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San Diego, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 29m 27s
Overall Rank = 984/
Age Group = 54-59
Age Group Rank = 24/31
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5am with a poor night of sleep. I ate a bear claw and had a cup of coffee. I arrived early to get a good spot in the transition area. Found a decent spot and set up. Since I was in the last wave, I went back to my truck at 6:30am to try to catch some sleep. No sleep so I went back to the transition area about 8am.
Event warmup:

Walked alot, a little stretching, a few calisthenics and a brief swim.
  • 15m 13s
  • 440 yards
  • 03m 28s / 100 yards

The surf was low. Ran out and was blocked in up to the 1st buoy. After the 1st buoy the congestion broke up and I swam pretty good. Rounded the last buoy swam ok and caught a couple of small waves.
What would you do differently?:

Try to get through the congestion by swimming faster and around the congestion.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Somebody tried to pass me on a turn and I crashed. Fortunately I was only skinned up a little and continued the race.
What would you do differently?:

Next time someone tries to pass on a turn I will holeer "Don't pass me on a turn". If that doesn't work I will steer way clear of them.
  • 41m 17s
  • 9 miles
  • 13.08 mile/hr

I was just glad to be back in the race. I held back a little for the run. Transition 1 time is apparently added to the bike time.
What would you do differently?:

Watch those turns.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Transition 1 time is apparently added to the bike time. Pretty good transition.
What would you do differently?:

Don't really know what to do different. Thought I had a pretty good T2.
  • 32m 57s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 59s  min/mile

I was a bit tired and my legs were a bit sore. I had to walk a little. I walked maybe 1/8th of the course, (thats an intelligent guesstimate).
What would you do differently?:

Although I did numerous run bike bricks when I trained, it is evident that I need more run to bike bricks in training.
Post race
Warm down:

I walked around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I apparently need more runto bike bricks.
A crash on the 1st turn sure didn't help anything.

Event comments:

The surf gods were very kind this year. I am greatful because I made a quik recovery from the crash. I burned nearly 1500 calories. I improved my time by approximately 7 minutes over last year.

Last updated: 2011-06-13 12:00 AM
00:15:13 | 440 yards | 03m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Vector Pro
Course: Swim through light surf to the first buoy. Left and paralell to the shore, then right into the beach. Then a run up the ramp, across the park and into the transition area. The run from the beach took about a minute and a half. My watch read 13 minutes and some seconds when I was completely out of the water.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:41:17 | 09 miles | 13.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Good, mostly flat with a couple of hairpin turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:57 | 03 miles | 10m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 2 loops on a flat, smooth easy course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2011-07-29 12:34 AM

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