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Nautica Malibu Triathlon - Classic Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Malibu, California
United States
Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc.
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 45m 3s
Overall Rank = 176/
Age Group = MALE 35-39
Age Group Rank = 29/140
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4am, had a PB&J sammich and headed out.
Event warmup:

Stretch, jog, put on my wetsuit and pre-swim. Gatorade Prime and a cliff bar.
  • 16m 39s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Swim is not my forte - just tried to stay under 17 mins and go as hard as I can. Was lucky to be able to draft off a person who was swimming in a straight line and at my pace.
What would you do differently?:

Just get better at swimming.
Transition 1
  • 04m 44s

Since I was racing as a part of the team, I decided to swim without a shirt, and put on my bike jersey after I get out of the water. Well, the damn zipper fell apart right as I was going to get on the bike... had to come back and swap it for my running jersey. 2 mins down the drain.
What would you do differently?:

KISS - swim in my tri tank.
  • 53m 16s
  • 18 miles
  • 20.28 mile/hr

Easiest bike course ever - so that even the celebs can do it. Did well, and was passing a ton of people. Of course, I was riding my roadie... and it is hard to get below 50 mins on that course without a TT bike. Wind drag is too significant.
What would you do differently?:

Getting a TT bike this fall - should be able to shave off 8-9 mins.
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

No mishaps here, thank god.
  • 28m 55s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

Relied on the water stations. They were handing out this nasty concoction called Splash - took it at the first station. Ended up with nasty cramps after the 2nd mile - never again. Lots of SLOW people on a narrow course - 20-25 secs wasted maneuvering around them.
What would you do differently?:

Not much... don't take crap drinks.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with the team mates and the family. waited for the transition to re-open at 10am and then headed out for a massive lunch at the Islands!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weak-ish swim, wardrobe malfunction at T1.

Event comments:

This year the volunteers on the run portion were mostly 12-14 year old kids who really did not want to be there. It showed. Not sure if I'll be back next year.

Last updated: 2011-10-12 12:00 AM
00:16:39 | 880 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/140
Overall: 377/
Performance: Good
Suit: full suit
Course: Out to the bouy, swim along the shore and back.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:44
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:53:16 | 18 miles | 20.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/140
Overall: 182/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back along the side of the PCH - beautiful!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:55 | 04 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/140
Overall: 112/
Performance: Good
Course: Flat run along the side of the Zuma beach parking lot.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %1.8%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2011-10-12 2:14 PM

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