Escape From Ft. Desoto Triathlon XXIV - TriathlonShort Course

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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
70'sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 30m 1s
Overall Rank = 603/959
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 49/66
Pre-race routine:

Bad, Show up earlier next time.
Event warmup:

None, I need to develop one.
  • 14m 4s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Keep an eye on heading
What would you do differently?:

Start in front and watch my course.
Transition 1
  • 07m 37s

Need to set up transition area better. To much time looking for stuff and didn't have my suit on under my wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Set up transition area better, and get new shoes that go on quicker.
  • 32m 18s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.58 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Need to get thinner tires for less resistance and eventually a new bike.
Transition 2
  • 03m 27s
What would you do differently?:

Hustle a little more, New shoes could help transition.
  • 32m 35s
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Different socks.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

First time not knowing what to expect.

Event comments:

I give the race a 4 because I can only compare it with the Gate River Run. Deffinately want to do it again next year.

Last updated: 2010-04-11 12:00 AM
00:14:04 | 880 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 32/66
Overall: 66/959
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Sleeveless
Course: Off the shore to about 50 yards out around the green buoy, Then south along the shore past 3 orange buoys then past the last green buoy and into shore.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 07:37
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:32:18 | 10 miles | 18.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 49/66
Overall: 66/959
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: Strong head wind between mile 2 - 5, only able to maintain about 13mph. On the turnaround the tailwind allowed me to do 24mph. On the section protected from the trees and little crosswind I was able to maintain 20mph.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:27
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:32:35 | 04 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 44/66
Overall: 66/959
Performance: Below average
Course: At mile 2 up the stairs of the fort, then a little over a mile in the sand.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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