Toyota Redondo Beach Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Redondo Beach, California
United States
TC Tri Productions, LLC
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 12m 23s
Overall Rank = 323/446
Age Group = 40 - 44
Age Group Rank = 34/38
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast Bar, Protein Shake, visualization.
Event warmup:

  • 24m
  • 804 meters
  • 02m 59s / 100 meters

Not a bad course, had to fight only three incomming waves. Was able to stay in the bulk of the pack of my age group division and even pass some of the "younger" athletes (WOW... great feeling. Sorry... it is nice to be in the pack instead of at the back). Was hoping to get a little body sufing into the beach, but could not time it right. The jog up the beach was more of a walk until I caught my breath. Then up eitht or so stairs to T1.
What would you do differently?:

This was my first ocean swim course. So I guess more time in the ocean will better my technique and timimg.
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

A much better T1 then before. Used both Body Glide and PAM to insure the wetsuit was off in a better time. Haad my trisuit under my wetsuit again.
What would you do differently?:

Need to purchase bike shoes to better this so I can decrease my time in getting into my current shoes.
  • 21m 1s
  • 6 miles
  • 17.13 mile/hr

Overall really good course, a short little jaunt around RB it seemed.
What would you do differently?:

Maintain a better profile one the bike, need to get my truck down more.
Transition 2
  • 02m 43s

Once again, better then my first tri.
What would you do differently?:

Need to purchase speed laces for the shoes to get the time down even more.
  • 21m 7s
  • 2 miles
  • 10m 34s  min/mile

Took the first 1/4 mile to get into my groove, but then kept a steady pace througout after that.
What would you do differently?:

Need to run on the streets more often then the treadmill to better my runs at this point.
Post race
Warm down:

My sister and nephew were there to see this one along with my partner. So after the finish line I had a leasurely walk to the food area and a walk through the vendor area. Much nicer then my first were I felt overheated for about two hours after the event.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This is by far my best race so far this season. Need more real world training to get better overall.

Event comments:

This was my second tri of the season and my first Sprint distance. I was proud to see my numbers and thought I was much slower overall. But it looks like the time I set for my goal was good. I wanted to finish in 75 - 80 minutes and I was psyched to see me coming in 02:37 ahead of goal.

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Last updated: 2008-02-13 12:00 AM
00:24:00 | 804 meters | 02m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/446
Performance: Good
Suit: ORCO Evo
Course: Out approximately 150 meters, turn right, swim an additional 500 meters approximately, and make the final right into the beach at another 150 meters.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:21:01 | 06 miles | 17.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/446
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Two loops total. Pretty much flat with a slight downhill grade up to the first U-Turn, then it was back up the grade until flat again till the U-Turn at the other end. At the end of this turn was a wicked hill that took the wind right out of you. Then all over again for the second loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:07 | 02 miles | 10m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/446
Performance: Good
Course: A little weird for my taste. To run through the pier and the surrounding outdoor mall was a real strange experience. Nice course nonetheless, flat with some stairs, only five, and a good number of people to keep you on track.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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