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Arroyo Grande, California
United States
Cal Poly Triathlon Team
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 50m 12s
Overall Rank = 52/72
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Sushi dinner the night before. Breakfast consisted of PBnJ sandwiches followed by a banana 30 minutes before race start.
Event warmup:

Warmed up in the water.
  • 19m 5s
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

Much better than I had anticipated considering my issues controlling my breathing in past OWS events and training. Felt very comfortable for the entire swim.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on sighting a bit more as there were a few times I used some breast stroke for a brief rest/sight.
Transition 1
  • 03m 29s

First event with a wet suit and still managed a decently T1.
What would you do differently?:

Wait until I get my arms out of wet suit before I take my cap/goggles off.
  • 50m 51s
  • 12.3 miles
  • 14.51 mile/hr

Overall the bike went really well. Kept myself at a smooth and steady pace. I was expecting to get some sports drink at an aid station at the turn around point, however there was not an aid station!
What would you do differently?:

Bring my own fuel!
Transition 2
  • 01m 52s

Very smooth T2, lessons learned from last year were applied.
  • 34m 53s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 15s  min/mile

Due to my poor planning and not bringing fuel for the bike portion I felt drained on the run. This lead to some walking on the short uphill segments and was mentally defeating to a degree.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure I have my fuel and a better mental outlook!
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching legs and re-hydrating.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Energy levels on the run, both mentally and physically.

Last updated: 2013-03-27 12:00 AM
00:19:05 | 800 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 35/72
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Vortex 4
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:50:51 | 12.3 miles | 14.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 46/72
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Started with a short but slightly steep hill. First half was overall decline with gentle hills. Coming back was up the overall incline. Finish had the short steep hill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:52
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:34:53 | 03.1 miles | 11m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 55/72
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly flat, gentle grades with very small ups and downs.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-03-27 10:41 AM

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