Miami Man Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
South Florida Triathlon Series
78F / 26C
Total Time = 2h 15m 21s
Overall Rank = 38/622
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/45
Pre-race routine:

Begins Saturday with a visit to the chiropractor to make sure the body is aligned. Dropped off the bike and swam in the lake to test the waters. Attempted to relax, rest, and focus.
Event warmup:

Stretching at all possible moments. The IM distance swim started one hour before International distance, but all had to be out of transition by 7am. So, not much ability to warm up as stretch, which was fine.
  • 16m 17s
  • 1056 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

My navigation was 100% on the ball; happy especially with the current due to heavy winds. I cruised in the wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Good, solid pace. Any faster or harder would have affected bike performance.
Transition 1
  • 03m 10s

LONG run to T1. Time comparable to top 10 in AG. T2 rank: 5th in AG.
What would you do differently?:

My transitions are getting better, more competitive. Need to work on bike mounting.
  • 1h 07m 18s
  • 22 miles
  • 19.61 mile/hr

Winds 32 MPH, gusts at 38 MPH. Top speed at 27 MPH, low speed at 13 MPH. Terrible head winds. Crosswinds okay.
What would you do differently?:

I think I maintained a good cadence with gears, all things considered. Bike is obviously my weakest link.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s
What would you do differently?:

Would have liked to be at 1-minute mark, but I can't T2 time was 4th in the AG.
  • 47m 2s
  • 6.6 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

The mile markers were non-existant. Didn't know where I was except once or twice. My right quad cramped up at mile 2, ran through it, was okay until mile 4 when left quad started to cramp up, then both quads felt crampy. Pushed through to the end.
What would you do differently?:

I think I planned the bike portion okay. While I was shooting for 45 minutes, I can't complain about 47, all things considered (from the bike torture).
Post race
Warm down:

Water and some new sports drink that's nothing but healthy ingredients. I need to start buying this by the case. Then went straight to the massage tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

32 MPH winds with 38 MPH gusts during the bike.

Event comments:

Goals: top 5 in AG and qualify for Nationals AG Championship. I accomplished both!

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Last updated: 2009-08-15 12:00 AM
00:16:17 | 1056 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/45
Overall: 18/622
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Reverse L...swim out 150 yards, break left and go another 250 yards or so, then break right for 100 yards. Break right again for about 450 yards, then right once more into shore.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:10
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
01:07:18 | 22 miles | 19.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/45
Overall: 140/622
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: South, east, south, east. U-turn. West, north, west, north.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:47:02 | 06.6 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/45
Overall: 24/622
Performance: Good
Pace: 7:07/mile
Course: Run through park, into Metro Zoo, pass the elephant's a$$. Head into the parking lot, north. Turn at mile 2.5 and head back south, through some RV's, back into the zoo pass the gorillas and mama giraffe who just had her 12th baby. Back into the park to the finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5