Miami Man - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
Miami Man
Total Time = 2h 09m 9s
Overall Rank = 9/
Age Group = Coed Relay
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

woke up around 5. ate some oatmeal. drank coffee - too much. drank some water. ate a banana. packed the car. carried sleeping daughter in the car and we were off.
Event warmup:

we got there at 6:50 and my friend who was doing the bike portion dashed off to get signed up. threw a bag in transition, used the bathroom (drank way too much coffee on the way down) and walked to the swim.
  • 16m 17s
  • 1000 meters
  • 01m 38s / 100 meters

I was afraid with a water temp of 74 I'd be cold...I don't think it really was 74-felt warmer...and the water temp was perfect for the swim. I had a great start-got a front position, to the side and took off fast. once we got around the bouy, I settled into a nice pace. mostly free, with an occasional breast stroke to sight and actively rest my arms. on the 2nd to last turn, I got a little concerned, b/c the sun was in my face and my goggles were so fogged I couldn't see anything. I thought I was way off course. I finally treaded for a second and lifted my goggles and wiped them off..huge help. I need some anti-fog, as this is always a problem for me. I rounded the last bouy and pushed it to the finish, knowing I didn't have to bike.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. I'm really pleased with my swim. well, get some anitfog.
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

My friend did the bike, so I ran up the path to him, passing people (again knowing I didn't have to bike.) passed him the chip and he was off.
  • 54m 4s
  • 22 miles
  • 24.41 mile/hr

My friend rocked the bike. Granted he didn't swim, and didn't have to run, but he killed it. He was the fastest overall.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

I was chatting with some other relay people when I hear my daughter and friend yelling "go pogo" (our team name), and when I turned around I saw Erich coming. I wasn't expecting him so fast, but I had been ready for 54 minutes ;), so I got the timing chip and took off running, my daughter chasing behind me cheering "GO POGO".
  • 54m 44s
  • 6.5 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

I took off too fast, my mile 1 and 2 splits around 7:20 and 7:30. I can't hold that pace for, I hadn't trained for the run, (husband had an injury and dropped out 1 week before) so I've been doing 2-3 milers mostly...I felt good, but knew that was dumb and I was going to pay. My friend had earned us such a huge lead, I didn't want to let him down, so I kept running even when I felt like stopping, and I honestly did feel like stopping. I did walk a few water stops and tried to drink as much as I could. It was windy on the run, so I can only imagine how much the wind sucked on the bike! I turned around a few times to be sure no relays were gaining on me. I was passed by quite a few men. One guy came up on me and said, "Oh, that's why you're ahead of me, you're a relay". Whatever. I was the first woman to cross the line, so people kept cheering "Yeah, first woman"...I said "RELAY, but I'll take your cheers" gave me a glimpse of something I'll never know-being the first woman overall :) I played mind games the last few miles, and on the final stretch, I was just behind a guy when 2 women yelled "go girl, pass him", so I kicked it up a notch and left him in my 9:15 dirt (my last split time)...
What would you do differently?:

train for the distance. I gave what I had.
Post race
Warm down:

my stomach was a mess...(the coffee). I wasn't really hungry and felt a little spacy. ate some chips, drank a water and a coke. my skin was covered in salt crystals. I saw hermom and herdaughter and chatted a bit. took my daughter to the playground. sat for a long time with my teammate and his wife. chatted for a bit with Lisa (gatorgirl), Jim (run4yrlif), Sue (7013). Stretched some. waited forever for the award ceremony (like 3 hours), and then my daughter was ready to go home. Her limit was 8 hours, so I wasn't going to get to meet the rest of the 1/2 IM/BT group and congratulate them.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

mind games on the run, and not being prepared for the race.

Event comments:

I've done mostly multirace tris, and they're a good, organized group of folks. the post race usually is average to sub, but that's not why I race, so it's not a huge deal. I thought it was a great course, and was just thankful I didn't have to do the bike!!!

We beat the nearest coed relay by 11 minutes, AND the men's relay by a few minutes!! I will def. do this race again next year, just have to decide if I want to do it solo or relay again. Relay is awfully fun!

Last updated: 2005-11-15 12:00 AM
00:16:17 | 1000 meters | 01m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 44/
Performance: Good
Suit: Sugoi (brand new)
Course: an angular lake swim.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:54:04 | 22 miles | 24.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 1/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:54:44 | 06.5 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 66/
Performance: Average
Course: a mostly paved course, winding a bit through the zoo. some off road stretches.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4