Triathlon at Pacific Grove - TriathlonOlympic

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Pacific Grove, California
United States
Tri-California Events, Inc.
72F / 22C
Total Time = 2h 52m 56s
Overall Rank = 349/1116
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 53/104
Pre-race routine:

Jogged approx 1/2 mile around transition area to get the heart rate up to about 110, kept the fluids up with a my favorite orange gatorade.
Event warmup:

Got down to the water, (not as cold as I thought) about 15 minutes before the start, swam until I got my heart rate up to 125. Body was feeling warm in the water, not frigid.
  • 34m 42s
  • 1500 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

Great drafting on the course, gave me chance to really feel what drafting is like.
Kelp was tough, but was managable, navigated well through it, swam around as much a possible, because I found my swimming was better that way then swium over it. I did swim over some of it, when it was required.
What would you do differently?:

Train more for the swim, I have gotten lazy with it lately. The alst few races I have been working so much on run the other have hurt. Still 2 min faster than 03 though.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s

I guess I have gotten to the point during transitions that I don't really know what I am doing anymore, I just do it. But I alwasys get it right now. I don't focus on it, which doesn't slow me down.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 17m 59s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.12 mile/hr

Great ride, if only I had more sugar and salt in my body, on the start of lap 3, right leg really started cramping, not sure how bad it hit me, but I was able to keep pace, but not a faster second half split :(
What would you do differently?:

Nutrition on ride, used out of date gel, don't do that
Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

OK, TRICAL, get the idiot out of the middle of the dismount. I understand that people don't know they need to get off there bikes, but I nearly took out the guy in the middle of it all. GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY. I know how to do transitions. He made me think I was breaking some USAT rule. Jack A$$
What would you do differently?:

Hit the guy
  • 56m 13s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile

I need to cut more weight to get this up, I can tell by the end that the pounding is taking a toll. But other than that, great pace, no walking, kept the heart in the right zone. Felt pretty good throughout.
What would you do differently?:

Loss Weight
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and walk up the street to get breakfast. Love french toast after a race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight, maybe I should eat french toast, screw it I burned 3200 calories, but 10 am.

Event comments:

Other than the idiot at the dismount, another great trical event.

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Last updated: 2005-09-06 12:00 AM
00:34:42 | 1500 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 55/104
Overall: 479/1116
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: 2 loops counterclockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:17:59 | 24.85 miles | 19.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 47/104
Overall: 295/1116
Performance: Good
165-170 throughout
Wind: Little
Course: 4 loops, fairly flat, but a couple little hills that you have to be ready to hit
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:56:13 | 06.21 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 64/104
Overall: 580/1116
Performance: Good
168 Avg
Course: 3 loops, they say it is flat, but there a couple little climbs, plus to make the course the right distance, you make a little detour, up a hill for fun
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5