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LA Tri Series #3 - Championship Distance - Triathlon

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San Dimas, California
United States
Tri Events
76F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 59m 16s
Overall Rank = 99/167
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/23
Pre-race routine:

Had a 2 hour drive to the race, got there early, no stress. Got checked in, transition setup. Had time for team photos and use the restroom.
Event warmup:

No real warm up other then getting in the water for a couple minutes.
  • 28m 40s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

Good swim overall. Seemed kinda long. I really feel my wetsuit is holding me back, after about the first 500 yards I wanted to strip it off. I really am think of cutting the arms and legs short
What would you do differently?:

More practice in the wetsuit??
Transition 1
  • 02m 38s

Again, that damn wetsuit, going to cut the legs short. Little wobbly jumping on the bike, little congested and was going abit slow so not quite enough momentum to execute a flying bike mount cleanly.
  • 1h 26m 25s
  • 39 kms
  • 27.08 km/hr

I felt strong on the bike and was passing quite a few folks, but a result of 140/167 is close to the back of the pack. Hills kinda got me even though they where challenging they where not the bad.
What would you do differently?:

I need to lose some weight personally and my 27yr old steel frame bike is simple not competitive.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

Pretty fast transition. Think I fumbled with the shoes for a brief moment.
  • 59m 34s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 58s  min/km

Felt I had a decent pace, but was struggling just abit. Had to walk a couple times and walked through aid stations. Was pretty toasted by the end, got into a good finish line sprint with another person, he edged me out by about a second.
Post race
Warm down:

Note that overall results are for the mens category only as all results are broken into individual categories.

Just walked around, had some water and food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I am still abit overweight and that holds me back. My wetsuit I believe is becoming a limiting factor to my swim. My old steel framed bike is simply not competitive with the modern bikes

Event comments:

This is my first time doing this race and it was a good challenge for an olympic distance. The medal really was pretty awesome, one of the nicest I have received yet. The scenery around the park is very welcoming.

Although they do cheap out on materials such as bike tags and helmet stickers. The helmet sticker was paper based and tore apart trying to remove and is a mess on my helmet, the bike tag simply tore off on the bike on course. There was no electrolyte drinks on the run course.

Last updated: 2017-05-14 12:00 AM
00:28:40 | 1500 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 48/167
Performance: Good
Suit: BlueSeventy Sprint
Course: Out and back triangle in a lake.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:38
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:26:25 | 39 kms | 27.08 km/hr
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 140/167
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 3 Laps around the park, mostly without traffic or protected from traffic, one leg of course with open traffic and a really fast downhill run. One portion of the course had some terribly rough pavement, but overall in good shape. Quite abit of hills to challenge the rider.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:34 | 10 kms | 05m 58s  min/km
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 116/167
Performance: Good
Course: One big loop around the park. Mix of trails and pavement. Good amount of hills to make things challenging.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2017-05-14 1:58 PM

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Ventura, California
Subject: LA Tri Series #3 - Championship Distance

2017-05-14 10:54 PM
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Langley, BC, 'Wet Coast' Canada
Subject: RE: LA Tri Series #3 - Championship Distance
Congratulations. Are you able to post a pic of the medal?
Good luck with the rest of this season.

2017-05-15 11:09 PM
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Ventura, California
Subject: RE: LA Tri Series #3 - Championship Distance

A picture of the medal can be found in this guys race report:

LA Tri Series, Race #3


Edited by rjcalhoun 2017-05-15 11:10 PM
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