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Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Napa, California
United States
Enviro-Sports Productions
Total Time = 2h 05m 30s
Overall Rank = 163/225
Age Group = m 30-34
Age Group Rank = 34/49
Pre-race routine:

Got out of bed at 4:30 ate a bannana got dressed loaded up the car and headed out.
Event warmup:

Ran around trying to find Joey in transition with all my nutrition and my car keys to get my sun screen out of my car. Finally found him eating breakfast in the diner on site. Ran into Guncollector as I headed back to my car. Put on wetsuit and jumped in water for a good 10 - 15 minutes to get aclimated.
  • 21m 49s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

Started in the last wave towards the back. It was self seeded based on ability so I decided the last wave would be best. The wind had picked up since the start of the first 2 waves so the water was getting a little choppy. Started out freestyle but had to switch between breast and free to get through. Had to grab a kayak 3 times for a short rest in the 1st 1/2 of the swim but then was able to make it the rest fo the way on my own.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I survived the swim that's all that matters :)
Transition 1
  • 04m 58s

took my time walking from swim exit to T1. wetsuit came off easy. Putting bodyglide on outside of ankles really helped. Decided to go sockless on the bike and it worked out well. Walked bike to mount line.
What would you do differently?:

Use a bigger towel for my transition area
  • 56m 46s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.85 mile/hr

Since I started in the last wave I got stuck behind a lot of people. Passed quite a few but had problems passing some due to all the traffic. Felt strong all the way through the bike and probably could have pushed a little harder.
What would you do differently?:

get faster on the swim so i don't get stuck behind so many people. Get a little more aggresive passing. Get more comfortable riding aero on the downhills
Transition 2
  • 02m 35s

Legs felt fine coming off the bike. Someone racked their bike in my spot so I had to squeeze in a tight spot. shoes off, helmet off, socks, shoes, hat and number belt on and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

learn to take bike shoes off coming in to transition.
  • 39m 21s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 50s  min/mile

Decided to run without the Garmin or heart rate moniter so I had no idea how fast I was going. Legs didn't feel like jello so I started off at what felt like a good pace. The hills and headwind going out really sucked but I was still able to pass quite a few people. Walked a couple of the uphills and the aid stations. took 1 water at each and poured water over my head at each to keep cool. this seemed to work well. With the wind at my back at the turn around I picked up the pace and ran the rest of the way except the last aid station at mile 3. with about 1/2 mile to go and a small group of 4 - 5 ahead of me I decided to pick up the pace a little more and picked all them off
What would you do differently?:

more hill training
Post race
Warm down:

grabed some water met up with Joey and talked a bit. Then ran into Guncollector a chatted a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my weight
open water swim fears (conquered now) :)

Last updated: 2007-01-13 12:00 AM
00:21:49 | 880 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 45/49
Overall: 211/225
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto T1 full wetsuit
Course: triangle heading clockwise out from boat dock returning to same point.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 04:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:56:46 | 15 miles | 15.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 26/49
Overall: 134/225
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Out and back on Knoxville road on rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:39:21 | 04 miles | 09m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/49
Overall: 146/225
Performance: Good
Course: out and back along the first 2 miles of Knoxville road
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2007-05-09 2:24 AM

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Subject: Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon

2007-05-09 2:14 PM
in reply to: #793987

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Visalia, CA
Subject: RE: Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon
good job man. i saw you during the race a few times, but didn't run into you afterward. i started at the very back of the first wave of the swim. it seemed like the guys who were in the front half of the wave got around the first bouy before the wind picked up, us slow guys got stuck fighting the wind while they had it at their backs. i sure swallowed alot of lake berryessa that day.

Edited by snaps10 2007-05-09 2:16 PM
2007-05-10 7:21 PM
in reply to: #793987

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Bay Area, CA
Subject: RE: Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon

Hey - you're a TRIATHLETE!

Congrats on finishing the swim - I know it was freaking you out beforehand.  Awesome that you finished.

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