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Pleasanton, California
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 06m 3s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 08m 13s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

Started out too fast. Got a heel in the right goggle at 1st buoy and had to roll over to correct. Didn't pay enough attention to form in middle 200 and got sloppy. Targeted an 8:00 swim so missed by 13 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Swim 100 strokes just before start to get rid of some of the adrenaline and start a bit further back. Make sure to focus on staying in form for the whole swim so more efficient.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

No timing chip so estimating T1 and T2 times. Took it slow on purpose to recover a bit from swim. Had to put wrist brace on and probably lost 15 seconds there.
What would you do differently?:

Skip the recovery and do an active recovery in the first 30 seconds of the ride where instead of losing 30 seconds would likely only lose 10 or so.
  • 37m 47s
  • 11 miles
  • 17.47 mile/hr

Way exceeded expectations. Had hoped for a 20mph average and ended up at 22.7 mph. Was able to maintain effort on the hills allowing me to pass many.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

Estimate 1:30 but that seems long. Calves tried to cramp when squatting to put on shoes but a little stretching took care of that.
What would you do differently?:

Increase cadence in last quarter mile to try and get the legs more ready to run
  • 25m 18s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

Clunky at begoinning but after 100 yards OK. Probably could have done a sub-8:00 pace OK but since this was my first tri, conservative.
What would you do differently?:

Target a 7:50 pace
Post race
Warm down:

Totally blew it. Minimal walking while refueling.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too fast out on the swim resulting in poor form for the rest of the segment and a longer T1. Conservative pace for the run.

Event comments:

It was my first tri, so can't make a fair comparison. Used to half and full marathon races.

Last updated: 2012-06-19 12:00 AM
00:08:13 | 400 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:45
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:37:47 | 11 miles | 17.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly flat with some rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: >90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:18 | 03.11 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
8:26 average pace, was able to sprint at the end with a sprint pace of 5:18.
Course: Levees around the park so multiple 30' climbs and descents
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2012-06-20 1:45 PM

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