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Pleasanton Tri For Fun - Triathlon

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PLesanton, California
United States
On your Mark Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 02m 2s
Overall Rank = 28/162
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had oatmeal for breakfast and drove out to course. Got there at 5:45 when the park was open. Several bikes were already set up.
Event warmup:

Jogged part of run course to get a feel. Then swam some laps.
  • 06m 41s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

I self seeded myself in the middle of the pack on the right hand side. My original plan was to swim wide right to go right and get out of the pack. However, all the life guards made a narrow lane to swim in. This meant I was stuck in the middle of the pack. As a result, I was dodging people and not swimming as fast as I could.
What would you do differently?:

Be more aggressive and maybe start in the front.
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

You go up a hill right off of the start. Therefore, I didn't have my shoes precliped. I got a little caught up trying to get my shoes on.
  • 24m 58s
  • 8.5 miles
  • 20.43 mile/hr

It was a fun, fast bike course. Since I knew it was only 8 miles, I knew I could go all out on the bike. I passed people. The turn onto Isabel is sort of confusing so I slowed down but others just went right through. Vineyard has rolling hills that you can get really fast on the downhill part. Unfortunately, there is also wind blowing at you on Vineyard.

The course had police at the important intersections blocking traffic and the lane was clear of traffic on Isabel and Stanely (but not vineyard)
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 90s
  • 27m 13s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

Run is on firetrails inside the park. They are all packed earth with gravel top. This made the run challenging. The trails do several crosses so you can see other runners. The guy who won it was coming out just as I was running up. There is also a lot of up and down.

I took it easy on the run but I am not sure why. As a result a lot of people passed me.
What would you do differently?:

Be more agressive. My short runs were all 5 miles plus because I am training for a longer race.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out and watched people finish. They didn't open the exit until 9 because bikes were still coming in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not being aggressive on the swim and on the run

Event comments:

This is a no frills race. For a lot of people, it is their first triathlon and it is a nice friendly race for that to happen on. Everyone was really nice and encouraging. For others, it was a practice race.

Because it is a no frills race, there were no vendors after the race nor any swag bag.

Also, I did it in June on a cool June day. It can get into the 100s out here in the summer.

Last updated: 2018-06-16 12:00 AM
00:06:41 | 400 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 24/162
Performance: Good
Suit: No
Course: Leave from a corral on the south side of the beach. Swim east 100 yards to the first marker. Make a left turn and swim 200 yards. Then another left and 100 yards back to shore
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:24:58 | 08.5 miles | 20.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 20/162
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: The bike course follows a loop around the outside of the park. There was a 2.5 mile out and back that was closed due to road construction. There are rolling hills on Vineyard but it is flat for the most part. Note The course was not revealed before the course because 2 of the roads (Stanly and Isabelle) are very dangerous to ride during due to crazy drivers.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:90
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:13 | 03.2 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 49/162
Performance: Below average
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
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2018-06-16 9:43 PM


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