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2016

Goals| Whiskey Hill 10k | Treeathlon | Wildflower | Morgan Hill Sprint | California International | Fourth of July 5k | Splash and Dash 2 | Donner Lake | Splash and Dash 3 | ITU Worlds in Cozumel | Low Key Hillclimb - Monte Bello | 100x100 Swim

 

Goals for 2016

 

 

USAT Points

Year Ranking Score
2016 37 94.375
2015 122 92.014
2014 67 93.782
2013 103 92.115
2012 46 94.215

 


Whiskey Hill Redwood Run - Huddart Park 10k

2-7-16

Results

 

Place First Last Age Gender GP Time
1 Ernesto Aristeo 37 M 1 46:01:00
2 Andrew Pflaum 46 M 2 48:22:00
3 Larry Neumann 50 M 3 51:44:00
4 Twain Mein 49 M 4 54:09:00
5 Colin Chen 15 M 5 55:43:00
6 Dave Payne 54 M 6 59:35:00
7 Edward Mirch 46 M 7 59:59:00
8 Ron Reich 50 M 8 1:00:48
9 Alex Chen 12 M 9 1:03:55
10 Christian Stamates 39 M 10 1:05:13
11 Tres Fontaine 49 F 1 1:06:01
12 Felix Chen 15 M 11 1:06:05
13 Larry Boyle 50 M 12 1:06:19
14 Stella Bergan 49 F 2 1:06:31
15 Daniel Morrison 34 M 13 1:07:06
16 Rebecca Cocquyt 49 F 3 1:07:51
17 Jill Hannemann 49 F 4 1:07:57
18 Sinda Mein 47 F 5 1:09:26

 

 


Treeathlon

3/6/16

Results

1st AG/5th overall

 

Place Number Name Gender swim swim plc t1 after t1 bike Bike Pace bike plc t2 after t2 run Run Pace run plc Time age div place division
1 690 John Savage M 10:54 2 0:57 11:51 30:36:00 24.4 5 0:54 42:27:00 18:57 6:05 5 1:02:18 29 1 M 25-29
2 276 Brandon Rista M 0:23 1 2:13 2:36 39:32:00 18.9 47 1:00 42:08:00 20:02 6:26 16 1:03:09 24 1 M 20-24
3 666 Jeremy Pond M 14:34 26 1:29 16:03 29:40:00 25.1 1 1:01 45:43:00 18:18 5:53 2 1:05:02 17 1 M 0-19
4 540 Tom De Bruyn M 13:03 7 1:35 14:38 30:38:00 24.3 6 1:08 45:16:00 19:38 6:19 12 1:06:02 31 1 M 30-34
5 643 Twain Mein M 13:19 9 1:44 15:03 30:06:00 24.8 4 1:07 45:09:00 20:11 6:29 17 1:06:26 50 1 M 50-54
9 621 Dave Leroy M 13:43 12 0:46 14:29 32:02:00 23.3 14 1:00 46:31:00 20:22 6:33 19 1:07:52 53 2 M 50-54
12 705 Derrill Stepp M 13:49 14 1:32 15:21 29:52:00 25.0 2 1:04 45:13:00 22:48 7:20 38 1:09:03 54 3 M 50-54
24 628 Todd Logan M 13:55 18 1:02 14:57 31:50:00 23.4 13 1:27 46:47:00 22:16 7:10 32 1:10:29 57 1 M 55-59
32 549 Jimmy Dworkin M 13:29 10 2:01 15:30 32:26:00 23.0 18 1:30 47:56:00 24:35:00 7:54 48 1:14:01 49 2 M 45-49
48 701 Chang So M 17:37 46 2:19 19:56 33:36:00 22.9 28 1:33 53:32:00 22:23 7:12 34 1:17:28 44 5 M 40-44
Relay 746 Lily&Brandon relay 13:52 15               22:05 7:06 28       relay

 


Wildflower

4/30/16

Results

3rd AG/46th overall

 

 

