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Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Ventura, California
United States
Breath of Life Ventura
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 42m
Overall Rank = 180/389
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 26/49
Pre-race routine:

Forgot to write this report, so the details are few and hazy.....

Drove to Ventura, stopped at the Mini Mart to drop off the kids, yada yada yada......
  • 26m 30s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

This was a nice swim, some surf to start, but there were some fast people in my wave. Not mush to report about the course, except that coming in, at an angle to shore, was disconcerting, I kept wanting to swim straight in

Time includes the monstrous run in the sand to get to T1
Transition 1
  • 02m 25s

helluva long run in the sand to get here
  • 1h 11m 55s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.73 mile/hr

I was very pleased with this bike. I was passing people -- PASSING people! That's new to me. I mean, a lot. I was basically using the bike training I did to leave it all on the bike course.

At one point I was jockeying back and forth with a woman, I knew she was on her first loop of the Oly course, I on the second. When we came to the go straight and finish or go right and contnue point, she went straight. She slowed down. She looked at me. She said "did you do one loop or two?" "Two," I said, as she turned around to finish. Whoops. Pays to look at the course map.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, totally pleased, and it made my race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 15s
  • 59m 18s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 33s  min/mile

ouch. I mean, OUCH. I left a lot on the bike. I had been debating whetehr to do this, since I han't been running much. My buddy Mike said "do it and let it remind you how much work you need to do for IMAZ."

So I did. Let's just say i have a lot of work to do.

Although I did negative split the run, which was another small victory.
Post race
Event comments:

This is a nice, low key, flat Oly. Not sure I'll come back next year, but I will be back

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Last updated: 2007-05-11 12:00 AM
00:26:30 | 1640 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/49
Overall: 54/389
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:25
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:11:55 | 24.85 miles | 20.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/49
Overall: 133/389
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:15
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:59:18 | 06.21 miles | 09m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 44/49
Overall: 306/389
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-09-12 5:51 PM

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Subject: Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon - Olympic Course

2007-09-12 6:30 PM
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Los Angeles, CA
Subject: RE: Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon - Olympic Course
Nice race report Chris! Only 3 months after the fact.
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