2022

Goals |Treeathlon | Half Moon Bay | Nationals |

 

 

Goals for 2022 


Treeathlon

3/6/2022

 

Results

https://www.trisignup.com/Race/Results/25855#resultSetId-303825;perpage:100

Note to Tim:

Awesome day with Finn, Gunnar, Doug Woods, Jimmy Sopko, and Boris racing

 

- Team Sheeper was well represented with Maggie Small, Boris, Jimmy Sopko, Xavi, Sinda's son Finn, and Sinda in support.

- It was glorious and sunny by the time we started.

- The water was not as cold as normal. In my wave I believe Jimmy was first out of the water and I was 5th for the 40+ wave. I warmed up doing butterfly for a bit; this helped a lot - no hypoxia.

- Recent team bike training (Zwift and IRL) paid off. I didn't get passed and had the 3rd fastest time since doing this since 2012 (266W avg). My nephew, Finn, on a road bike, was only 15 seconds slower - amazing. He is a bigger than me - avg'd 333 watts with 40 seconds over 600!

https://www.strava.com/activities/6784921816/zone-distribution

- Heading out to the run, I was amazed to leave T2 ahead of frickin Mark Petrofesa.He passed me within 1/4 of a mile. But I resolved to not let the rubber band get too long. I'll be damned but I was able to catch back on to him and, using all the patience I have, actually sat behind him for a while, letting him set the pace. Of course I got fidgety and decided to go around him - dumb move b/c we weren't even 1/2 way done. However the tactic did seem to work to take the wind out of his sails. The run back was excruciating. I was expecting him to catch back up at any moment. In the end I got him by 12 seconds. My avg pace was 6:57 but it felt like 6 pace! Getting old sucks!

- In the end, got 1st AG (16 overall) followed by Mark and then my buddy Gunnar Roll from Santa Cruz.

- Jimmy Sopko had a banner day. He went sub 30 mins on the bike and ran a 17:53. He lost overall by 6/10ths of a second! Can you imagine? Anyhow, he got 2nd OVERALL. He should go pro...

- Xavi rocked it as well and was 7th overall with a 18:34 run.

 

Place  Name Swim  Plc  T1  Bike  Plc  T2  Run  Plc  Overall  Age  AG  AG 
1 Justin Bandoro 12:41 14 0:50 29:29:00 3 0:34 17:46 2 01:18.3 32 1 M 30-34 
2 Jimmy Sopko 11:55 5 0:51 29:15:00 2 1:25 17:53 3 01:18.9 40 1 M 40-44 
5 Doug Woods     14:03 29:30:00 4 1:16 18:51 11 03:40.7 53 1 M 50-54 
7 Xavi Pedrosa 12:27 8 0:53 30:53:00 12 1:37 18:34 9 04:24.2 37 3 M 35-39 
16 Twain Mein     15:05 30:14:00 6 2:03 21:14 33 08:36.0 56 1 M 55-59 
19 Mark Pietrofesa 11:59 6 1:09 33:27:00 33 1:09 21:05 29 08:48.9 56 2 M 55-59 
24 Gunnar Roll 12:43 16 0:58 33:01:00 29 0:56 22:41 53 10:19.3 57 3 M 55-59 
34 Finn Bourke 13:50 29 2:21 30:29:00 9 1:14 25:34:00 110 13:29.3 17 1 M 0-19

 

 

Place

#

ame

Gender

Swim

Plc

T1

Bike

Plc

T2

Run

Plc

Overall

Age

AG

AG

1

122

Justin

Bandoro

M

12:41

14

0:50

29:29

3

0:34

17:46

2

1:01:18.3

32

1

M 30-34

2

495

Jimmy

Sopko

M

11:55

5

0:51

29:15

2

1:25

17:53

3

1:01:18.9

40

1

M 40-44

3

373

Audie

McRae

M

11:00

1

1:54

31:35

17

0:52

16:57

1

1:02:17.1

37

1

M 35-39

5

558

Douglas

Woods

M

14:03

29:30

4

1:16

18:51

11

1:03:40.7

53

1

M 50-54

7

416

Xavi

Padrosa

M

12:27

8

0:53

30:53

12

1:37

18:34

9

1:04:24.2

37

3

M 35-39

10

444

Frederic

Raynal

M

15:44

29:36

5

1:02

20:51

27

1:07:13.4

51

2

M 50-54

16

374

Twain

Mein

M

15:05

30:14

6

2:03

21:14

33

1:08:36.0

56

1

M 55-59

19

430

Mark

Pietrofesa

M

11:59

6

1:09

33:27

33

1:09

21:05

29

1:08:48.9

56

2

M 55-59

24

460

Gunnar

Roll

M

12:43

16

0:58

33:01

29

0:56

22:41

53

1:10:19.3

57

3

M 55-59

34

143

Finn

Bourke

M

13:50

29

2:21

30:29

9

1:14

25:34

110

1:13:29.3

17

1

M 0-19

 