Long Course - Men 50-54                            
BIB Name Age Class Age Group Gender Overall  Time Time Pace T1 Time Pace T2 Time Pace
597 Sheeper, Tim 53 M50-54 1 18 18 4:56:00 0:29:32 0:01:31 0:03:51 2:41:28 20.8 0:01:25 1:39:44 0:07:36
150 Pietrofesa, Mark 50 M50-54 2 27 27 5:02:19 0:29:33 0:01:31 0:04:34 2:42:17 20.7 0:01:45 1:44:10 0:07:57
955 Mein, Twain 50 M50-54 3 45 46 5:18:44 0:31:47 0:01:38 0:04:44 2:53:01 19.4 0:01:25 1:47:47 0:08:13
1089 Oshea, Laurent 54 M50-54 4 47 48 5:19:10 0:32:18 0:01:40 0:04:53 2:46:34 20.1 0:01:35 1:53:50 0:08:41
190 Begg, Alex 54 M50-54 5 60 63 5:26:56 0:28:03 0:01:27 0:05:15 2:48:04 19.9 0:01:48 1:59:46 0:09:08
162 Hansen, Keith 54 M50-54 6 64 68 5:35:07 0:30:37 0:01:35 0:05:15 2:53:08 19.4 0:02:14 2:03:53 0:09:27
Long Course - Team Sheeper Others                        
152 Wong, Timothy 53 M50-54 22 310 397 7:42:54 1:11:00 0:03:40 0:07:53 4:15:20 13.1 0:05:00 2:03:41 0:09:26
677 Heideman, Edie 66 F65-69 2 105 461 8:58:45 0:50:48 0:02:37 0:18:46 4:30:26 12.4 0:02:33 3:16:12 0:14:58
647 Sopko, Jimmy 34 M30-34 13 39 40 5:14:22 0:34:56 0:01:48 0:05:25 2:52:00 19.5 0:02:36 1:39:25 0:07:35
658 Little, Grant 34 M30-34 15 51 52 5:22:10 0:34:56 0:01:48 0:04:23 2:44:19 20.4 0:01:27 1:53:05 0:08:37
616 Cote, Mark 31 M30-34 17 67 72 5:36:35 0:34:55 0:01:48 0:04:21 2:56:30 19 0:01:14 1:59:35 0:09:07
Olympic Course                            
5716 So, Chang 44 M40-44 8 60 77 2:59:13 0:32:16 0:02:09 0:04:24 1:21:58 18.1 0:01:40 0:58:55 0:09:30
5937 Fitzgerald, Brian 43 M40-44 9 62 79 2:59:49 0:37:38 0:02:30 0:05:31 1:20:46 18.4 0:01:44 0:54:10 0:08:44
5673 Baker, Darren 49 M45-49 1 2 2 2:21:39 0:24:31 0:01:38 0:05:05 1:09:43 21.3 0:01:07 0:41:13 0:06:38
5956 Dworkin, Jimmy 49 M45-49 9 72 90 3:01:59 0:25:44 0:01:42 0:05:53 1:26:03 17.2 0:01:54 1:02:25 0:10:04
5446 Kain, Peter 53 M50-54 1 9 9 2:31:31 0:23:39 0:01:34 0:04:30 1:13:14 20.3 0:01:26 0:48:42 0:07:51
5973 Weiler, Thornton 51 M50-54 2 13 13 2:36:20 0:25:13 0:01:40 0:07:52 1:13:44 20.1 0:02:09 0:47:22 0:07:38
5709 Hersey, Ian 54 M50-54 3 26 28 2:46:30 0:28:58 0:01:55 0:04:59 1:15:58 19.5 0:01:32 0:55:03 0:08:52
5901 Mancini, Claire 29 F25-29 5 7 43 2:51:18 0:29:08 0:01:56 0:05:29 1:20:20 18.5 0:01:29 0:54:52 0:08:50
5545 Holden, Jenna 27 F25-29 35 121 351 3:54:23 0:29:34 0:01:58 0:05:01 1:57:15 12.6 0:02:29 1:20:04 0:12:54
Sprint - Peeps                            
8237 Stepp, Derrill   M50-54 6 6 28 1:13:18 1 0:01:56 0:03:33 6 19.5 0:01:24 14 0:07:31
 
8240 Craig, Jack 74 M70-74 2 110 205 2:29:50 0:12:45 0:03:10 0:12:17 1:12:07 10.3 0:03:08 0:49:33 0:16:31
Mountain Bike - Peeps                            
3237 Stepp, Derrill 54 M50-54 1 9 9 1:02:45 0:07:48 0:01:56 0:03:38 0:36:39 13.9 0:01:12 0:13:28 0:06:44
3035 Hollinger, John 52 M50-54 2 14 15 1:05:30 0:06:56 0:01:43 0:04:50 0:38:46 13.2 0:01:22 0:13:36 0:06:48
3336 Woerner, Dean 53 M50-54 3 22 23 1:09:27 0:07:28 0:01:51 0:04:52 0:40:33 12.6 0:01:28 0:15:06 0:07:33
3239 Dworkin, Jimmy 49 M45-49 9 38 40 1:15:56 0:06:24 0:01:35 0:04:38 0:46:32 11 0:01:08 0:17:14 0:08:37

 

Wildflower 2016 recap.
The original goal was to finish the long course feeling strong on the run - which would mean I was run-fit. Additional goal was to finish #2 in the age group behind coach Tim Sheeper and a stretch/hope goal was to go sub-5 hours.

Things didn't turn out as planned. The swim was 2 mins longer than I should have done - and also got a hamstring cramp. First run was terrific, avg 7:12 pace. But the bike was terrifying; it was windy the whole time, a solid wall of wind that made it extremely difficult to ride in the aerobars, especially downhill. I got passed by tons of people including a guy in my age group. My quads still felt over-trained as well and it was hard to go deep. But "never give up!". Caught all those people on the climb out by Nasty Grade. On to the run, miles 1&2 felt great but as it started to climb, started bonking. Quads were cramping on the steep climbs and I had to walk - never happened before. Drank water and gatorade and ate at every aid station. Gradually felt better. Kept pressing on, never give up. Good thing because around mile 9, passed another age grouper. And at mile 11, passed another. Ended up going from 6th to 3rd. I was miffed because the whole race was never really enjoyable; it was all about pain management and focus.

The best part of the whole experience, however, was hanging with my friends. One weekend when we all focus on sharing good times and an incredible experience with one another.


 

Morgan Hill (Uvas) Sprint Triathlon

5/15/16

Results

2nd AG/6th overall

Pictures

 

