Escape to Miami - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
US Road Sports & Entertainment Group of Florida, LLC.
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 28m 17s
Overall Rank = 56/829
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/126
Pre-race routine:

Protein shake (Naked Green Machine, Coconut water), Clif bar, then imodium and coconut water at transition.
Event warmup:

Stretching on the boat.
  • 26m 43s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

Don't know how results compared. Swim was much smoother than two years ago, though all swimmers were all over the place (very little effort to keep everyone behind the start line). Current not as stong as years past.
What would you do differently?:

Mass start...but would start more to the outside right next time.
Transition 1
  • 02m

Had a problem getting the bike out of the rack as the front of the seat was on the rack and not the rear of the seat; so it got stuck on the rack as the rack was a little low.
  • 1h 12m 45s
  • 25.5 miles
  • 21.03 mile/hr

Don't know overall or AG splits. 8 climbs over the entire route. Front gears were sticking a bit more than desired. Legs felt slightly heavy so I tried to keep fresh as much as possible throughout the course. My bike training has suffered as I've been focusing on the marathon training.
What would you do differently?:

Everything felt better/faster than Speedway tri four weeks earlier which was also flat.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s
What would you do differently?:

Forgot Garmin on bike, costing about 10 seconds. The 10 seconds didn't make a difference to age group placement, so no worries.
  • 45m 40s
  • 6.3 miles
  • 07m 15s  min/mile

I ran 3 minutes faster than Speedway tri four weeks earlier which also didn't have any bridges. Granted the climate was overcast versus total sun, my legs felt fresh and I was crusing, especially the last 3/4 mile. Breathing throughout not a problem.
What would you do differently?:

Keep running! :)
Post race
Warm down:

Two bottles of over body and one to drink. Beeline to massage tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training on the bike.

Event comments:

Great organization, well-planned, good entertainment and post-race activities. Keeps getting better and better (and more fun)!

Last updated: 2011-08-06 12:00 AM
00:26:43 | 1500 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/126
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Good
Garmin registered 1.49 miles though it didn't feel that long, however it definitely felt longer than 1500. Fastest swim was 23 minutes (compared to Augusta swim times of sub 22 minutes at 1.2 miles).
Suit: TYR Torque
Course: Reverse V going northwest from island then cutting to shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:12:45 | 25.5 miles | 21.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/126
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Average
Totals Work (kJ): 462 Elevation Gain (feet): 415 Speed (mph): 21.5 xPower (watts): 156 Heart Rate (bpm): 139 Cadence (rpm): 80
Wind: Little
Course: Two loops over Julia Tuttle to Miami Beach.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:45:40 | 06.3 miles | 07m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/126
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Good
Avg Pace: 7:11 min/mi Avg Speed: 8.4 mph Elevation Gain: 196 ft Calories: 685 C
Course: One lap from Miami over the 395 Causeway to Star Island and back.
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] 5