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Mission Bay Triathlon - TriathlonSprint


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San Diego, California
United States
KOZ Enterprises
65F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 36m 14s
Overall Rank = 1255/?
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 20/25
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:45am, ate a muffin then down the freeway. Arrived early and set up my transition space.
Event warmup:

Did some stretching, light calisthenics, some walking and then I swam for a few minutes.
Swim
  • 13m 42s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 31s / 100 yards
Comments:

Pretty good overall swim for me. Very little contact. I started out really slow. I had a little trouble with water in my goggles. I stopped for a few seconds to empty the water and readjust the goggles and moved on. I didn't speed up until I was within about 50 meters of the red buoy. Then I swam pretty hard until my hands touched bottom.
What would you do differently?:

Pick up my pace earlier. I had plenty left when I got out of the water.
Transition 1
  • 05m 32s
Comments:

I didn't realize that I had done this poorly on this transition until I saw my time. Looking back I realize that I didn't have alot of trouble with any one part of the transition. What hhappened is, I had a little trouble with every part of the transition. I had a little trouble finding my bike. I had a little trouble with my suit. I had a little trouble with my shoes, and a little trouble with being blocked near the mounting line.
What would you do differently?:

I just have to polish and practice this transition more. Maybe a brighter towel near my bike. Study the path from swim-in to my bike better and use more Body Glide.
Bike
  • 38m 28s
  • 9.32 miles
  • 14.54 mile/hr
Comments:

I must have gone pretty hard because my quads were aching when I got off the bike and all during the run.
What would you do differently?:

I think i need to train harder for shorter distance on the bike. I am going to do more interval and tempo training for my next race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 39s
Comments:

I'm not really unhappy with the transition. As I remember everything went pretty smooth. I can probably use more practice to shave some tme off of this transition.
What would you do differently?:

More practice, I spent very little time practicing my transitions.
Run
  • 35m 53s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 32s  min/mile
Comments:

I was a bit disappointed with my run. I had to stop and walk a few times like up and over the bridge. I probably could have run a little faster although my quads were screaming at times. I ran pretty hard from th top of the bridge all the way to the finish line. I felt like I still had more left when I crossed.
What would you do differently?:

I could grit my teeth run and run a little harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking a little stretching and alot of laying on the grass.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I have to do more speed, interval and tempo training, more full bricks and practice transitions. I did alot of training but almost all of it was endurance training.

Event comments:

I am happy that I finished.
I'll be back next year! The Toyota Desert Sprint is next. 2 weeks rest then I'll start training for the sprint Lake Cahuilla in March.




Last updated: 2010-10-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:13:42 | 547 yards | 02m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/?
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Vortex
Course: Mission Bay, Ski beach. Swim a straight line and 1 turn at the end. Water and chop was just right.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 05:32
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
Biking
00:38:28 | 9.32 miles | 14.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/?
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: The course was good, well marked and for the most part flat. A few curves and turns. A couple of little climbs over the bridge.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:35:53 | 03.11 miles | 11m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/?
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat and well marked. A couple of little climbs over the bridge.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2010-10-05 12:03 PM

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2010-10-05 9:47 PM
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Subject: RE: Mission Bay Triathlon
Congrats on finishing. Great job
2010-10-05 10:15 PM
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Great job!  It was a fun race.

2010-10-06 2:23 PM
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Thanks Galas2, for your encouragement and congratulations to you too. I hope to see you at one of the local triathlons.
2010-10-06 2:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Mission Bay Triathlon
froglegs,
It was really a fun race and you did a great job too! Hope to see you at one of the triathlons.

Edited by Bob_A 2010-10-06 2:30 PM
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