Escape to Miami - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
US Road Sports & Entertainment Group of Florida, LLC.
89F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 42m 28s
Overall Rank = 166/829
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 28/105
Pre-race routine:

3:45am wake-up; instant oatmeal with banana; 16oz coffee with soy milk
Event warmup:

Light swimming prior to race start 200-300yds free, breast & back
  • 37m 4s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

Crowded start all the way around the turn bouy (approx. 500-600 yards); solid pacing, stroke and breathing on back stretch
What would you do differently?:

Start on outside to avoid crowding at turn buoy and keep clear lane to get into rhytm sooner; sacrifice distance for pace and hopefully overall speed
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

Long run from water to bike; overall transition seemed smoother than total time listed
What would you do differently?:

No socks and faster shoe entry
  • 1h 10m 12s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.24 mile/hr

Riding blind without HR monitor and Cadence computer
Thought my average speed was faster than actual
What would you do differently?:

Make sure Cadence & heart rate monitors are working
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

Didn't seem to take as long as listed
What would you do differently?:

Have shoes closer to completely laced and no socks
  • 50m 29s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

Hard start up and over causeway; legs and body felt tired
What would you do differently?:

HR monitor critical to balancing output/ effort
Post race
Warm down:

Cold water over the head and lots of walking; hamstring stretches;

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cadence and HR monitor malfunctions; hard to control pacing and effort without either

Event comments:

Poor start--too crowded and no waves to thin herd; great course, well organized, plenty of volunteers and hydration; rumor has it actual distances on bike and run were longer than posted... that would explain why the times seemed slower than what I thought/ felt I produced

Last updated: 2011-09-19 12:00 AM
00:37:04 | 1640 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/105
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Average
Suit: No
Course: Angle north then 120 degree cut back south along shore
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:52
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:12 | 24.85 miles | 21.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/105
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Causeway 4 times (2 loops)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:53
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:50:29 | 06.21 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/105
Overall: 0/829
Performance: Average
Course: 2 hills/ causeway out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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