|May 1, 2010|
AVIA Wildflower Triathlon
Teammate: Bas Sopora
Finished 24th in age group F40-44 (out of 67)
142nd rank of all Females (out of 458)
877 Overall Rank (out of 1726 M&F combined)
Overall Time: 6:35:12
Swim: 53:23 (1.2 miles)
Bike: 3:16:14 (56 miles)
Run: 2:04:36 (13.1 miles)
Add: 20 min for Transition Area
As you may know… I’m not a Triathlete… can’t swim… would call it floating if anything… plus I didn’t train for the swim… just threw the wetsuit on and wouldn’t you know it… you can’t drown wearing that… lucky me. I got passed by everyone and their grandmother on the swim… and it was hella far… the life guards asked me if I wanted to take a rest… but I really had to keep moving forward to make the cut off time!
In the transition area, I took 10 min to change out of the wetsuit into my dry TEAM FREMONT cycling kit… and was standing there butt naked for a couple of minutes… he, he… since we never got a tri-suit!!! Oh well. No one seemed to pay any attention anyway… eveyone was busy getting out on the bike leg of the course.
The 56 miles on the bike was a bit of a recovery for me… did about a 17 m/hr avg on the 56 m hilly course… piece of cake… made up a lot of time… I never got passed by anybody… but I must have passed at least a 100 people… good fun.
Don’t know why it took me another 10 min in the transition area after the bike leg… I guess I was wasting a lot of time eating… hydrating… putting chafing stick on the bottom of my feet… going to the porta potty…
The run was challenging… very hilly trail in the sun… everytime a water stop came up, I kept dumping water on my head to cool off…. passed a whole bunch of people again and started to catch up with the men… (the men started out the Tri at 8 am in 5 min waves based on age group), so that made me feel good. With 3 more miles to go… I saw Bas… can’t really miss him… tall and lean German guy… see you at the finish line… With two more miles to go… I ran with a women named Jill from El Dorado Hills, and she ran out of Electrolytes, so Andrea to the rescue, and the two of us finished up the race together… with ice water soaked towels waiting for us at the finish.
After the race, I packed up… (you need way too much equipment for these stupid tri’s)… and headed towards the line up to get shuttled out of the place… I was starving… sunburnt…and tired… but I drove my ass to King City and had a foot long Subway and a Starbucks latte…. feeling energized… I continued towards Fremont…
Sorry, Bas that I didn’t wait for you at the finish.
Overall, it was a BLAST, but not sure if I’m gonna do it again soon…. these Tri registrations are way too expensive!
Thanks for reading.
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This is from Matt McNamara at Sterling Sports. FFBC members get a 20% discount. For registration or more information contact Matt.
From Matt McNamara:
I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally gotten around to making our clinic
schedule for the first half of the year. This year I dialed it down a bit from
previous seasons offering nly a couple of clinic options. For additional
information please drop me a line – info at sterlingspeed dot com. As always
FFBC has a 20% discount for any of the clinics below just choose the FFBC
option. Hope to see you at the races…
Interval Training 2.0 Webinar – Coming up this friday March 5th at noon, we’ll
take an in-depth look at intervals, and more specifically using a power meter to
pace, manage and analyze your interval workouts. Learn how to get more out of
your training and technology in this informative 60 minute course. Cost is
$24.99 and registration is available here.
Climbing & Descending – This is our baseline clinic. 3.5 hours of focused work
on the fundamentals of bike handling, especially in the vertical environment. We
start with some basics like braking and turning in a controlled environment,
then move to the hills for additional notes and practice on the soft art of
going (up and) downhill fast. This is the perfect course for new racers looking
to up their skills b/c these translate to racing very well indeed. The first one
is March 20th (second is May 8th)
Registration is $75 and the March 20th event can be found on sterlingwins.com!
Speed Camp – This is a Criterium focused course that covers some of the key
principals in both skills and tactics . We’ll work on cornering, positioning,
sprinting and some workouts that’ll help you better prepare for races. Close
quarters riding at race speeds is the goal of the clinic so come prepared to
RIDE FAST! Registration is $75 and the April 4th event can be found on
*New* Race Camp – This is our first time offering this series. Race Camp Wente (April 10th)
and Race Camp Pescadero (June 5th) are designed as a pre-race ride of the course with lots
of time and energy spent mastering the elements necessary to succeed on these
courses. We’ll typically do a couple of laps together and re-ride the crux
points like Haskins grade and the finish climb at Wente. We’ll discuss tactics
and race strategy, and cover some important metrics for each race including a
realistic estimate of the power requirements and training demands of the race.
Sterling Sports Group