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San Diego, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 04m 16s
Overall Rank = 298/988
Age Group = 34
Age Group Rank = 8/73
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early showered packed up the stuff ate half a banana and went to start; got last parking space in lot near transition; unloaded stuff and walked to transition; set up transition area looked around; listened to Ipod (Sanstorm and Scorponok attack from Transformers score)
Event warmup:

Stretched - usual warmup
  • 10m 27s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 23s / 100 meters

This was my first time in open ocean since I was 12. Had to dodge waves and got swept under 2 times; I think I was 5th out of water in my age group - so not bad considering
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim in open ocean; dive under waves and dolphin dive the end; practice open ocean swimming
Transition 1
  • 00m

The splits did not break down times for transiton so I am not sure how it was calculated
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn to get into shoes on bike and take wetsuit off faster
  • 31m 5s
  • 9 miles
  • 17.37 mile/hr

Ok so looking at the breakdown I know my transition time was calculated into this because the Garmin said I averaged about 19.9 mph; given the flat course I feel like my bike time was really slow
What would you do differently?:

Get faster on the bike - again another poor bike performance where I was at least 3-4 minutes behind....UGHHHH
Transition 2
  • 00m

Felt fast off the bike and transitioned quick
What would you do differently?:

Learn to dismount moving bike. With sprained ankle though it wasnt gonna happen this race
  • 22m 44s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

Again sprained ankle really limited my ability to hammer this part. Felt ok until the end and couldn't push it last 440 meters. Good support and lots of fluid; good crowd at the end
What would you do differently?:

Not have sprained ankle and push it
Post race
Warm down:

Ended up in medical tent icing my foot for about 15 minutes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Practice open ocean swimming; not have sprained ankle 1 week before event

Event comments:

Again kudos to KOZ! A well organized race.

Last updated: 2007-12-24 12:00 AM
00:10:27 | 750 meters | 01m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/73
Overall: 0/988
Performance: Average
Suit: X-Terra Wetsuit
Course: Open Ocean in rectangular shape
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:05 | 09 miles | 17.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/73
Overall: 0/988
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loop course - pretty flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:44 | 03 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/73
Overall: 0/988
Performance: Good
Course: Short flat 2 loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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

2008-07-28 10:31 PM

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Subject: Solana Beach Triathlon

2008-07-29 10:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Solana Beach Triathlon

Molly - Nice job out there top 10 in your AG in yor second race is a good showing.

The bike will come, you just need more time in the sport building the biek endurance. I had the same problem last year in my fiest year it was always my bike that let me down.

Great job and get some rest to heal up that ankle!



2008-08-05 11:12 PM
in reply to: #1566259

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Subject: RE: Solana Beach Triathlon
Wicked fast times out there. You destroyed everything in your training. You ran really fast out there.
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