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Tri for Real #1 - Olympic Distance Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Rancho Seco, California
United States
TBF Racing
Total Time = 3h 06m 36s
Overall Rank = 185/233
Age Group = Clyde
Age Group Rank = 9/9
Event warmup:

jumped in the water for about 7 - 10 minutes
  • 33m 7s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Just like last year at this distance I was left everyone elses wake within the 1st couple of minutes. Kept on course to the 1st turn buoy fairly well with it being easy to sight off the nuclear cooling towers. After the turn it was hard to see the next buoys and since I was basicly swimming alone I ended up swimming off to the left and into no mans land. Knew I was in trouble when I saw the guy in a kayak, swore to myself, found the buoy and headed back on course. Turned the 2nd buoy toward shore and followed swimmers from the later waves into shore.
What would you do differently?:

swim straighter
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

Tried taking my wetsuit top off while running to tranisition and ran into the taped off barrier. Had no problems getting the bottoms off for once but for the life of me could not get my right shoe on. Got the left on no problem but right just did not want to go on my foot.
What would you do differently?:

learned to start the bike with shoes clipped in though I say this in every race report so maybe I should start practicing.
  • 1h 20m 8s
  • 24.05 miles
  • 18.01 mile/hr

Kept an even effort for the entire ride. Got passed by quite a few riders and only passed a couple. Stayed aero for about 75% of the ride and felt pretty good. The incline coming back into the park took a little out of me. This was my fastest ride of the year. :)
What would you do differently?:

not push as hard to save something for the run
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

Socks and shoes on grabbed the garmin off the bike adn put hat and number belt on on the way out of transition
What would you do differently?:

nothing went very smooth
  • 1h 08m 8s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 58s  min/mile

started off feeling pretty good on the run. made it the 1st 30 minutes running the whole way except for walking the aide stations. At about the start of mile 4 is when the wheels fell off. had to start walking quite a bit and the heart rate would shoot up whenever I'd start running again. Decided to run the downhills and most of flats and walk the uphills. Sprinted to the finish and passed 1 guy at the end and beat him by 1 second :)
What would you do differently?:

not go so hard on the bike
wear my fuel belt on the run and take a gel or 2 with me
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed some water jumped in the lake to cool down then grabbed some chocolate milk and gatorade for recovery.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the heat on the run
going too hard on the bike
no real speed work

Last updated: 2007-10-28 12:00 AM
00:33:07 | 1640 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto 2 piece full suit
Course: clockwise rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:32
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:20:08 | 24.05 miles | 18.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Good
avg power 188 watts
Wind: Some
Course: 2 miles out of the park then a right onto highway 104 then back to the park
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:08:08 | 06.21 miles | 10m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/233
Performance: Bad
mile 1 8:57 mile 2 9:43 mile 3 9:50 mile 4 11:14 mile 5 12:22 mile 6 13:21 + 2:38
Course: Rolling hills on dirt fire trail little shade and very hot
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2008-06-12 6:54 PM

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