San Diego Triathlon Classic - TriathlonOlympic

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San Diego, California
United States
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  • 34m 41s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

I've only done 1 other olympic distance swim and this was a 10 minute improvement. But I am still slow relative to my bike and run. I felt very relaxed in this swim and swam relatively straight.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 00m
  • 24.85 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

Early in the bike, it felt like it took a while for my legs to wake up. Not until the Mclelland Rd. climb did they start to feel strong. Unfortunately soon after reaching the top of Cabrillo I hit a pot hole and blew out the rear tire. I had a bear of a time reinstalling the tire and actually broke a plasctic tire iron. The fix took 13 minutes way too long. Rode one mile and felt the rear wheel rubbing on the frame. Now here is the big mistake- instead of checking why the wheel was rubbing I just slid the whhel back further in the drop out until it didn't rub. I was able to back it back down hill but shortly after the 2nd loop bike split my rear wheel was rubbing again. I slowed down to stop and BAM! the rear tire blew out and mentally I was done. I starting walking back to T2 without doing the 2nd loop. Realizing I was still about 4-5 miles away I rode back on the flat tire. (Dumb move number 2 or 3 that day).

What would you do differently?:

I should of tried to repair the first blown tube and tried to finish the whole bike course.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 47m 42s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

Considering I had fresh legs by not completeing the bike I was able to run a 10K PR (Tri or stand-alone). Although, I have not really done that many 10Ks.
Post race
Event comments:

This was really a great race from the course, logistics, swag to organization. Definitely would recommend it for others to do.

I was really torn about weather or not I should have even done the run portion after DNFing the bike. I realize that by doing the run I might affect others in my AG who might run differently based me being there. I didn't think about it at the time but accepting a medal at the end is direspectful to others who an Olympic distance is a huge accomplishment. I emailed the organized and told them to DNF me because I had not completed the bike course.

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Last updated: 2010-08-01 12:00 AM
00:34:41 | 1640 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:00:00 | 24.85 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Road:   Cadence:
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Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
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Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:42 | 06.21 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
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Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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