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Central FL Triathlon Series #3 - TriathlonSprint

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Clermont, FL
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 17m 46s
Overall Rank = 232/
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 6/15
Pre-race routine:

Dragged the girls out of bed, drove up to Clermont, stopped for a Dt. Mt. Dew and an oatmeal pie. Wanted a banana but the store didn't have time I'll bring my own. I realize I'm opening myself up for all manner of "bring your own banana" jokes here.
Event warmup:

swam 100 yards or so
  • 09m 30s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

Nice swim for me..kept my breathing controlled, came out feeling ready to bike! I think I was a bit faster this swim than the last two..I actually had to pick a course through some other people rather than being among the last out of the water in my wave, as before.
What would you do differently?:

swim faster! I'm working on it.
Transition 1
  • 02m 14s

Trotted in, got the bike, trotted out. No breakneck runner here.
  • 36m 37s
  • 12.3 miles
  • 20.15 mile/hr

I like this bike's no "sit down in aero position and chug" course. I got up to 44.1 mph on one downhill, and I stood up to go 12 mph up at least one climb. Passed a bunch of people, and went easy enough to save some legs for the run.

And..I got another damn penalty! That makes 3 races in a row, which is kind of funny, but it's starting to get annoying!

The first two, I got penalties for racking my bike in the wrong spot (don't ask). This time I made absolutely sure I racked at my name, on my number. I have no clue what the penalty is for; I emailed the organizers. Maybe they just figured after the first two races I was used to adding 2 minutes and they should do it again. :)

I've given the original total and bike times here. My AG rank would have actually been 6th, so that's what I've put also..heck with the official results!
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

trotted back in, threw my shirt on (couldn't find the race belt for this race) and headed out.
  • 27m 57s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Starting to get seriously hot by this time. I left transition with a stitch in my side/back, and feeling sort of sick/headachy. I poured water over my head at a couple of points and after getting the first mile or so gone, finally started to be able to get above a plodding pace. Not my fastest 3 miles ever by a long shot, but I got it done. :)
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Felt sort of queasy before the race. It was OK through the swim and bike, but I felt it on the run. Not sure why I felt that way; I drank water only during the race to try and avoid any issues.

Event comments:

All in all a fun race again. I am happy with my performance but wondering what in the heck the penalty was for. It would not have changed my placing but I'd like to have a race without seeing that last column in the results with "2:00" in it!

Last updated: 2005-05-16 12:00 AM
00:09:30 | 440 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Nada
Course: Rectangular, counter clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:14
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:37 | 12.3 miles | 20.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/15
Overall: 0/
Course: Up out of the lake park, through town, then relatively flat around the lake, leading to a good set of hills, including one killer descent.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:57 | 03 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/15
Overall: 0/
Course: up the hill into town, paralleling the lake and then back down to the lake shore path to a turnaround. Then back along the lake to the finish line.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2005-08-14 9:02 PM

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Subject: Central FL Triathlon Series #3

2005-08-14 9:20 PM
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Plant City, FL
Subject: RE: Central FL Triathlon Series #3

Awesome race Kendall!! You were kicking that hill's butt!!  I heard it holler in fear!!

2005-08-15 5:57 AM
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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: Central FL Triathlon Series #3
great race, i have heard about those hills and have to get down there and try them.

2005-08-15 7:06 AM
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Subject: RE: Central FL Triathlon Series #3
Great job Kendall!!  Your gonna do great at HOT next month with those times!
2005-08-15 7:30 AM
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Good race, Kendall!  So did you find out that the penalty is for?
2005-08-15 8:05 AM
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Maybe the penalty was for not bringing your own banana? 

Great race,especially that bike split - wow!


2005-08-15 8:16 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Central FL Triathlon Series #3

Good job my friend! I couldn't believe it when I saw that penalty in the posted results...I think you're just a trouble maker

Anyway, nice job & now it's on the the H.O.T. in 2 weeks...see you there!

2005-08-15 9:42 AM
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Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: Central FL Triathlon Series #3

I'll echo...GREAT RACE!  I hope you get the queasiness and penalty-getting out of your system soon!

But, Kendall...NEVER leave home without your banana.  Who knows what it will do while you are gone?

2005-08-15 11:37 AM
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Bay Area, CA
Subject: RE: Central FL Triathlon Series #3

Great race!

I don't know, maybe they figured you'd miss having that 2:00 column next to your name. Then again, maybe they're just out to get you.

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