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Xterra Wetsuits Spring Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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San Diego, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
Total Time = 59m 25s
Overall Rank = 118/600
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 5/26
Pre-race routine:

Get my transition set-up and get into the water before the horn!!
Event warmup:

None, got there too late
  • 06m 55s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

Got into the water just in time for the horn. Wish I had time to warm up but oh well... It was me and to other guys in the chase pack. I'm not in the great swim shape at all so pretty stoked I got 4/26 in my AG. Water was warm.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 29m 20s
  • 9 miles
  • 18.41 mile/hr

Nice ride. Passed a bunch of people and didn't get passed once. Much different than my first tri where I was passed by everyone on the bike. I got 4/26 in my AG on the bike as well. Solid performance
Transition 2
  • 00m

Hands were too cold to tie shoes. Cost me atleast 20 seconds.
  • 23m 10s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

Grrr. I came into the run in a solid third place. A good 2 minutes ahead of the guy in fourth! My run sucked. I am so pissed. I got 16/26 in my AG. Far off from the 4/26 I got in both the bike and swim. Would have had a podium spot if I could just run!!!
The sad thing is that I ran fast for me. So weak
What would you do differently?:

Run faster
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around, at food provided. Stretched for about 10 mins.... watched other finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I forgot my race drink so I drank NOTHING on the course. Felt my legs starting to cramp up towards end of run. Also, had no warm-up due to getting to the race too late. Was rushed to just make my wave on time, made it with about 10 second to spare. Tying shoes in T2 was bad...That cost me fourth place. Oh ya and I suck at running!!!!!!!!

Event comments:

Great race. Nice area and super fast course besides the sand on the run. It was a wam bam thank you maam kind of race. Not the kind of race I am training for. I like to pace and go longer but doing a sprint was fun and a good experience. Overall pretty stoked I got 5/26 in my AG in my second tri ever. Just need to run faster and I would be a competitive AG'er for a podium spot. Will like to do it again next year after I have a year of run training under my belt and see if I can finish significantly faster. Not getting there with time to spare made me anxious and deffinatly affected my preparation which I think is important for a race of such short distances.

Last updated: 2008-04-03 12:00 AM
00:06:55 | 437 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/26
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Good
Suit: My Tri Suit
Course: Out in mission bay around buoys and back in.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:29:20 | 09 miles | 18.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/26
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two laps around the island
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:10 | 03 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/26
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Average
Course: Some sand, two loops.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-05-06 6:22 PM

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Huntington Beach
Subject: Xterra Wetsuits Spring Sprint Triathlon

2008-05-07 12:38 AM
in reply to: #1385890

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Irvine, California
Subject: RE: Xterra Wetsuits Spring Sprint Triathlon
Grats on a great race!  This was just your second tri?  Awesome!

Edited by Tripolar 2008-05-07 12:39 AM
2008-05-07 7:09 AM
in reply to: #1385890

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Subject: RE: Xterra Wetsuits Spring Sprint Triathlon
Pretty fast still considering you were frozen (hands at least), and part of the run was in the sand. Great job.
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