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Malibu, California
United States
Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc.
Total Time = 2h 26m 52s
Overall Rank = 115/468
Age Group = M20-24
Age Group Rank = 7/23
Event warmup:

Set-up transition just in time to get forced to listen to a pre-race meeting that was all blah-blah and marketing ploy.....
Walk/jog from pre-race meeting to the swim start.
  • 23m 57s
  • 1500 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Found myself off course, not sure how it happened. Probably lost 1-1.5 minutes due to this mistake. Stroke felt good though. Lined up just behind Matt Reed. Pretty cool.
What would you do differently?:

Try and get a faster start and draft off a faster swimmer. Let them navigate and I just follow. Need to drop my swim time to stick with the lead group. Major priority for next year to hand with the pros in the water.
Transition 1
  • 03m 8s

Slow transition now that I look at my time compared to others. Need to work on this...
  • 1h 10m 22s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 21.15 mile/hr

Lower back was hurting. Love my new speedfill hydration system! Legs felt flat. Bike was clunking down the street in desperate need of a tune could hear me coming.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. C priority race=train through it.
Transition 2
  • 02m 17s

another slow transition
  • 47m 6s
  • 6.1 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

Ouch. Had GI problems on the bike that were much more drastic on the run. Shins cramped up and I stopped running 2 different times for these issues. First 3 miles 26 minutes, last 3 miles were 21 minutes. Things started to clear up a little. Needless to say I could've done it much faster. The last 3 in 21 minutes I was still having GI problems so I thought I was going slow then.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch on the wetsand away from the crowds. Go home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Sick, cramps, GI, no sleep last 2 days, work/school commitments day before....

Event comments:

Course was dangerous, registration too expensive, ran out of race t-shirts 1.5 hrs before race start, overly hyped for an oly thats nothing special......

Last 72 hours I was working on about 12 hrs sleep, 14 hour work/school say the day before, I was sick and I had to get up at 4AM to make it to Malibu super early to get parking and be ready for a 7AM wave start. Also training right through the race and came in with flat legs.... There's all my excuses

Last updated: 2008-06-07 12:00 AM
00:23:57 | 1500 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/23
Overall: 41/468
Performance: Below average
Suit: QROO sleeveless
Course: Ocean swim.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:08
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:10:22 | 24.8 miles | 21.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 131/468
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back on PCH. Some hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 97
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:17
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:06 | 06.1 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/23
Overall: 189/468
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back with bootlegs to incorporate 6.1 miles. Lame lame lame.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? No
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2008-09-20 12:06 AM

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