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Sports Chalet Magic Mountain Man Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Santa Clarita, California
United States
Renegade Racing
85F / 29C
Total Time = 3h 26m 44s
Overall Rank = 71/186
Age Group = 35-39 M
Age Group Rank = 15/34
Event warmup:

Stretched, jogged a bit, went to the lake and pre-swam. Had some Gatorade prime and 1/2 of Cliff Bar.
  • 35m 46s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

Water was good, visibility was great... but I had a crappy swim. For some reason, I had trouble getting my shoulders to go. I decided to save my legs and not kick too much. Fell behind on the first part of the swim. After about 600 meters, I was able to get going and started passing people. But I lost too much time.
What would you do differently?:

Swim my usual way - get going and go all out.
Transition 1
  • 03m 37s

I came out of the water nearly dazed after a brutal finish. Had to slow down and catch my breath.

  • 1h 54m 2s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 13.08 mile/hr

I did great on the climbs, but the first drop was quite intimidating... slowed down and lost 2-3 minutes there. Got distracted at the turnaround and did not switch into a small gear. Ended up dropping the chain - another 3 mins lost. Climbed out of the hole very well, and the rest was easy. The descent was so jittery, my hands were hurting by the time I got down. I span my legs out so I was ready for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Stop being a chickensh..t on the descents.
Transition 2
  • 02m 47s

The announcement was made pre-race that the aid stations would be 1.5 miles apart. Given that, I brought my fuel belt with me - spent 30-35 seconds putting it on. Also felt a rock in my right shoe - spent a little time getting it out.

What would you do differently?:

No socks next time. Done deal.
  • 50m 32s
  • 6.45 miles
  • 07m 50s  min/mile

The first 2 miles were a breeze, and then the offroad part started... it was rough. Hot, dusty, desolate... and then there was a climb to top it off. Additionally, the organizers decided to tack on the extra 0.3 miles to distance to "simpler to do this so that the half Ironman distance worked out closer" without announcing it - that made my finish sprint VERY hard. Whatever.
What would you do differently?:

Pre-run the course fully, even if it involves jumping a fence or two.
Post race
Warm down:

Met with the family, grabbed some food, hung out at the park... fun!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim could have been much better, not sure why I sucked so bad. The bike was good, except for the big descent in the middle - was not ready to go full tilt.

Event comments:

Very cool little race, hard and challenging. Will be back next year to medal!

Last updated: 2011-10-12 12:00 AM
00:35:46 | 1640 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 26/34
Overall: 119/186
Performance: Below average
Suit: full
Course: Castaic lake - swim around 4 markers.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:54:02 | 24.85 miles | 13.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/34
Overall: 83/186
Performance: Good
Wind: Little with gusts
Course: A 7 mile climb, a 4 mile drop, another 4 mile climb, another short drop and ascent, and finally a 7 mile descent. Windy, curvy road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 73
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:47
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:50:32 | 06.45 miles | 07m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/34
Overall: 20/186
Performance: Good
Course: Flats, some nasty hills, 2/3 paved, 1/3 dirt. Some parts are vertigo/desperation inducing.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2011-10-12 1:00 AM

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