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California International Triathlon - Aquabike


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Pleasanton, California
United States
USA Productions
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 34m 23s
Overall Rank = 1/17
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

swam about 400 yds. This really helped settle me down
Swim
  • 24m 35s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards
Comments:

I hope the course was a bit long, I felt like I gave a good effort but my pace was not that great. The aqua bike group is pretty small and we went last. We bunched up pretty tight at the start, I had a female to my right and when the horn went off she took off like a rocket so I got on her feet for a bit. Not sure where she went but very quickly I started catching people from previous waves. I picked a landmark up on the ridge so I sighted off that till I got to the first buoy. I thought that was pretty smart since we were swimming into the sun on the way out. then to the next, that's where I got kicked in the face. I was able to save my goggles and get set again. then back to shore. The water was warm but not to uncomfortable. So this is where the race was won for me, The guy that came in second was 3 min. slower in the water but two min. faster on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I know I have more speed than that just need more conditioning in the pool
Transition 1
  • 00m 44s
Comments:

pretty smooth. a little hill out of T1 so take that into consideration.
Bike
  • 1h 07m 41s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.22 mile/hr
Comments:

I know most of these roads so I felt at home. I just hammered away knowing I didn't need to save anything for a run. They were not ready for me at the finish line the announcer came over and got my name then announced first place winner, kinda a let down.
What would you do differently?:

I should have brought shoes because we still had to rack our bikes exit T2 and run to the finish, so I did it barefooted.
Post race
Warm down:

hung out with my Dad and Joyce, Rosie and Jack

What limited your ability to perform faster:

more time in the pool

Event comments:

I did the aqua bike because I have not been able to run since my accident. Although my knee feels fine on the bike I have not been able to put in the run volume I need to race. Hopefully August>




Last updated: 2012-11-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:24:35 | 1640 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/17
Performance: Average
Suit: blue seventy
Course: triangle counter clockwise
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:07:41 | 24.85 miles | 22.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/17
Performance: Good
no HRM couldn't find the strap
Wind: None
Course: My GPS and bike computer had the course at 25.5 miles. three turn a bouts, a couple of short roads and a couple sizable hills made this a tough course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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Nice job. Hope you continue to heal and you are back to running soon.
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