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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
St. Anthony's Triathlon
Total Time = 4h 00m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Arrived in st pete 1:30 saturday. Checked in to the race and racked the bike. Went to the Vinoy and checked into the hotel....hung by the pool and then went to carrabba's for dinner. Saw the BT people there and we ate with some friends of ours. Went back to the hotel and fell asleep around 10pm. Woke up at 5:30 and i was bodymarked by 6. Setup transition and went to the swim start with plenty of time to spare.
Event warmup:

No warmup - just put on my wetsuit and jumped into the corral.
  • 46m 36s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 07s / 100 meters

I have no idea what i am thinking of, but this is the second time I have done a new thing on race day and it is ALWAYS a bad decision. The one thing in tri i have little trouble with is the swim. I purchased a wetsuit two weeks before the tri and never swam in it until race day. I paid dearly for it. I was getting drag from my arms, and neck where water was coming into the suit. I really do not need a wetsuit it actually hindered my performance. I made it through and learned a lesson.
What would you do differently?:

No wetsuit - it added 12 minutes to last year's time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 7s

Took off my wetsuit and got into my bike without much trouble at all
What would you do differently?:

No wetsuit
  • 1h 18m 7s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr

This was my best leg of this race although not my shining moment on the bike - i could have pressed a lot more, and done better, but i was saving myself for the run. I felt great the entire time on the bike and was not spent at all. I actually though i was getting a penalty as i got to a hill with the ref right next to me, and the person in front of me really slowed and i pushed really hard and came into the passing zone, but at the crest of the hill, he hit the hammer so i dropped back out of the passing zone, which T2 my left hammy locked up while dismounting.
What would you do differently?:

Go all out on the bike - my run sucks no matter what i do.
Transition 2
  • 07m 12s

Miserable transition time mostly because i tried to stretch out the hammy to feel better on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Better nutrition
  • 1h 43m 28s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 16m 40s  min/mile

Wow - i would be hard pressed to have a worse run time than this, but poor training and poor nutrition are two major strikes that will rear their head in an oly. My hammy never recovered and by mile three the quad started locking up. I ran/walked 1/1 for the first three miles then the last three whatever i could muster without locking up. I was not winded, just my muscles were done.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and proper nutrition going into the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Went to the medallion tent and ate fruit and waited for people to come in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Simple - poor judgement (wetsuit) poor training, poor nutrition

Event comments:

I love this race and i was very happy to finish and be involved in the premier event of the year for this triathlete. I will come back next year under 3:30.

Last updated: 2008-04-12 12:00 AM
00:46:36 | 1500 meters | 03m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Awesoem course - it is really a beautiful place to swim.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:07
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:18:07 | 24.85 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 07:12
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:43:28 | 06.21 miles | 16m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
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

2008-04-28 5:25 PM

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Estero, FL
Subject: St. Anthony's Triathlon

2008-04-29 7:22 AM
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Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Seems you learned a lot this year

Nice way to nail it on the bike and wicked good pace for holding back some for the run..nice work and no penalty is even better!

You had fun and participated in the premier tri cool is that!

I hope maybe next year to come do the race is a blast  (go Sox


2008-04-29 10:17 AM
in reply to: #1367723

Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Hey Big O! Wish I got got the chance to meet you at carrabba's...I was finishing my second glass of wine and was a little "happy" - so I really didn't notice too many other people, lol.

Way to stick it out on the run in tough conditions. I hope your leg is feeling better. Who cares if you had to walk most of the run- you didn't give up and you kept on! Hope to see you next year at the race!

2008-04-29 12:27 PM
in reply to: #1367723

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

What matters is that you got thru it and learned some good lessons.  That's what this is all about.  And next time you'll be stronger for it!  Still had a great bike split though!

Thanks for coming out this weekend, it was good to see ya!  Hope to see you again next year!

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