Escape from Ft. Desoto - TriathlonSprint

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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
Florida Race Place
77F / 25C
Total Time = 1h 49m 50s
Overall Rank = 805/1000
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

Stretch - dip in water
  • 23m 9s
  • 805 meters
  • 02m 52s / 100 meters

I was happy with swim time. Tough entry and exit - very shallow almost to bouy.
What would you do differently?:

Practice breathing
Transition 1
  • 07m 2s

Very long run into transition on mixed surfaces - out of breath.
  • 31m 36s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.99 mile/hr

Picked up 12 spots in age group.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed a little harder
Transition 2
  • 02m 13s
What would you do differently?:

Skip gloves for sprint. Practice more transitions
  • 45m 51s
  • 4 miles
  • 11m 28s  min/mile

Gave back the 12 spots I picked up on the bike. Had cramp in my side for 1.5 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Don't know - the run is my weakness.
Post race
Warm down:

walking and water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of sleep

Event comments:

Needed more water on the run and beer at the finish would have been good.

Last updated: 2008-04-12 12:00 AM
00:23:09 | 805 meters | 02m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Average
Suit: nope
Course: Rectangular
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 07:02
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:36 | 10 miles | 18.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Good
2+ MPH faster than last tri.
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat loop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:45:51 | 04 miles | 11m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/1000
Performance: Below average
Course: Out on pavement - up stairs over fort then down stairs - onto beach and sandy trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4