Overall
Bib Name Start Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Elapsed Div Age Age
202 CIARAN BYRNE 7:10:00 0:19:32 0:01:28 0:41:08 0:01:04 0:29:28 1:32:41 1 44 1
230 MICHAEL INGARDIA 7:10:00 0:15:43 0:00:55 0:44:37 0:00:42 0:30:52 1:32:51 2 46 1
444 PETE KAIN 7:15:00 0:16:18 0:00:48 0:43:38 0:00:54 0:31:30 1:33:10 3 53 1
49 DANIEL RALEIGH 7:05:00 0:21:14 0:01:01 0:44:16 0:00:41 0:28:45 1:35:59 4 31 1
429 LEROY THOMAS 7:10:00 0:19:58 0:01:15 0:43:20 0:00:58 0:30:44 1:36:17 5 44 2
277 TWAIN MEIN 7:15:00 0:18:30 0:01:24 0:43:26 0:01:03 0:31:59 1:36:25 6 50 2
469 TANNER STEVENSON 7:00:00 0:17:56 0:01:02 0:45:33 0:00:59 0:31:17 1:36:48 7 25 1
12 ILLI GARDNER 7:00:00 0:17:05 0:00:56 0:46:18 0:00:36 0:33:51 1:38:48 8 17 1
491 KEN FINE 7:10:00 0:20:02 0:01:29 0:44:17 0:01:28 0:32:23 1:39:40 9 48 2
311 DAVE LEROY 7:15:00 0:20:10 0:00:58 0:46:03 0:00:52 0:33:51 1:41:55 20 53 4
Aquabike
325 DERRILL STEPP 7:20:00 0:21:03 0:00:55 0:41:44 1:03:43 AQUABIKE 1 54 0
Team Sheeper
230 MICHAEL INGARDIA 7:10:00 0:15:43 0:00:55 0:44:37 0:00:42 0:30:52 1:32:51 2 46 1
277 TWAIN MEIN 7:15:00 0:18:30 0:01:24 0:43:26 0:01:03 0:31:59 1:36:25 6 50 2
491 KEN FINE 7:10:00 0:20:02 0:01:29 0:44:17 0:01:28 0:32:23 1:39:40 9 48 2
502 CLAIRE MANCINI 7:00:00 0:19:56 0:01:12 0:45:53 0:00:40 0:34:00 1:41:43 16 29 1
474 MARK O'SULLIVAN 7:10:00 0:21:45 0:01:14 0:46:47 0:00:46 0:37:20 1:47:55 39 40 8
476 DIMITAR ALEXANDROV 7:10:00 0:26:01 0:02:23 0:45:43 0:01:13 0:34:58 1:50:20 46 41 9
483 JOHN PORCIA 7:10:00 0:28:24 0:01:36 0:46:08 0:01:23 0:34:22 1:51:55 58 44 12
243 DAMIEN BATES 7:10:00 0:19:38 0:02:41 0:51:19 0:01:40 0:36:36 1:51:55 59 47 10
250 MICHAEL ROSS 7:10:00 0:24:53 0:03:14 0:49:49 0:01:13 0:34:21 1:53:33 72 47 13
110 JENNIFER FORD 7:05:00 0:20:49 0:01:40 0:53:33 0:01:10 0:38:21 1:55:36 85 36 3
238 JOHN ROLLINS 7:10:00 0:30:13 0:01:31 0:49:03 0:01:17 0:38:51 2:00:58 126 46 21
460 PERRY SHOOR 7:15:00 0:24:20 0:03:08 0:51:45 0:01:35 0:45:48 2:06:38 165 71 2
471 JENNA HOLDEN 7:00:00 0:20:01 0:02:31 1:00:55 0:01:23 0:49:13 2:14:03 224 27 8
495 EDIE HEIDEMAN 7:15:00 0:27:47 0:03:40 1:00:28 0:02:00 0:49:44 2:23:40 295 66 3
487 LEAH FINE 7:10:00 0:24:12 0:03:01 0:58:04 0:02:19 1:00:28 2:28:06 320 46 18
391 DAVE GILDEA 7:15:00 0:20:29 0:03:51 0:56:44 0:01:57 1:08:26 2:31:29 337 73 4
345 DAVE MANDELKERN 7:15:00 0:27:53 0:03:20 1:02:12 0:03:53 0:54:58 2:32:19 340 57 23

 


California International

6/26/16

Results

1st AG/15th overall

Pictures

 

