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Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Rancho Seco Park, California
United States
TBF Racing
Total Time = 1h 37m 13s
Overall Rank = 119/457
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 20/33
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 5 am ate a banana for breakfast loaded up the car and headed out.
Event warmup:

Jumped in the water about 10 minutes before the start of my wave.
  • 16m 34s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

My best swim ever!! Started at the back and inside this time. Swam freestyle the entire way, no breast stroke, doggie paddle or grabbing a kayak. :) Going out to the first buoy on this course is easy with just sighting off the nuclear cooling towers. Hit the turnaround still with the pack. Went a little wide but kept one guy to my left and used the reflection of the sun in the water to my right and stayed fairly straight. Half way through I actually passed someone from the 1st wave :) never did that before. Ended up passing at least 3 people form the wave before me. Rounded the last buoy and cruised into shore. Was expecting to see maybe 19 or 20 minutes for the swim so under 17 was a shock :o
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all
Transition 1
  • 03m 23s

Seemed to take forever. and it did Didn't run all the way out of the water to my bike. Took a little to long mounting by bike at the start.
What would you do differently?:

learn to jump on my bike with shoes clipped in.
  • 49m 19s
  • 16 miles
  • 19.47 mile/hr

Started out spinning easily for the first 1.5 miles until I passed all the speed bumps coming out of the park. Ride was uneventfull, passed more people than passed me. Thought I had a flat tire at one point but lucked out. Drank 1 aerobottle of powerbar endurance and a few sips of water from my bottle with 1 shot blok. Tried passing one guy on an uphill, was successfull for a short while but he passed me back after I got stuck behind a mountain bike. Cruised into T2 but almost dismounted too soon since there was a big group of people right before transition.
What would you do differently?:

go with a gel instead of the shot bloks
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s

Had trouble getting my socks on other than that everything went fine.
What would you do differently?:

try running sockless in training to see if I can handle it?
learn to dismount with shoes on the bike
  • 26m 29s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

Went out a little too fast and the heart rate jumped straight into high z4. Since it wasn't as hot as last year I left the fuel belt at transition. Its a rolling course but net downhill for the 1st half so I knew I had to take advantage of it. Walked the aid station at the turnaround grabbed 2 cups of water drank 1 and dumped the other on my head. Ran most of the second half with another guy form the wave in front of me. Really kept my mind off the pain. Started my kick when I hit the grass and finished strong.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed some water tried to eat a little pasta and a bannana but the stomach wouldn't have it. Jumped in the lake for a few minutes that felt like heaven :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my weight

Last updated: 2007-07-01 12:00 AM
00:16:34 | 880 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/457
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto T1 bibjohn
Course: clockwise rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:49:19 | 16 miles | 19.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/457
Performance: Good
avg hr 165 high 181
Wind: Some
Course: out and back 2 miles out of the park then onto highway 104 for 6 miles
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:28
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:26:29 | 03 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/457
Performance: Good
avg hr 184 high 199
Course: out and back along dirt fire roads with no shade at all 1 aid station at start of run and turnaround
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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

2007-07-15 10:56 AM

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Subject: Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon #2

2007-07-15 10:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon #2
I'm the guy who introduced myself when I recognized your BT top.

It looks like you beat me out of the water by a minute, but I caught up a little in the transition. I ended up right behind you on the bike start, but you pulled away from me steadily.

Congrats on the good swim.
2007-07-17 9:30 AM
in reply to: #886332

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Subject: RE: Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon #2

Great race, and esp. great swim!  You're really improving in all 3 sports! What a difference in conditions from Napa, huh?!

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