General Discussion Race Reports! » St. Anthony's Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 2
 
 

St. Anthony's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic


View Member's Race Log
St. Petersburg, FL
United States
coldF / 0C
Total Time = 3h 13m
Overall Rank = 2392/3800
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 29/45
Pre-race routine:

BT party on Saturday night! Wendi organized an awesome pasta dinner, and I got to meet Jeff (JkBostic) and his wife, Chris (coredump), Renee, NYTriGal, Lucy, etc...Earlier in the day, shopped at the expo, drooled over everyone's bikes, checked bike in, saw the swim course and freaked out. Water looked cold and choppy and the course looked really long!

Onto Sunday morning...Got 7 hours of solid sleep. I was amazed! Woke up at 5:15 a.m. Got dressed, drank some water and a banana. Then about an hour later, ate a bagel w/ butter. Bag was already packed and I was ready to go. Barry dropped me off at the race site around 6 am, and came back a little later. We had to be out of the transition area by 7 am, as the pros we're going to be coming in shortly after that.
Event warmup:

Arranged transition area, headed over to "Spa Beach" to wait 1 hr 10 minutes before my wave start. Nearly froze to death. It was sooo cold out, and my feet were numb. Found Wendi (G8RSAX) and Sue (Sue7013) and we tried to calm each other down. Saw Mike (G8RLA) and Karl (Motivated) head out on their waves. Freaked out b/c everyone had a wetsuit except me. Met Paulieman (Paul), another BTer as we were waiting for the swim to start.
Swim
  • 36m 21s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 25s / 100 meters
Comments:

First few hundred meters, I was very nervous, felt like I had the wind knocked out of me - getting used to the water temp, all the splashing, etc. But all in all, I thought I had a really good swim (especially w/o a wetsuit!)
What would you do differently?:

Uh, swim faster? Draft better? I tried to draft- but people couldn't swim in a straight line, and plus they were faster, so they were gone within a few secs.
Transition 1
  • 02m 13s
Bike
  • 1h 22m 16s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 19.11 mile/hr
Comments:

Tough getting clipped in at first. Course was really flat except for a few small climbs. Was going at a pretty good clip the first 13 miles, then the wind hit. Hard. I was reduced to going like 14-15 mph. Ugh. Tried a gel for the first time. Hammer gel raspberry. I didn't feel like it gave me ANY energy though. Definitely need a new saddle. I was dying by the end...and was so glad to get off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Get a better bike, heehee. Do more practice w/ wind and hills to get used to biking in different environments.
Transition 2
  • 02m 18s
Comments:

Socks were really wet from earlier so that was uncomfortable. Also, my top was still soaking wet b/c it was windy and cool- so it didn't dry out too well.
Run
  • 70m 16s
  • 6.1 miles
  • 11m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

I DIED on the run. Just ran out of gas. Quads started cramping almost immediately. Had to stretch them twice. Legs just wouldn't move. I think I got passed by almost everyone on the course. Walked quite a bit- at every aid station (so about 6-8 times). Plus, stomach started hurting. I was so glad to get done with the run. Saw Wendi and Mike on the run.
What would you do differently?:

BRICKS, BRICKS, BRICKS. Need to do one per week. I have to get used to running on tired legs. Also, increase run distance.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat on a bench and tried to catch my breath- drank 2 bottles water. Got food from the tent- pizza, fruit, bread...it was delish! Talked w/ the BT group for a while. Karl broke out some champagne...:)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. Race experience (only second Oly, and 4th tri overall)
2. My running- coming off foot injuries
3. A bike that's too big for me
4. The fact that I come from a completely non-athletic background. But, hey I'm trying!!

Event comments:

Hands down, best race I've ever been to. Will definitely do this race again- every year if I can. The volunteers were amazing. With 4,000 race participants, things were a little chaotic and intimidating, but there was such a HIGH level of energy and excitement. The expo was amazing. Every tri-related thing you could ever possibly imagine, was there. If you have the opportunity to do this race, you should. St. Pete is a beautiful place!




Last updated: 2005-04-24 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:36:21 | 1500 meters | 02m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 36/45
Overall: 45/3800
Performance: Good
Suit: Nope
Course: Shaped like a rectangle. Leave from the beach, swim out, turn left, turn left again and head back toward the race site. Had to climb up stairs to get to the T1.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 02:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:22:16 | 26.2 miles | 19.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/45
Overall: 45/3800
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Lots of turns. Mostly flat through some neighborhoods in St. Pete.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:70:16 | 06.1 miles | 11m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/45
Overall: 45/3800
Performance: Bad
Course:
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

{postbutton}
2005-04-24 7:22 PM

Master
1741
100050010010025
Boston
Subject: St. Anthony's Triathlon


2005-04-24 7:43 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Master
1551
10005002525
Virginia Beach, VA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Lisa,

  Great race. Sounds like some tough conditions, especially the swim without a wetsuit. Great job!!!

