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Miami, Florida
United States
PR Racing Miami LLC
Total Time = 2h 30m 59s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 14/85
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15 and headed to transition got there at 5am. Felt very tired didn't sleep well total 4 hrs. went to bed way too late. didn't feel great, couldn't even eat a banana which is normally my race food, 2 bananas and morning bar. I started the race with no gels and half banana
Event warmup:

not much pre-warmup besides hitting the bathroom, before going to the ferry i went 3 times and felt like something wasn't 100%, didn't feel great in the week preceeding the race.
  • 29m 34s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 58s / 100 meters

quick warmup, and off we went. start wasn't as bad as it normally is for me, didn't get as beat up.
What would you do differently?:

swim more, although swim wasn't the best the strong current against us didn't help. need to see how i can swim in a OWS without currents.
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s

i can't really comment much on my transitions. i tend to have t1 down....

run out from water with cap and goggle, the moment i am out remove goggles and cap toss them next to the bike, helmet, glasses, grab bike.
What would you do differently?:

not much besides do a flying start on the bike which i am afraid of due to the rear wing and landing on my nuts.
  • 1h 06m
  • 24.8 miles
  • 22.55 mile/hr

comfy race pace, i didn't have my HR on me but i know my body at this time i was about 160-165 on the uphills. at about 43 min, when i looked at my bike computer i noticed my body beginning to ask for food. i had nothing. no gels and limited breakfast left me empty.
What would you do differently?:

nice improvement, legs were feeling sore from the heavy running week, was already about 20+ miles for the week. a taper would have been oh so nice.

gels, blocks whatever the hell i should have had something in the bag. /i am a retard
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

SERIOUSLY WTF....this is the 3rd race i keep loosing my bike place. i can't ever seem to find it. going to make a thread on the topic
What would you do differently?:

my transitions like t1 is usually dialed in. i jump off the bike once i can find the spot its pretty damn quick, but of-course i couldn't find my place.
  • 52m 57s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 32s  min/mile

run started ok, or so i thought, after i crossed the 1 mile marker i looked at my watch and had a time of 9:03 min. began having some GI issues after mile 2 and everything just went to shit. i tried to speed up and eventhough my breathing was good, my legs just wouldn't move. mile 5 to 6 was terrible, i just wanted to finish. i tend to give it a hard hard sprint in the last .5 mile, had to walk to the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

i hope that with a taper rather then HIM build week I can do much better next year, I should be hitting 45-48 min on a run like this. it was a disappointment not even come in at 8 min flat.

Post race
Warm down:

just crashed on the grass, it was the first race where my body began shutting down near end of the race. the moment i hit my house i ate a big sandwich and immediately went to bed. felt about 85% afterwards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

need to relax prior to the race and try out nutrition plan that will give me energy. i lost everything i felt like garbage on the run. something i have been putting in more milage into and improving turned completely against me.

Last updated: 2009-10-01 12:00 AM
00:29:34 | 1500 meters | 01m 58s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/85
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:06:00 | 24.8 miles | 22.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/85
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: several bridges, wind in one direction so it evened things out, tailwind 1 direction headwin the way back
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:03
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:52:57 | 06.2 miles | 08m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/85
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 1 big bridge, mcarthur causeway
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-10-01 10:44 AM

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