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Mission Viejo, California
United States
Pelican Coast Events
62F / 17C
Total Time = 2h 53m 33s
Overall Rank = 207/490
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 12/32
Pre-race routine:

Same as usual. Up at 4:15, malt o meal w milk, honey, toast. Left the house for the 5 minute ride to the lake. Was not as busy early like it was last year, not as many participants. Got a great rack spot, this year it was men 45+ on the same rack, was glad I got there early. Set up T1 and found some friends.
Event warmup:

Stretch, cord stretches and just chill.
  • 34m 53s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

A much better swim then last year (-5'). Navigation was much better, the big triangle buoys helped. Swam to the game plan, out slow, get in a good groove and keep the HR down. At about the half/1000yd point, kicked it up and stayed strong to the end. There is a faster swim in me. Water was warm, swam about 75 yds for a w/u and timed it right as I did not wait long for the gun.
What would you do differently?:

Might try to get out in front next time, get some clear water. Alot of guys in this wave and a bit of bumping going on but not bad. It does help me to NOT go out too hard but turn it on at the half.
Transition 1
  • 00m

A decent T1, but not times from the timing company, some kind of foul up. I know it was way faster then last year. No problem finding my spot. T1 time is included in the bike time, not the swim.
What would you do differently?:

NO SOCKS! Gotta learn to bike n run sockless. Takes too much time to put on wet feet. And not have my wife hand me my glasses on the run up to my spot, I can see well enough to leave them at the rack next go round. Overall, not a bad T1
  • 1h 18m 14s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.06 mile/hr

Should do good here, it's my home course. Probably went out too hard, but I just have a hard time reeling it in to save a bit for the run. Was passed by only 1 guy the entire ride, he was flyin, all aero! Cat n mouse with a younger gal, finally got her in the 19 mile hills and never looked back. This time includes T1 time, maybe 2:00 mins.+. Actual on course bike at 1:16:00?
What would you do differently?:

Not much, will be faster on a better ride. Drink a bit more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

Much better then last year, just focused on getting out. Great spot, allmost thee perfect spot of all.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, just be quicker.
  • 1h 00m 25s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 44s  min/mile

Game plan was to run hard the first 2 miles or so, it is most all downhill and the easiest part of the course. Just had a hard time, was a bit tired from the bike. Felt good, just a bit fatigued. Walked the steeps. Felt the quads some, right calve cramped but went away quickly. It was a so so run, I did finish very strong, 8:15-8:20 for the last 1/2 mile, the downhill to the finish. Had the energy from about the 5 mile point on.
What would you do differently?:

Did not run more then 8-10 miles the last 4 weeks of training due to feet issues. Just need to work on the run, possibly more smart bricks, long rides followed by 15 min fast runs. Not being a good runner is costing me and that needs to change.
Post race
Warm down:

Hangin with the wife and friends, felt good after. Water, orange slices, Muscle Milk giveaway was nice.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Level of fitness when it came to the run.

Event comments:

The only issue for me was the problems they had with the timing company. I wasn't going to be on the podium anyway, too bad for those that were, no recognition from the other athletes. It is a bit of a costly race, but Bill, Bob and company do a great job and I love this race. Hopefully faster again next year!

Last updated: 2011-10-26 12:00 AM
00:34:53 | 1640 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/32
Overall: 0/490
Performance: Good
Suit: X-Terra Sleeveless
Course: Horsehoe, out over and back with a sharp LH turn to the exit.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:18:14 | 24.85 miles | 19.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/32
Overall: 0/490
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: My home course, I love this track. Had a great ride. Allmost crashed though, hit something big and hard in the shadows at about mile 9. Never saw it coming, sounded like something metal. Surprisingly, the Mavic suffered no damage and I didn't flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:00:25 | 06.21 miles | 09m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/32
Overall: 0/490
Performance: Average
Course: Tough, hilly at places, steep at several spots.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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

2012-05-22 2:12 PM

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