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Morgan Hill, California
United States
J&A Productions
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 58m 55s
Overall Rank = 123/542
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 21/65
Pre-race routine:

Tried to get my head into this one. Prepping for Boise 70.3 has gotten much of my focus, so needed to get into racing today. Threat of rain didn't help my focus. Up on time, ate, and out the door to get a good parking spot.
Event warmup:

Stretched and walked around after getting transition set up.
  • 28m 25s
  • 1320 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

Well, what can I say. Another disaster of a swim. Feel like I've put a lot of work in the pool that is not translating to race day. Need to look into doing something different to change this up but not sure what. I thought maybe in last race I didn't push myself hard enough and that resulted in my poor result last time. Tried to push a little harder this time, with similar poor result.
What would you do differently?:

Possibly look at either wetsuit fit or getting sleeveless.
Transition 1
  • 02m 26s

Right as I got to my bike it started pouring rain. Apparently had been raining during the swim too. Hands were cold and couldn't get my wetsuit off. Considering how much I thought I was struggling, time is remarkably similar to other T1s.
What would you do differently?:

Need to figure out how to get out of suit better.
  • 47m 51s
  • 16 miles
  • 20.06 mile/hr

With the wet, rain, and cold, it was hard to push. Took the corners really easy. Realized on one decent before the hard right hander that I had forgotten to close the lever on front brake. Oops. So went really slowly that entire decent before the turn. Started picking it up after that point though. There were a couple cars on course that I got stuck behind. That probably caused my a few seconds, but can't blame performance on that.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Did ok considering mental attitude and wet course.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

Had set up T area poorly, and hard hard time reaching running shoes. Hands were cold making hard to change.
What would you do differently?:

Set up area better.
  • 38m 55s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Felt pretty good on this run. Didn't take Garmin for the run, just wanted to run based on feel. As usual, after first mile or so, legs came around and felt pretty good. Faster run split than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around some and had some water and Muscle Milk. I do like the MM after a race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rain and attitude.

Event comments:

Good race. Started on time. Did appear that there were fewer volunteers than last year. Parking was ok, and there did seem to be enough racks this year.

Last updated: 2011-03-08 12:00 AM
00:28:25 | 1320 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/542
Performance: Bad
Suit: Full
Course: Starting from edge of water, but in water, around a headland and back to the other side of the starting area.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:26
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:47:51 | 16 miles | 20.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/542
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Around the reservoirs near Morgan Hill. One decent climb at mile 11. Course was wet and it was raining off and on.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:38:55 | 05 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/542
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. Slightly up on way out.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-05-15 5:46 PM

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Morgan Hill, California
Subject: Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon

2011-05-22 1:23 PM
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Morgan Hill, CA
Subject: RE: Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon

Nice job, kmac... the weather was definitely a distraction.

I struggle with swim speed too, so I can't be of much help. I do some OWS workouts in a cove at Anderson Lake in the mornings (I live up there). Feel free to join me if you're in the area.

Good luck in Boise!

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