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La Quinta, California
United States
Klein | Clark Sports
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 15m 44s
Overall Rank = 102/598
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 4/32
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30, rolling by 4:45, parked and at transition by about 5:40. Mocha and chocolate chip cookies in the car.
Event warmup:

Just a few yards in the cold lake.
  • 10m 21s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

1:54/100yd including the long run to transition. A shade faster than last year!!! The stroke felt good for the first tri back from the crash. This was purely due to technique, not from fitness.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, just swim more.
Transition 1
  • 02m 26s

7th in AG. Went fine. Slower than last year's 2:08.
  • 38m 7s
  • 14 miles
  • 22.04 mile/hr

Felt good, pushed hard, but was .45mph slower than last year. A good measure of how my recovery is doing.

Just a shade of my slower time this year was in the saddle.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

5th in AG. Slower than last year's 1:14.
What would you do differently?:

I need to pick up the run.
  • 23m 14s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

Felt comfortable, but not strong relative to last season. A lot slower than last year's 7:13. I see room for improvement!

Most of my difference from last year was from running.
Post race
Warm down:

Snacking, packing up, checking results.

Event comments:

The promoters do an excellent job with the Desert tris!

Here are the AG results:

Last updated: 2011-10-13 12:00 AM
00:10:21 | 547 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/32
Overall: 217/598
Performance: Average
Suit: 19
Course: out, lefts at two buoys, back
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:38:07 | 14 miles | 22.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/32
Overall: 52/598
Performance: Bad
Wind: None
Course: Out, a rectangle and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:36
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:14 | 03 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/32
Overall: 180/598
Performance: Average
Course: Loop around the lake.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-03-03 2:52 PM

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