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San Diego, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 31m 55s
Overall Rank = 685/1000
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 67/71
Pre-race routine:

Nothing to eat or drink besides 8 oz of Starbuck coffee, I new it was going to come back to hunt me.(1st mistake)
Event warmup:

Parking was about 5 blocks to the bike rack so I figure it was enough.
  • 19m 26s
  • 1000 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

The swim was great, breathing was every 3 strokes it keep me on my own pace trough must of the swim except for when the same guy keep hitting me from the left side, started drafting but keep getting hit by the same guy.I know he didn't do it on purpouse but it was starting to bother me. the great thing was that I never felt tired.
What would you do differently?:

Either stay in the front or outside of the boueys.
Transition 1
  • 04m 31s

The bike was about 1 1/2 blocks away from the swim so I had time to get must of the wet suit off.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 01m 35s
  • 30 kms
  • 29.23 km/hr

Coming out of the T1 area my legs fell heavy so I tried no to push to hard until I could the blood to them as I started the steep hill I could feel normal again but I choose not to go hard so that I could save my legs for the final loop and the recup in the long downhill.I never felt tired and my brathing was not labored but I did't drink more than 2 oz of fluid (2nd mistake).
What would you do differently?:

Drink a lot more fluids.
Transition 2
  • 04m 1s

Tried to put my socks on and one of them was wet so I decided no to wear any. (3rd mistake)
What would you do differently?:

Keep my socks dry.
  • 1h 01m 36s
  • 6.5 miles
  • 09m 29s  min/mile

My legs felt a litle hard from the bike(as expected) they started feeling good around mile 2 and started going faster, breathing was great my legs felt fantastic untill mile 4 I started felling some discomfort in my left foot and also the begginigs of a cramp in my gluts and inner thigs so I had to slow down a lot i almost stop at mile 5 but I new that if I did that I wouldn't be able to start again so I pushed on untill the finish I sprinted in the last 400 mts I wasn't even breathing hard after that.
What would you do differently?:

Drink a lot more fluids, wear socks, push harder.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was afraid that I was going to burn out before the race was over so I didn't push myself any harder.

Event comments:

I manage to get all my goal.1st finish. 2nd finish within the times that I trained for. 3rd not be the last person in my age group.I feel that I have a lot more in my engine and in my fuel thank I just got to train more in the long runs to gain confidence that I can finish in good time and not just finsh.

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Last updated: 2007-01-12 12:00 AM
00:19:26 | 1000 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 568/1000
Performance: Good
Suit: 1mm Aquasphere
Course: Nice warm water. No waves.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:31
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:01:35 | 30 kms | 29.23 km/hr
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 624/1000
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Flat for about 3 miles then steep hill for another 2 miles then rolling hills for about 6 miles then loop to the rolling hills and then back down. Beautifull scenery and no wind at this time of the day.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 04:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:01:36 | 06.5 miles | 09m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 695/1000
Performance: Average
Course: Beautifull run along Shelter Island and finishing in Seaport Village.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5