 

Strava

Race Time

HR-avg

HR-Max

Pace

Watts

cadence

Swim

10:16

15:05

140

171

1:37

 

 

Bike

29:58:00

30:13:00

102

143

23.7

266

88

Run

21:14

21:13

168

185

6:57

 

181

Overall

 

1:08:36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Half Moon Bay

5/1/2022

 

Swim/Bike/Run placements

Chang: 13/4/10

Twain: 10/3/11

Photos | Results | Strava Swim Bike Run | Chang Swim Bike Run

 

 

Sprint

Name

swim

T1

Bike

T2

Run

Finish

Div

Age

Age plc

900

STEVEN DOINIDIS

0:14:13

0:01:08

0:30:54

0:00:54

0:19:17

1:06:27

1

38

1

638

CHANG SO

0:14:32

0:01:54

0:32:31

0:01:17

0:19:54

1:10:11

7

50

1

639

TWAIN MEIN

0:14:19

0:01:43

0:32:19

0:01:44

0:20:17

1:10:24

8

56

1

882

ANN BURTON

0:20:56

0:02:13

0:41:46

0:02:34

0:33:35

1:41:04

166

71

1

857

DAVID GILDEA

0:18:29

0:06:51

0:43:00

0:02:07

0:42:11

1:52:40

221

79

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olympic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

327

BEN HOSKINS

0:14:34

0:01:27

0:59:22

0:00:56

0:31:14

1:47:35

1

23

1

312

ALEKSEI AVERCHENKO

0:12:59

0:01:03

1:02:03

0:00:43

0:30:55

1:47:46

2

29

1

455

RICARDO MAZZINI

0:16:53

0:01:48

1:00:12

0:02:28

0:32:58

1:54:20

8

36

1

27

ANDREW HUGHES

0:16:29

0:03:59

1:03:55

0:01:47

0:37:51

2:04:02

27

54

1

106

THORNTON WEILER

0:17:14

0:04:31

1:04:34

0:02:14

0:41:54

2:10:29

51

57

1

303

THOMAS HERGET

0:20:58

0:02:14

1:04:47

0:01:40

0:43:05

2:12:46

59

64

1

26

NITIN RAO

0:19:30

0:03:16

1:10:56

0:01:20

0:40:03

2:15:07

74

19

1

398

VINCENT DE MARTEL

0:23:29

0:05:48

1:12:02

0:01:47

0:41:03

2:24:11

129

51

6

33

BORIS SCHUBERT

0:22:28

0:01:47

1:15:02

0:02:53

0:50:54

2:33:07

184

46

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recap: On Saturday Chang and I went to packet pick up in Half Moon Bay. It was foggy, windy, and cold. We were already freaked out by the rumoured cold water so, needless to say, our interest level was fading fast. Chang stayed at our house that night instead of having to drive from Hollister.

Race day morning we left by 5:45AM. Traffic was already backed up in HMB. We waited for what seemed like an eternity to park getting more and more stressed by the second. There was no more parking! Fortunately we were able to use an over flow lot which was much closer to transition. When I got the bike out of the car, the handlebars had been turned 30 degrees; loose headset! F! I was totally preoccuppied with that and worried I would crash on the bike. No way to fix it, I just adjusted the bars back.

Fortunately the sun came out on Sunday and it was spectacular. Though the water was very cold; Jim Silk (who got up at 3:30 to volunteer!)said it was 50.5 degrees and another said 52. It was so cold, they shortened the Olympic distance to 3/4 of a mile. And the water was indeed bracing on the face. I came out in 10th place but Chang was only 13 seconds behind! His swimming has vastly improved.

Biking on hwy 1 was fairly treacherous; there was a section with no shoulder that was jammed with people threading through it; I just went around using the highway. But I was constantly thinking about the loose headset. Fortunately it held up. I  had the third fastest bike split but Chang was right behind me, just 12 seconds back.

Coming in to T2 some other guy ran in to me and scraped up my knee adding more drama. Dave Campbell had done the aquathon and was giving me and Chang crap for being too slow in T2; I couldn't get my frickin shoes on because my feet were cold and the Nike Next % Vaporflys aren't really meant for quick transition.

