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TriAmerica Series: Clermont- Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommer Sports
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 25m 11s
Overall Rank = 50/145
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/14
Pre-race routine:

Ate some oatmeal and orange juice for breakfast, let the dogs out and loaded up the bike to head to Clermont. Arrived at 6:00 and went down to pick up my packet, went back to the car and placed the numbers on everything, pumped up the tires and went to transition. Set up transition and had a cliff bar and mix 1. And wondered around for a little bit looking for friends. Finally ran into some friends and went back to trans to put on my wetsuit and feel the water.
Event warmup:

Wanted to get my body used to the cold water so waded in up to my chest and dipped my head in. It was chilly and I am glad that I got my face wet because it took my breath away. Went back to shore and talked with some people until it was my time race, the oly went before us so we had a good half hour before the race to kill.
  • 15m 4s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Pretty happy with the swim found my pace and went with it, would have been nice to draft someone.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 29s

Good thing for strippers, Had problems getting my top off. It was a really long run to trans from the water. It didn't seem like it took 2:29 but I'll take it, I could have been faster.
What would you do differently?:

run faster from the water, be able to strip the wetsuit top off on the run.
  • 40m 21s
  • 13.67 miles
  • 20.33 mile/hr

Good ride, I need to get in better shape but this was just a primer for my bigger races to come.
What would you do differently?:

More work on the hills
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

This was a long run to transition. I felt pretty good about the time it took.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster, but not really.
  • 25m 32s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

I could have run better, but much of my running has been distance running with out speed work outs. I wimped out and had to walk 2 or 3 times one right after the 1.5 mile mark, felt like I was going to puke. I finished strong and feel pretty good about the second half.
What would you do differently?:

Gut it out.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around and stretched drank some water and waited for friends to finish the Olympic race going on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Needing to be in better shape, I didn't plan on this race, it was a last minute decision, so I didn't taper at all.

Event comments:

This was a good race and well attended, I would definitely recommend it to people but train on some hills first, they will whoop ya.

Last updated: 2010-03-25 12:00 AM
00:15:04 | 820 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 0/145
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto Wetsuit, sleeveless
Course: The swim was a square swim. Felt good and didn't run into to that many people.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:21 | 13.67 miles | 20.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 0/145
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: The coarse was hilly, but felt pretty good, passed a good number of people and got passed by some people. I was familiar with the coarse so I knew what to expect. Fun time, I need to get faster and spend more time on the hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:14
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:32 | 03.11 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/14
Overall: 0/145
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on paved trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2010-03-29 12:50 PM

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Lakeland, FL
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