Great American Cooter Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Inverness, Florida
United States
DRC Sports
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 42m 22s
Overall Rank = 215/243
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 8/10
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:30am. As always I didn't feel like eating. I ended up having a protein drink, half a banana, 1/4 pb sandwich and a small cup of hot water the hotel was calling coffee. I was dragging my feet getting dressed, constantly asking myself "why am I doing this".
Event warmup:

Parked near transition. Walked to registration and back, constantly wondering out loud if I am crazy or not. The air temp was 56 degrees. I couldn't shake the thought that the water temp was going to be super cold as well. My race buddy and I were going to at least get our shirts before we chickened out and left. But when we heard that the water temp was 77, we mustered our strength and decided to go through with it after all. It was her first tri and how could we tell peeps we were wimps?
  • 11m 40s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 39s / 100 yards

I swam just fine for my abilities. No fear. Just a little frustration at being surrounded by people. I could never get in a groove because I spent a lot of time sighting the buoys and other swimmers. I caught up with Brennee right before the exit.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure.
Transition 1
  • 03m 43s

I was slow, but about the same time I did last time. I really tried to dry my feet more. I didn't dry them much at the last tri and I suffered for having really wet socks and shoes. I also debated about putting on a shirt. I just took my time.
What would you do differently?:

Bring a hand towel to dry my feet off better. Stop overthinking.
  • 43m 29s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.56 mile/hr

Nice ride.
What would you do differently?:

Not hold back so much.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

Put on my halloween shirt. Drank some gatorade. Put on race belt. I am never very eager to run, so I am slow.
What would you do differently?:

Hurry a little more.
  • 41m 52s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 31s  min/mile

Had to hit the potty right after I got started. I kept up my 2.5/1 run/walk intervals. My right calf and left ankle weren't happy most of the run. I did better when I was running. The calf muscle was just too tight for walking at a brisk pace. Right before the finish line, Brennee caught up with me. We finished together. :-)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, other than just keep running. Running is my weakness and the hardest of the 3 for me.
Post race
Event comments:

I was very happy with my time. This was my second tri. I got a very bad attitude on the first tri when I struggled so much with the run. But the negative attitude was gone this time. The weather was perfect. We were scared out of our minds on how cold it might be, enough to make us thinking of leaving. Turns out, the weather will be the reason we do it again. I love not feeling like I am going to pass out from the heat.

Last updated: 2009-10-27 12:00 AM
00:11:40 | 440 yards | 02m 39s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 179/243
Performance: Average
Suit: Danskin one piece solid black tri suit
Course: Inverted triangle. Dark black water, but clean. I did not have to fish out lake weeds this time. Sandy bottom, not slimy like I feared.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:43:29 | 12 miles | 16.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 174/243
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Small hills. 4 miles on a paved trail. The other 8 were through some neighborhoods. I really enjoyed this ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:52 | 03.1 miles | 13m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 230/243
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back on pave trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
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