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Santa Maria, California
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 11m 44s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-44
Age Group Rank = 11/28
Pre-race routine:

Sushi for dinner, pre-race favorite!
Event warmup:

Downed a Cliff shot for race energy then went into the pool area. Chatted and warmed up arms while waiting for a lane in the pool to open up.
  • 00m
  • 440 yards
  • / 100 yards

Being a pool swim it was pretty easy and felt short compared to my usual 1500m training days.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to start the timer on my watch at the start of my swim and not halfway through the second lap!
Transition 1
  • 00m

Even though I wasn't wearing a wet suit it still felt like T1 took too long. The run from the pool to the transition area was very short so my feet were still very wet when I was putting my socks on.
What would you do differently?:

Position my towel a little more effectively.
  • 00m
  • 10 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

The course was fun and quick. One problem I had was my biking glove kept pressing the start/stop button on my watch whenever I moved my wrist. This completely messed up the tracking of my split as there was no official split timing.
What would you do differently?:

Find a better way to track my timing as my watch was not working very well.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Smooth T2, overall. No snags and timing felt OK.
  • 00m
  • 3 miles
  •  min/mile

Having just biked the course I knew what to expect on the run. Took about half a mile for my legs to shift from biking to running mode, doing a brick each week has helped me gauge that transition. Once in run mode I cruised along and felt good, albeit at a fairly slow and comfortable pace.

On the final 200 yards a college age girl passed me and encouraged me to "kick it in gear for the finish!" Having some energy left in my legs I did just that and kept pace with her to finish the run strong and fast.
What would you do differently?:

Push myself a little harder once my legs get into run mode, I know I can run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Enjoyed some local strawberries and stretched my legs out.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Be willing to push my run a bit faster.

Event comments:

Could have used a few more volunteers and/or better organized. While there were just enough on course at each turn to keep us on course the transition area could have used a bit more supervision. There were a couple bikers who didn't dismount and rode their bike into the transition area.

For a small town race it was fun and low key. I plan to keep it on my calendar as a fun mid-season sprint.

Last updated: 2013-07-01 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 440 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Short pool length of 25 yards for 9 laps (18 lengths).
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 10 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Two laps of an out-and-back route. The "out" portion had a very slight uphill false flat making for a slow "out", the "back" was nice and quick with the slight downhill. A couple very small roller hills near the turn around.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:00:00 | 03 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: One short lap along the same route as the bike course. Mostly flat with a small little bump of a hill at the turn around.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-07-01 5:37 PM

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