Santa Rosa Island Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
United States
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72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 44m 11s
Overall Rank = 168/600
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 24/46
  • 21m 5s
  • 600 yards
  • 03m 31s / 100 yards

Flat calm seas. Constant traffic around me. Lots of bumping. Stayed calm and tried to conserve energy. Breathing was steady and under control.
What would you do differently?:

Speed up. I held back as I feared exiting the water gaspign for breath.
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

Found neighbors gear scattered into my area. Neighbor's water also soaked on my belongings. I stayed calm and purposefully tried to not rush. I figured a few seconds wasn't going to hurt and wanted to be sure I didn't forget anything.
  • 54m 58s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.65 mile/hr

Held myself back in fear I wouldn't have anything left for the run (my weakest event). I had a high HR for me 165 and couldn't get it down below 155-160 even if I slowed to 18 mph, so I just tried to maintain 20-22 mph and hoped I wasn't pushing too hard.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more h20. I should have pushed a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

Had that nagging feeling I was forgetting something. I tried to be calm & purposeful, which cost me some time,but since I'm so slow on the run, I wasn't too worried about a few extra seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Practice the transitions at home and have confidence in my set up.
  • 28m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 12s  min/mile

Wow, was overcome by calf cramps at the start of the run as well as rib stitches. Don't know where they came from. It wasn't until the 1/2 way point before I could actually start to run instead of jogging.
What would you do differently?:

Stop & stretch a bit to see if I could shake the calf cramps. Run more in advance of the race (I hadn't run in the 3 weeks prior due to a foot injury)
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of conditioning. Foot injury. Better race management.

Event comments:

Volunteers were fantastic. Race very poorly organized & executed. Late setup, no body marking because they had no markers, no transitiion area organization, timing is yet to be verified by the RD as they had some hiccups that haven't been yet resolved now 3 days later. Fun race course, great people, but poor administration.

Last updated: 2008-10-07 12:00 AM
00:21:05 | 600 yards | 03m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 23/46
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Time: 02:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:54:58 | 18 miles | 19.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/46
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:36 | 03.11 miles | 09m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 38/46
Overall: 0/600
Performance: Below average
Course: Dead flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %-2.2%
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4