Bib Name Team Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Elapsed DIV Div Place Age Age Place Gender Overall
218 PETER MENDES TEAM EVERY MAN JACK 0:22:18 0:01:03 1:00:15 0:00:37 0:39:07 2:03:22 INT 1 43 1 M 1
445 BRADLEY SMITH TEAM EVERY MAN JACK 0:22:00 0:01:08 1:00:46 0:00:25 0:39:17 2:03:38 INT 2 34 1 M 2
456 JIMMY SOPICO TEAM SHEEPER 0:23:50 0:01:41 1:02:45 0:00:45 0:37:52 2:06:56 INT 3 34 2 M 3
473 LEROY THOMAS SWIM OUTLET 0:24:36 0:00:51 1:01:45 0:00:57 0:39:05 2:07:16 INT 4 44 2 M 4
424 CHRISTOPHER DANESI OAKLAND TRI CLUB 0:20:52 0:01:06 1:03:50 0:00:38 0:41:09 2:07:36 INT 5 48 1 M 5
474 JOHN NICKERSON TRIFORCE 0:22:35 0:01:30 1:02:56 0:00:54 0:40:27 2:08:24 INT 6 33 3 M 6
444 JUSTIN GREEN FIT ENDURANCE 0:23:18 0:01:08 1:02:10 0:00:31 0:42:52 2:10:02 INT 7 34 4 M 7
286 RICHARD BLANCO   0:22:50 0:01:02 1:01:04 0:00:54 0:44:26 2:10:18 INT 8 48 2 M 8
407 GRANT LITTLE TEAM SHEEPER 0:25:11 0:00:57 1:02:06 0:00:48 0:41:24 2:10:28 INT 9 34 5 M 9
73 KEITH TORLUEMKE PURPLEPATCH FITNESS 0:24:19 0:01:19 1:06:11 0:00:43 0:37:59 2:10:34 INT 10 32 6 M 10
277 DAN FOEHNER FACEBOOK TRI TEAM 0:27:04 0:00:58 1:02:26 0:00:43 0:39:45 2:10:58 INT 11 48 3 M 11
452 BRENT AUSTIN   0:24:25 0:01:11 1:07:13 0:00:50 0:37:39 2:11:20 INT 12 43 3 M 12
188 ERICK PIERCE   0:25:33 0:01:24 1:02:08 0:01:26 0:41:13 2:11:44 INT 13 41 4 M 13
272 DENNIS WOODSIDE   0:22:32 0:01:47 1:04:52 0:01:15 0:41:24 2:11:51 INT 14 47 4 M 14
300 TWAIN MEIN TEAM SHEEPER 0:24:41 0:01:13 1:03:49 0:00:48 0:41:37 2:12:11 INT 15 50 1 M 15
294 GARY SCHELLENBERG   0:24:52 0:00:53 1:04:21 0:00:36 0:43:03 2:13:47 INT 23 49 6 M 23
Sheeper Name Team Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Elapsed DIV Div Place Age Age Place Gender Overall
832 DAVID KOBLAS TEAM SHEEPER 0:24:36 0:04:24 0:26:22 0:01:19 0:24:07 1:20:49 SPR 105 48 11 M 70
469 TIM SHEEPER TEAM SHEEPER 0:22:47 0:01:13 1:06:18 0:00:00 8:42:20 1:30:20 AQUABIKE 1 53 1 M 1
456 JIMMY SOPICO TEAM SHEEPER 0:23:50 0:01:41 1:02:45 0:00:45 0:37:52 2:06:56 INT 3 34 2 M 3
407 GRANT LITTLE TEAM SHEEPER 0:25:11 0:00:57 1:02:06 0:00:48 0:41:24 2:10:28 INT 9 34 5 M 9
300 TWAIN MEIN TEAM SHEEPER 0:24:41 0:01:13 1:03:49 0:00:48 0:41:37 2:12:11 INT 15 50 1 M 15
455 OLA WIBERG TEAM SHEEPER 0:28:13 0:01:51 1:03:53 0:01:40 0:47:20 2:22:59 INT 47 48 9 M 44
290 CORY LUELLEN TEAM SHEEPER 0:28:09 0:02:33 1:11:18 0:02:09 0:49:55 2:34:07 INT 85 49 14 M 75
437 PERRY SHOOR TEAM SHEEPER 0:29:59 0:02:53 1:14:49 0:01:44 1:02:11 2:51:37 INT 172 71 1 M 136
184 ANGEL URIBE TEAM SHEEPER 0:35:12 0:03:28 1:16:54 0:01:52 0:54:31 2:51:59 INT 176 41 38 M 138
472 MICHELE SANTILHANO TEAM SHEEPER 0:30:07 0:03:35 1:19:49 0:02:29 1:03:24 2:59:25 INT 210 46 8 F 56
29 JENNA HOLDEN TEAM SHEEPER 0:26:50 0:03:04 1:30:04 0:01:22 1:05:35 3:06:57 INT 245 27 5 F 65
434 EDIE HEIDEMAN TEAM SHEEPER 0:34:04 0:03:08 1:28:03 0:01:58 1:11:54 3:19:10 INT 292 66 1 F 76
387 DAVID GILDEA TEAM SHEEPER 0:26:58 0:02:45 1:26:46 0:01:17 1:29:40 3:27:28 INT 314 73 6 M 231
266 CINDY AKARD TEAM SHEEPER 0:39:44 0:04:00 1:32:20 0:02:59 1:10:16 3:29:20 INT 319 47 13 F 86
346 DAVE MANDELKERN TEAM SHEEPER 0:37:41 0:03:50 1:31:03 0:05:23 1:16:21 3:34:19 INT 330 57 12 M 239
458 JOHN PORCIA TEAM SHEEPER 7:44:29 0:02:03 1:08:24 0:02:28 0:44:58 0:00:00 INT 364 44 0 M 293

 

 


4th of July Parade Run
7/4/16

Results

2nd AG/37 overall

19:45, 6:22 pace


Splash and Dash
7/4/16

Results

4th AG/7 overall

1 mile swim (1760 yards), 3 mile run. Too hot in wet suit.

 

 

Bib Name Swim Time Division Overall Age AG Gender Place
292 KEVIN BISHOP 0:21:17 0:39:16 SPLASH&DASH 1 22 1 M 1
230 MICHAEL INGARDIA 0:20:52 0:39:17 SPLASH&DASH 2 46 1 M 2
169 ANDREW ROOS 0:21:22 0:40:17 SPLASH&DASH 3 31 2 M 3
112 BRIAN LAVELLE 0:21:29 0:40:38 SPLASH&DASH 4 41 2 M 4
274 RYAN BISE 0:21:24 0:41:18 SPLASH&DASH 5 42 3 M 5
66 MARISSA FERRANTE 0:22:59 0:43:17 SPLASH&DASH 6 24 1 F 1
132 TWAIN MEIN 0:24:11 0:45:12 SPLASH&DASH 7 49 4 M 6
165 SERGEI RODKIN 0:22:21 0:45:46 SPLASH&DASH 8 45 5 M 7
197 MOLLY SUPPLE 0:22:58 0:45:50 SPLASH&DASH 9 23 2 F 2
192 MARTIN SPIERINGS 0:23:22 0:46:08 SPLASH&DASH 10 39 3 M 8
166 GUNNAR ROLL 0:23:23 0:46:16 SPLASH&DASH 11 50 1 M 9
41 ADAM CLARKE 0:25:01 0:47:18 SPLASH&DASH 12 32 4 M 10
280 DAVE LEROY 0:27:17 0:48:27 SPLASH&DASH 13 53 2 M 11
60 JIMMY DWORKIN   0:49:18 2 MILE SWIM 2 48 2 M 2
28 CIARAN BYRNE   0:56:53 2 MILE SWIM 6 44 4 M 5
262 DERRILL STEPP   0:34:09 1 MILE SWIM 19 53 5 M 9

 

 


Donner Lake
7/24/16

Results

3rd AG/14th overall

 