2005-04-24 10:38 PM
in reply to: #147386

Extreme Veteran
380
100100100252525
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Congratulations Lisa! It was great to meet you, even if it was only briefly.
2005-04-24 11:11 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Pro
3905
20001000500100100100100
St Charles, IL
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Hey you did great!

Overcame some challenges out there ( that wind was pretty brutal ), but you stuck with it!

It was great to meet you and Barry, next year you'll have to stay and hang out longer.

-Chris
2005-04-24 11:15 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Extreme Veteran
365
1001001002525
Winnipegosis
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Atta girl, Lisa! Sounds like you had a helluva race, burned out quads or no. Way to go! 
2005-04-24 11:44 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Expert
1240
100010010025
Columbia, MO
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Great Job!!! We both got our Green Squares today!

 



2005-04-25 12:44 AM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Got Wahoo?
5423
5000100100100100
San Antonio
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Chick, you beat 1400 other people.... Great job!
2005-04-25 5:51 AM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Extreme Veteran
434
10010010010025
Orangeville, Ontario
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great race!

Congrats!

Geoff
2005-04-25 10:09 AM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Extreme Veteran
427
10010010010025
Winston-Salem, NC
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Congrats Lisa, great race! Good swim w/o a wetsuit and good finish even though your legs gave out!
2005-04-25 11:21 AM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Expert
1180
1000100252525
Iowa
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
I know that feeling on the run, it's no fun, but you stuck with it! You did great. Congratulations.
2005-04-25 11:34 AM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Extreme Veteran
724
500100100
Delray Beach, FL
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Good Job! 4000 people! wow I would be intimidated....
Congratulations!


2005-04-25 11:49 AM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Master
2447
200010010010010025
Marietta, Ga
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Lisa, it was great to meet you and Barry.  Congratulations on a great race and a fantastic finish!  I will look forward to seeing you again next year.

By the way, Go Seminoles!

2005-04-25 4:47 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Master
1480
1000100100100100252525
Plant City, FL
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great race Lisa!!  It was great to see you again, and party up like only Gator girls can!!
2005-04-25 7:03 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Extreme Veteran
527
50025
Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great race! Hats off to you for going w/o the wetsuit...
2005-04-25 7:48 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Buttercup
14322
5000500020002000100100100
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Lisa, Congratulations on a great performance! You did very well!! You should be really proud of your race. I was really impressed when I saw you on the bench after your race; you really should give yourself much more credit!

It was great to actually meet you, too. You're cute as a button and your conversational skills kept us all in high spirits. 2006 I'll be racing with you!
2005-04-25 8:23 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Champion
7704
50002000500100100
Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great job.  Glad you guys had fun.  It was great to see you again.  Take care and train hard -SMO


2005-04-25 10:00 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Master
1790
1000500100100252525
Whitsett, North Carolina
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Lisa - you are soooo funny.  I had such a great time anytime you are around.  You never know what you're going to say, but its always something intesting.    I am so happy that I got to meet you out there.  Congrats on your FINE finish.  I think you did great.  Can't wait to race with you again soon.
2005-04-25 10:13 PM
in reply to: #147386

Veteran
166
1002525
Alabama
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Lisa...ok, first of all you need to get rid of this quote: "The fact that I come from a completely non-athletic background. But, hey I'm trying!!" THAT IS SO NOT TRUE ANYMORE!!
Girl, you kicked some booty!! You did great!! You stuck with that run even with your legs dying! Way to go!

Again, congrats!

Kristi
2005-04-25 11:34 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Extreme Veteran
401
100100100100
Plant City, Florida
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
great race Lisa....we had a blast....it was great to see you and BArry again....what fun we had.....no matter what other say remember two words.......GO GATORS
2005-04-25 11:41 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Regular
80
252525
Kansas (Kansas City area)
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great job! I hear the later waves had a lot of wind on the bike... luckily I went early... though it just means that more people got to pass me.
2005-04-26 10:39 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Master
1494
1000100100100100252525
Kingston Ontario
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Congrats on a job well done, Lisa!!

I can't believe you did that brutal swim without a wetsuit...you're tough!! 

Glad you had a great time and that it was a well organized race



2005-04-27 9:04 AM
in reply to: #147386

Online or Offline
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

ditto on what keepitup says! And you also had a great bike split - heck, overall race - coming from a "non athletic background".

Guess what? After 4 tris behind you - you have an athletic background now!!

NICE RACE!

2005-04-27 6:28 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Expert
936
50010010010010025
Westchester County NY
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

WTG!!!!

I've done plenty of races without a wetsuit, but I was very happy to have mine that day.  I can't imagine doing that swim without it.

It was nice meeting you on Saturday.

2005-04-27 9:27 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Veteran
147
10025
Pittsburgh, PA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great job!!! I died on the run too.
2005-05-02 12:18 PM
in reply to: #147386

User image

Extreme Veteran
591
500252525
Miami, FL
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Lisa - great race report!  It sounds like you did really well!  You still beat out a lot of people, so I would certainly call it a success!!  Nice job!
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » St. Anthony's Triathlon Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 2