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Goleta Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Goleta, California
United States
Goleta Beach Triathlon
Total Time = 2h 45m 58s
Overall Rank = 117/205
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/19
Pre-race routine:

Go lean cereal and 5 hour energy in lieu of coffee
Event warmup:

I spent more time in the water before hand - 15 min. and did some fast paced intervals. I was determined not to have a panic attack from the cold water so I tried to make friends with it rather than avoid it pre-race

  • 30m 8s
  • 1637 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

First time ever I swam the entire swim. Not back stroking. It was awesome to finally do it. I think maybe my longer intense warm up helped - got the breathing panic cold thing out of the way.
I had one moment when going across the width of the course that I went fairly far out of the way (out to sea really) Swam a bit extra but other than stopping sighting thinking I just had to go straight across and swimming out to sea, I sighted OK and had a good swim.
What would you do differently?:

Not stop sighting!
Transition 1
  • 03m 14s

As always, I had to spend time in T1 putting on my winter wear. It was cold out and so I have to put on a thermal and winter cap. Had trouble getting my wetsuit off over my timing chip. Anyhow, it was a bit slow but...
What would you do differently?:

not sure.
  • 1h 23m 28s
  • 24.9 miles
  • 17.90 mile/hr

Not sure the rest of the race is much to talk about. Being sick the week or so previously and taking 7 days off before this race wasn't the best prep. Basically after 1/4 mile my thighs were on fire like I have never ridden a bike ever. It did get better the second half - maybe also because I could feel my legs and feet finally. Anyhow, I slogged it out.
I drank one bottle of a 1 hours perpetum mix. Seemed like enough liquids since it wasn't hot.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

My transition seemed super fast. There are other people with faster times, not sure how they do it.
What would you do differently?:

I would have drank some electrolyte mix that was sitting there at my area that I had mixed. I figured that they would have some on the run but...
  • 47m 59s
  • 5.5 miles
  • 08m 43s  min/mile

If the bicycle was bad the run was worse. Not only did my right leg protest, the entire run 3/4 of the run was on the beach. That would be hell if I was totally on. I dodged waves, got soggy feet and then ran in some deep sand. Not fun especially with my right leg totally cramped up and was in pain after the run too.

What would you do differently?:

Train the week before! Oh yeah, and those brick workouts need to happen! Probably should have stopped and stretched during the run too.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not training before because of sickness.

Event comments:

Didn't like the run on the beach. There was only water on course which is fine but I would be nice to know ahead of time. Great race for the spectators, however. Parking was a bit of a nightmare. They also kicked us out of transition an hour before the first wave.
But all in all it was run well and fun.

Last updated: 2011-06-07 12:00 AM
00:30:08 | 1637 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 111/205
Performance: Good
Course: Out straight, right to buoy, left shoulder buoy long cross to another buoy, left shoulder back to center area, right shoulder a buoy and straight into shore.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:23:28 | 24.9 miles | 17.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 123/205
Performance: Below average
avg HR 152 max 167
Wind: Little
Course: Small hills, some rough pavement over all fine. I did have to stop and unclip once behind a car that stopped on a narrow bridge with oncoming race traffic, I couldn't go around.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 82
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:59 | 05.5 miles | 08m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 110/205
Performance: Bad
Avg HR 163 Max 179 HR is high!
Course: Some bike path running with lots of running on the beach at the wave line.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-08-01 9:17 AM

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Subject: Goleta Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance

2011-08-01 10:36 AM
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Subject: RE: Goleta Beach Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Congrats on your finish...I did the sprint.  I took over your "panic" attack in the swim.  I did a horrible swim.  I couldnt get over it.  You did well!!
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