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Morgan Hill, California
United States
Threshold Racing
Total Time = 2h 38m 58s
Overall Rank = 104/238
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 19/37
Pre-race routine:

Starting to get into a pre-race routine. Get up early, eat normal breakfast for a long day of cereal and coffee, drive to site.
Event warmup:

Did a little lite jogging and stretching.
  • 31m 51s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

This was an average swim for me. It was my longest swim in competition so far. Performance was about equal to training. I thought if I had a great swim, I could do a little better, but this was right on about what I had been training at. I started out poorly, not in rhythm, sighting poorly, feeling tired. After about 500m, started to feel better, still slow, and navigating better.
What would you do differently?:

Need to do more open water training to get used to swimming in wetsuit, and keep training in my weakest leg.
Transition 1
  • 02m 12s

Transition was ok. Got out of suit ok and into socks without too much delay.
What would you do differently?:

Use more body glide. Noticed that suit came off easier than last time, and think I need to use even more to help that out.
  • 1h 11m 29s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.86 mile/hr

For me, I crushed this bike leg. I had hoped to do between 1:15 and 1:20, 1:15 being about a 20 average, given that there was a fair amount of lumpiness to this course. Was very happy to average almost 21. As my wife said, you were way behind coming out of the water, and you moved up a lot on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe went close to too hard. Didn't have much left for the run. But will take the trade off in times versus what I was planning. Made up between 3.5-8.5 minutes versus projected time, compared with losing 2.5 minutes of projected time on run. So, overall, I'll take that.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

Decent T2. Speed laces have helped this Transition.
  • 52m 1s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

Was tired for the run after a hard bike. I had hoped to be able to do 50 minutes for the run. Did a 10k as prep 3 weeks ago, and did 48 minutes without pushing too much, so hoped could do 50 minutes as part of the tri. Was able to maintain a relatively consistent pace though.
What would you do differently?:

Keep on training, more bricks, watch going too hard on bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, got some water and some sort of sports drink they were handing out.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was a pretty good race for me. Had hoped to go between 2:40 and 2:50, so going 2:39 was a good result.

Event comments:

Well organized race. Lots of staffing, multiple places to pick up race packet, lots of racks. On the bike course there is one hard corner at the bottom of one fast downhill section, and one technical downhill section that I think gave people not familiar with the course some problems. The volunteers need to be more assertive in advising people of technical areas coming up.

Last updated: 2010-02-25 12:00 AM
00:31:51 | 1640 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/238
Performance: Average
Suit: Full wetsuit
Course: Course starts in deep water and goes out around a headland and back to the starting area, but on the other side of the headland.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:12
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:11:29 | 24.85 miles | 20.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/238
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: One loop of roads I know well. One pretty decent climb, otherwise rollers on the first half, flatter on the second half after the climb.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:52:01 | 06.21 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/238
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back with one minor bump, unfortunately turn around was after the bump, so we had to go up and over it, turn around and go up and over it again!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2010-04-19 3:21 PM

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