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2016 Cal Poly MTS Sprint - TriathlonSprint


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Arroyo Grande, California
United States
Cal Poly Triathlon
50F / 10C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 23m 12s
Overall Rank = 14/55
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 1/3
Pre-race routine:

Got up in Paso at the regular time. PB & honey, then the drive to Lopez.
Event warmup:

Zilch. Just 50 or 100 before the wave.
Swim
  • 17m 27s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters
Comments:

Yuck! The start had us standing in 3' of muck, then swimming in jet back mucky water for a hundred yards. The water eventual cleared enough to look like a lake that wouldn't kill us.

There was more contact than usual for the first 1/3, then it was a matter of following caps. Fog made navigation hard, but the lake was too narrow to get lost.

This was a two-cap day, and the temperature was fine.
Transition 1
  • 01m 9s
Comments:

3rd overall. My shoes fell off the bike after the timing mat but before the mount line, so that took a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Next time, rubber bands on the shoes.
Bike
  • 40m 1s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.64 mile/hr
Comments:

This was steeper and harder than I remember from a few years back, but my speed was okay. I stayed in aero all the way up the hill, even in the granny gear.

I forgot to start my watch for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s
Comments:

28th overall. I'm usually very fast in T's, but not in this one. I probably gave away :30. I didn't get out of my shoes on the bike, and I didn't deal with my hat and bib while moving, like I should have.
Run
  • 23m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

The run was super slow for me. Part of it was the ~240W on the hilly bike, part of it was doing about 2000m of work with fins on Friday in masters. Dumb! What did I learn this week? You have to taper in the pool, too!
Post race
Warm down:

Chatting, eating pizza, keeping track of the results.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too much work in masters.

Event comments:

Here are the results

The Poly tri team did an exceptional job this year. There were way more than enough volunteers, and the tr team people were very nice.




Last updated: 2016-03-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:17:27 | 750 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 18/55
Performance: Good
Suit: 19 sleeved, red
Course: Out and back from the boat ramp, then the *long*run to the top of the concrete ramp.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:09
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:40:01 | 12.43 miles | 18.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 19/55
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back down to Orcutt Rd.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 95
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:11
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:23:22 | 03.11 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/3
Overall: 24/55
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back on a road and trail along the shore.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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