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Desert Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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La Quinta, California
United States
Klein and Clark Sports, LLC
Total Time = 1h 44m 26s
Overall Rank = 357/524
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 21/22
Pre-race routine:

I woke up about 2:30 am and couldn't get back to sleep. Started loading my truck about 4:30 and was off by 5:00. Breakfast was a plain donut and coffee. I got to the transition area and took a spot on the very end
Event warmup:

A little stretching, light calesthenics, some walking and a brief swim.

  • 13m 40s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards

Alot of contact on the first leg, more contact than I've experienced in previous races. I started in the very front for this race, my other races I started in the middle. I think that explains the crowd and contact.

What would you do differently?:

Maybe start in the middle of the pack.

Transition 1
  • 04m 37s

I just have to work on every part of this transition to improve here. A little trouble with my suit. I held back some coming out of the water and up the ramp.

What would you do differently?:

Practice this transition more before race day.

  • 52m 18s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.06 mile/hr

I rode pretty hard. A good ride overall. I need to pick up my time on the bike. I did alot of indoor training and I'll do more outdoor training for my next race.

What would you do differently?:

I'm not really sure what I could have done differently except adjust my training. I need to do more bike to run bricks.

Transition 2
  • 01m 57s

A pretty good transition. I was pretty beat after the ride and walked out of the lot.

What would you do differently?:

I know there is room for improvement. Again, more bike to run bricks would help.

  • 31m 54s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 38s  min/mile

I was a bit worn down by the time the run started. I walked a couple of times. I estimate that I walked about 1/2 mile alltogether. I ran with everything I had left the last 1/8 mile.

What would you do differently?:

More bike to run bricks.

Post race
Warm down:

I walked around, stretched a little and sat in the grass.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Well, I'll say it once more, I need to do more bike to run bricks.
Also, I will be doing less indoor bike training and more actual training on the bike.
I looked at my HR monitor after the race. My max HR was 209. I know this occurred on the run. That's too high for a man my age. I have to watch it.

Event comments:

I burned over 1800 calories.

Last updated: 2011-03-09 12:00 AM
00:13:40 | 547 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 276/524
Performance: Average
Suit: XTerra Vortex 3
Course: Running start, two left turns then staight to shore.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:37
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:18 | 14 miles | 16.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 367/524
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat with a couple of rises. Straight with a few turns. Very good course overall. A few holes to dodge and a little rugged in some places.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:54 | 03 miles | 10m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 414/524
Performance: Below average
Max HR was 209 bpm.
Course: Flat course around the lake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2011-03-09 11:43 AM

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El Cajon
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Subject: Desert Triathlon - Sprint Distance

2011-03-09 8:48 PM
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Menomonee Falls, WI
Subject: RE: Desert Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Great job out there and great way to start the season!
2011-03-11 1:44 PM
in reply to: #3391155

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Dallas, TX
Subject: RE: Desert Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Congrats.  Great race!
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