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Carlsbad, California
United States
City of Carlsbad
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 09m 39s
Overall Rank = 4/1200
Age Group = Male Pro
Age Group Rank = 4/20
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and ate a clif bar and water. Rode down to the race site and got all marked up. Set up transition and just hung out.
Event warmup:

Went on an easy run with Zack Paris, then went on a long swim warm up. Then went a got my spot in the start.
  • 12m 44s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 10s / 100 yards

Zack Paris led the entire swim and had a full minute on second place coming into transition. I came out about 1:30 behind Zack in the lead pack on the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Try to swim in the ocean more, it should be too hard.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

Good transition, 400yd run from the ebach to transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 37m 12s
  • 15.53 miles
  • 25.05 mile/hr

I wish I didn't have the huge group drafting off of me during the bike, the course marshall was warning people but never gave out a time penalty to the drafters. I didn't carry a water bottle with me during the bike, and I think that helped me a little.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, maybe carry water? Hope the course marshall gives out penalties.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

Good Transition, long time running.
What would you do differently?:

  • 16m 42s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 05m 23s  min/mile

Okay run, sorta calmed down the pace after the turn around after I saw that I wasn't going to catch anyone and nobody was going to catch me. I came into the race planning to go hard the 1st half of the run and cruise the 2nd half. I wanted to have good legs for next week.
What would you do differently?:

Go hard the 2nd half.
Post race
Warm down:

Stood around with Zack and a few news papers interviewed us and stuff. Went on an easy bike ride. Packed up transition and got out awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Good race, was top American finisher. Heres the top 5 finishers in the race.
1. Michael Simpson-Canada
2. Caue Suplicy-Brazil
3. Rodrigo Lopez-Mexico
4. Corey Farrell-United States
5. Zack Paris-United States

Last updated: 2007-07-10 12:00 AM
00:12:44 | 1094 yards | 01m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/20
Overall: 9/1200
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot Zenith
Course: Out past a bouy then around 5 more then back in. Sorta hard to describe.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:12 | 15.53 miles | 25.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/20
Overall: 3/1200
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Pretty tough course, lots of rolling hills. I had a group of about 6 peple drafting off me the whole bike. The course was all on PCH.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:03
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:16:42 | 03.1 miles | 05m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/20
Overall: 3/1200
Performance: Average
Course: Weird course it was a kind of out and back type thing on PCH.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-07-10 4:48 PM

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Camarillo, California
Subject: Carlsbad Triathlon

2007-07-10 7:54 PM
in reply to: #880139

South Jersey
Subject: RE: Carlsbad Triathlon

Great job Corey. And yes, you should have had a water bottle with you...that way you could have taken care of the drafters. (I'm kidding, of course.)

Nice work. Good luck with the rest of your season .

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