Escape to Miami Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
Run Miami, Inc.
79F / 26C
Total Time = 3h 13m 55s
Overall Rank = 428/700
Age Group = C1 200 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30 AM and took a hot shwer to loosen up a bit as a result of yesterday's 3 hr ride/ run
Event warmup:

Ferry boat dropped FC and I off approx 500 Yds from Escape Island before race so I guess this was a nice 500 yard WU swim at 6:20 AM in the black of the night.
  • 31m
  • 1203 yards
  • 02m 35s / 100 yards

Both my underarms chaffed shortly after the swim start. Probably due to the 1 hr wait from the WU to the start. OUCH. This was a sore subject for the remainder of the day.
What would you do differently?:

Stay toward the outside longer instead of crossing to make a tight turn buoy.
Transition 1
  • 02m 38s

Because I didi not swim with the Garmin GPS, T1 took longer than I wanted. Plus, the fact that my chaffed underarms needed care, I decided to take a little extra time and put on the body glide.
  • 1h 26m 47s
  • 25.85 miles
  • 17.87 mile/hr

Next time around, I would change my Zipp 808's for my Mavics. 80 mm dishes and 30 mph gusts, just don't mix.
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s

Overall, a good T2. As I was leaving, the dude next to me that had already exited transition, asked me to get him his Gels and H2O. I did. It did not have any adverse effect on my race.
  • 1h 11m 49s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 34s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wind and chaffing under both arms for entire race. Lots and lots of Body glide and still pain throughout.

Also a long 3 hour workout yesterday probably affected my legs as they were tired this morning. Captain Dirk did state this was a workout, not a race.

Event comments:

A bit pricey but not a bad experience in what can most closely resemble Escape from Alcatraz in Miami.

The polynisian drum band and the Tiki Torches on Escape Island were pretty cool. So was the boat ride.

Is it worth $130? Let's see how I feel tomorrow.

Last updated: 2006-08-03 12:00 AM
00:31:00 | 1203 yards | 02m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/700
Performance: Good
Course: Definitely longer than the .7 miles advertised. WINDY conditions and a "Mass" start made this a hell of a swim. SOmeone actually grabbed my ass and squeezed. Hopefully it was a femme.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:38
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:26:47 | 25.85 miles | 17.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/700
Performance: Good
HR 165 avg/177 max 1832 cal out/ 445 in through 3 scoops of SE and 1 Gu gel.
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: WoooHoooo! 20 to 25 mph steady coming from the Atlantic. Easting was a bitch. This bike course had us climbing all morning. A total of 10 climbs totaling 1,100 ft. CLimbing the Julia with the strongest headwind, the max speed I could produce was a whopping 7 MPH. Legs were hurtin toward end of loop 2.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:11:49 | 06.21 miles | 11m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/700
Performance: Average
HR 175 avg/ 191 max 1350 cal out/ 0 in.
Course: Just when you thought the climbing was over, this entire run was on a bridge. McArthur Cswy has 2 steep climbs. the rest is pavement radiating some wicked heat. The wind helped.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3