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Los Angeles Tri Express Series #3 - TriathlonSprint

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San Dimas, California
United States
Total Time = 1h 18m 1s
Overall Rank = 151/181
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 19/20
  • 13m 51s
  • 366 meters
  • 03m 47s / 100 meters

I felt like my wetsuit was suffocating me. It was a horrible feeling. I did a 50m warm up and felt like, hey, this is going to be easy. And then anxiety, fear, and claustrophobia set in and I nearly quit. It was a horrible feeling... but I completed it.
What would you do differently?:

EVERYTHING. More drills, more open water swims, more of everything. I SUCK!
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

T1 was not as bad as I thought. My wetsuit came off quite quickly. I wasted about 10 seconds looking for my sunglasses thinking someone swiped it. It was where I put it but was so frazzled from the swim I was in disarray. I walked slow with wobbly legs to the BIKE OUT area and when I finally got my bike to go I hit my lap time. T1 could improve, but overall I THINK it went okay - from what I remember.
What would you do differently?:

Do everything faster and 'remember' where i put my sunglasses!
  • 33m 38s
  • 8.3 miles
  • 14.81 mile/hr

That was a fun ride despite my fatigue. I had expected to come out of the water in half the time and give the bike portion a run for the money. I was so tired going into the run the hills took their toll. I was totally bummed out.
What would you do differently?:

Hmmm... have a better swim!
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

I was very happy with this transition time. Of course I could probably do it in half the time if I ran to my area and had a better location. I was at the end and running with my bike was not easy.
What would you do differently?:

Practice running with my bike after a BRick!
  • 25m 42s
  • 2.49 miles
  • 10m 19s  min/mile

I hate trails - that is until I bought some trail shoes AFTER the triathlon and ran one. But I hate that I was slipping on the terrain with my running shoes.

It took about a mile before I felt like I could actually run. The last mile or so it felt like I could run a couple more and had a lot for my kick to the finish. I was way off my average mile pace but considering my swim struggles and a tough bike, 10.32 a mile is not THAT bad for me. If it was under 10 I would have felt better about myself. So it was a so-so run for me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim struggles took alot of energy.

Event comments:

I can't wait to do all three next year!!!

Last updated: 2006-06-07 12:00 AM
00:13:51 | 366 meters | 03m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 166/181
Performance: Bad
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: The lake was dark and scary. And I had a panic attack and nearly quit. I hated it. But want to do it again next year and kick its ass.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 03:32
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:38 | 08.3 miles | 14.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 128/181
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Challenging! Some pretty tough hills and some FAST downhills! (Fast for me that is).
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:25:42 | 02.49 miles | 10m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 146/181
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly trails.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-06-22 4:46 PM

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