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iTRYathlon Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon


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Laguna Niguel, California
United States
Renegade Racing
Total Time = 50m 59s
Overall Rank = 1/268
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/17
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:45am, banana, 1/2 bagel w peanut butter, some water and OJ. Took another banana with me to eat 30 mins prior to race start. Arrived at race site by 5:40am, set up in transition, helping my wife (her very first tri!) and a few other 1st timers.
Event warmup:

perhaps a 1/2 mile run, mostly easy with a few short accelerations to 5k race pace. some high knees and butt kickers. Light stretch of legs and headed to starting chute!
Swim
  • 03m 13s
  • 175 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards
Comments:

Swim was last, as this is reverse Sprint. Pool felt crazy warm....was tough to get my rhythm going, first 2-3 lengths felt bad....maintained a 1 to 1.5 length lead. Once I had just 2 lengths (50y) left and still had about a 1.5 length lead, I eased up and enjoyed walking up the steps and over the finish line for my first ever overall win!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 00m 39s
Comments:

Fast T1, just slipped off running shoes, slipped on cycling shoes and helmet and headed to Bike Out. I'd forgotten rubber bands so I couldn't pre-clip my shoes. This cost me a few seconds in T1, but cost me at least 15-20 seconds after the mount line as a had trouble clipping in, nearly falling over!
What would you do differently?:

Keep rubber bands in my transition bag all of the time!
Bike
  • 27m 24s
  • 10.4 miles
  • 22.77 mile/hr
Comments:

Trouble getting clipped in, forgot rubber bands so I did not pre-clip shoes....

Kept the race leader in sight, staying 50-200 feet back on the first loop. Decided to make my move early on the 2nd loop on a longish, mild downhill. Pushed hard to pass with authority and kept effort up to create a solid gap. Pushed just enough to maintain the gap into T2.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, plan worked well, giving me a solid 25-30 second cushion heading to the 175y pool swim to finish the race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s
Comments:

No issues getting out of shoes and riding with feet on top of shoes. running dismount and continued into transition. Took me an extra moment to find the right rack. quickly removed helmet, grabbed goggles and ran towards exit for run to the pool.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really...
Run
  • 18m 6s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 05m 50s  min/mile
Comments:

Tried to stay at about 95% of max 5k effort....eased up a bit for the final 1/2 mile, but just a bit as I wanted to keep the race leader in sight.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Enjoyed the overall win! Grabbed my cell phone and ran out to the Bike In to wait for my wife...her very first triathlon!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Can't complain about an overall win. I'm 8 weeks out from Ironman Cabo, so I trained through this race with a 15 mile run and a 2k swim that included a 1k time trial test the day before. The swim had no effect, but my legs were a little heavy from the run.

Event comments:

Good, well run little local race. Would certainly recommend it.




Last updated: 2014-02-13 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:03:13 | 175 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/17
Overall: 28/268
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course: Pool swim, double wide lanes, snake back and forth, ducking under lane divider after each length. Steps to exit pool with finish line just a few feet from the top of the steps.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:39
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
Biking
00:27:24 | 10.4 miles | 22.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/17
Overall: 5/268
Performance: Good
BPM avg: 146, max: 151 Power Avg: 256 Power Max: 491 Normalized Power: 272
Wind:
Course: 2 laps of rolling hills, a few modest but short climbs, total elevation gain of 581ft. Closed course, all right turns, well marked.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:18:06 | 03.1 miles | 05m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 2/268
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 152 Max HR: 159 Splits: 5:42 / 5:46 / 5:49 + :50 for the 0.1
Course: Single loop around a little lake, bike path and some dirt trails. mostly flat with one little downhill followed by a short little uphill. Total elevation gain just 115 ft
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Congrats on your first overall win!
2014-02-18 3:41 PM
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