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Breath of Life Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Ventura, CA
United States
Total Time = 3h 20m
Overall Rank = 324/379
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Cup of Coffee/ Jalepeno Bagel/ half a bananna/ Arived Early/ Checked bike.
Event warmup:

Minimal stretching/ Chi Gung Circulation Exercises
  • 28m 22s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters

All things considered (lack of training, surplus of drinking and smoking) I felt pretty good on the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 1
  • 00m

Put back wheel on cock-eyed in the morning, rubbing on frame.

Hard to get in and out of toe pedals.
What would you do differently?:

Put wheel on straight!!!! Get pedal bindings with real bike shoes.
  • 1h 29m 30s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 16.63 mile/hr

I had to stop after 50 meters to fix my wheel. I adjusted it some, but not all of the way. It rubbed on the frame the whole way. That will NEVER happen to me again!!!

However, I did try hard. I found a pace I could keep.
What would you do differently?:

Train more (only one ride in the past 4 months). Learn how bikes work so I put it together right next time...DUH!!!!
Transition 2
  • 00m

I had my rinning shoes on already (toe pedals).
What would you do differently?:

Watch out where I'm going. I almost ran someone down.
  • 1h 22m 10s
  • 6.2 kms
  • 13m 15s  min/km

I DIED!!! As soon as I got off the bike I was like "Oh no, my legs are shot." All in all, I'm just happy I made it. I didn't stop. I found a pace (snail's) and kept it. I WAS IN PAIN! Calves cramped; limped over finsh line.
What would you do differently?:

Train more (I went on maybe 4-5 runs/jogs, between 1 mile to 5 miles in length). Party less.
Post race
Warm down:

Hugged my relatives, walked around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Alcohol, cigarettes, lack of training.

Event comments:

I needed inspiration to train, and hopefully this was it.

Besides my pain, it was a beautiful perfect day. The event was well managed. The beach was a great place to tri.

Last updated: 2004-05-05 12:00 AM
00:28:22 | 1500 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/379
Performance: Good
Suit: Body Glove Tanktop/short
Course: 500k out into ocean, 500k south, 500k back to beach
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:29:30 | 24.8 miles | 16.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/379
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Decent course through farm lands. Well controlled traffic most of the way.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:22:10 | 06.2 kms | 13m 15s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/379
Performance: Bad
Course: Along the coast on a bike path, near where I used to surf.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? No
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-06-29 3:39 PM

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Subject: Breath of Life Triathlon

2004-06-29 4:24 PM
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Subject: RE: Breath of Life Triathlon

i guess it is an apt name for the tri considering u almost died...

good job!

2004-06-29 5:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Breath of Life Triathlon
I did Breath of Life, too!!! Don't worry, my race wasn't any better. I ended up 310/379, 3h 07 min. I thought it was an okay time for me, until I saw how much better everyone else did. I guess we should just be happy that we finished. How many people in the world can say that they have done an olympic distance tri? Not many.
2004-06-29 5:16 PM
in reply to: #34371

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Subject: RE: Breath of Life Triathlon
the irony that you did not do well in a race named "Breath of Life" because of cigarettes is probably not lost on any of us. but now you've caught the tri bug so you're gonna give 'em up, right? We'll even hold your hand thru it, promise!

Congrats on completing your first race, no matter how ugly
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