Miami Man International - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
78F / 26C
Total Time = 3h 15m 46s
Overall Rank = 277/320
Age Group = Clydesdale 225
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Drove to Miami on Saturday for bike checkin and packet pickup . The event was very organized, and I saw Irene (panout) and we hung around a ittle and purchased some gear. We ate sushi for our prerace dinner and i went a little overboard with some fried banana desert. Got to bed by 10:00pm as we had to be up at 5:30am because we could not park until 6:20am per our race packet.
Event warmup:

Set up transitions and saw Irene and JAmie (panout) and then stretched a little. Peed clear about three times so i was comfortable with my hydration level. It was pretty cool in the morning as well, so i was hoping the cool would stick around. Swam a little to warm up and get used to the water.
  • 28m 13s
  • 966 meters
  • 02m 55s / 100 meters

I simply have not swam since my last tri and a 3min 100 is nothing to be proud of, but on the same note i really felt very comfortable on the swim, and i was not tired at all, whihc is always a goal of mine to not put out too much on the swim, I just think of it as a warmup. I really need to hit the pool more as i can do a lot better in the water.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 1
  • 05m 54s

The transition was at least .25 mile. My bike was as far from the exit point as possible and i have yet to master the shoes already clipped in the pedal mount, so i accepted the transition i had. I had a decent transition otherwise.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to run with the shoes clipped alrady.
  • 1h 05m 12s
  • 22 miles
  • 20.25 mile/hr

I had a great bike. As i left, i was instantly up to 22-23 mph, and i held that for a while. I was actually at 24 for a fair amount of the way, and i had a suspicion there was some wind at my back. Sure enough, on the way back the wind was in the face. I really felt great on the bike - best i have ever had. I drank all of my water and ate my gels as well which really helped on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Just the transtitioning. Otherwise it was my best bike race yet.
Transition 2
  • 04m 49s

Had some accel gels and water.
  • 1h 31m 38s
  • 6.6 miles
  • 13m 53s  min/mile

I went with a 2/1 run/walk after the forst mile. I really felt good the whole wy until the last .4 miles, where people are saying you are almost done and there is still a long way to go. I really enjoyed this run course and for this distance the best showing for me mostly because the weather and proper hydration.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a piece of pizza and stretched a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training as always- i have improved on my bike quite a bit - a little on the run and none on the swim.

Event comments:

Loved the race.

I cannot believe I WON - i could care less if there was only one other person in my AG - i won. We did not stick around for medals because we had to get home for a birthday party, and when i got home i saw that I WON. I am so happy.

Last updated: 2007-06-11 12:00 AM
00:28:13 | 966 meters | 02m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 249/320
Performance: Below average
Course: Fresh water cler as a bell. somewhat funny shape but a great setup.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:54
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:05:12 | 22 miles | 20.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 87/320
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 22 mile out and back course. On roads witha aa fair amount of traffic, but the police were everywhere and did a great job.
Road:   Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:49
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:31:38 | 06.6 miles | 13m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 282/320
Performance: Below average
Course: AWESOME trails thru the zoo and unpaved path as well as paved path - no traffic.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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