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Oakland Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Oakland, California
United States
USA Productions
71F / 22C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 38m 45s
Overall Rank = 97/317
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/21
Swim
  • 19m 44s
  • 1091 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards
Comments:

really difficult start. felt panicked a few times early. had to take time to settle. The water was plenty warm to swim without a wetsuit. But it was just so salty and a little choppy with all the swimmers and it was just so challenging. After about 5 minutes I finally settled into the routine and felt decent swimming. it was fairly easy sighting since it was a course along the shore so easy to breathe to the right and just see the shore. didn't feel like I was too off course but was a little zig zaggy.
What would you do differently?:

settle in earlier. not worry about the distance or where I was and just focus on swimming.
Transition 1
  • 08m 55s
Comments:

the transition was pretty fast it looks like compared to a lot of folks in my age group. I jogged a good part of the distance. I also didn't have bike shoes to put on, just my running shoes. and I didn't eat anything or doddle much. And I had no wetsuit to remove. I just put on my t-shirt, number, sunglasses, and helmet and then I ran the bike to Bike Out, which was very close to me. overall it was good.
I was 7th fastest through T1.
What would you do differently?:

nothing.
Bike
  • 41m 2s
  • 11.81 miles
  • 17.27 mile/hr
Comments:

the bike ride was good. I finished just over halfway through the group. I expected to be passed more, but I wasn't. which was good. I did a good amount of passing and I felt like I peddled pretty hard through it. the bike went by very quickly. 12 miles did not feel like it took long at all. did this 12th fastest
What would you do differently?:

nothing. was a good ride. I felt like I rested when I could coast, I pushed hard when it felt right. overall I wouldn't have changed that ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s
Comments:

I rode with my running shoes so that saved time. But my legs were spent so I walked the transition. I could have run after racking the bike, but chose not to, which I think benefited my run.
What would you do differently?:

not sure I would have done anything differently. wish I had been quicker, but i think I did what I needed to.
Run
  • 27m 30s
  • 3.06 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

course was pretty flat. but the end, about a quarter mile before the finish, included a 5 flight stair climb and decent, which I basically walked. I'm glad I did, but it was hard. I felt fine on the run though. felt plenty hydrated after the bike. took water and dumped it on my head to stay cool.
What would you do differently?:

wished I'd run across the pedestrian bridge (not the stairs). which my pacing had been a bit more consistent and flat.
Post race
Warm down:

didn't have time to warm down. family was there, celebrated and then left and walked bike to car. did drink the recovery drink from Thrive, not sure it helped but wasn't much hungry when lunch came around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

training. period. missed too much of August. I missed Aug 2-9 from surgery. then the 13th-20th I got in only 1 swim and two runs. then the week before the event I got in just two swims and nothing else. It was a weak training month. otherwise I felt like my nutrition was good for the race.
I'm doing this again next year. Here are my targets:
Swim 18-19 minutes (given same course and conditions)
Bike: 35-37 minutes
Run: <24 minutes

Event comments:

This was a fun race. It's a unique course, with a swim in the estuary, basically as sunrise was coming up behind us. It was a beautiful morning and the water was pretty warm. The bike course was fine, pretty flat other than some highway ramps and overpasses and the streets are a bit potholed, but it was really pretty nice. several turnarounds through did slow things down some. And the run course is interesting. basically you run the Amtrak station platform and then a mix of trails and back streets up to lake Merritt and back. If you're super into your pace, will be rough because there is a double crossing of the pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, which may be frustrating to some. You cross it once to get to T1 and then once, almost diabolically, about 1/4 mile before the finish line.


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Last updated: 2017-08-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:19:44 | 1091 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/21
Overall: 0/317
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: Oakland Aquatic Center to the Oakland Marina at Jack London Square
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 08:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:41:02 | 11.81 miles | 17.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/21
Overall: 0/317
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course: west oakland loop
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:27:30 | 03.06 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/21
Overall: 0/317
Performance: Average
average HR: 156; Mac 170 pacing was: 1) 8:27 2) 8:35 3) 9:58 (but this included the 5 flights up to the pedestrian bridge and walking across it. 4) 8:47
Course: course was pretty flat. but the end, about a quarter mile before the finish, included a 5 flight stair climb and decent, which I basically walked. I'm glad I did, but it was hard. I felt fine on the run though. felt plenty hydrated after the bike. took water and dumped it on my head to stay cool.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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