Escape from Ft. Desoto - TriathlonSprint

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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
Florida Race Place
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 14m 34s
Overall Rank = 136/1000
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/104
Pre-race routine:

Finished 1st out 221 first timers
  • 14m
  • 732 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

swam at 70-80 % swam out to get away from traffic got kicked several times and legged pulled once
What would you do differently?:

get out in the front of the group as i was concerned that i would be in the back of the pack when i was really in the top 15% of the age group
Transition 1
  • 03m 36s

run was about 1/4 mile from water to T!

jumped on bike and landed on the saddle and seat post dropped about 2" then fought to get the SIDI shoes on. probably lost 1-2 minutes fighting with it.

What would you do differently?:

got a set of TRI specific shoes to fix the problem
  • 25m 40s
  • 10 miles
  • 23.38 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s
  • 30m 3s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

pulled back on the beach and drifted in the last mile got passed by probably 30+ people. did not kick in but was more concerend with quality work outs this week than trying to crush it on the run.
Post race
Event comments:

would have liked to seen a water station between the start and the fort and from the fort to the finsh. just a little too much for me.

Last updated: 2008-03-25 12:00 AM
00:14:00 | 732 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 16/104
Overall: 16/1000
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca Apex 2
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:36
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:25:40 | 10 miles | 23.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/104
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:16
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:03 | 04 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 51/104
Overall: 0/1000
Course: 1st half was nice running the steps was a little interesting. 2nd half down the beach pretty much sucked. sand was loose.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4