Plc Name Bib No Age Gender Age Group Rnk Time T1 Rank Bike Rate T2 Rnk Run Pace Time
1 Evan Rudd 208 31 M 1 30-34 3 22:19 1:38 2 1:12:04 20.6MPH 0:56 1 40:58:00 6:36/M 2:17:56
2 Darren Baker 10 49 M 1 45-49 9 22:47 1:48 3 1:12:23 20.6MPH 0:50 2 42:55:00 6:55/M 2:20:45
3 Scott Young 289 50 M 1 50-54 2 20:47 1:12 7 1:17:14 19.3MPH 0:41 5 44:30:00 7:10/M 2:24:27
4 Michael Ingardia 127 46 M 2 45-49 1 20:15 2:15 11 1:18:56 18.9MPH 0:55 7 45:33:00 7:20/M 2:27:56
5 Greg Cook 46 48 M 3 45-49 4 22:21 1:37 4 1:15:58 19.6MPH 1:11 18 48:46:00 7:51/M 2:29:54
6 Darrin Rohr 199 51 M 2 50-54 12 23:30 2:04 6 1:17:06 19.3MPH 1:44 13 46:54:00 7:33/M 2:31:20
7 David Albert 2 38 M 1 35-39 32 25:41:00 2:07 9 1:18:44 18.9MPH 0:51 6 45:12:00 7:17/M 2:32:38
8 Mitchell Murphy 171 29 M 1 25-29 48 27:47:00 2:08 5 1:16:06 19.6MPH 1:05 10 46:17:00 7:27/M 2:33:24
9 John Zebrack 253 46 M 4 45-49 17 24:07:00 2:27 14 1:20:29 18.5MPH 1:21 8 45:34:00 7:20/M 2:34:00
10 Spencer Fine 74 41 M 1 40-44 5 22:24 2:42 15 1:20:39 18.5MPH 1:24 12 46:52:00 7:33/M 2:34:02
11 Grant Haley 109 20 M 1 20-24 24 24:46:00 1:33 16 1:20:59 18.4MPH 0:48 11 46:25:00 7:28/M 2:34:33
12 Russell Aaron 1 30 M 2 30-34 7 22:25 1:45 28 1:24:20 17.6MPH 0:45 9 45:36:00 7:21/M 2:34:53
13 Andrew Hughes 125 48 M 5 45-49 6 22:25 1:47 24 1:23:22 17.8MPH 0:54 15 47:37:00 7:40/M 2:36:07
14 Twain Mein 162 50 M 3 50-54 35 26:11:00 2:20 8 1:18:21 19.0MPH 0:59 17 48:27:00 7:48/M 2:36:20
16 Laura Haley 110 22 F 1 20-24 15 23:48 1:47 29 1:25:27 17.4MPH 0:50 14 47:10:00 7:36/M 2:41:04
19 Dave Campbell 32 59 M 1 55-59 36 26:12:00 1:48 42 1:29:11 16.7MPH 0:51 3 43:54:00 7:04/M 2:41:59
20 Thornton Weiler 242 51 M 4 50-54 33 25:56:00 2:36 20 1:23:03 17.9MPH 1:10 32 51:28:00 8:17/M 2:44:15
21 Tim Cohee 41 61 M 1 60-64 11 23:26 2:10 21 1:23:06 17.9MPH 1:05 56 55:15:00 8:54/M 2:45:03
24 Peter Hanson 112 51 M 5 50-54 20 24:27:00 2:20 18 1:22:16 18.1MPH 1:00 63 56:56:00 9:10/M 2:47:01
25 Jeff Schloss 216 58 M 2 55-59 28 25:09:00 2:08 30 1:25:41 17.4MPH 1:16 47 54:35:00 8:47/M 2:48:50
27 Dean Woerner 293 53 M 6 50-54 21 24:29:00 2:30 22 1:23:13 17.9MPH 1:10 70 58:14:00 9:23/M 2:49:38
45 Velislav Iltchev 126 40 M 5 40-44 118 33:50:00 4:13 43 1:29:18 16.7MPH 1:12 31 51:21:00 8:16/M 2:59:56
50 Jimmy Dworkin 65 49 M 10 45-49 10 23:13 2:30 61 1:34:26 15.8MPH 1:21 106 1:02:45 10:06/M 3:04:17

 

 

Kids: 9-10                          
AG Overall Name Number Age Swim Plc Swim time T1 Bike Plc Bike Time T2 Run rank Run Time Total
8 99 Christina Sarles 398 10 5 1:49 2:38 9 9:36 0:43 16 7:43 22:32:00
10 106 Maggie Mein 385 10 9 2:15 2:31 19 11:16 0:45 2 6:18 23:07:00
Kids: 13-15
1 150 Caitlin Smith 295 13 1 4:45 1:30 3 16:45 0:29 2 15:37 39:08:00
2 155 Nina Seemann 294 14 8 6:43 1:29 2 15:33 0:33 3 15:52 40:11:00
3 156 Makenna Carpinella 281 14 2 4:46 1:39 4 17:16 0:33 4 16:50 41:05:00
4 162 Lily Mein 288 14 3 5:02 1:08 6 20:10 0:41 5 18:24 45:26:00
13 177 Lyndsey Dworkin 284 15 11 9:09 2:11 10 24:23 1:01 13 30:05 1:06:51
4 160 Niko Sarles 293 14 1 5:05 1:03 2 17:52 0:58 6 18:05 43:05:00

 

Race recap:

Kid's triathlon, Saturday.
The back story: Lily (14) and Maggie (9) did their first tri last year at Donner. They convinced their friends Niko - a boy (14) and Christina (9 as well) to do it this year. Nancy is great friends with their Mother and the kids go to school together and swim together. Nanc and their Mom planned this trip almost 1 year ago; we got a great house together at Donner to spend 5 days focused on the race. In the meantime I've been coaching the kids a bit and Lily and Niko have been running after swim practice. We had a two practice training sessions specifically focused on transitions. It was amazing to see the kids be so excited but also focused on the task at hand. With the practice, they went from panicked to in control; totally cool.

