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Bradley, California
United States
Tri-California Events, Inc.
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 25m 29s
Overall Rank = 289/715
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 40/75
Pre-race routine:

Camped the night before so sleep was spotty. Had a breakfast consisting of Clif bars and banana.
Event warmup:

Splashed around in the water real quick.
  • 09m 54s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 15s / 100 yards

I started at the back of the wave so I wouldn't be caught in the pack however this ended up slowing me down. Apparently I'm faster than I think I am and got stuck behind a couple of slow swimmers who I couldn't get past. Other swimmers were having similar problems getting past the road block so I let them muscle their way through and I stayed back not wanting to get a foot in the face.
What would you do differently?:

Start in the middle of the pack so I'm not slowed down by the slower swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 04m 51s

The run up from the lake to the transition area was long, taking at least 2-3 minutes of time to get to my gear. Otherwise everything went pretty smooth since I didn't wear my wetsuit.
  • 48m 43s
  • 9.7 miles
  • 11.95 mile/hr

I felt really good on the long hill and passed quite a few other riders on both laps. This was a really fun bike course and I'm looking forward to doing it again.
What would you do differently?:

Be a bit more aggressive on the downhill segments.
Transition 2
  • 02m 23s

Everything went smooth in T2
  • 19m 38s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

First mile was slow as my legs got used to running. After getting hosed down at the turn-around aid station I picked up the pace for the second half of the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Gathered some nutrition goodies in the finishers tent and stretched my legs.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to practice more bricks so I don't feel so slow when starting the run.

Event comments:

Very well organized and fun race, looking forward to doing it again next year!

Last updated: 2013-04-15 12:00 AM
00:09:54 | 440 yards | 02m 15s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/75
Overall: 283/715
Performance: Average
Suit: Just a trisuit
Course: Quick out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:51
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:48:43 | 9.7 miles | 11.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/75
Overall: 298/715
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Started with small rolling hills leading to the big long uphill. Two thirds up the hill is the first lap checkpoint and the downhill trail which was a BLAST of a downhill. Second lap up the long hill again to the top and the final paved downhill which was also a lot of fun to fly down.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:23
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:38 | 02 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/75
Overall: 312/715
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back course on the small rolling hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2013-05-06 10:10 AM

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