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Miami Man Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Miami, Florida
United States
Total Time = 2h 38m 54s
Overall Rank = 294/597
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 11/26
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, forced the dog to go outside to pee, and started getting ready. Applied tri tats, got dressed, packed the cooler, and we were off.
Event warmup:

Walk around...
  • 15m 58s
  • 1056 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

Not entirely happy, but I'll take it. The only person in my age group to beat me was wearing a wetsuit. The first buoy was so close to the start, so that turn was pretty violent. It felt fine, I just wish I could have gone faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m 59s

Had to wipe wet grass off of my feet. Otherwise, it was quick and smooth.
What would you do differently?:

Work on mounting my bike.
  • 1h 13m 53s
  • 22 miles
  • 17.87 mile/hr

I hopped on the bike, clipped in, and dropped my chain... I'm long overdue for a new chain and cassette, so this wasn't completely unexpected. I shifted into high gear and managed to get the chain back on without dismounting. My computer wasn't working right. The readouts were all over the place. So, I just decided to ride. On the way out, the wind was pretty minimal. I was feeling good, and I thought I was making good time. I couldn't remember my goal time, and the math I was trying to do to figure it out in my head wasn't working for me either. So, I rode. Hard, but not too hard. I guess it worked for me. The wind picked up, and I was riding against it on the way in. I think it slowed me down a bit, but it wasn't terrible. It was about 10mph I think.
What would you do differently?:

Superglue the sensor that reads the magnet on my wheel so it doesn't get bounced around in transition!
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

Didn't take my feet out of my shoes for this one. The run to transition had some gravel, some grass and some asphalt. Ran one rack too far, returned to my rack, and everything went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Not miss my rack!
  • 1h 05m 32s
  • 6.6 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

Started, felt ok, then got hit with a terrible sidestich that lasted for three miles! I quickly realized, after walking a bit, that I had no back-up plan. I wish I had set one for myself that was a run/walk plan, because I just felt LOST. I wish I had found a running buddy. Lots of people seemed to be struggling. After a few weeks of cool weather, I'm pretty sure it was back in the 80s in the sun.
The parts through the zoo were cool - we ran right by the elephants!
What would you do differently?:

Somehow, prepare better mentally. Take in more calories.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked. Sat on a rock. My boyfriend came to the race, and he brought champagne. :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not taking in nearly enough calories. Lack of motivation on the run.

Last updated: 2010-09-03 12:00 AM
00:15:58 | 1056 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/26
Overall: 35/597
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri Suit
Course: Left turn around a buoy, then two right turns to face the exit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:13:53 | 22 miles | 17.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/26
Overall: 434/597
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Flat, fast and open.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
01:05:32 | 06.6 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/26
Overall: 345/597
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat, hot, boring at parts... The aid stations were good.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-11-15 8:53 AM

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Subject: Miami Man Triathlon

2010-11-15 9:03 AM
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South Florida
Subject: RE: Miami Man Triathlon
Champagne! Awesome. Dont worry. My computer was working either,  along with tons of other people! Good race though
2010-11-15 5:42 PM
in reply to: #3211057

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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Miami Man Triathlon
2nd in your AG for the swim...that's awesome!  Sorry the run did not go as well as you wanted but still nice job overall!
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