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Catalina, California
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 18m 6s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = relay
Age Group Rank = 13/29
Pre-race routine:

All of us got up, ate a bit and walked down to the transition. The late start (9) gave us plenty of time to hang out and warm up, have tea/coffee and talk to friends.
Event warmup:

I did the swim, so I got my new Xterra wetsuit on and went for a swim about 200 meters or so to get loose. Very nice, clear water.
  • 13m 49s
  • 800 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Move up closer to the front and know that I can sustain a nice evenly-paced and faster swim.
Transition 1
  • 52m 4s

Passed off the chip to DH and off he went!
  • 36m 32s
  • 9 miles
  • 14.78 mile/hr

DH said he passed people the first time up the hill. Passed a few people up the second time and was huffing and puffing the 3rd time, but he did it and did a great job!
What would you do differently?:

He would have trained more, but given he had a major crash a month ago, I think he did really well.
Transition 2
  • 53m 2s

Transferred timing chip to son and off he went!
  • 25m 59s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

Son said he felt good and passed quite a few people. He grabbed water at each station and drank a bit and poured the rest on his head.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out. Posed for pictures. Ate some grapes and drank water.

Event comments:

Beautiful island and great getaway for the family. There were some party folks at the hotel the night before, but no one kept us up at night. Fun time for our 20th anniv. and got everyone involved.

Last updated: 2008-08-30 12:00 AM
00:13:49 | 800 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra velocity
Course: Out around pier and buoys and back through some moored boats! I actually passed people and drafted at the beginning. I'm getting better at this.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 52:04
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:32 | 09 miles | 14.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hills X3. Three loop course with a big hill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 53:02
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:59 | 03.1 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: One long winding hill and then flat and then up and up a steep hill and down and around to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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

2008-11-11 12:25 PM

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Vista, CA
Subject: Catalina Triathlon

2008-11-11 4:08 PM
in reply to: #1801877

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San Diego, CA
Subject: RE: Catalina Triathlon

Must have been a great race with a great feeling of having all the family members involved.

Very nice!

2008-11-11 5:51 PM
in reply to: #1801877

Subject: RE: Catalina Triathlon
Cannot think of a better way to spend a 20th anniversary! Congratulations to your family, and to you for getting them involved in this fun and challenging sport.
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