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ITU World Triathlon San Diego - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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San Diego, California
United States
ITU World Championship Series
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 24m 38s
Overall Rank = 169/667
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 6/36
Pre-race routine:

Got up about 4:15. Had to be quiet as my wife was still asleep in the hotel room. Made some instant oatmeal and had that along with OJ and coffee. Headed out the door about 5:30
Event warmup:

Was a little pressed for time as the walk and check in took longer than expected. Set up my gear and went for a short run. After that, got the wetsuit on and did a short swim to adjust to the water
  • 26m 18s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Good swim. Extra time in the pool is paying off working on technique
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

Good transition. No issues.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 10m 3s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.28 mile/hr

Decent bike. Didn't push too hard as I needed to save something for the run. I think I may have been passed once or twice by guys in my AG.
What would you do differently?:

Just have to keep training for speed and pushing that bigger gear.
Transition 2
  • 02m 2s

Not a bad transition. Struggled getting my shoes on, but overall it was decent.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder with bike.
  • 44m 9s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Solid run. Passed a lot of guys in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Keep doing the interval training.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank some fluids, walked around, waited to get my bike and gear

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. For me, I did fine and probably raced to my current abilities. Felt good about the mental focus and I pretty much kept the negative self talk at bay.

Event comments:

It's well organized, but the two lap bike format is an accident waiting to happen. Just too many bikes with too many slow folks out on the course. The reality is for many of the later age group competitors, you'll have to pass those same slow people twice. It was borderline dangerous.

It was a fun event and there were lots of volunteers and a strong field, but I don't know if I'll do it again for the reasons noted above.

Last updated: 2013-03-13 12:00 AM
00:26:18 | 1640 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/36
Overall: 0/667
Performance: Good
Pretty good swim overall. Felt solid in the water and swam well. One of my best swims ever.
Suit: yes
Course: Slight right turn then a rectancle course with three right turns
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:10
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:03 | 24.85 miles | 21.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/36
Overall: 0/667
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Two lap course around Mission Bay and Fiesta Island. Some potholes. But the real issue is the number of bikes. Since I had one of the first waves, there were no bikes to deal with on lap one. On the 2nd lap it was a traffic jam. Anyone in a later wave had to deal with to many bikes on both laps. Lots and lots of cornering was required; most I've ever had in an Olympic race. Pretty flat course overall.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:44:09 | 06.21 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/36
Overall: 0/667
Performance: Good
Course: Flat as a board. Two laps
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-04-21 11:00 PM

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