Steamboat Express Triathlon - TriathlonMini Sprint

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San Dimas, California
United States
67F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 08m 48s
Overall Rank = 69/181
Age Group = 50=59
Age Group Rank = 5/13
Pre-race routine:

Up at 0500 hours for the drive to San Dimas. Had some toast and a can of Ensure Wild Berry for breakfast. Also took a cup of coffee for the drive over. Got to the park and got a good parking spot above the transition area. The check in took a little longer than usual since my name was also in the relay line. Got all my equipment set up in the transition area and had about an 45 mins to get warmed up before the race started.
Event warmup:

Stretching and swimming

  • 06m 5s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

This was a mass start with about 75 or so swimmers all starting from the shore in very close proximity. I stayed to the far left of the pack in hopes of avoiding the inevitable pounding that takes place with these types of swim starts. I got a fairly good start, and had little trouble with the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 15s

Took my time getting my suit off and my bike equipment ready fro the bike
  • 33m 3s
  • 8.39 miles
  • 15.23 mile/hr

Instead of mounting my bike and going up the short, but steep hill out from the transition area, I chose to run up the hill then mount my bike. Once on the course I felt good. The course was not too strenuous, but I felt like I didn't push myself as hard as I could have.

Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

Again took my time going from bike to run
  • 25m 15s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

The run course was on a paved roadway and was moderately hilly. I was able to run at a comfortable pace for me. I felt a little pain again in my lower back during the run, especially up one of the steeper hills, but it subsided after about 10 mins. Although I felt this course was moderately hilly, it was not a difficult run course.

Post race
Warm down:

Walked, stretched, ate a peanut butter sandwich and oranges

Event comments:

I always enjoy the course at San Dimas and plan on coming back next year. The overall event, organizers, volunteers , park personnel, cops, etc., did an awesome job.

Last updated: 2008-09-22 12:00 AM
00:06:05 | 328 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/181
Performance: Good
Suit: Spring Suit QR
Course: Somewhat of a rectangle; out past the boat dock to the first buoy, right turn and parallel swim with the shore, then another 90 degree right turn and back to the shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:03 | 08.39 miles | 15.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/181
Performance: Average
Course: One lap around Bonelli Park
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:15 | 03 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/181
Performance: Average
Course: Out along lake, then back through the park
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4