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TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon #1 - TriathlonSprint

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Rancho Seco, California
United States
Total Body Fitness
Total Time = 1h 42m 54s
Overall Rank = 240/531
Age Group = m 30-34
Age Group Rank = 25/47
Pre-race routine:

got up at 5 showered, packed up the car had a clif bar and bottle of water then checked out. Hit the race site around 6:20 snatched a transition spot near the run start and set up.
Event warmup:

Didn't do any running or biking suited up and jumped in the water about fifteen minutes before the start of the 1st wave. peed in the wetsuit about a minute before the start of my wave.
  • 21m 19s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

started at the back and inside of the group. It was a small wave maybe 20 - 25 people. Stayed with the pack for a little while it was nice being able to follow feet of the other swimmers. Made it to the first buoy faster than I expected made the turn and this is where things went bad. Goggles started to leak a little, didn't sight often enough and went off course. Ended up making a big left turn instead of going straight and probably added an extra 50 yards to my swim. Once I got myself back on course called a kayak over to clear my goggles and catch a quick breath. Hit the second buoy and was able to follow another pair of feet from the wave behind me for a little while. Felt good to finally see the ground coming into shore but probably stood up a little too soon.
Overall this swim was alot better than my first time swam freestyle about 75% of the time vrs 30% at Napa.
What would you do differently?:

learn to swim straight
get goggles that don't leak
Transition 1
  • 03m 59s

Pulled top off walking/running to bike. Helmet and shoes on went sockless for the bike again. went with gloves again but i think I'll ditch them for the next race
What would you do differently?:

learn to jump on bike with shoes clipped in
ditch the gloves
  • 48m 40s
  • 16 miles
  • 19.73 mile/hr

really pushed hard on this ride. took it fairly easy for the 1st mile and a half since there are speed bumps exiting the park. Once I got past the last speed bump I started to push the pace a little. Passed quite a few people while a few passed me. Drank a full aero bottle of powerbar endurance during the ride and took a gel with water at the turnaround. Did have some cramping issues in the calves during the ride.
What would you do differently?:

nothing fastest bike split to date :)
Transition 2
  • 01m 35s

went smooth garmin quick release worked perfectly
What would you do differently?:

learn the flying dismount
  • 27m 21s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 07s  min/mile

legs felt good off the bike despite the calf cramps coming in. Didn't have jello legs at all, the tri bike has really helped. Even though I felt slow I was going at a pretty good pace for me. Took a cup of water coming out of T2 and dumped it on my head. ou have to watch your footing on this course with all the loose rocks. Walked the aid station at the turn around took 1 water to drink and another to dump on my head which really helped. had to take a 35 sec walk break on one of the uphills but otherwise ran the entire way. Tried to start my kick earlier than usual but couldn't do it until I hit the grass and saw the finish line. Wasn't within striking distance of anyone though.
What would you do differently?:

start off a little slower and ease into the run
Post race
Warm down:

walked around drinking anything I could get my hands on. Looked around for other BT'ers but didn't find any. :(

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my weight
leaky goggles
swimming like a drunk
not enough long bricks

Last updated: 2007-05-12 12:00 AM
00:21:19 | 880 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 0/531
Performance: Average
Suit: desoto T1 fullsuit
Course: rectangle course straight out right hand turn at first bouy then another right hand turn at second bouy back to shore
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:48:40 | 16 miles | 19.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 0/531
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 miles out of Rancho Seco park right on highway 104 for 6 more miles then back to the park
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 87
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:21 | 03 miles | 09m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 0/531
Performance: Good
mile 1 8:59 avg 178 max 185 mile 2 9:34 avg 180 max 187 mile 3 8:47 avg 184 max 195
Course: Out and back on dirt fire roads
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 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

2007-06-11 6:50 PM

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Subject: TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon #1

2007-06-12 8:13 AM
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2007-06-17 5:09 PM
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Subject: RE: TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon #1
Great job on the race and what a great avg on the bike!
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