Santa Rosa Island Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
United States
Santa Rosa Island Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 31m 31s
Overall Rank = 98/624
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 17/49
Pre-race routine:

Well, let's see. I got up at 4AM and drove to Pensacola Beach. Got my packet, gear, body marked and set up transition. Then I just pretty much hung out until it was time to head to the water. This was my first race in about 3 years so I just went into it super chilled out and ready to have a good time, which I did!

When I opened my packet I noticed my race number was 666. OH NO THE MARK OF THE BEAST!
Event warmup:

I kept my sweatpants and long sleeved shirt on as long as possible.
  • 09m 5s
  • 536 meters
  • 01s / 100 meters

Pretty uneventful swim. I met up with a buddy of mine right before the start who ended up riding my draft the whole time haha. How do I know? Because he said he was going to and I could feel his hands brush my feet the whole time. However, I'd be faster than him anyway, there was no holding back on his part.

I caught 2 of the waves ahead of me at the last buoy and the turn into shore was a big zig-zaggy as I weaved through people.

Time includes run up the beach into T1.

I guess the beast only like to come out in the water haha.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

This was a little hectic. No wetsuit to take care of so all I really had to do was get my shoes and helmet on and grab my bike. My chain ring got caught up on my bag that was under it and since I was right next to the support post on the inside end of the rack my pedal/crank got caught on there making getting my bike out a bit of a pain.
What would you do differently?:

Not much I could do differently. The rack was a bit crowded so I had to do some consolidation and store some of my gear directly under my bike, which got caught up. Whatever.
  • 54m 46s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.72 mile/hr

Hmm, well my bike computer read 18.5 miles which would have given me a 20.27 avg, but whatever. The headwind was pretty strong on the way out but I felt pretty good and passed a lot of people. I never got uncomfortable or started to hurt in my legs, just kept cranking. At the turn around the wind was more tail/cross and I threw it in a big gear and just flew home, feeling good the whole time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 54s

Pretty average. I don't have lock laces on my shoes anymore so it took some time to tie them.
  • 23m 39s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 36s  min/mile

Headed out on the run feeling pretty decent and trying to maintain my form. I got passed a bit but it's cool. I felt like I kept a good pace considering my lack of real run training.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit, had a banana, water, Gatorade, beer, Carraba's post race party.

Event comments:

Like I said earlier, this was my first race in almost 3 years. Although it was a sprint, I am feeling pretty good going into IMFL and IMCOZ. Really glad I decided to get out and race again. I had a great time.

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Last updated: 2010-10-01 12:00 AM
00:09:05 | 536 meters | 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/49
Overall: 8/624
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: Straight up point to point.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:09
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:54:46 | 18 miles | 19.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 134/624
Performance: Good
Course: 9 miles out, 9 miles back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:54
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:39 | 03.11 miles | 07m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 164/624
Performance: Average
Course: Pretty much an out an back.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4