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Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
United States
Tiger Shark Endurance Events
88F / 31C
Total Time = 2h 00m 33s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/4
Pre-race routine:

Got up before alarm (good thing, the windup I was using had stopped!) Had toast with peanu22t butter and plenty of water
  • 22h 24m
  • 800 yards
  • 2h 48m / 100 yards

This was my first ocean swim in a tri. I had practiced in the water earlier in the week but there were practically no waves. Getting through the surf and adjusting to the salt water were difficult but once I got through the breaking waves I did ok.

We (myself and a few other racers) saw a "fin" in the water while walking to the start line but the locals I was with were pretty sure it was a dolphin (I'll believe that as I know there are tiger sharks in the water there)
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting through the waves more
Transition 1
  • 02m 50s

Had to take a minute to drink and get the salt water taste out of my mouth (ICK, don't like salt to begin with). Otherwise as planned
What would you do differently?:

  • 52m 42s
  • 15 miles
  • 17.08 mile/hr

Riding in the left lane with cars on the right took some getting used to, but it was nice not to worry about all the driveways. PLENTY of marshals/police at intersections directing traffic and turns. VERY flat course, don't think I changed gears more than 5 times total. A nice familiar course as it goes past my inlaws street (where my husband, son and mother in law were cheering me on!)
What would you do differently?:

Drink more. Stomach ws quesy from the salt water. Hadn't planned on that. Tried to drink but I don't think I drank enough for how hot it was.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s
  • 41m 35s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 13m 22s  min/mile

The RD apologized for "Mother Nature" not cooperating and that the sand was so soft. It was SOFT! I almost took off my socks and shoes to run (others did). It made the run very difficult. It was hot, I was tired and I hadn't drank enough. Those factors combined with the soft sand made it not too much fun for me.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more on the bike, bring my own fluids for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Warm-down? Finished just in time for the awards ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Unknowns. The ocean swim was a first and I wasn't as prepared as I would have liked to have been.

Event comments:

A wonderfully organized race considering it is the first year they have been doing them. I am thrilled to have one so close to my inlaws and even happier that it is well run, plenty of support and a great race. I would recommend you give it a "tri"

Last updated: 2008-08-19 12:00 AM
22:24:00 | 800 yards | 2h 48m / 100yards
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: From beach to buoy, parallel to shore then turn back to beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:52:42 | 15 miles | 17.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Loop down Atlantic Avenue (Left lane to avoid mishaps with cars entering/exiting hotels and business in left lane). Turn off Altantic onto Marcelle then follow to Peninsula. Turn at Harbor View and again onto Atlantic.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:03
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:41:35 | 03.11 miles | 13m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back on the beach (in very soft sand)!
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-19 3:13 PM

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