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San Diego, California
United States
ITU World Championship Series
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 20m 46s
Overall Rank = 142/899
Age Group = M 30-35
Age Group Rank = 20/97
Pre-race routine:

Travelled to St. George on Thursday night, stayed the night and finished the drive friday morning. After arriving friday, rode from the motel down to the race and watched some of the Women's pro race, picked up packet and set up my bike.

Pre-race Italian dinner with the team and hit the sack at a fairly reasonable hour for once.
Event warmup:

4AM wake up, didn't seem quite as early due to the 1 hr time change going west, didn't get a good night's sleep though. Kept waking up from hotel noise and worried that I slept in too late.
  • 28m 57s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

My first ever beach start. I was worried about hyperventilation and my

Good swim. Water was very cold, but I didn't have breathing issues. Felt strong although navigation was tough because I wasn't familiar with the course and you couldn't see most of it from the start so I didn't know what to sight beforehand.

Still I swam fairly straight with only some minor wandering around.
What would you do differently?:

Get better intel on the course.

No complaints. Just a few seconds off of a PR.
Transition 1
  • 02m 18s

Huge transition area. Felt a bit sliggish in T1, probably due to cold water and first race of the season. Compared to other transition times for this race though, not bad.
What would you do differently?:

Could have been smoother. No big deal

A bit slowish getting into shoes, but no close calls and no wrecks.
  • 1h 05m 43s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.69 mile/hr

Pretty good bike. I had hoped I had improved more than this, but biking was my 3rd priority this winter. Given all the turning around I think I can whip out a 1:03 or so on a flat course though, so thats still an improvement if I can manage it.

Nutrition felt spot on.
What would you do differently?:

Good pacing. Good overall bike, fading just a tad toward the end but no biggie. Probably from all the sprinting out of the U turns.
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

I can usually be under 1:00 in T2, but considering the half mile run from the rack to the exit I'm generally ok with my time. Feet out of shoes a bit early, but thats OK. Dismount was a bit congested with a person or two with no idea what they were doing. I was a bit goofy getting off but I don't think it cost me much.
What would you do differently?:

Meh. First race of the season. No gripes.
  • 42m 12s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 48s  min/mile

I didn't feel great off the bike, but kept composed and ran steady. Can't argue even a little bit with a PR of over 3 minutes, even if being at sea level was a boost.
What would you do differently?:

Not a damn thing. I was out kicked at the end by a couple guys in my AG, I couldn't match them, almost barfed. They were waiting on my shoulder after I passed them with about a mile to go.

I can't call it a tactical error with so many people on the course I had no idea who was in front or behind me. Besides, it was the difference between 18th and 20th in the AG so who cares.
Post race
Warm down:

Laid around. tried not to vomit. Drank some gatorate.

Event comments:

Awesome race! PR by over 10 minutes. Just missed PR on the swim and bike and massive PR on the run. Also the first time I've put together all three that quickly.

Last updated: 2013-04-22 12:00 AM
00:28:57 | 1640 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/97
Overall: 0/899
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Out and back in a saltwater bay
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:05:43 | 24.85 miles | 22.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/97
Overall: 0/899
Performance: Good
2 Loops
Wind: Little
Course: Fast and flat wth great roads. Course was very crowded though and had 3 turnarounds on each loop, so lots of interruption in speed. I was also in the last wave of the day, so that much more traffic to move through on the bike.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:12 | 06.21 miles | 06m 48s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/97
Overall: 0/899
Performance: Good
Course: Fast and flat. Hot volleyball chicks on the beach at mile 2.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-04-22 11:41 AM

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