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Arroyo Grande, California
United States
Cal Poly Triathlon Team
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 10m 4s
Overall Rank = 96/120
Age Group = F25-29
Age Group Rank = 7/10
Pre-race routine:

I spent the evening before getting my stuff together and working on my bike. At about 10:15 I realized that my goggles were still in my locker at the Y, so I rushed over and got them about 30 seconds before closing time. So then I got about 5.5 hours of sleep, met my friend who was coming to watch me, got coffee, and went to the lake. Checked in, set up my transition area, had a clif bar, waited. Found out my wave was last, waited some more.
Event warmup:

Ran back and forth setting up my stuff and trying to figure out where body marking was and why I didn't have a blue wristband like many others did.
  • 18m 35s
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

This was my first open water swim, so I spent the first quarter of it trying to figure out how to sight and not go off course. After that I found a rhythm and the rest of it went pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

I could have benefitted from a practice swim.
Transition 1
  • 04m 17s

Lots of water came out when I took the wetsuit off. I dried my feet off with my towel and my socks and shoes went on easily.
What would you do differently?:

Get better at taking off my wetsuit quickly.
  • 1h 06m 51s
  • 14 miles
  • 12.57 mile/hr

I had my bike shifting nicely before I transported it to the race, but for some reason my rear derailleur wasn't letting me use my lowest gear, which really sucked on the steep hill right before the turnaround. Then my chain fell off twice while I was shifting on the way down.
What would you do differently?:

Verify that my bike is working properly after taking it out of my car.
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s
What would you do differently?:

Nothing that I can think of.
  • 38m 44s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 29s  min/mile

The course was difficult, some of the trails were very steep, narrow, and rocky. The course was not very well marked in some places, and I had to ask for directions a few times. Also, there was no water station until well after the mile 2 marker (which was the only marker I saw).
What would you do differently?:

Drink more water.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a slice of pizza, drank fluids, sat around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I really underestimated the difficulty of this particular race, and I should have consumed some calories other than the gatorade I had on the bike.

Event comments:

I'm sure I'll do better next year!

Last updated: 2008-03-10 12:00 AM
00:18:35 | 800 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 73/120
Performance: Below average
Suit: Promotion Power Glide full suit
Course: Lopez Lake. It was cold.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:06:51 | 14 miles | 12.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 96/120
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back, mostly uphill for the first 7 miles with a steep section right before the turnaround.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:38:44 | 03.1 miles | 12m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/10
Overall: 103/120
Performance: Bad
Course: Roads, parking lots, and steep trails.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-03-24 11:56 PM

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Woodland, California
Subject: March Warm-Up

2008-03-29 12:10 AM
in reply to: #1291227

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Silverdale, WA
Subject: RE: March Warm-Up
First race or not, OWS are a challenge indeed. Sounds like you learned a lot from this race. Good luck to you in your future adventures.
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