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San Diego, California
United States
KOZ Enterprises
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 12m 9s
Overall Rank = 368/1484
Age Group = F25-29
Age Group Rank = 9/126
Pre-race routine:

Spent a lovely weekend in San Diego with my mom and sister. Woke up early (but not as early as we should have) and we were stressing a little bit about having enough time for everything. I had a little bit of coffee and water, but didn't feel like eating anything. I've been feeling a bit off for the last week - sore throat, a bit achy - and I could feel it a bit on the way to the race. I took some Ibuprofen and started to feel better.
Event warmup:

By the time we set up our transition areas and met up with our dad, we were running a bit behind. We rushed to the swim start just in time to join our wave a couple minutes before the start.
  • 11m 6s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

I underestimated how I would compare to the rest of the field. I hung towards the back and ended up getting stuck behind some slower swimmers. It felt like a more crowded swim than I had experienced in my previous 2 Mission Bay tris, but there were only 6 additional people in my AG so I'm not sure what that was about. At one point I found myself a bit off course, and at one point I reflexively kicked someone who grabbed my foot. I said I was sorry, but felt a little bad. I exited the water right next to my sister.
What would you do differently?:

Seed myself towards the front, navigate better.
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

Almost the same exact time as last year. I was hoping for a bit of improvement, but I don't practice my transitions, so I guess I shouldn't expect it.
What would you do differently?:

Take less time getting my wetsuit off.
  • 31m 31s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 17.74 mile/hr

About 30 seconds faster than last year, and up one place in my AG. Passed a lot of people, passed by a few, but only one woman that I saw.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a bit more, although, as I noted last time, that may have been bad for my run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

A few seconds of improvement over last year, but I fumbled with my shoes a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Not sit down to put on my shoes.
  • 25m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 19s  min/mile

This was my best 5k ever. I was happy with my pacing and effort level throughout the run, and gave a good push at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Had some juice and orange slices, found my family, waited for my sister to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think my performance was in line with the amount of training I've done recently, and in general this year. It's hard to say if the illness I've been fighting (much worse today, a day later) had an effect, but if it did I sure didn't notice it during the race. My primary goal had been to beat my time from last year, and my secondary goal had been to crack the top 10 in my AG, so I'm happy with my results.

Event comments:

A well executed race, and a fun time. Now I just need to get over this illness and resume training for Silverman.

Last updated: 2010-05-08 12:00 AM
00:11:06 | 547 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/126
Overall: 0/1484
Performance: Below average
Suit: XTerra Vortex full suit
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: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:31 | 9.32 miles | 17.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/126
Overall: 0/1484
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: A bit longer than the advertised 15k. A pretty flat course with a lot of sharp turns through various parking lots.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:22
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:50 | 03.11 miles | 08m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/126
Overall: 0/1484
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, winding, mostly on sidewalks, pretty well marked.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-10-04 9:23 PM

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Woodland, California
Subject: Mission Bay Triathlon

2010-10-13 5:05 PM
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Santa Clarita
Subject: RE: Mission Bay Triathlon
Well done , placed really high in your age group thats awesome !
I often kick people in the swim part , unfortunately my legs are not a pool wall
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