Key West Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Key West, Florida
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 35m 28s
Overall Rank = 173/440
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 11/29
Pre-race routine:

4am wake up, water banana yogurt, more water, coffee. headed over to transition about 5ish found our rack. My wife's first Tri and she was in the same rack with me. I think this was helpful for her as I was able to help her setup and relax a bit.
Event warmup:

light jog, stretches push-ups bur-pee's etc. more water some gatorade and a goo. lots of trips to the bathroom. Transition area was a little confusing with entrance and exits, but once I got the layout it seemed fine.
  • 21m 58s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 56s / 100 meters

tore my wet suit where the zipper connects to suit at small of back, not a bad tear and never was an issue while swimming, just something I will have to repair before it gets worse. It was a difficult swim, large group with more then one age group, lots of smacking and kicking, but thats what makes it a "contact" sport :)
What would you do differently?:

need to consider taking a swim lesson and putting more time in the water. but I will take 21 minutes.
Transition 1
  • 02m 53s

wet suit strippers are GREAT, I hope they are at every race I do, because they really do save time and energy. took a little to much time cleaning sand off feet, but I would rather take an extra 30 seconds and get them clean.
What would you do differently?:

not sure but I need to pick up the pace a little.
  • 39m 57s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.67 mile/hr

bike is my strong discipline and I love cruising at a nice pace. shipped bike down via Fedex everything made is in one piece bike performed great as did engine.
What would you do differently?:

maybe push a little harder, but I felt both legs cramping, inner thighs and calves on second loop so I back off a little for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 55s

T2 wasn't bad I ended up taking some extra time to stretch my calves after getting sneakers on. this probably added 40 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

hopefully not at to stretch for cramps.
  • 28m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

first mile was rough, breathing was ok legs needed time to get into run mode. Was able to pickup the pace a hair on second mile, but just couldn't get myself to go any faster, an 8:30 to 8:45 would have been more my time frame but it just wasn't there.
What would you do differently?:

train more. Hurricane Sandy ruined much of the training I was doing up here in NJ
Post race
Warm down:

Water, banana orange water, MARGARITA BEER :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of time to train

Event comments:

Amazing location for a race, this was our first time to Key West and will be back next year. I hoping for a sub 1:35:00 and ended with a 1:35:28 so I am very happy with the result especially considering the lack of time to train for this race with Hurricane Sandy. I was even happier to introduce my wife to her first Triathlon and she did GREAT!!

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Last updated: 2012-12-03 12:00 AM
00:21:58 | 750 meters | 02m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 19/29
Overall: 240/440
Performance: Average
Suit: yes
Course: Ocean course, windy, some chop
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:53
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:57 | 12.43 miles | 18.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/29
Overall: 122/440
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: strong wind in face, then turn around and wind at back. Two loop flat course beautiful scenery, nicely laid out, roads were in decent condition.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:45 | 03.11 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/29
Overall: 177/440
Performance: Average
Course: flat warm then hot
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5