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San Diego, California
United States
KOZ Enterprises
62F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 13m 37s
Overall Rank = 415/
Age Group = Female 25-29
Age Group Rank = 17/120
Pre-race routine:

We got up at 4:30, had some coffee, and got on the road. My sister only lives about 10 minutes away from Mission Bay, so we were parked before 5:30. Set up transition, took advantage of early bathroom opportunities, and went down to the starting area to put on wetsuits and wait. We wanted to avoid a repeat of last year (running from transition in our wetsuits to join our wave before it started).
Event warmup:

I consider walking around and putting on my wetsuit a sufficient warmup!
  • 10m 28s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

This was an ok swim for me. I can't really have any expectations considering I only make it to the pool about once a week. I still managed to shave over 20 seconds off my time from last year, so I'm happy.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 23s

I have no idea what I did for an extra minute and a half last year! Goggles and swim cap were off, and wetsuit was half off by the time I got to my rack. Wetsuit off, shoes on (no socks), helmet & sunglasses on, and off to the mount line.
What would you do differently?:

  • 32m 9s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 17.39 mile/hr

A bit slower than last year, but still good for the same rank in my AG. I passed many people and was only passed by a few. I was a bit conservative on the corners. Some of them (marked by cones) were a little hard to see, but they had volunteers posted there to warn racers, so that was nice.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe go a tiny bit harder. It's hard to say if that would have been bad for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

Somehow I managed to cut 30 seconds off. I think it was because I skipped the socks. I still remember feeling like I took a bit too long to put my shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 11s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 44s  min/mile

Over a minute faster than last year. I really pushed it and felt it for several minutes after I finished. Somehow, even with my super low running volume this year, I've managed to pick up a little speed.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Met up with my mom and my sister's boyfriend, waited for my sister to finish, which she did in 1:36:XX, about 6 minutes faster than last year. Then we went out for a well-deserved breakfast.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Plenty of factors, but it doesn't really matter.

Event comments:

For a few reasons, this season has not been quite what I wanted it to be. Even so, I'm continuing to make progress even though my situation hasn't been ideal. I managed to shave 3 minutes off last year's time on less training. Hopefully the same thing happens at Silverman next month!!

Last updated: 2009-07-10 12:00 AM
00:10:28 | 547 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 38/120
Overall: 488/
Performance: Average
Suit: XTerra Vector 3 Full
Course: Straight line following the beach, then left at the last buoy and out on the beach.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:23
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:32:09 | 9.32 miles | 17.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/120
Overall: 310/
Performance: Average
Course: A bit longer than the advertised 15k. A pretty flat course with a lot of sharp turns through various parking lots.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:26
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:11 | 03.11 miles | 08m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 38/120
Overall: 709/
Course: Flat, winding, mostly on sidewalks, pretty well marked.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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] 3

2009-10-06 10:37 PM

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Woodland, California
Subject: Mission Bay

2009-10-06 11:08 PM
in reply to: #2446734

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San Diego, CA
Subject: RE: Mission Bay
Great race! Shows that you're training smater this year. You're all set for Silverman.
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