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Nautica Malibu Triathlon - Herbalife International Distance - TriathlonOlympic

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Malibu, California
United States
Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc.
70FF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 29m 6s
Overall Rank = 118/1037
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 27/143
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, Clif bar, banana + bag of Cheetos :) (in a hurry and didn't have time to do my regular breakfast)
Event warmup:

Quick 200m to get acclimated to the water
  • 31m 10s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Great swim for me. Water temp was great, unbelievable visibility, easy sighting. Love the swim at Nautica Malibu
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Become a faster swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 04m 7s

Unacceptably long T1 for an OLY. T1 isn't my forte - I tend to screw around too much making sure I'm not forgetting anything for the bike. I knew I was taking too long on this one.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 09m 4s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.59 mile/hr

Good ride. Thought the breeze was going to be an issue on the inbound (because it felt like we were getting a decent tailwind Northbound), but it turned out to be a non-issue. I was in an earlier wave, so there was no crowding to deal with, and I saw little or no drafting on the course.
What would you do differently?:

Could have burned a little more on the bike, but I wanted to have a good run, so I intentionally held off a little. Still pleased with the bike on this one.
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

Good OLY T2 for me.
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 59s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 55s  min/mile

Great OLY run for me. I held the pace I was shooting for an felt strong/comfortable for the entire run.
What would you do differently?:

Probably could have gone slightly faster, but still no regrets.
Post race
Event comments:

I always end up doing this race at the last minute because my employer is a sponsor and comps the registration, but honestly, after doing this one two times, I have nothing bad to say about it. Nautica Malibu is a great race, albeit slightly spendy $$$ if you're paying the registration out of pocket. Definitely one of, if not the nicest swims of any tri that I've ever done.

Last updated: 2011-07-08 12:00 AM
00:31:10 | 1640 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/143
Overall: 309/1037
Performance: Good
Suit: Rocket Science Sleeveless
Course: rectangular course, South-North at Zuma beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:07
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:09:04 | 24.85 miles | 21.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/143
Overall: 109/1037
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back North on PCH from Zuma
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:59 | 06.21 miles | 06m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/143
Overall: 80/1037
Performance: Good
Course: Convoluted out and back, South on Zuma beach to Point Dume.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %NA
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2011-09-20 4:03 PM

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Subject: Nautica Malibu Triathlon - Herbalife International Distance

2011-09-30 1:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Nautica Malibu Triathlon - Herbalife International Distance
great job out there man...your run is looking really good for IMAZ
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