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Moss Park Race #1 - TriathlonSprint

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Orlando, FL
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 05m 18s
Overall Rank = 63/125
Age Group = Fat-tire
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

Fell out of bed at 4:20 am, coffee is no help that early! Choked down the morning ritual bowl of cereal and a banana. Drove with friend to event (1 hour), wasn't conscious during the ride.
Event warmup:

Finally dawn! Ran around some, stretched some, relaxed. Put on the borrowed QR Quickjohn wetsuit 15 minutes before start and did 5 minutes of warmup swim.
  • 06m 55s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Was that REALLY 440 yards!?! Man that training has paid off if it was:-) Friends wetsuit, I have to get one of those. What a feeling floating on the water and it was the Quickjohn model. Sun was just over the horizon and made breathing to the left impossible unless retnia burn was desired. Mass start and started towards the back, next time I'm up front! Had fun drafting and navigating other swimmers, passed a lot of people. Had little trouble with directionality during the swim as shore line was very close.
What would you do differently?:

Start up front.
Transition 1
  • 02m 43s

Man I had time for takeout! Only 13 were slower than I was. First time with a wetsuit, had it down to the waist by the time I reached the rack. Took my time to get things on. Transistion area was very sanding with lots of leaves. Made sure feet were rinsed before putting on socks and running shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice some more swim-T1 this month.
  • 30m 5s
  • 9 miles
  • 17.95 mile/hr

#2 fat-tire bike. Need to get a tri bike and fly!
What would you do differently?:

Draft, HA! Wear the camelback, PITA getting water bottle in and out
Transition 2
  • 00m 41s

Need to figure out racking the bike thing when legs are tired!
  • 23m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

Was that really a 5k!?! Had doubts about the run course (hardpack Sand/dirt road) but once on it, it felt great. Had the calf cramp monster rear its ugly head, again. Stopped twice to stretch. Hookup up with a Novice who is a marathon runner and started talking, took my mind off the legs and after 5 minutes was ready to roll. Slight stitch at 15 min mark, worked it out and finished hard. Had plenty of energy left.
What would you do differently?:

Need to figure out the calf cramp issue...
Post race
Warm down:

Jog and walked for 5 minutes, water, had some oranges

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Starting swim in the back, Fat-tire! Transistions.

Event comments:

Transistion area had a large tree branch that came within 4' of the ground, WHY? Swim exit was terrible (mucky). Wish ride was longer. Run on the hardpack road was nice. Sent feedback to organizers and already received a nice thank you and invitation to see the improvements at the next race.

Last updated: 2005-04-18 12:00 AM
00:06:55 | 440 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 0/125
Performance: Good
6:55 was start (air horn) to exiting water, official 7:51 to transistion timer.
Suit: QR Quickjohn
Course: short rectangle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:43
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:30:05 | 09 miles | 17.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/125
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back loop, fast road surface. Dead dear on side of road stunk!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:58 | 03.1 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/125
Performance: Good
Course: hardpack Sand/dirt road, NICE!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2005-04-18 8:54 PM

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Melbourne FL
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Subject: Moss Park Race #1

2005-04-19 8:15 AM
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Rockledge, Fl
Subject: RE: Moss Park Race #1
Good job Don! Congrats on 2nd place in fat man I mean fat tire division :-)
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