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Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon - Triathlon


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San Francisco, California
United States
IMG
Total Time = 3h 45m 34s
Overall Rank = 1231/1585
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 38/72
Swim
  • 49m 15s
  • 2640 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards
Comments:

I made this so much harder on myself. My garmin clocked 2.26 miles. Everyone kept saying that you needed to swim left to compensate for the current. Well I ended up way too far left and had to swim along the sea wall for quite a bit. Still a fun time and the swim was way better than I had imagined but for me this was a horrible swim performance... its usually my strongest leg!
What would you do differently?:

Learn the course. I did no prep and I didn't even know what the swim exit looked like. I wasn't even sure what I was aiming for!
Transition 1
  • 12m 33s
Comments:

I went really slow. I already knew I was back of the pack based on my swim time so I just eased off.
Bike
  • 1h 17m 7s
  • 18 miles
  • 14.00 mile/hr
Comments:

I was on a rental bike with a shifting system that was different from my own. This slowed me down a bit. In addition I'm a horrible down hill rider... I use the brakes way too much. I sitll really enjoyed the course and it was a fun experience... just not the best set up for a good performance.
What would you do differently?:

push a little harder on the climbs. I had it in me
Transition 2
  • 03m 21s
Run
  • 1h 23m 20s
  • 8 miles
  • 10m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

I did zero prep for the race so I had no idea I was going to be running in soft sand. I also heard about a sand ladder but didn't have a clue what that was... found out race day :) That said it was a blast to do something different and while it was hard I really did enjoy it.
Post race
Event comments:

What a fun race. I kind of wish I had prepped more. I really could have done a ton better if I had a clue what I was doing. I might have to do this one again to see what I can really do.




Last updated: 2014-06-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:49:15 | 2640 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/72
Overall: 0/1585
Performance: Below average
Suit:
Course: Jump of a boat and swim to shore.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding:
T1
Time: 12:33
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:17:07 | 18 miles | 14.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/72
Overall: 0/1585
Performance:
Wind:
Course: very hilly loop. Some of the course had some rough roads
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 03:21
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:23:20 | 08 miles | 10m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/72
Overall: 0/1585
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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I saw a video of the start of the swim, wow looked like a good time.
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