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Breath of Life - TriathlonOlympic

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Ventura, CA
United States
Dina La Vigna Foundation
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 07m 55s
Overall Rank = 302/336
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Was not in race mode, ate very bad pre-race dinner (nachos, beer, ice cream). Felt sick in the morning (no wonder, how stupid can I be?). Ate a bagel with cream cheese, made numerous trips to the bathroom.
Event warmup:

Did a short warm-up swim, almost decided not to do the race. My heart just wasn't in it. Loaned extra pair of goggles to friend when the waves ripped his off.
  • 36m 54s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 28s / 100 meters

I know I could have done better. I was afraid of going too hard and not having anything left.
What would you do differently?:

Swim like I know I can. Practice open-water navigation.
Transition 1
  • 05m

Always have trouble getting arms out of wetsuit, trying to do that and walk to t1. I hate going barefoot, took time to put on socks. Regular cycling shoes with ratchet strap, takes more time to get into.
What would you do differently?:

Run to T1, then mess with wetsuit??? practice this transition more.
  • 1h 26m 28s
  • 25 miles
  • 17.35 mile/hr

Just not fast enough
What would you do differently?:

need to learn to ride faster / harder
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

this one went well, I thought. Again, the ratchet strap cyclin shoes take a little more time than tri shoes to get off.
What would you do differently?:

I was happy with it, maybe learn to pull running shoes on while standing.
  • 58m 20s
  • 6.4 miles
  • 09m 07s  min/mile

would have liked a little more water on the run. I did better than I thought I would. This was probably the best part of my race. I think it is because I knew that when it was done, it was all done. I could go as hard as I wanted (not very hard in my case) and not worry about burning out.
What would you do differently?:

be more careful when pooring water on head to cool down. When you poor too far back, it goes down the back and straight to your shoes. Wet shoes really suck.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike wreck causing shoulder injury 2 months earlier. Just started training again 1 month ago. I had to change my goal from having a decent time to just finishing.

Last updated: 2004-06-29 12:00 AM
00:36:54 | 1500 meters | 02m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/336
Performance: Below average
Long run (walk in my case) from water to T1
Suit: Orca Speedsuit
Course: 500m out, 500m across, 500m in
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:26:28 | 25 miles | 17.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/336
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: mostly flat, wind started to pick up on second lap
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80?
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:58:20 | 06.4 miles | 09m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/336
Performance: Below average
Course: mostly flat, out and back X2
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2004-06-30 11:32 AM


Subject: Breath of Life

2004-07-03 11:14 AM
in reply to: #34554

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Southern Ohio
Subject: RE: Breath of Life
You did great!!
2004-07-03 11:51 PM
in reply to: #34554

Subject: RE: Breath of Life
Especially for your heart not being in it -- you did a great job! When taking off your wetsuit on the way to T1, be sure to do one arm at a time. At least I found that helped me to get it off my upper body before reaching T1. One arm, peel down to wrist, put thumb of other hand under the wrist part and take it off that arm and start working on the other. One at a time, and don't rush.
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