Fast forward to race day; the four kids were like pros setting up their transition area. Happily, Lyndsey Dworkin was in the same area and they acted like old friends; it was great to see (Lyndsey and Lily had done a relay last year so they were semi-veterans). In any case, on to the swim. Niko and Lily were in the 13-15 year old wave; 300 meters. The course looked huge-but offered great spectating as they would swim out about 50 yards then follow the shore for 200 then come in for the remaining 50. They were both in their green PCCA swim caps. Suddenly three huge girls, shouldered up to the start line, crowding the left hand side which was angled toward the first buoy. People were saying "they're on the varsity swim team!" The gun went off and the big girls on the left took a commanding lead, acing toward the buoy; one of them cut the corner. Meanwhile our little green caps were caught in the turmoil—the washing machine of the pack. I had advised that they should stay calm till the first buoy but then pour it on at the turn. Well I'll be damn. The 3 big girls were way out ahead but... there was Lily picking up the rear, followed by Niko! Watching this was like an incredible sporting event on TV. You could see "our kids" closing the gap. I raced down the shore to film them getting out. Lily got out in 4th place (but later was given 3rd later b/c of the girl that cut the course) and Niko was close behind, the first boy finisher. They went on to win 4th place in their age group, each!
Later on, Maggie and Christina did their race; their swim was only 100M so the course was quite compressed. The gun went off and the kid were just smacking each other. Maggie had little alligator arms trying to stab forward in the turmoil. Christina was able to get away and finished 5th in the swim, Maggie a few places back. But Maggie caught her in transition. After a bit of a struggle they finally left. Christina ended up 8th in the age group and Maggie, 10th -- she also had the 2nd fastest run time!
It was also great to see our Wildflower camping buddy Jack; he got 3rd in the 70 year old AG! Incredibly, there were also 84 and 90 year old dudes - the 90 year old even jumped up on to a tree stump at the awards ceremony; totally impressive!
 
Olympic Triathon, Sunday.
Because our rental house was so close, Race Day morning wasn't very stressful. I even had a great night of sleep. Got to the race start and was happy to see Jimmy (who, justifiably, gave me crap about my new bike helmet), Mike Ingardia - Team Sheeper team mate and stud swimmer (he went on to win the swim and place 4th overall), Dean Woerner, Thornton Weiler, and "old man" Dave Campbell.
Mike and Jimmy are in the 45-49 age group and would be starting 5 minutes earlier. Dean and Thornton are in my age group (and Thornton is going to World's in Cozumel with me). Dave is in the 55-59 age group; he is an amazing runner and has run me down twice before at Donner.
Needless to say it was good seeing old friend/competitors. This said, two times before in this race I had gotten hypoxia in the swim, as recently as last year. It is when you heart rate escalates rapidly but you can't catch your breath because you can't keep your face in the cold water. I was determined to not let this happen again and did a 5 min warmup, even doing butterfly for a bit. Unfortunately, when the gun went off, I was struggling to get around the guy ahead of me, and my heart rate shot up instantly. Within a few hundred yards I was out of breath! Ugh, then it happened. I couldn't breath. The cold and the altitude and race pressure had conspired against me! I felt like I was going to die and would have welcomed an escort in on a paddleboard. I just couldn’t put my face in the water. As I looked around, SWIMMING BACKSTROKE, I saw a bunch of other guys also in the same struggle, many people doing breast stroke. I did everything to try and calm down and then remembered Maggie’s rapid swim stroke – bingo! That was it – calm the f down, breath deep, and do long powerful and relaxed strokes. Finally recovered at the first buoy but I hated every minute of that swim. I finished in 26:11, about 3 minutes slower than I should have. I ran in to transition and saw Dave Campbell and, remarkably, the same thing had happened to Thornton. Nanc got a pic of me exiting transition with Thornton right behind me – though I never saw him.
On to the bike – luckily I snapped out of the funk and started climbing in earnest, catching Dean. I pegged my heart rate at just under 170 and hung on for the climb. There was only one dude who I couldn’t fully close the gap on. As we started the descent I caught up to him. He was 60 years old! The road had recent work done to fill the cracks so there were black tar lines every few feet. Of course I was worried that it would be bumpy and held back on the descent, staying more in the drops than the aero bars. When the road really dipped down, the 60 year old took off like a bullet – I just didn’t have the nerve. Finally as the road evened out I felt more comfortable and motored by the 60 year old and finally caught Jimmy at the turn around. I had counted that I was in 14th place overall (or so I thought). Riding back I ticked by 9 more people. One 22 year old girl in particular was absolutely impressive; she was riding out of the saddle on the climbs; she looked like Contador! I couldn’t close the gap on her! Finally when it leveled out a bit I was able to use the aerobars to get by. She was on a road bike; good thing or I may never have caught her.
On the descent, a 40 year old caught me, just flying so I entered transition thinking I was in 6th place overall. My time of 1:18 was one of my slowest ever because of my fear on the descents but it turned out to be 8th fastest overall.
So on to the run. My only real goal for this race was to try and break 7 min mile average for the run. I felt good and, sure enough, mile 1 was 6:54 pace, heart rate below 160 – sweet! Mile 2, the same. Mile 3, caught up with the 40 year old and then another. Wow, am I in 4th place overall? Then we hit the off-road and I started to fall apart. 7:02 mile. Then 7:11. Mile 5 had “the hill” and those two guys were now ahead of me and a 30 year old woman passed me, too. Ugh, 8:23 pace. Looking back I thought I saw a tall shape. F! is that Dave Campbell? I can’t let him run me down again! Despite the fear of him, my body was maxed out; I was pegged at over 170 heart rate but not able to run faster than 7:20 pace and my left Achilles was on fire. In the last ½ mile I got around those two 40 year olds only to have them pass me at the finish line. Oh well.
In the end I averaged 7:48 pace, 17th fastest overall. Only 2 people broke 7 min pace; incredibly Dave Campbell had the 3rd fastest split averaging 7:04.
Overall it turns out my “math” was wrong and there were 8 other people way ahead. I got 14th overall and 3rd in the age group, loosing to Donner Lake legend Scott Young (3rd overall) and someone I’ve never heard of before, Darrin Rohr (6th overall).
 
