Tri-Cooter Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Inverness, Florida
United States
DRC Athletic Event Management
58F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 07m 6s
Overall Rank = 41/63
Age Group = M 40 - 44
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Decided to do the tri Friday at lunch time. We really wanted to do one more tri and we also have central Florida on our list of places we may want to live so what the heck. Drove 6 hours Friday then did a little ride on the Withlacoochie Trail Saturday around lunch time.

We then went to the Great American Cooter Festival. What a blast, we saw Roscoe P Coletrain, the General Lee and lots of Cooters. We paid $5 and bought Cooters and entered them in the Cooter Races. We didn't win but it was fun. Went back to the hotel and cleaned up the bikes and got to bed early.
Event warmup:

Day light savings time ended but the hotel didn't fall back. The wake up call was an hour early. Got another call an hour later and got ready. Zone bar for breakfast then drove the 5 minutes to the race site. It was very cold, 53 when we got there. Registered and racked the bikes than sat around for an hour. Did I say it was cold!
  • 10m 18s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards

Good but not very fast. I drank water on the way in. It was better than most any tap water I ever had.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Put shoes on in transition with no issues. Long run to mount line and I blew the clip in again. It was uphill and I needed to be rolling. Mental error. I was still 14 out of 63.
What would you do differently?:

clip in better
  • 26m 25s
  • 10 miles
  • 22.71 mile/hr

Course was short, 9.3 so just barely over 20. My power is fine but the endurance is down due to lack of riding. I passed 11 and was not passed.
What would you do differently?:

just need to get miles back up
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s

No issues that I remember but I was slow relative 35 out of 63.
  • 27m 19s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 07s  min/mile

Great run for me. I did not get passed by anyone in my age group and I negative splitted the last mile.
Post race
Warm down:

waited for marcy, cheered folks in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

ankle pain at the end, but no complaints

Event comments:

Well run race. DRC did a great job. Good prerace instructions. Swim course was awesome, had buoys on both sides to help with navigation. Bike was great road, first half was closed to traffic, police protection at all intersections. Run was good too. This was the first year of this race and it went off perfectly, no first year issues. Only about 60 people but a very fun race. The awards were done quickly and the prizes were good.

I placed 3rd in my age group. This is the first time I have ever placed in a triathlon and a great way to close the year.

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Last updated: 2005-10-30 12:00 AM
00:10:18 | 437 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 45/63
Performance: Good
HR of 153
Suit: Blue Unitard
Course: Point to point, well marked course and the freshest water despite being full of Cooter
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:26:25 | 10 miles | 22.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 15/63
Performance: Good
HR 169
Wind: Some
Course: Loop around Gospel Island, little climb at the start then rolling the rest of the way.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:19 | 03 miles | 09m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 47/63
Performance: Good
mile 1 9:01 169 mile 2 9:17 169 mile 3 8:56 171
Course: Out and back on the Withlacoochie Trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4