Bonelli Olympic Distance Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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San Dimas, California
United States
1500F / 816C
Total Time = 5h 14m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:00 a.m., ate some breakfast - cereal and a banana. Made a PB&J for later in the morning. I had all my things together already, walked the dog and out the door.
Event warmup:

Got in the water for a bit - it was nice except for the mud/slime and rocky bottom getting out. That's about it. I was nervous.
  • 46m 33s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 50s / 100 yards

The swim was the best part of the day for me. I finished the distance in the time it takes me to do that in the pool (at a relaxed pace). I was pleasantly surprised. I would have finished faster if I could SWIM A STRAIGHT LINE!! At one point, I picked up my head and there was the lifeguard boat with those two cuties in it saying, "uh ma'am, you are a little off course". F@*K! was my response so back the other way. My wetsuit was awesome - can't wait to swim in the ocean with it.
What would you do differently?:

I would swim a straight line and not zigzag all morning long all over the damn lake!
Transition 1
  • 06m

Okay transition - went well I thought.
  • 2h 28m 31s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 10.04 mile/hr

Ever have one of those days? Oh man, this bike ride totally kicked my ass. First loop, walked every hill. Second loop - crashed TWICE! Only walked half the hills. Third loop, I only walked that last hill by the entrance to the park - the rest I managed to stay on the bike for. I really really need to work on climbing hills. It was so BLOODY HOT by this time I finshed. I was so nauseated and thirsty I almost did not go on the run. I cried when I got back to the transition area and my things were thrown to the side and the workers were tearing it down. There was no timing mat to run through anymore, the clock was down. I almost quit. It was so HOT, did I mention that already?
What would you do differently?:

Go faster, not crash, how about that? argh!
Transition 2
  • 00m

Racking the bike? The rack wasn't there! Racked it by my friend's bike one rack over and hoped that no one would take my stuff (or hers) and knew she'd be back long before I would. I just cried. I was so pissed. It was so effen HOT. I was so thirsty. 6.2 miles to go. I forgot to grab my hat. I still had on my riding gloves.
What would you do differently?:

Who knows? Get back before they tear down the damn transition area? how about that? Not forget my hat.
  • 1h 58m 56s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 19m 09s  min/mile

HOT and at this point of the day the course seemed so long it was just mean. Did I mention how hot it was? Well, it was. My legs felt okay and I did run about half of the course in spurts but I was battling waves of nausea since I got off the bike as well as being dangerously close to being completely dehydrated I spent most of the run pouring water down my neck. Thank you Gary for coming by so many times to check on me and give me bottles of water! Thank you Ellen for the sunscreen and for all the cheers when I finally crossed the finish line - Thank you Yanti for being there at the end. I was SO happy to see you.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Drank more water. Showed Yanti my ouchies from my two crashes on the bike.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I love this question - I am sitting here laughing. See above.

Event comments:

The folks at Bonelli Park put on a good race. The finish line was still there when I came through - Thank you!

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Last updated: 2007-10-01 12:00 AM
00:46:33 | 1640 yards | 02m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: It was a triangle, straight out, left turn and back. Short run to the transition area from the water. That part was good.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 06:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
02:28:31 | 24.85 miles | 10.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Wind: Little
Course: Hills, a really great fast downhill woo hoo
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
01:58:56 | 06.21 miles | 19m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 2