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Napa, California
United States
Enviro-Sports Productions
Total Time = 1h 54m 45s
Overall Rank = 176/498
Age Group = m 30 - 34
Age Group Rank = 21/48
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:00 am loaded up the car and hit the road by 4 am. Got a little lost last year at this race so I wanted to give myself plenty of time to get there. Realized i forgot my aero bottle about half way there so I had to do without. Got a nice end spot in transition and relaxed until about 7:30 and put on the wetsuit.
Event warmup:

got in the water about 15 minutes before the start to get aclimated. They said the water was 68 degrees but it felt a lot colder than that.
  • 18m 24s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

last year 21:49
big improvement over last year. Started in the 4th wave out of 5. Should have started in the 2nd or 3rd wave. Found a good set of feet until the 1st bouy but lost them at the turn and went a ways off course after the second bouy. Needed a set of tinted goggles since I was sighting directly into the sun.
What would you do differently?:

Start in an earlier wave
Use tinted goggles
Transition 1
  • 04m 18s

Longe run or should I say walk up to my spot. got my top off on the way. think I had it up over my head just in time for the photographer :)
Bibjohn got stuck on the ankles again.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really just need more practice
  • 53m 37s
  • 15 miles
  • 16.79 mile/hr

much better than last year. The hills didn't seem as hard as last year. A lot of people were riding to the left which made it hard to pass sometimes having to pass on the right or right on the center line. Didn't drink enough since I didn't have my aero bottle and i could feel some cramps coming on. Nice course just needs a better road surface.
What would you do differently?:

be more aggresive in passing. More practice riding in aero position. Not forget my aero bottle
Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

shoes and helmet off socks and running shoes on put on hat number belt and garmin on the go
What would you do differently?:

learn to dismount with shoes on bike
  • 36m 17s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 04s  min/mile

Excellent run. Legs felt great coming off the bike. Could not get my heart rate down but was still able to keep up a strong pace. Decided just to concentrate on the next person and make it my goal to pass that person. Strategy worked good as I passed about 10 people and I almost never pass anyone on the run :) Took water at each aid station and a gel at 1 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

My weight no real speed work

Last updated: 2008-02-20 12:00 AM
00:18:24 | 880 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 26/48
Overall: 254/498
Performance: Average
Suit: Desoto 2 piece wetsuit
Course: clockwise triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:53:37 | 15 miles | 16.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/48
Overall: 177/498
Performance: Good
Avg power 181
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills out and back along knoxville road
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:17 | 04 miles | 09m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/48
Overall: 211/498
Performance: Good
mile 1 9:04 mile 2 9:56 mile 3 8:45 mile 4 8:30
Course: Out and back on Knoxville road mostly uphill going out
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2008-05-08 12:23 AM

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Subject: Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon

2008-05-08 10:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon
Great job, Joe!!
2008-05-08 12:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon

Good work, Joe! 

You made improvements all around since last year's race!  I still remember snapping photos for you at the finish last year.

Keep up the good work! 

2008-05-08 12:31 PM
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Berkeley, Calif.
Subject: RE: Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon
Wow, that's a fantastic improvement over last year -- you made great time on the run and bike on that hilly course. Nice!
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