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Rocky Point Tri - Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Puerto Penasco,
Mexico
Human Movement Management
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 06m 32s
Overall Rank = 31/350
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/32
Pre-race routine:

late start, so I was able to sleep in a little. had some coffee, a banana, and a protein shake before getting my gear together and heading down to transition. love that everything happens right there at Las Palomas (where we were staying). racked my bike and headed down to the beach
Event warmup:

thought about a short swim in the pool beforehand to loosed up the arms and shoulders. didn't need to as it became a modified swim
Swim
  • 06m 55s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 23s / 100 meters
Comments:

see above. this was not a swim. the day following the race and the day after, the Sea of Cortex was as calm as a lake and no wind.
What would you do differently?:

nothing I could do differently here.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Bike
  • 35m 4s
  • 9.4 miles
  • 16.08 mile/hr
Comments:

took a little while to settle in, but then got it going. really flew down the back half of the way out. took the u-turn to head back to transition and the wind hit hard. i was so focused on the wind that I forgot to move the the small ring. figured that out and found my groove, really worked hard to try and maintain pace with the other races (at a blistering 13.5 mph). the elites passed me like I was standing still, but I was able to make a few passes myself.
What would you do differently?:

get a sail for the way out?
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 24m 32s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile
Comments:

hardly saw anyone in the first mile, but started to catch a few people in the 2nd. course was a little crowded after that with the 5K and 10K runners going through also. saw my wife at 2.5mi and grabbed her a$$ as I passed going up a hill. made her scream and me laugh. just fcused on trying to keep my pace and looking for other triathletes to try and catch up to.
What would you do differently?:

not much here.
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed 2 water bottles and waited for my wife to finish. headed over to the ONE tent and drank a few (or more) beers

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the wind

Event comments:

awesome race and the best post-race party ever. tons of beer, live band, and great times. I will do this race again!


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Last updated: 2016-04-11 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:06:55 | 500 meters | 01m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: because of the high winds (35-40mph), there were a lot of waves. they couldn't get the triangle bouys out into the surf and probably couldn't get the lifeguards on SUP boards and kayaks out there either. the swim became a run down the beach to the farthest bouy and then an in-water run/swim/dolphin dive. I ran as the water was never more than waist high with the waves.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:35:04 | 9.4 miles | 16.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: out and back course from the resort. strong tailwind out, strong headwind back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 77
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:24:32 | 03.1 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/32
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Good
Course: down to the golf course and around. some sand, lots of hills and MORE WIND!
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
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] 5

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Subject: RE: Rocky Point Tri - Sprint Course
Congrats on a great race!
Bummer that you didn't get to swim though...

And yes, hands-down the best post race party ever!
I've had some epic good-times down there for that race.
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