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Pleasanton, California
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 22m 58s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Ate a Fig cereal bar and some water
Event warmup:

None, just some light stretching
  • 09m 18s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

I started toward the front of the wave. No timing chips and they started waves based on age with 150 people per group. I swam well and did freestyle for most of the swim. I had to do a few sidestrokes here and there because too many people in front of me were slow and there was no place to pass them. 40% or more of the racers were first-timers. I wish more people would have started toward the back of the pack as my swim could have been even faster I think. Wound up passing a few guys in the wave that started 5 minutes before mine, that felt great! Loved seeing my 9+ minute finish on the swim, almost as fast as when I swim in the pool! Water was perfect!
What would you do differently?:

Probably start right in front if I did this race again next year. Probably would be less frustrating.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Bummed I could not click my right ceat in. The start was straight up hill, so i was a little nervous about my shoe not getting in, it finally clicked rght before the climb, thankfully!
What would you do differently?:

Get my shoe in!
  • 40m
  • 11 miles
  • 16.50 mile/hr

The bike portion was a nice course, but there was some uneven/rocky pavement which forced me to slow down. Saw 4 people fixing flats and one guy with miles to go carried his bike! I offered him a tube, but he said, "no thanks". Passed a bunch of people on the bike, but everyone was all over the road, no one really was sticking the right side. I wound up riding on the tails end of a bunch of guys and there was no one behind me for at least 50 yeards or more. Finally got passed by 3 girls on the last mile,oh well, but a good ride overall.
What would you do differently?:

Adjust my seat a bit lower, drink more
Transition 2
  • 00m

Almost started running with my helmet on, oopps! My bike was "racked" by leaning it against a tree.
What would you do differently?:

Take the helmet off sooner
  • 30m
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

Had a horrible side stitch the entire run! It really sucked and I had to walk a ton. Was bummed because my knees were feeling ok, a little tight from the bike, but good overall. Maybe a needed more hydration on the bike? Toward the end of the run a girl I had met at the starting line (this was her first tri) passed me and said, "thanks for your help and words of advice! Come on we almost done" So I started to run again and I caught up to her and we sprinted in together on the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure what caused the side-stitch, so I guess figure that out and prevent it.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a piece of fruit and found Matt

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The side sticth

Event comments:

The race started late by 15-20 minutes. It was fun, but with 1000 people out there and with so many not knowing what to do, was a bit frustrating. I'm no expert, but I guess too many newbies are not coming to BT so they know what to do even if it is their first race.

Last updated: 2006-07-31 12:00 AM
00:09:18 | 400 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Just Tri suit
Course: Horseshoe shape
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:00 | 11 miles | 16.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Course was pretty flat, but the wind was a killer.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:30:00 | 03.1 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-08-19 4:34 PM

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