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Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach, CA, California
United States
Pacific Coast Triathlon
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 11m 10s
Overall Rank = 554/1200
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 43/76
Pre-race routine:

Set alarm to get up early, eat breakfast and do the 15 mile ride to the event. Hit snooze, hit snooze again, reset alarm and finally got up in time to grab my stuff and drve and make it to the event on time. Ate a banana and energy bar with a gatorade
Event warmup:

stood around bummed about a cancelled swim- BOO!!!!
Since I was tired I just hung out and chatted up the ladies :)
  • 00m
  • 805 meters
  • / 100 meters

Cancelled swim due to high surf. Let me state here that if someone signs up for a tri with a OCEAN swim, they should very well be able enough to swim /2 mile in rough water without drowning. I mean WTF?? Has everyone become such wusses they're afraid of the ocean?

So the wisdom of the RD is for everyone to head down the beach where the swim start was supposed to be, and then just run to T1. Whatever-
Transition 1
  • 01m 8s

kicked off the shoes, grabbed the bike and threw on the helmet. I was smokin' fast till I knocked off my water bottle and it rolled forever while I chased it. Nice-
What would you do differently?:

Not be stupid
  • 36m 53s
  • 13 miles
  • 21.15 mile/hr

I felt ok but my legs were toasted from my Aturday ride
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s
  • 27m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

I had a decent run. Slow but decent
Post race
Event comments:

The Saturday before this race, I met a friend/ ultra endurance cyclist who is training for Furnace Creek 508. We hit the San Gabriel Mtns where I rode 60+ miles with over 6000' of climbing. I was tired and sore for this race- exactly where I wanted to be. Overall I was pretty stoked with my preformance as I did not expect to be fast whatsoever, but to maintain a steady pace.

Last updated: 2009-07-22 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 805 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 0/76
Overall: 0/1200
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:08
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:53 | 13 miles | 21.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 26/76
Overall: 308/1200
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back, twice, on a rolling PCH. Course was crowded- especially at the top of each grade, and people don't know how to keep to the right
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:00 | 03.1 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 60/76
Overall: 0/1200
Performance: Average
Course: Rolling course with a \portion across the sand and a steep ramp
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-07-29 4:33 PM

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