Red Hills Triathlon - Triathlon

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Tallahassee, Florida
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 13m 50s
Overall Rank = 16/275
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/25
Pre-race routine:

Usual Pop tarts and an Ensure and a few crackers while setting up.
Event warmup:

Short run with some strides and stretching. Couple hundred yards of swimming prior to wave starting
  • 09m 59s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Weeds for the first 50 yards or so are always an issue. Not a strong swim for me but pretty uneventful
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

Fair transition
  • 41m 33s
  • 16 miles
  • 23.10 mile/hr

Pushed fairly hard but within power goals
Transition 2
  • 00m 48s

A few seconds slower than top 10 guys
  • 20m 19s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 33s  min/mile

Early in the run I thought another guy in my AG was ahead of me by a few hundred yards. That gave me reason to push it on the run. Finally caught and passed him about 2 miles into the run. Really picked it up during the pass with the hope he would not come along. Fortunately he didn't and I had the AG win by 1 min 38 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Good solid run
Post race
Warm down:

Cool down run. Packed up stuff and took it to the car then returned for awards and post race festivities

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Good early season effort

Event comments:

Always a well run race in a great venue. GCTT placed 9 in the top 20.

Last updated: 2015-04-03 12:00 AM
00:09:59 | 600 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/25
Overall: 55/275
Performance: Average
Suit: Roka Sleeveless
Course: Wade/beach start then out about 200 yards, right turn for about 200 then another right turn to head back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:41:33 | 16 miles | 23.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/25
Overall: 13/275
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Basically a big rectangle with its' share of hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:48
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:19 | 03.1 miles | 06m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/25
Overall: 21/275
Performance: Good
Course: First 1.25 miles on pavement almost a mile through the trails before returning to pavement for the last 1.25 miles
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5