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Solana Beach, California
United States
KOZ Enterprises
Total Time = 1h 09m 15s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up & drove out to Solana, had breakfast at 6:00 (cliff bar).
Event warmup:

Set up my transition area, put on wetsuit & got used to the water.
  • 09m 11s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Swimming is my strength & that did not show at all at this race. I got pinched off in the beginning & could not get in a solid stroke at any time. Got punched & kicked a few times, but that's all in the fun I guess. Something to work on for sure.
What would you do differently?:

Next time start on the inside, I was hoping that the outside would produce some cleaner water. Go out a little harder off the start.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Happy with T1, there was a long run up a steep hill & then accross the street. Walked up the hill & then sprinted to the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

  • 33m 29s
  • 9 miles
  • 16.13 mile/hr

Very happy with the bike, I was bummed after the swim but charged on the bike & passed a bunch of people. Stayed aero for most of the course. The 180 turns were tough as there were usually a lot of people trying to negotiate, but no incidents.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m

Decent T2 transition, had a little trouble with the shoes but only a few seconds. Racebelt worked great, put that on after leaving the transition area. Nice fast exit off of the bike at the mount line too.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really, a little smoother into the shoes would have been nice.
  • 26m 35s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 52s  min/mile

I had a good run, this is the part of tris that I am really working on. I really want to get faster & put a lot of emphasis on this in my training. I am pretty sure I had a negative split on the loops, I felt really strong at the end but could not get my legs to spin any faster.
What would you do differently?:

Keep training on the run, keep working on getting faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with my wife & friend at the finish line, ate a small muffin & drank some water. Gathered up my stuff & went home to hit the hot tub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim, need to get out into cleaner water!

Event comments:

I had a good time at this race. This was my first pay triathlon & my second one overall. I do like the SD tri club races a little better because they are more laid back.

Last updated: 2007-07-02 12:00 AM
00:09:11 | 440 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: Xterra Vortex
Course: No surf ... booooo!
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:33:29 | 09 miles | 16.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops down 101, only 1 small hill. 180 turns at the ends of the course. Race lumped the transition times in with the bike, unofficial average right around 19 mph
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:35 | 03 miles | 08m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: 2 loops up the 101 with a small side street turn. This turned out to be a huge PR for me, my previous best was mid 27! Very excited about the run!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-07-30 2:51 PM

Subject: Open Air MRI Centers Solana Beach Triathlon

2007-07-31 1:49 PM
in reply to: #907097

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Subject: RE: Open Air MRI Centers Solana Beach Triathlon
Great job on the race and nice PR on the run split!
2007-08-01 5:16 PM
in reply to: #907097

Subject: RE: Open Air MRI Centers Solana Beach Triathlon
Thanks Kelly, I am very excited about the run especially.
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