Carlsbad Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Carlsbad, California
United States
City of Carlsbad
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 49m 8s
Overall Rank = 693/1000
Age Group = Clydesdales
Age Group Rank = 29/37
Pre-race routine:

Ate a Cookies & Cream Powerbar and coffee for breakfast and started drinking water. The transition area was 1/2 mile away from my hotel and got to the transition area in plenty of time. Set up my bike/gear and got body marked. Should have put more thought into how it was laid out. Still learning what works. =D
Event warmup:

No real warm up.. Hung out with my mom for a little before getting in the water about 15 mins before my wave started. Got a little familiar with the water and the waves. Did a couple of water entrances and dolphin dives before going back to wait with my group.
  • 19m 7s
  • 1000 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

TERRIBLE SWIM!!! I was physically prepared to swim over 1500m, but the Open Water, the Kelp and swimming with a group sort of freaked me out. I had planned on breathing every 3 or 5 strokes, but I was so spooked and panicky that I was breathing and siting with EVERY stroke practically. Had to roll over on my back to get my breathing and nerves under control. At least on the second half of the race I settled down a little bit and started swimming 5-10 strokes between siting.
What would you do differently?:

More swim drills.. not just doing laps, but drills that make me better. Need to do some research on that.
Transition 1
  • 05m 47s

Thought I was quicker. Got my wetsuit down to my waist right out of the water, but it did get stuck on my heels. I sorta forgot the chip/ankle strap was UNDER my wetsuit and I wasted some time getting the suit off my left leg.
  • 51m 25s
  • 15.53 miles
  • 18.12 mile/hr

Best phase of my race. Felt comfortable and strong. On the valleys I was blasting past people on the downhills.. but there were these two girls, #252 and a girl in light blue that kept reeling me in on the uphills. Each time we hit a downhill I thought I was passing them for good, only to see them steam past me. LOL! I better sign up for a spinning class!
Also, I was starting to feel really sore around mile 10.
What would you do differently?:

Use my gears better. Do cycling drills and not just log miles. Do more long rides and/or get a new seat.
Transition 2
  • 03m 58s

Got to the rack ok. Felt a little stiff bending down to take off my cycling shoes and put on my running shoes. Grabbed my Gu drink and was off.
What would you do differently?:

Leave the cycle gloves at home! I noticed alot of people didnt have them and I had trouble getting mine off. Also, get some speed laces.
  • 28m 51s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Ran with a 10oz bottle with GU hydrating fluid. Actually did better than I expected. I had gotten sick 3 wks b4 the race and only had a week and half to get back into it. Had bonked on my last few bricks leading up to the race. My pace was about what I expected (slower than I wanted)
What would you do differently?:

More speed work, intervals and bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Downed a couple waters, oranges and honey bagels. YUM!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was hoping to be 3 mins faster in the swim. Everytime I put 10 strokes together I gained on, or passed people. Need to avoid the panic attack that hit me in the open water. Also my transition times are areas where I could pick up a few minutes.

Event comments:

Really fun race with beautiful scenery.

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Last updated: 2009-04-19 12:00 AM
00:19:07 | 1000 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Bad
Suit: Blue Seventy Reaction
Course: Course goes out 200m, turns left then goes parallel to the shore for 600m before coming back to shore 200m.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:47
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:51:25 | 15.53 miles | 18.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Rolling hills and valleys. Nice views and wide open roads. First part of the race seemed to be slightly downhill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:58
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:51 | 03.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Average
Course: Run along the seawall by the beach, the Uturn towards the power station before U turning again to the finish. The last leg was slightly uphill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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