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Lake Tahoe, California
United States
Global Events Management
30F / -1C
Total Time = 3h 36m 2s
Overall Rank = 37/55
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 15/25
Pre-race routine:

check in set transition and don wetsuit
Event warmup:

unable to warm up, event planners changed start time at last minute
  • 36m 34s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

Best Navigation I have ever done. I seem to have solved my crooked swimming issues more or less.

The high altitude left me gasping when I looked up to sight.
What would you do differently?:

sighted less frequently.
Transition 1
  • 05m 41s

Becuase the air temp was below freezing my feet and hands were completely numb by the time I reached T1. This made my efforts to change out of suit very uncoordinated
What would you do differently?:

Extra towel to dry off
  • 1h 52m 59s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 13.20 mile/hr

Feet and hands went completely numb from freezing temps. Bottles froze while bike was racked making drinking difficult.

Breathing and HR were managed. Steepness and size of hill my biggest challenge. I could have went faster on downhill but numbness made me less confident on descent
What would you do differently?:

bring Appropriate clothing.
Transition 2
  • 02m 9s

I think I did very well consdiering my feet were completely numb. I put on shoes while standing and started running right away
What would you do differently?:

  • 58m 40s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 27s  min/mile

Feeling did not come back into feet until after first mile. Cold and climb on bike made my achilles so tight it was very painful to run and I could not get a full stride. At this point temps are about 45 degrees
What would you do differently?:

appropriate clothing for bike segment may have prevented soreness in legs
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Below freezing temps and innapropriate clothing

Event comments:

People at check were rude to me whenh I asked for an extra swim cap. They changed my start time that morning and then ended up starting the race late anyway. Good food and music at post race.

Last updated: 2006-09-19 12:00 AM
00:36:34 | 1640 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/25
Overall: 0/55
Performance: Average
Suit: Desoto T1 Top black pearl john
Course: Right hand Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:41
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:52:59 | 24.85 miles | 13.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/25
Overall: 0/55
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: out and back. Climb 1000 feet in first 3 miles to summit then downhill for about 5 miles with below freezing air temps. grades 6%-9% Somebody was serving warm chicken broth at turn around. God bless them
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:58:40 | 06.21 miles | 09m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/25
Overall: 0/55
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back along winding bike trail. all uphill until turn around
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2006-09-19 11:09 PM

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Subject: Lake Tahoe Triathlon

2006-09-20 8:17 AM
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Durham, CA
Subject: RE: Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Hey Christopher,

Glad to see someone else on the B/T boards that understands just how friggin cold this tri was.  Way to keep moving, even with frozen feet!!!!  This was my second year, so I guess I knew a little ahead of time what to expect.  Still hard getting used to running on feet that have no feeling......

Great job finishing,


2006-09-20 8:33 AM
in reply to: #546361

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Orange Park Florida
Subject: RE: Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Great job finishing. 

Thanks for the RR!

I have a friend out in Tahoe so I have considered doing this Tri.  I'll make sure I bring cold weather gear if I do.

2006-09-20 9:09 AM
in reply to: #546520

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Truckee, CA
Subject: RE: Lake Tahoe Triathlon
You all should skip this race next year, if they have it, and do the Donner Lake Tri in July (oly and sprint) or Pyramid Lake Tri in August (sprint). Both races are far better run, much warmer and far more enjoyable in my opinion.
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