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Goleta, California
United States
Goleta Beach Triathlon
64F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 35m
Overall Rank = 94/151
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/8
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:30am. Ate peanut butter and honey toastie and some Gatorade Perform. Packed and drove to race site. Unloaded transition area and quickly went to take a dump. Cleaned up, ate a banana, and set up transition area. Went to pre-race meeting.
Event warmup:

Lubed and got into wetsuit and jumped into the water at 7:45am. Got warmed up and acclimated. It was foggy! O_O
  • 31m 44s
  • 1830 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

Better than last year's swim but still got pushed outside a good line to each buoy. This may be due to the fog and my poor eye sight.

2013 time: 35:04
2014 time: 31:44
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim more efficiently with a higher stroke rate to maximize straight line swimming to each buoy.
Transition 1
  • 03m 52s

Much faster transition than last year's and at Vineman, hehehe. Not dizzy or anything. Weather was still overcast so no sunscreen applied here.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 12m 4s
  • 22 miles
  • 18.32 mile/hr

Paced bike really well. Passed when it was safe. HR was in the upper 140s at the start and it stayed in the mid 140s up to where the only hill was. HR dropped nicely after that and kept it in the low 140s. LTHR was at 146bpm so I think the adrenaline kept me near that zone???

Nutritionwise, I drank in 10-15minute increments and made sure I didn't drink too much. Ate half a Clif bar at about 40 minutes to ensure energy levels stayed steady finishing the bike and entering the run. Had some Gatorade Perform left in PD aero bottle at the bike finish. :)

2013 time: 1:14:12
2014 time: 1:12:04
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Happy with my performance.
Transition 2
  • 03m 37s

What the hell... slower than last year??? I think I wasted time putting on my race belt (put upside down, ughh...) and hydration belt in my transition area instead of taking them with me and putting them on while exiting.
What would you do differently?:

Carry race and hydration belt with me while exiting T2.
  • 44m 36s
  • 4.83 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

Planned on going super easy the first 1 miles to see how my stomach felt. Ate AccelGel at 1.5 miles with water. No stomach problems at all, yay!!! Right ankle bothered me a bit during the run but still kept a good pace.

I gradually increased my RPE aiming to negative split each mile and I did! :D

2013 time: 54:06
2014 time: 44:36
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and did stretch routine and walked some more. Took some pictures. Ate veggie burger, chips, oranges. Drank Endurox R4 and water. Bananas looked too green for me, hehe.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Current swimming stroke rate. Pretty satisfied with my bike and run performance. T2 clumsiness.

Event comments:

Going to race this again next year! :D

Last updated: 2014-07-29 12:00 AM
00:31:44 | 1830 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 80/151
Performance: Good
8:05am wave start. Kept pace comfortably hard but eased up a bit whenever lost breath.
Suit: Xterra Vortex 4 Fullsuit
Course: Rectangular. Left shoulder on 5 yellow buoys, right shoulder on 1 orange buoy to swim finish.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:52
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:12:04 | 22 miles | 18.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 71/151
Performance: Good
141-157bpm -- 145bpm average
Wind: None
Course: 2 loops, mostly on narrow bike path. Only ascent was on La Puente residential area climb which wasn't bad at all. 1247ft total elevation gain.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 83
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:37
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:44:36 | 04.83 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 119/151
Performance: Good
• 1 -- 9:24 -- 138bpm • 2 -- 9:44 -- 141bpm • 3 -- 9:26 -- 144bpm • 4 -- 9:01 -- 149bpm • 5 -- 9:02 -- 154bpm
Course: Mostly flat with small number of easy climbs on paved bike course. Run exit and sprint to finish was on sand.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2014-07-29 1:25 PM

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