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HITS Triathlon Series: Naples - Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Naples, Florida
United States
HITS Triathlon Series
43F / 6C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 11m 29s
Overall Rank = 31/188
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/8
Swim
  • 05m 30s
  • 750 meters
  • 44s / 100 meters
Comments:

Was in decent swimming shape but the swim was kind of a joke, basically made the course long enough to say they had a swim but not too far out so worst came to worst you could stand up. there was a riptide warning that morning and pretty good surf, they literally had someone out there holding the bouy down because the current was so strong. the 'swim' was basically a run in the water followed by a short straight section south where the current would pretty much carry everyone at the same pace! That being said I was glad they had it and we were able to complete a full 'triathlon'
What would you do differently?:

Can still REALLY improve my fitness!
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s
Comments:

no way this time was accurate, my heels got so cold running in the sand they were numb by the time I got to my transition area and I had a hard time getting my shoes and socks on, was freezing! Took my time and dried off completely so I wouldn't be as cold on the bike, felt like i was there for like 10 minutes LOL
Bike
  • 37m 51s
  • 20 kms
  • 31.70 km/hr
Comments:

good bike overall, was a little disappointed in my average mph but it was cold and I kept my hr under control, got super annoyed with another competitor who was riding my wheel the entire time, he was sitting on it until I pulled over out of the way, then of course he would slow down and Id end up passing him again, this literally went on three times until I stared him down the last time. i'm not the type of guy that would tattle to the officials but he definitely deserved it and just annoying that he wouldn't stick to the rules in the spirit of triathlon.
What would you do differently?:

could have pushed harder, should have been more prepared and rode my tri bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s
Comments:

nice smooth transition
Run
  • 24m 52s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 58s  min/km
Comments:

took it out pretty slow, both my feet were completely numb from the bike so felt like i was running on bricks and was very stiff for the first half, picked it up to a pretty nice pace on the second half was wasn't fast enough to post a decent time.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

overall fitness

Event comments:

Well this was a great way to get back into triathlon, I can't believe its been 7 years since my last one and its great to have a goal to work towards again. This was certainly the coldest race I've ever done with an air temp of 43 degrees, which caused it to be somewhat miserable in some ways but also a great challenge in others. This was my first HITS race which honestly I expected to be a little bigger and I expected more support out on the course but I'm sure the weather drove many away. Overall was well organized and the course is great, would definitely do again.




Last updated: 2017-01-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:05:30 | 750 meters | 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/188
Performance: Good
Suit: blue seventy reaction
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:48
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:37:51 | 20 kms | 31.70 km/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/188
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: out and back on vanderbilt beach
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:24:52 | 05 kms | 04m 58s  min/km
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/188
Performance: Good
Course: out and back on gulf shore,nice street for the run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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