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Pacific Grove, CA
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 09m 20s
Overall Rank = 115/435
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 17/40
Pre-race routine:

didn't sleep enough, didn't drink enough water, didn't eat breakfast except for the crappy bagel and water. Needed to drink more water pre-race.
Event warmup:

huh? They called for us "blue caps" while I was on the beach to "get out of the water"- we were to be started within the next 5 minutes. I hadn't even been in the water! Jumped in/out. Quickly.

  • 08m 59s
  • 440 yards
  • 13s / 100 yards

Got lucky and spotted first buoy right next to me by accident.
What would you do differently?:


Transition 1
  • 03m 26s

I was out of breath after the swim, so I wasn't in a big hurry to get through T1.
What would you do differently?:

I really thing relaxing prior to the swim and having a nicely paced, relaxed swim will help a lot.
  • 39m 57s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.62 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Maybe save a little bit more for the run.
Transition 2
  • 03m 11s

Part of why this time sucks so bad is the location of the timing mats, but not really because it is a lot worse than others. If somehow I shaved 30 seconds off of this I would have placed 111 instead of 115. OK, I guess that's not so much. Anyway, I really don't know why this time is so bad.

I did decide to take off my bike shoes while running and ran in my socks. Maybe taking feet out of shoes on bike would be something to try.
What would you do differently?:

Need to experiment more with dismounting....
  • 13m 47s
  • 2 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile
Post race

Last updated: 2005-05-25 12:00 AM
00:08:59 | 440 yards | 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 127/435
Performance: Average
Suit: QR UltraFoil M-MLShort
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:26
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:57 | 12.4 miles | 18.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 97/435
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Beautiful, flat to rolling hills along the coast. I really had a lot of fun on the bike, once I caught my breath from the swim.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:11
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:13:47 | 02 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 214/435
Course: mostly flat, gently rolling, along beach path and back on street.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2005-09-24 2:08 PM


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