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Rancho Seco, California
United States
TBF Racing
Total Time = 2h 56m 4s
Overall Rank = 143/196
Age Group = clyde
Age Group Rank = 4/7
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 5 well got out of bed at 5 since I hardly slept. Ate a clif bar showered loaded up the car and headed out. In hindsight I should've had more to eat for breakfast
Event warmup:

Jumped in the water for a quick 5 minute swim before my wave started. Madkat spotted me about a minute before my wave started and we exchanged a quick hello.
  • 31m 32s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

Was expecting maybe 35-37 minutes on this swim so getting out of the water in under 32 was surprising. :) One thing I noticed right away is at this distance there are a lot of fish. The pack pulled away from me pretty quick and I was by myself for most of the swim. Swam wide for most of the swim so I wouldn't get mauled by the later waves. After turning the first buoy the sun was directly in my eyes so I had trouble sighting the 2nd and 3rd buoys. I think the swim was a little short but I'm not complaining ;)
What would you do differently?:

Get tinted goggles

Transition 1
  • 04m 3s

had a little problem getting the wetsuit off of my left foot. Otherwise everything went fine
What would you do differently?:

Could have been a little faster otherwise went fine
  • 1h 15m 40s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.70 mile/hr

Had an great ride. Held a pace I didn't think I'd be able to do, but maybe a little too hard. Did have some cramping issues with my calfs again. Passed about as many that passed me. Only drank my aero bottle probably should've had twice the amount had it with me but just didn't do it. A mistake that I'd pay for later on the run.
What would you do differently?:

drink more
take a gel at the halfway point
Transition 2
  • 01m 44s

went smooth but could have been a little faster
What would you do differently?:

Take some fuel in during tranistion
  • 1h 04m 4s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 19s  min/mile

longest brick was 3 miles and that's about where the wheels fell off. Was able to hold my race pace for about 3.5 miles then it all fell apart. Took water at every aid station dumping one on my head and drinking the other. Hr never really got out of control but the legs just didn't want to move any faster. Took about 8 - 9 1 minute walk breaks in the last 2 miles but knew by the last mile I could walk it in and still break 3 hours.
What would you do differently?:

hydrate and fuel better on the bike
Post race
Warm down:

grabbed some water and gatorade, hung out with Madkat and Eric waiting for the awards. Took home 4th place Hardware in the Clyde division!!! :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough fuel intake on the bike.
My weight
Skipped a few long runs during training to race some sprints.

Last updated: 2007-01-14 12:00 AM
00:31:32 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/196
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto T1 Bibjohn
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:15:40 | 24.85 miles | 19.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/196
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:04:04 | 06.21 miles | 10m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/196
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-08-06 10:28 PM

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