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St. Anthony's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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St. Petersburg, FL
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 41m 46s
Overall Rank = 28/166
Age Group = Women's 40 - 44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Put body glide on the legs, neck, belly. Set my transition area up, pictured in my head how I am to do my transition. Also, ate a Power Harvest Bar and drank water (slowly up until 45 minutes before race start)
Event warmup:

Gentle stretching, Did a few practice swims with running up onto the beach unzipping and taking the top of the wetsuit down.
  • 30m 8s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m / 100 meters

The first straightaway was easier than after the first turn. That's when I really had people swimming into me.
What would you do differently?:

Get my butt in gear during swim practice so I'd be ahead of those guys who were running into me today!
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

Cobblestone streets for several hundred yards at the start of the bike. Made it hard to get my feet into the shoes on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Always try to be a little faster. Went pretty smooth, though.
  • 1h 19m 16s
  • 40 kms
  • 30.28 km/hr

Mostly on good pavement, but a few cobblestone areas, especially in downtown area.
What would you do differently?:

I was so concerned with staying comfortable, I'm not sure if I should've gone a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

Riding on the cobblestones for a few hundred yards before dismount line. Was only able to get one foot out of shoe before the line, so I had to stop bike and get my foot out standing still.
What would you do differently?:

Not talk myself out of checking out the whole bike course. I would've known the cobblestones would be at the end as well and gotten my feet out sooner.
  • 48m 53s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

I was very happy with the consistency. Ran with a friend who's about the same speed as me. We are always very close together at the finishes. She beat me out by 3 seconds today. Mile 1)7:49; 2)7:46; 3)7:48; 4)7:47; 5)8:01; 6)8:00; 6.2)1:40.
What would you do differently?:

Somehow my holster carrying my flask of Power Gel fell off in transition. Shortly after I got out onto the course I realized it was missing. I don't think it killed me not to have it, but I would've liked to have it.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Drank some Endurox. Gentle stretching. After a while had some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I don't think I could've gone any faster if I tried.

Event comments:

I had a great time. It wasn't just a race. It was an entire weekend event. I would highly recommend this race to anyone interested in doing olympic distance.

Last updated: 2004-02-02 12:00 AM
00:30:08 | 1500 meters | 02m / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/166
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Course: Beach start, swam out ~1/3 mile into the sun, turned and swam parallel to shore, then one more turn and swam down to the seawall at the park, getting out of the water via steel steps (not too comfy on the bare feet!)
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:19:16 | 40 kms | 30.28 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 65/166
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Flat course. Lots of turns, a few U-turns. Crowded, sometimes difficult to observe proper distances. Mile 17 a wee bit dangerous with a U-turn AND bottle exchange station so close to each other.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:53 | 06.2 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 19/166
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful scenery. Ran the roads either along tampa Bay or in a very affluent neighborhood with some amazing houses.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2004-02-02 12:00 AM

, Alabama
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2004-04-26 11:26 AM
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Orangeville, Ontario
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Congratulations on a great race. Look like it was a very enjoyable experience for you.
You have to be happy to finish so strong; your running times are exceptional.

Amazing race, speak to ya latter,


2004-04-26 3:45 PM
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New Port Richey
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Awsome job Sharon, Looks like it was a little toasty this weekend. Did that affect your time at all?

Edited by kgart 2004-04-26 3:45 PM
2004-04-26 4:59 PM
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sounds like u had a great race...
2004-04-26 5:19 PM
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, Alabama
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Thanks everyone.  No, Kevin, 85 deg. isn't really hot as long as the breeze is still cool.  Don't forget, I live further south than even this race!  I'm used to it.


2004-04-26 9:13 PM
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Extreme Veteran
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Congratulations on a great race! I'm really sorry we couldn't stay to see it. But it was great to finally meet you in person.

2004-04-26 9:49 PM
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Kingston Ontario
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Wow Sharon! I am totally impressed at your times! Glad you had a blast. Hope you are looking forward to your next race!
2004-04-28 7:18 AM
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Resident Matriarch
N 43° 32.927 W 071° 24.431
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great race, thanks for the report 
2004-04-28 9:40 AM
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Orange, Massachusetts
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Great report Sharon. I'm not sure I could run those splits even WITHOUT the swim and bike legs!

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