2010 Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon- Olympic and Sprint Distances - TriathlonOlympic

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
United States
Team Magic, Inc
92F / 33C
Total Time = 2h 58m 23s
Overall Rank = 65/137
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/24
  • 33m 48s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Somehow got a little off course coming in from the last bouy, but not too much time lost. Didn't see anyone pass me. Had plenty of room with time trial start. Passed lots of people. My time estimate was a little high so I probably was swimming with some slower folks. Never really cought my breath though.
Transition 1
  • 01m 30s

Passed lots of folks who didn't have their shoes already clipped on bike. They should really learn this. I was 1st in my age group and 7th overall on T1 despite being racked in the farthest back corner. I love saving time like this.
What would you do differently?:

Not be racked in the back due to over estimating swim time.
  • 1h 11m 29s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.86 mile/hr

Only issue was head wind on the way back, but the tailwind on the way out helped me keep around 24mph to get average up pretty good. New aero bottle was great. Pushed hard the whole way. Home field advantage was enjoyed, having just run this course last Saturday and know all the potholes to avoid, and there are lots.
What would you do differently?:

Have a $12000 bike to use next time!
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Got one shoe tongue a little stuck, cost about 5 seconds, 4th in age group. Grabbed running shirt and put on after getting out on course which worked great for me. Happy with time, but legs didn't work too well after fast bike time.
  • 1h 10m 38s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 22s  min/mile

Hot. Got murdered on run. Lots of walking and listening to that voice that kept saying "lie down and take a nap, it's ok". This run was the hardest physical activity I have ever undertaken. So humid and hot. Poured several cups of water over head and body and each station but still hot. Shoes were soaked and got lots of blisters. Did finish last .9 miles running and was able to sprint last 2/10s to finish. Collapsed and took at least 15 minutes to cool down and not be delirious.
What would you do differently?:

Not do it if weather forecast is for 109 degree heat index.
Post race
Warm down:

Many cups of cold water over head and down mouth. Ice packs on neck. Still took forever to recover.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and Humidity and fatigue at beginning of run. I guess it was the bike, but my legs did feel a bit like I haven't slept well the night before.

Event comments:

Well organized and good after event. Nice to have a stage and a real P.A. system at one of these where you can actually hear the results. Giving away two tri bikes was nice too.

Last updated: 2010-04-28 12:00 AM
00:33:48 | 1640 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/24
Overall: 53/137
Performance: Good
Course: Out 300 yards, down 1000 yards, and in 300 yards.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:11:29 | 24.85 miles | 20.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/24
Overall: 53/137
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Easy out and back and through the State park and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:10:38 | 06.21 miles | 11m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/24
Overall: 86/137
Performance: Bad
Course: Boring, flat, hot, out and back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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