Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon - Triathlon

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 16m 55s
Overall Rank = 18/268
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

Up early for the hour drive to the did not look promising
Event warmup:

Set up transition and visited with friends and Team mates. Warm up run and warm up swim while sprint racers started
  • 28m
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 52s / 100 meters

Gulf was churned up pretty good so this was a rougher swim than I anticipated....definitely slow
Transition 1
  • 01m 44s
  • 1h 01m 11s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 24.37 mile/hr

I was not mentally into this......I kept telling myself that I could DNF after the bike. Physically I was fine but mentally I just could not get there. Decent ride with power around 235-240
What would you do differently?:

Be mentally stronger
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Both my quads seized up as I racked the was my chance to bail from the race. But, I decided I would at least get to the first mile then quit
  • 44m 48s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

Quads felt marginal through the first mile but I decided I would push through even if it meant walking. I had to stop several times to try and rub cramps/knots out of my quads. Made for a miserable run but at least I finished it
What would you do differently?:

Need to be mentally stronger
Post race
Warm down:

Tried to go for a short jog but legs would not cooperate.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Really checked out mentally but pushed through the physical issues

Event comments:

Team Magic always does a great job and can't beat the post race festivities at The Hangout. This was the last of 3 pretty crappy races through the Summer. Still won AG but just not very sharp during the Summer

Last updated: 2015-08-31 12:00 AM
00:28:00 | 1500 meters | 01m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 0/268
Performance: Average
Suit: Kiwami swim skin
Course: Two laps with short beach run in between. Straight out then left for 50-100 yards then left turn back to the beach
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:01:11 | 24.85 miles | 24.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 0/268
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:44:48 | 06.21 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 0/268
Performance: Bad
Course: Left out of transition to turn around and back on beach road
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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