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Castaic, California
United States
Renegae Race Series
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 18m 4s
Overall Rank = 2/65
Age Group = 35-39M
Age Group Rank = 1/9
Pre-race routine:

PB&J sammich and coffee, rolled on the foam roller.
Event warmup:

Got setup in the transition area, jogged a little, hit the portapotty, went down to the lake and swam to the first buoy.
  • 09m 27s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

A good swim for me. I was able to go full bore without holding back. It was a mass start, and I was the 3rd or the 4th overall, until the last turn when I got passed by a few green caps. However, I was able to overtake some running out of the water - 3 people went too hard and were barely walking up the ramp.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I need to get better at swimming, but it is a different subject.
Transition 1
  • 02m 31s

Good transition for me - I took the wet suit off ON THE RUN, and it was mainly the matter of navigating out of the transition area. The stupid on-ramp added some time.
What would you do differently?:

This winter I will practice getting on the bike with the shoes clipped in.
  • 43m 58s
  • 10 miles
  • 13.65 mile/hr

I rode the olympic course last year, so I know the road fairly well. Still a couple of steep parts were not easy to power through. I was the 3rd person up the hill, and gave up 4 spots on the downhill - I tend to descend slower... but hell, safety first on this nutty ride.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Maybe a little faster speed around the turns, but I am not complaining.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

My family saw me entering the parking lot and they were cheering me on. Saw one of the guys who passed me on the downhill just getting out of the transition and it pushed me to get out faster.
  • 21m 6s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 49s  min/mile

I knew the course well from last year and from running it a bit in practice this year. There was one hill that's steep... after that, I sighted the 5 people in front of me, and got to work chasing them down. They were getting beaten down by the setting heat, and I caught all of them but one (a 50 year chick!) before the finish line... had I had another 2 miles to work with, she'd be caught too. My kids were screaming that I was the 2nd person in. They were so excited.
Post race
Warm down:

Hooked up with family, changed into dry clothes, walked around... waited for the awards ceremony and bs'ed with the fellow athletes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much. My first triathlon overall podium. Nice!

Event comments:

I think that the SNAFU with the run course marking was the only thing of note. Otherwise, a great local race, with a truly tough bike course, and a fairly challenging run course too.

Last updated: 2012-10-01 12:00 AM
00:09:27 | 500 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 10/65
Performance: Good
Suit: Rocket Science full suit
Course: Rectangular course with 2 right turns.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:31
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:43:58 | 10 miles | 13.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 7/65
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 5 miles up the hill and then down a fairly windy road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:06 | 03.1 miles | 06m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/9
Overall: 3/65
Performance: Good
Course: Running around the lake. The course was not marked well at all. Unless you knew where you were going, this would have been a problem.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-10-15 8:54 AM

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