SuperSeal Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Coronado, California
United States
Koz Enterprises
Total Time = 2h 49m 14s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 23/36
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5AM. Had 1 cup of water with an Endurolyte capsule, bagel with peanut butter and cup of coffee. Good B.M. Warm shower and applied sunscreen and chamois cream.
Event warmup:

I parked at Glorietta Bay park and rode down about 4 miles to the start. Set up my transition area, watched some of the Superfrog starts and scoped out the Superseal swim course. Body Glide on the neck, calves, arms and shoulders.
  • 40m 28s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards

This was my longest OW swim in a race and probably the longest distance I ever swam so I just wanted to swim realy easy. I felt comfortable the whole way. Yes, I quickly got dropped by my wave and most in the wave after, but I'm still pretty satisfied. Now it's time to work on getting stronger and faster.
What would you do differently?:

Forgot to start my watch and had to turn it on about half way to the first bouy. That's pretty much where I got dropped by my wave. Maybe, I could of waited for the next wave to come and drafted more.
Transition 1
  • 05m 2s

I decided not to wear my tri top in the swim. It felt like it took me a whole minute to put on a dry tri top on a wet body. This being my longest swim, I didn't want the tightness of wearing the tri top to be in my head. I realize now though I should be totally fine wearing one.
What would you do differently?:

Swim with my tri top on.
  • 1h 12m 5s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.68 mile/hr

Still getting used to riding aero but felt good in general. What was more difficult was taking in gel and Endurolyte pills even while sitting up... the tri bike geometry is just so squirrely compared to my road bike. I took in a gel and Endurolyte within the first 10 minutes and same towards the end. Ran out of water from my aero bottle and the Accelerade in my water bottle was too concentrated. Really got pumped whenever I passed people in my wave or the wave after mine.
What would you do differently?:

I should of took some water from the aid stations to refill my aero bottle.
Transition 2
  • 01m 43s

There was a cluster-f@8k at the timing mat and entrance to transition so even if I jumped off my bike it wouldn't of mattered.

When I got to my spot everything went well. I decided to wear socks and those went on very easily and I'm glad I decided to wear them.
  • 49m 56s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

Walked through first water station to get water and Powerade. I should work on running while drinking. Skipped the water stop at mile 3 but began to cramp in the quads shortly after that. Last mile felt very long but still had good kick in the last straightaway.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more, even up to the halfway point.
Post race
Warm down:

Stood in line for a chili dog, oranges, half cup of beer and diet Pepsi. Stretch a little at the table. Rode back to the car (3 miles) about an hour and a half after my race was done.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow swimming and bad T1.

Event comments:

Great race for being so low key and relatively inexpensive. Very good for a first time international/olympic distance(easy swim).

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Last updated: 2008-03-19 12:00 AM
00:40:28 | 1640 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 33/36
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca P-Flex
Course: L-shaped out and back. Very calm and temperature was fine.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:02
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:12:05 | 24.85 miles | 20.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/36
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loop flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:49:56 | 06.21 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/36
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: First mile was on packed and soft sand and SUCKED. The rest was paved or hard packed dirt.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4