T2
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

faster this time in T2, just had to switch helmet with running cap and switch shoes.
What would you do differently?:

should have been faster...maybe when I get clipless pedals and real road shoes, it'll be faster
  • 22m 31s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 16s  min/mile

pretty nice run, i felt a little wobbly off the bike but managed to hit my stride after the first killer hill...
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

just drank water and stretched a bit. they ran out of most food except for some luna bars i grabbed.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

for my first tri, i felt great and had a ton of fun. I would like to purchase a new bike later this fall, because hillier rides around here are brutal with just ten speeds. Keep working on the swimming, consider a swim coach.

Event comments:

Will try to do again next year or at least volunteer. Great tri for first timers and women wanting a more relaxed environment for racing.

Last updated: 2007-11-30 12:00 AM
00:09:26 | 400 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/70
Overall: 0/400+
Performance: Average
Suit: full wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:32
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:32:33 | 11 miles | 20.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/70
Overall: 0/400+
Performance: Good
hrm froze in the water...yikes
Wind: Little
Course: flat, very easy course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:31 | 03.1 miles | 07m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/70
Overall: 0/400+
Performance: Good
Course: kind of a mildly hilly trail run
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4