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Davis, California
United States
UC Davis Triathlon Team
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 52m 32s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 6/15
Pre-race routine:

My wave didn't start until 11:20 so it was a fairly regular morning with a peanut butter sandwich and banana for breakfast with a gatorlyte supplemented gatorade chaser. Arrived 1 hr pre-race and set up transition.
Event warmup:

Swam a 50 and then got to the wall for the best starting position.
  • 13m
  • 750 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

Had a good start and direct line to the 1st buoy. Had a guy inside and one outside trying to squeeze me out so I moved around and was 5th around the buoy.
What would you do differently?:

Started even further inside as its dominated by the slower swimmers and should be easy to get out in front for a direct line.
Transition 1
  • 02m 30s

Transition was a bit slow as I was trying something new...I know but it was the first race of the year and doing it for the joy of it. Decided to wear a bike jersey instead of tri top and the jersey was difficult to get on. The racks didn't allow for my rear hydration so I had to put the bottles on the bike before leaving.
What would you do differently?:

Stick with a tri top and not try to put anything on wet.
  • 1h 02m
  • 20 miles
  • 19.35 mile/hr

New bike course had some rough spots and car traffic that was hard not to notice and be somewhat weary going into the corners. There was a slight north wind but my new Flo 60/90 wheels handled it great. I was passed by only two riders not in my age group in 20 mi.
What would you do differently?:

Know the course before riding it.
Transition 2
  • 02m

I took a bit of I swung my leg over I got a cramp which took a second to stop. I also wanted to finish a water bottle from the bike.
  • 33m
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 15s  min/mile

Good flat run. Dealt with the muscle spasms and mild cramping and came in with a decent run. I finally caught up with my training partner's 16 yr old daughter doing her first triathlon in the last mi. Ran half mi with and then was starting to see a few runners behind so I kicked it into the finish. Was passed by only 2 runners, neither of which was in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed a bit harder towards the end.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank and walked/stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramps...ongoing issue that I have not been able to train out or medicate out.

Event comments:

I kept my time on my watch. I started the time at 1min to swim start and stopped it after finishing and talking to volunteers and cheering on my training partners daughter. My time showed 1:51. The official time was 1:52 and I would have estimated based upon the early start and late stop that it should have been 1:49. I was behind only 7 total people in my wave yet ended up behind 9 total in the results, several of which were not in my age group...something seems a bit off with the timing.

Last updated: 2013-03-12 12:00 AM
00:13:00 | 750 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/15
Overall: 4/
Performance: Good
Suit: De Soto Tri Foil Shorts
Course: This is a 5 lap swim for a total of 750 yds around 4 buoys in the UC Davis pool. The wave start included 36 swimmers.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:02:00 | 20 miles | 19.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: This was a new course and parts had pretty rough pavement and turns with traffic and across street drainage which made it a bit slow.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:33:00 | 04 miles | 08m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Flat through campus with a lot of sidewalks and curbs to negotiate.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-03-12 1:36 PM

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