Looking back at this race I really think it is the hardest Olympic tri out there; harder than Wildflower. In fact, after passing out at 8pm, I woke up at midnight and couldn’t stop thinking about the race. The swim is such a wild card; going through that trauma was just terrifying. The bike requires nerves of steel in addition to fitness. And the run – should be so straight forward, it’s mostly flat. Yet only 2 people could go sub 7 pace?
 

Two days later, I’m still running on adrenalin from this race, mind racing. What a trip.

 


 

Splash and Dash3
8/4/16

Results

4th AG/9 overall

1 mile swim (1760 yards), 3 mile run. 25:34 swim w/skin suit. Toe cramps in swim.

Lily - 1st/20 overall in 1/2 mile swim

 

Bib Name Chip Elapsed Division Div Age AgPlc G Gplc
187 KEVIN BISHOP 0:37:31 SPLASH AND DASH 1 22 1 M 1
105 PIERRE MEUNIER 0:37:53 SPLASH AND DASH 2 26 2 M 2
244 MICHAEL INGARDIA 0:39:12 SPLASH AND DASH 3 46 1 M 3
171 DANIEL WIRLS 0:42:32 SPLASH AND DASH 4 56 1 M 4
63 MARISSA FERRANTE 0:42:41 SPLASH AND DASH 5 24 1 F 1
243 ANDREAS WOLF 0:43:11 SPLASH AND DASH 6 42 2 M 5
207 GINA KEHR 0:44:08 SPLASH AND DASH 7 46 1 F 2
186 KELLY BISHOP 0:44:58 SPLASH AND DASH 8 17 1 F 3
222 SERGEI RODKIN 0:45:08 SPLASH AND DASH 9 45 3 M 6
274 ARNAV CHOUDHURY 0:45:14 SPLASH AND DASH 10 14 1 M 7
195 JAMES DIXON 0:45:41 SPLASH AND DASH 11 28 3 M 8
103 TWAIN MEIN 0:45:47 SPLASH AND DASH 12 49 4 M 9
57 JIMMY DWORKIN 0:49:09 SPLASH AND DASH 22 48 9 M 17
290 JIM RATCLIFF 0:54:24 SPLASH AND DASH 41 52 7 M 30
                 
216 LILY MEIN 0:12:50 1/2 MILE SWIM 1 14 1 F 1
254 DERRILL STEPP 0:31:39 1 MILE SWIM 18 53 5 M 10

 

 

 


 

ITU Worlds - Cozumel
9/18/2016

Results

8th in AG/4th American

1250 swim, 40k, 10k
Water temp: 83.3, Air temp 82.4
Swim pace: 1:32 - 11th
Bike pace: 25mph - 2nd
Run pace: 7:06 - 7th

 

  First Last NAT BIB SWIM T1 BIKE T2 RUN POS TOTAL
1 Grzegorz Zgliczynski POL 1552 0:18:54 0:02:19 1:01:01 0:01:08 0:40:40 1 2:04:03
2 Ricardo Probert MEX 1478 0:19:18 0:02:20 1:00:24 0:00:58 0:42:52 2 2:05:53
3 Thomas Emerick USA 1553 0:18:56 0:03:30 0:59:30 0:01:18 0:44:03 3 2:07:18
4 Kenneth Younts USA 1492 0:18:55 0:02:56 1:00:12 0:01:13 0:44:10 4 2:07:28
5 Gustavo Poblete MEX 1468 0:21:02 0:02:50 1:00:10 0:01:06 0:42:30 5 2:07:40
6 Adrian Mackay USA 1486 0:18:41 0:02:22 1:01:12 0:00:57 0:45:46 6 2:09:01
7 Michael Bock GER 1550 0:19:15 0:02:49 0:59:59 0:01:11 0:46:14 7 2:09:30
8 Twain Mein USA 1496 0:20:58 0:03:04 0:59:57 0:01:26 0:44:06 8 2:09:32
9 Mark Hauser USA 1494 0:17:43 0:02:15 1:01:58 0:00:56 0:48:38 9 2:11:33
10 Kirk Miller USA 1493 0:20:48 0:02:17 1:01:38 0:01:09 0:45:41 10 2:11:37
11 Dennis Colburn CAN 1518 0:23:56 0:02:26 1:04:01 0:01:21 0:40:31 11 2:12:17
12 Stephen Farrell NZL 1481 0:21:41 0:02:41 1:03:04 0:01:18 0:44:50 12 2:13:36
13 Peter Black AUS 1506 0:21:56 0:02:25 1:03:03 0:01:04 0:45:46 13 2:14:16
14 Humberto Aguilar Lopez MEX 1469 0:23:36 0:02:24 1:01:21 0:01:28 0:45:54 14 2:14:46
15 Andrew Swanson USA 1487 0:23:21 0:02:39 1:01:19 0:01:27 0:46:16 15 2:15:04
16 Clint Dowd USA 1489 0:25:46 0:03:10 1:01:25 0:01:07 0:44:55 16 2:16:25
17 Craig Zelent USA 1490 0:24:09 0:03:24 1:05:15 0:01:17 0:42:19 17 2:16:25
55-59 Kyle Welch USA 1348 0:21:18 0:02:32 1:03:35 0:01:09 0:45:02 1 2:13:38
45-49 Gary Schellenberg USA 1666 0:20:48 0:02:43 1:02:56 0:01:09 0:44:18 19 2:11:55

