Desert Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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La Quinta, California
United States
Klein | Clark Sports
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 39m 5s
Overall Rank = 401/600
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 13/18
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early had a donut some and coffee. I left my motel room early and was one of the 1st people in the transition area. I picked a spot at the very end of the bike rack which allowed me more room.
Event warmup:

A little stretching, light calisthenics and into the water for a few minutes before my wave went out.
  • 10m 55s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters

I started near the back and passed alot of people on the first leg. A little jam up at the first buoy. After the first buoy it was pretty much clear and open swimming. I swam until my hands touched bottom and ran to the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

Swim a bit faster, I had plenty left when I came out of the water. My practice pace is fater.
Transition 1
  • 04m 30s

I fell at the mounting line.
What would you do differently?:

Get more momentum before mounting. I should have clipped my left foot in first because the left first works best for me.
I'm going to practice feet on top of shoes method for my next race.
  • 51m 11s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.41 mile/hr

I held back some on the bike. I also got hemmed in a couple of times due to heavy congestion.
What would you do differently?:

I need to train more and harder on the bike. I really need improvement on the bike leg.
Transition 2
  • 02m 51s

Not too bad but I need practice and improvement in this area.
What would you do differently?:

I'm going to try both mounting and dismounting with feet on top of shoes. I'm sure if I practice this method it will improve my time.
  • 29m 38s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 53s  min/mile

Really not a bad run for me.
What would you do differently?:

I should have opened up a bit earlier and harder. I still need to do more bike to run work-outs.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked for a few minutes, then rested about 10 minutes. After resting I stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need more speed sessions. I must not fall off my bike again. I need more practice on transitions. I need a better mounting and dismounting technique. I need to do more bike to run sessions.

Event comments:

I beat last years time by 5 minutes.
I love this race and hope to be back next year. I might even try the Olympic.
I burnt 1547 calories.

Not bad for an old man!

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Last updated: 2011-11-30 12:00 AM
00:10:55 | 500 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 271/600
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Long Sleeve
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:30
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:51:11 | 14 miles | 16.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 441/600
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Flat course on good surfaces.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:38 | 03 miles | 09m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 423/600
Performance: Average
Course: One time around the lake. Good, easy mostly flat courrse.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 4