Escape to Miami - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
Total Time = 4h 11m 2s
Overall Rank = 779/829
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 73/74
Pre-race routine:

Got something to eat, then headed down to set up my transition. Loved jumping off the boat before dawn, and swimming to island in the dark. Kind of crowded on the beach, but the torches and live music were a very cool detail.
Event warmup:

A bit of stretching at the beach before the swim.
  • 1h 08m 53s
  • 1640 yards
  • 03m 43s / 100 yards

This was my weakest leg by far. The first half or so seemed to go ok, but the second half was really hard. Several cramps slowed me down big time on the second half. I really need to learn to swim better for next time. I think I outran my fitness level on this.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim? I had been practicing in the ocean for a few week, but that was clearly not enough.
Transition 1
  • 03m 51s

Went ok, a little winded from the swim, but still a clear head. Easy to find your bike when you're the last out of the water.
  • 1h 29m 16s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.70 mile/hr

Felt great on the bike. I was shooting for 1:30 bike split, so I'm happy. My strongest leg of race by far, really felt the training coming through.
What would you do differently?:

Ride a bit more on the drops.
Transition 2
  • 03m 27s

No big issues here, good enough for me.
  • 1h 25m 36s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 13m 47s  min/mile

The bridge at mile 1 is really tough at this stage. It's even worse coming back at mile 5. It was cool, so that helped quite a bit. In general I felt ok, given the level of effort. I gave all that I had left on the last 200 meters. Did not throw up, so maybe there was a bit more left.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim. I need to get off my bike and swim more / better. Plain and simple.

Event comments:

My fist Olympic distance !!

Last updated: 2011-02-02 12:00 AM
01:08:53 | 1640 yards | 03m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Bad
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:51
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:29:16 | 24.85 miles | 16.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Good
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:25:36 | 06.21 miles | 13m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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] 5