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Pleasanton, California
United States
USA Productions
82F / 28C
Total Time = 3h 03m
Overall Rank = 228/426
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 18/19
Event warmup:

1/2 mile jog.
  • 28m 12s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Let those who cut me off know that I'm there, instead of letting them just keep kicking me as they cross in front of me.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

Had cap/goggles off before I was even out of the water. Wetsuit came off fast (dont use body glide/etc, just well practiced manuever). I once again ran with my shoes on to the mounting point. I've become pretty comfortable walking/running in my shoes. Also, I got to transition 20 minutes before it opened and picked out a primo spot. Didnt have to run more than 40-50 feet until i could mount. Mounted quick and blasted past 4 others up the hill.
  • 1h 21m 59s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.19 mile/hr

Mile 16 was hell on wheels. My calves were both cramping/spasming severely. Suspect poor pre-race hydration (just spent the week prior in Mexico)I should have been going 30+ down the hill I had just climbed, but wasted it, because my legs were freakin out. Had to ride slow. Pedaled with right leg only for while while trying to stretch my left leg and keep going. Time/pace wise, I did better than last race. But last race I was so cold I couldn't feel my legs.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

Got into shoes quickly. Everything went smooth.
What would you do differently?:

Look to see where the run start is BEFORE the race. I had to run back to the other side of transition once I had realized the bike start was not also the run start.
  • 1h 09m 21s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 10s  min/mile

I cant think of the last time my body hurt so bad. All I could think about was finishing. This occured in the first 100 yards of the run. But, I kept going and I finished!
Post race
Warm down:

Gave big hugs to my wife and kids.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not drinking enough water the week before the race

Event comments:

The ONLY thing I wish was different is, There was absolutely no security at transition. Athletes were in the transition area 15 minutes before it opened. They should have never gotten past the entrance. And, there were just as many racers as spectators in the transition before the race. Needless to say, my goggles and a water bottle disappeared somehow. O Well.

Last updated: 2011-06-28 12:00 AM
00:28:12 | 1500 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/426
Performance: Good
kicked harder in this race. Paid off, pace was faster than last race.
Suit: XTERRA Vortex 4
Course: Fresh Water Lake. Very warm, but comfortable in 5mm suit. Lots of directionally challenged people. Course was marked well, and lots of lifeguards on surfboards.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:21:59 | 24.85 miles | 18.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/426
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Going up Vallecitos road into the wind was a BITCH!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:09:21 | 06.21 miles | 11m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/426
Performance: Bad
Course: Mother F-N CHOKED. Walked first 1/4 mile. I've never had my legs cramp so hard in my life. I honestly dont know why I even kept going. As I write this the day after, I realize how lucky I am that I didn't hurt myself.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %5#
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-08-01 7:18 PM

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Subject: California International Triathlon

2011-08-01 9:36 PM
in reply to: #3624585

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San Mateo, CA
Subject: RE: California International Triathlon
Nice job!  I was upset over the large number of spectators allowed into the transition area before and after the race.  This is unacceptable. 
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