I managed to leave T2 about 2 seconds before Chang but my "lead" was short lived Chang came around within the first 1/4 mile. F! Our coach, Tim Sheeper noted our battle as we ran past him. Yes, this would be a battle, not a leisurely run with my friend. My strategy was to just sit behind him and hope not to get dropped. But, naturally, I doubted myself and decided to put a surge in to see if I could drop and deflate Chang. That last about 100 yards. Chang came right back. We ran together until about 2.75 miles when Chang dropped the hammer. He finished mile 3 at 6:32 pace; I could only muster 6:44 pace. In the end Chang got me by 13 seconds, 1st in his age group and 7th overall. I was 1st/8th. We were 10th and 11th fastest run splits as well.

Other members of the 50+ group had an outstaning day as well. Thornton and Andrew won their AGs in the Olympic Distance. Dave Campbell was second overall in the Oly Aquathon with a blazing 39:19 10k! Team Sheeper also cleaned up with at least 13 athletes participating including 7 first places!

 

 


Nationals

8/6/2022

 

Results

Photos

 

 

 

My coach, Tim pointed out the importance of consistency.
- Consistent in training. I have not been consistent this year, esp with running. I thought I could qualify for Worlds primarily based on knowing the race mentally. To be frank, I didn't put the work in.
- Consistent in pace on the swim. In the race, I freaked out when I saw how far away the last buoy was. I should have just kept going but it was overwhelming.
- Consistent in pace with the bike. My bike was pretty good - 8th in the AG. But I got fixated on chasing and lost my rhythm. Burned too many matches by trying to accelerate too hard. Lost to a guy who I was ahead of.
-Consistent in pace with the run. First few miles were ok. Then, around mile 4, an age group competitor came up and I tried to hang with him; blew up and then lost more time trying to recover. I think I lost another place in the process.
- Consistent in life. I have been somewhat herky-jerky with career and family this past year and it is showing.

Bottom line: I have not been consistent and the race results bear this out. It is a big wake up call.

I am not that disappointed in me "as an athlete" but am NOW more focused on "being consistent" with the things I do from family to work to athletics and other pursuits.

What is really cool about racing Tri's is it creates a remarkable meditation on mental and physical health and ability. It is such a unique level-set (that most people don't experience). It is such an incredibly awesome way to take mental/physical/spiritual inventory. To you point, racing more frequently may help to level-set more frequently which should translate to better quality of life.

Results

 

55-59 AG

Rank

swim

bike

run

Total

Robert Skaggs

1

0:21:42

1:01:38

0:40:36

2:07:24

Jeff Gordon

2

0:21:37

1:01:39

0:43:18

2:10:13

Andy Kelsey

3

0:20:56

1:04:11

0:41:28

2:10:50

Rob Wieland

4

0:23:56

1:02:50

0:40:48

2:11:09

Todd Shellenberger

5

0:23:09

1:01:41

0:43:53

2:12:32

John Ejnik

6

0:26:38

1:02:22

0:39:20

2:12:41

William Schumann

7

0:22:18

1:02:07

0:44:40

2:13:09

Doug Robinson

8

0:25:44

1:00:51

0:43:03

2:13:34

Scott Fish

9

0:22:12

1:03:38

0:43:53

2:13:45

Clint Dowd

10

0:25:00

1:01:29

0:43:37

2:13:55

Rick Klutey

11

0:22:25

1:05:12

0:42:27

2:14:21

Scott Trappe

12

0:22:09

1:04:23

0:44:02

2:14:36

Andrew Swanson

13

0:23:54

1:03:20

0:43:48

2:15:09

Alan Svensen

14

0:20:47

1:04:06

0:47:55

2:17:39

John Myers

15

0:22:23

1:06:26

0:45:02

2:18:13

Neil Wallack

16

0:27:11

1:05:18

0:40:56

2:19:02

Bob Schaller

17

0:26:55

1:04:14

0:43:05

2:19:09

Peter York

18

0:25:04

1:03:44

0:45:44

2:19:27

Dean Tilman

19

0:27:33

1:04:18

0:44:17

2:20:32

David Patchin

20

0:25:19

1:08:02

0:42:41

2:21:17

Twain Mein

21

0:25:27

1:02:37

0:47:51

2:21:53

Thornton Weiler

35

0:24:41

1:05:26

0:50:39

2:26:33

 

AG

Swim

Bike

Run

Total

 

50-54 - M

22:37

1:02

40:30:00

2:08:49

 

55-59 - M

26:23:00

1:03:20

42:42:00

2:14:51

 

60-64 - M

25:12:00

1:06:00

45:54:00

2:23:12

 

50-54 - F

24:24:00

1:10:00

45:48:00

2:23:11

 

Twain 2015

22:12

59:19:00

42:56:00

2:08:13

21st - 8th

Twain 2014

21:57

1:00:28

44:43:00

2:11:15

40th