Jacksonville Sprint Series #3 - TriathlonSprint

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Jacksonville, Florida
United States
DRS Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 14m 24s
Overall Rank = 119/203
Age Group = Novice
Age Group Rank = 6/25
Pre-race routine:

Half a bagel, half a banana - running SO late because you have to go down 105, thats the only way to get to the race), and they were filming a movie, AHH!! I was freaking out a bit...

Event warmup:

None, we had to park 1/2 mile away, and ride our bikes to the transition, run to get marked, and run to the beach, the first wave had already gone out, thank goodness we were in the last wave...
  • 08m 56s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

Horrible!! I hate salt water, I swallowed half of the Altantic Ocean!!
What would you do differently?:

Everything, I skinned my knee on the start, then got boxed in, rounded the first buoy well, then swam out to sea...I was wondering why there was absolutely NOBODY around me, I went so far off course...got back on course, and was pretty annoyed...swimming is my favorite, so I was bummed that it went so badly, never got into a real rhythm except when I was going off course (HAA!!)
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

Had to run on this wooden pathway, was happy I didn't get splinters:) This transition was ok, I'm not the best at it and didn't expect to be
What would you do differently?:

Try not to shake so much when putting on my shoes and socks (I almost fell over), get bike shoes with velcro straps:)
  • 32m 14s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.61 mile/hr

SOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!! Loving the new bike, I was absolutely THRILLED with my time, so so happy about this...huge smile on my face when I realized that I was going so fast!!
What would you do differently?:

Get bike clipless pedals, bike shoes...I'm thrilled with the bike itself though!!
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Should be fast since I was wearing running shoes on my bike...
What would you do differently?:

Forgot my shirt (with my race number on it) so had to go back for it...whoops!!
  • 28m 39s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 33s  min/mile

HOT HOT, and did I mention? HOT!! I ended up running with a guy who was going about my pace, it was too hot to worry about pace too much, just focusing on running to whole way, and I did!!
What would you do differently?:

Run faster, get in better shape...considering the weather, I did the best I could...
Post race
Warm down:

Drink water...drink more water...drink even more water...eat watermelon, eat an electrolyte...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

HOT weather!

Event comments:

Great race, prefect for my fitness level right now, very happy with everything - so thrilled with my bike!!

Last updated: 2006-07-26 12:00 AM
00:08:56 | 437 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/203
Suit: TYR shorts and bathing suit top
Course: Out to buoy (short), long swim to the next buoy, then back to shore
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:32:14 | 10 miles | 18.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/203
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back, perfectly flat...
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:39 | 03 miles | 09m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/203
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back...1.5 miles each way...
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4