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UCI Reverse Tri - Triathlon

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irvine, California
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:45 AM. Ate my bowl of oatmeal and hit the road for the 1.5 hr commute.
Event warmup:

Jogged a bit and tried to stretch a little.
  • 04m
  • 250 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Was a reverse triathlon, so the swim was last.

Got to the pool, dove in feet first, and took off. Felt surprisingly great! Nothing like the last reverse tri I did back in December, where the swim was miserable.

Just seriously felt like a torpedo, and literally passed 11 people just in that 250m. Extremely happy with how I swam.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Run to Bike.

Not an overly efficient transition. Missed my rack at first, helmet fell to other side of the rack, but otherwise got out of here ok.

Bigger issue was once I got to the mount line, I rushed getting my shoes clipped in and couldn't. Was worried I had packed the cleats with mud, but eventually got them in. Lost probably 15 seconds there.
What would you do differently?:

Need to considering leaving my shoes clipped in and just jumping on.
  • 34m 58s
  • 10.24 miles
  • 17.57 mile/hr

The bike was a funky 3 loop, star pattern, but it worked well. The course was one where it was never flat. Non-stop ascending or descending, which I actually really liked. Was hilly enough to be able to drop quite a few of the rabbits that dusted me on the run, but not hilly enough for me to get clobbered too badly by the real cyclist.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed harder. As I would learn in the swim, I still had a lot of gas in the tank at the end of the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Bike to swim.

Stripped down to tri shorts, grabbed my towel and goggles and took off.

Jogged to the pool from the transition, which unfortunately was downhill, on broken pavement. Was just praying I didn't slice my feet up or anything, but all was fine. Ditched the towel to the side, and dove in feet first.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 30s
  • 3.21 miles
  • 07m 19s  min/mile

Started with a mass start. Got towards the front, and fortunately stayed there most of the time. Tried hanging with these ridiculously fast UCSB college kids, and did so up until the very end.

Run splits:
1- 6:24
2- 7:51 (all uphill averaging 2.7* incline)
3- 7:18
.2- 2:23
Post race
Event comments:

Had a lot of fun. Great effort for a first event run by college kids. Will do this one again next year.

Biggest annoyance about this event, is that its now 2 days later, and the results still aren't posted. My pet peeve is events not posting results relatively quick.

Last updated: 2008-01-04 12:00 AM
00:04:00 | 250 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:15
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:34:58 | 10.24 miles | 17.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly streets
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:30 | 03.21 miles | 07m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Cross country. Short steep hills, rocks, and ruts everywhere.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-02-17 10:17 PM

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San Diego
Subject: UCI Reverse Tri

2008-02-18 2:06 AM
in reply to: #1217555

Los Angeles, CA
Subject: RE: UCI Reverse Tri
Nice race, Chris, I'm definitely back next year for this one too. You were smoking on the run. I'm with you on the results not being posted.
2008-02-18 9:16 PM
in reply to: #1217555


Subject: RE: UCI Reverse Tri
Great job with the race and nice race report! I tried emailing the race director to see when to expect results but haven't heard back. Hopefully they post soon - I'm curious!
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