Jacksonville Triathlon Series Sprint #3 - TriathlonSprint

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Jacksonville, Florida
United States
DRC Sports
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 24m 43s
Overall Rank = 236/279
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/6
Pre-race routine:

Ate banana, wheat toast w/peanut butter, drank coffee. Tried to wake up!
Event warmup:

Terri and I dove in to the waves to test the water/current. Kevin took some funny pics of us in our swim caps, then we waited for our wave.
  • 10m 29s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

I felt pretty good on this swim compared to two weeks ago. I actually swam a bit and my breathing was pretty good considering the wave action. I kept up with a 12 yr. old girl I had seen on shore and the two of us made it in without too much difficulty!
What would you do differently?:

Just keep on swimming laps and getting stronger; my endurance is nowhere near where it needs to be; too much breast stroking to catch my breath.
Transition 1
  • 03m 50s

Long way from shore to bike; started to put on number belt then took it off! Slugged down some Gu so had to sip water; in other words, did lots of stuff that took up time!
What would you do differently?:

Terri and Kevin say I should not talk to people, not be indecisive with my accessories, and in other words, just get going!
  • 37m 35s
  • 10 miles
  • 15.96 mile/hr

I was trying to take some time off of my last bike finish, and according to my clock I did, but when I got to the end I slowed down way too early and could have lost time due to that.
What would you do differently?:

Stay strong the whole way till I see the timer recording my time or until I cross timing map.
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

I put my baseball cap on and the velcro came untied so I had to fix that; then I took more gu and another sip of water, which slowed me down a bit...
What would you do differently?:

Put my hat on as I am running out of the transition area.
  • 30m 50s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 17s  min/mile

Kept on running; did not walk even though it was very tempting to do so; poured lots of water over my head/neck/back on the return part of course. Finally did a 30 minute three-miler so that is actually an improvement for me!
What would you do differently?:

Keep on running!
Post race
Warm down:

Hugs for Terri and Kevin, frosty cold Gatorade, water melon and a cool refreshing sidewalk shower.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being a newbie? Slow bike? Being too social during transitions? The excessive heat??

Event comments:

A well run race with nice volunteers and a fun group of people. I got lots of encouragement on the course from the fast bikers, and I gave back to the (very few) people I passed on the bike and run. That's one thing I like about Triathlon; even though people are there to go fast and do well in their age group, everyone is supportive and friendly to one another.

Last updated: 2007-08-13 12:00 AM
00:10:29 | 440 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 241/279
Performance: Average
Course: Three bouys; dolphin jump, left at 1st bouy, swim parallel, left at 2nd bouy, then body surf in!
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 87F / 31C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:35 | 10 miles | 15.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 230/279
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat course out of park, on to A1A, back to park.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:50 | 03 miles | 10m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 224/279
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on park road. Flat road, pretty non-descript. Temp. really started to rise and the heat was mighty!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4