SuperSeal Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Coronado, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
61F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 39m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 14/36
Pre-race routine:

Met up with Mikkel, which was awesome. Just really got a chance to relax, look around, chat about the race, etc. Definitely a lot more fun being there with someone you know (even if you just met them). :)
Event warmup:

Jogged a little w/ Mikkel. Nothing crazy.
  • 31m 40s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

Race started and upon entering the water, my right goggle completely filled with sea water. I tried rolling to my back and dumping it a couple times, but it kept filling. Was worried I had ripped it. Eventually I decided just to suck it up and swim. Swam like that for 10 minutes or so, then decided to try again. Finally got a seal, and kept going. Ughh...

My drafting was horrible. Even worse, when I did try, I followed a group of people heading to the wrong buoy. Once the lead swimmer noticed this, we all changed directions and had to swim out a few hundred meters more.

Overall, not a very good swim. Still had fun with it though.
What would you do differently?:

Buy new goggles. Test the goggle seal before the start. Not blindly follow the pack, no matter how big it is.

21st place out of 36. 12:00 behind 1st.
Transition 1
  • 03m 40s

LONG run to T1 from the water, but it went well. Got out of the wetsuit as soon as I got up to the concrete, and then just ran with it from there. Definitely think this was a smart move, as I was in and out of the actual transition area very quickly.

Spent 10 seconds throwing my Garmin 305 on, but I'm a tech geek, and knew I'd regret not having the data if I skipped it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Good T1.

8th place out of 36. 1:27 behind 1st.
  • 1h 11m
  • 24.14 miles
  • 20.40 mile/hr

Felt strong on the bike, but didn't push overly hard. Settled in and just maintained good speed. Stayed aero except for the 180* turn around points. Took 2 Hammer gels, 1/2 a bottle of my carbopro/hydralyte mix, and a full aero bottle of water.

Really had to take a leak, but absolutely refuse to go on my bike. Was hoping I'd sweat it off, but knew a pit stop was in my future.
What would you do differently?:

Better planning to utilize course provided nutrition and fluids. I carried all my own stuff, but it ends up they were handing out the same stuff.

Would also like to pick up an aero helmet, but doubt this was a factor.

Overall, decent bike.

9th place out of 36. 7:20 behind 1st.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Another good transition. Wiped off my feet the best I could, threw on my running shoes and took off.

What would you do differently?:


6th place out of 36. :16 behind 1st.
  • 52m 36s
  • 6.52 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

After exiting T2, I ran straight to an open bathroom. Lost a good 30 seconds there, but figure it was worth it.

First mile was a little out of rhythm, but things evening worked out fine. Overall, I was reasonably happy with my run, though I'm definitely not fast. I haven't seen the official time sheets yet, but I assume I'm going to have lost the most amount of time to my other age groupers here.

Also, I thought it was just a blister coming on, but I must of missed a small rock and it ended up doing a number on the bottom of my big toe over the run. Can't say this affected my time any though.

Run splits:

Mi Dist Dur Heart
1.00 00:07:54 161
2.00 00:08:17 161
3.00 00:08:19 158
4.00 00:08:05 159
5.00 00:08:22 158
6.00 00:07:54 163
6.52 00:03:49 166
What would you do differently?:

Really need to work on my speed work. I just don't have a very high cadence, and when I try to step it up, it just doesn't go well. I need to get to some of the local track workouts.

21st place of 36. 11:50 behind 1st.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched a little. Grabbed a hot dog, some oranges and a banana. Just kept drinking a lot of water and Gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Definitely need to work on my swim drafting.

Also, though I didn't have a nutrition issue, I didn't stick to my plan, and this could be costly in longer distances.

Though I never cramped up today, I was caked in salt in the end. Definitely the saltiest I've ever been. Considering the FL 70.3 race is going to be considerably hotter and twice as long, I definitely need to focus on my electrolyte plan.

Finished 14th out of 36. 25 minutes behind 1st place.

Event comments:

Awesome event. Though not the glitz and glamor of a larger event, this was an incredibly well run, smaller event. Definitely enjoyed every minute and was actually sad for a few moments there when I saw the end.

Will be back next year for sure.

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Last updated: 2008-01-04 12:00 AM
00:31:40 | 1500 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:40
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:11:00 | 24.14 miles | 20.40 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:52:36 | 06.52 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/36
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4