 

Nationals VS Worlds

 

  Nationals 2015              
PLC Name Time Cat Pos Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run
1 Ken Younts 2:01:11 4 20:02 2:17 57:52 1:08 39:50
2 Mark Hauser 2:03:15 8 18:07 1:53 59:21 1:06 42:46
3 Thomas Emerick 2:06:10 3 20:27 2:37 1:01:09 1:28 40:27
4 Kyle Welch 2:06:37 5 21:34 2:10 1:01:13 1:08 40:32
5 Adrian Mackay 2:06:47 6 20:23 2:03 1:02:54 1:03 40:22
6 Andrew Swanson 2:07:26 19 22:28 2:11 1:00:03 1:20 41:22
7 Twain Mein 2:08:13 21 22:12 2:27 59:19 1:16 42:56
8 Clint Dowd 2:10:22 11 24:47 2:22 1:01:55 1:10 40:06
9 Kirk Miller 2:10:27 12 22:23 2:02 1:02:24 1:07 42:29
10 Craig Zelent 2:12:01 19 23:21 2:30 1:06:46 1:12 38:11
  World's 2016              
PLC Name Time Cat Pos Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run
1 Thomas Emerick 2:07:18 3 0:18:56 0:03:30 0:59:30 0:01:18 0:44:03
2 Ken Younts 2:07:28 4 0:18:55 0:02:56 1:00:12 0:01:13 0:44:10
3 Adrian Mackay 2:09:01 6 0:18:41 0:02:22 1:01:12 0:00:57 0:45:46
4 Twain Mein 2:09:32 8 0:20:58 0:03:04 0:59:57 0:01:26 0:44:06
5 Mark Hauser 2:11:33 9 0:17:43 0:02:15 1:01:58 0:00:56 0:48:38
6 Kirk Miller 2:11:37 10 0:20:48 0:02:17 1:01:38 0:01:09 0:45:41
7 Kyle Welch 2:13:38 1 0:21:18 0:02:32 1:03:35 0:01:09 0:45:02
8 Andrew Swanson 2:15:04 15 0:23:21 0:02:39 1:01:19 0:01:27 0:46:16
9 Clint Dowd 2:16:25 16 0:25:46 0:03:10 1:01:25 0:01:07 0:44:55
10 Craig Zelent 2:16:25 17 0:24:09 0:03:24 1:05:15 0:01:17 0:42:19

 


100x100 Swim
12/30/2016

Swim recap:

Side note - Lily was wearing the Garmin but forgot to turn it on a few times. It recorded 9400 yards at 1:34 pace moving time. In any case I deleted that from Strava. I manually added a new workout and, oddly, for manual upload the max swim distance is 9999 yards.


In any case, we didn't get there until nearly 10. We ate a big breakfast with chocolate milk; fired up to go!
A few people were still finishing their "official" 100x100 with the team. And the pool was pretty crowded. We waited for a lane and had our 4 water bottles and 8 gus ready to go. Lily led the first 100's (we'd switch leads every 500). She went out in 1:22 and I told her to slow it down! We were humming along finishing 1:24 - 1:30. We ate the first gu at 2000; things seemed to be going ok. Around 2500, f, I got toe cramps! I'm just not used to hanging off the wall and pushing off. By the time we hit 4000 I'd been struggling through more cramps and we needed more water. Derrill-this was when it really hit. Holy F, we aren't even 1/2 way done and I'm hating it. Switched gears to survival mode. To be honest if Lily wasn't doing it with me I would have done 5k and called it a day.

I decided to take a break.

Got out, took a leak and refilled the bottles and asked Lily if we could do 500's instead. Thank goodness she said ok but I wasn't sure if she could hang; she's not used to long intervals and she didn't want to lead. In any case, they felt great -- no more cramps! Time seemed to be flying by. Hit them on 7:27, 7:27, 7:35, 7:44 -- (7:30 is 1:30 pace). Incredibly, not only was Lily able to hang, she was tapping my feet on the last two!
Then the life guard told us a swim practice was going to start in 20 mins and there would only be 2 lanes available. F!  That said I secretly wanted us to not be able to get a lane so we could stop the madness. But Lily said, "let's just go fast and not stop".  So we decided to do a 1000 and then move lanes. Did that on 15:46.
Then we got out and, (un)fortunately we were able to get a lane. By now we're 7000 in to it and I was f'ing beat. It wasn't fun (for me) at this point--just needed to finish.
We decided to keep doing 1000's to get through it. We had some more Gu's; apparently Lily took one with caffeine. She was on fire - put 100 yards in to me! My time was 16:01 so she was around 14:40 (!).  We had 2000 left to go.
It was amazing how much it hurt between 7000 and 8000. I honestly wasn't sure I could finish it. Doing the next 1000, I was just dragging; Lily lapped me again and had to wait for me; time: 16:52. F! 1000 left. By now my shoulders were hurting pretty bad and my flip turns were some sort of slow motion awkardness; one time I completely missed the wall. At 9500 I swam one right arm only for a bit, my left shoulder was on fire. Mercifully we finished.
Last 1000 was on 16:35.
Total time, including stops, was 3 hours 4 mins, 1:50 pace.

I don't think I ever want to do that kind of madness again.
My armpits and shoulders feel like glass right now. I can barely even focus -- this email has taken me over an hour to write because it's so hard to focus!

In sum: 1 hour swim is totally cool. 50x100 is almost "fun". 7500 straight is a huge challenge but satisfying. 10,000 just plain sucks!