Miami Man International - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 40m 22s
Overall Rank = 198/622
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/19
Pre-race routine:

A little out of sink since we were out ot town, but we made due and it worked out ok. Forgot to get somw water bottles to take to race for use had to find someplace open. Got what we needed and headed to race. Bagel and some fruit and one cup of coffee.
Event warmup:

A little rushed, since I was in one of the last waves and they didn't want you there to early, and they closed transition pretty quickly once I was there. So not real warm up other than an quick swim prior to start.
  • 21m 11s
  • 1056 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Felt like I was having a better swim than this. Drafted with a guy who had a thunder kick, so I new where he was at all times. Everynow and then he would just dissappear, but like a sonar his kick was easy to pick up and get back together. Passed him after the final bouy and headed to shore.
What would you do differently?:

Now that I know what the swim time was should have gone on around my drafting partner and found someone else. But it was good to stay connected for a lengthy time, first time in awhile I've held on to draft for an extended time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 13s

Used the wetsuit stripper, usually don't since Transition was crowded was a good choice. Foot came of of pedal at start of bike didn't have my foot on my shoe good, but no real time loss.
  • 1h 13m 2s
  • 22 miles
  • 18.07 mile/hr

This is my week spot, although it was very windy I chose to keep to my game plan, keep HR at 163 and stay relaxed especially on the headwind portion. Did OK here but still have to get stronger on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I'm happy with the ride, continued strength will make this portion better.
Transition 2
  • 02m 31s

Excellent dismount, pro quality(LOL) at least it felt like it was. Long run to rack did OK took a little to long getting into run mode. As usual need to improve this.
  • 1h 00m 25s
  • 6.6 miles
  • 09m 09s  min/mile

Got a little run redemption from my last event. HIM in Jacksonville that didn't go so well. Kept HR right where I wanted, took my ampiphod bottle belt with me this time. It worked out well never stopped at an aid station. I find these become an excuse to stop or walk. I train with this belt and its the first time I've used in a race I'll continue to use it at any distance above a sprint.
What would you do differently?:

Wish I was 20.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, did some stretching and got some food and drink.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really, windy bike course was not going to be in my favor. I knew that before the day started.

Event comments:

Good Race, liked the location and course.

Last updated: 2009-07-02 12:00 AM
00:21:11 | 1056 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/19
Overall: 0/622
Performance: Average
Suit: Votex 2 john
Course: Nice lake to swim in, very clear as advertised a little choppy due to wind but nothing like a ocean swim would have been.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:13:02 | 22 miles | 18.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/19
Overall: 0/622
Performance: Good
163 avg
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Good bike course a little rough in some spots. There was one area on the downwind leg where you could tell everyones' speed was up, it looked like a bottle launch that took place. Too bad for them.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:31
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:00:25 | 06.6 miles | 09m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/19
Overall: 0/622
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, and scenic. Turns through the park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4