Tri for Fun Sprint Triathlon #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Rancho Seco Park, California
United States
TBF Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 33m 33s
Overall Rank = 112/426
Age Group = 45~49
Age Group Rank = 8/31
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00 am racked bike. First one to rack so i locked the bike to the rack so no one would take it.
Event warmup:

Did not warm up at all, I was pretty nervous.
  • 14m 57s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

The first 3/4th of the swim was like bumper cars. I need to figure out how to keep away from every one. Had to stop several times to get my bearing and move away from other swimmers. No ones fault, that just how it is.
What would you do differently?:

Start wide and swim an ark toward the first turn point. Site more often. While I swam 3 full minutes faster than my goal, I am listing this as poor due to my poor collision management and absence of siting. If I had sited more, I could have avoided other swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 00m

I felt good in T1, as my goals was 4 full minutes. I did not time T1 but is was probably about a minute bot including the run from the water to T1 which was 120 yards or so.
What would you do differently?:

run to T1 faster
  • 50m 10s
  • 16 miles
  • 19.14 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on the way back.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Rack was only twenty feet from bike entrance so I was pretty fast in T1
What would you do differently?:

I sat down to put my running socks and shoes on. I also stood still while clipping my number belt on. I should have been running while doing that.
  • 24m 22s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

I tried to drink from the water areas but I kept aspirating the water into my lungs. So I just poured that water onto my head and upper body.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder for sure.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and jogged a little bit. Drank lots of fluids and ate fruit and pasta.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My mental state during the swim. I need to get over the fact that swimming open water triathlons means contact with other swimmers.

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Last updated: 2009-06-18 12:00 AM
00:14:57 | 880 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/426
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot
Course: Traingle, siting was a problem for me.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:50:10 | 16 miles | 19.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/426
I felt very good on the bike and passed about 45 people. Level of effort was excellent going out, but I could have pushed harding coming back.
Wind: Little
Course: Long rolling hills, lots of traffic on the route.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:24:22 | 03 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/426
Performance: Average
Went out a little slow but felt better after the first 1/4th mile. Picked up speed and ran about 8 minute miles after the first 1/2 mile.
Course: Rolling hills, rocky dirt fire road.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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] 3