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St Anthony's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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St Petersberg, Florida
United States
Total Time = 2h 11m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = clydes
Age Group Rank = 16/221
Pre-race routine:

woke at 4am. Was at transition by 4:30am hoping to check in, do my stuff and then head back to bed for an 8:05am start time. NO SUCH LUCK! RD held announcement of no swim until about 600am. Went back to hotel, stretched and came back for my waiting in the frigid baybreeze.
Event warmup:

kept trying to stretch and stay loose.
  • 00m
  • 1500 meters
  • / 100 meters

Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

Flying start even on cobblestones. For some reason, i got the stretchiest rubber bands EVER! I had to reach down and break them with my hands be cause i looked like a fat bike puppet!
What would you do differently?:

less stretchy rubber bands.
  • 1h 07m
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.25 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

hammer a little harder. Lose 15 lbs so that I'm not a big skin sail...
Transition 2
  • 02m 15s

Another great flying dismount. I had my feet on top of the shoes as i was hitting the cobblestone. I had to take a few minutes to drink extra due to one of my bottles flying out of the launcher.
  • 1h 02m 38s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 05s  min/mile

Total failure of pre race plan. I was clicking off decent splits until i hit a heat wall. I felt a little dizzy and started to get a lot of QUIT in me. Had to walk several times and even drank gatorade which i never do.
What would you do differently?:

Adjust nutrition to accomodate shortened race. I dont think my body had enough time to receive the proper amounts of nutrients. Also, need to practice more bike/run bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Cold towel, fighting dizziness, rice/beans and support from Desha.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too fat, too slow and too much quit!

Event comments:

RD made a hard, unpopular call but it was in the interest of the mass' safety.

Last updated: 2008-12-06 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 1500 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 0/221
Overall: 0/
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:07:00 | 24.85 miles | 22.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/221
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: lots of turns and lots of people who dont know how to pass and/or be passed. At one point, a paceline passed me.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:15
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:02:38 | 06.21 miles | 10m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 58/221
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat and hot
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2009-04-28 3:31 PM

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Atlanta, GA
Subject: St Anthony's Triathlon

2009-04-28 5:17 PM
in reply to: #2116471

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Subject: RE: St Anthony's Triathlon
Good Job!

Great bike split...cobblestones add a little fun to the start and finish of the race.

It was a tough decision for the RD for sure, but overall safety needs to come first.
2009-04-28 6:27 PM
in reply to: #2116471

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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: St Anthony's Triathlon

Great Job!! Nice to meet you

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