The Day at the Beach Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Hermosa Beach, California
United States
Michael Epstein
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 23m 1s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clyde+
Age Group Rank = 12/20
Pre-race routine:

Um...Chuckle. I was in Vegas the day before for my sister's wedding and step-mom's 50th Birthday. Left Vegas at 8 p.m. Home at 1:00 a.m. Up at 3:45 a.m. to get down to Hermosa and check-in. Although I did get the first spot in my rack. Got a chai tea latte and played solitaire on my phone and listened to my Ipod to zone out for a bit.
Event warmup:

Swam 150 yards in water and jogged on the beach.
  • 12m 59s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 57s / 100 yards

Rough swim for me. I got used to the temperature but the water was choppy. The toughest part was coming back into the rising sun. I could not make out the coast or where the flags were and others struggled to as I kept running into clydes that were breast stroking to get their bearings.
Transition 1
  • 03m 31s

Had a moderate beach run into transition and was racked in the second furthest rack from the mount line, so I had a long run in and out in my bike shoes.
  • 32m 5s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.70 mile/hr

Bike was best leg for me this race. I was familiar with the course and knew how I wanted to run it. Only problem was loosing my water bottle on the second lap, but had hydrated well enough.
Transition 2
  • 01m 44s

Smooth transition - just a long run in the bike shoes.
  • 32m 40s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 53s  min/mile

Struggled this leg. Walked twice. Felt the lack of sleep and a full weekend the most here. Still pressed a really good pace for me. Finished within 2 minutes of the 5 guys ahead of me so feel that I can improve my performance in the future with more running base and weight loss.
Post race
Warm down:

Banana, water, crackers. Drove to a friend's church to visit for a bit. Ice bath to relieve legs after long drive home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of sleep

Event comments:

Good race, good time, glad I did not pass on the chance to get one more race in for my first season.

Last updated: 2008-10-12 12:00 AM
00:12:59 | 440 yards | 02m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:31
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:32:05 | 10 miles | 18.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/20
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 3 Laps
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:40 | 03 miles | 10m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/20
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back with a 10-step stair case at 1.10 miles
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4