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St. Anthony's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic


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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
5150 Triathlon Series
79F / 26C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 22m 45s
Overall Rank = 436/2014
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 57/244
Pre-race routine:

Had to have transition set up by 6:45a.m. My wave did not start until 9:00a.m. so there was no real routine. Hurry up and wait. If anything I over hydrated with the long wait.
Event warmup:

Swam a little.
Swim
  • 14m 39s
  • 1000 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards
Comments:

I was really depressed that they shortened the swim. I could have used the extra time on the field. I guess they could not make the swim long enough for me to keep a lead on the cyclers. It would have helped to have the extra 500 meters.

First time I ever drafted and I'm not sure it worked for me. I never really got in a groove or felt relaxed. Ended up going his pace and was more disoriented than ever. I suppose it was because I was relying on him and not myself. My swim condition was very good.

Andy Potts did the swim in 10:21 and came in second. He was in the lead and over shot the landing.
What would you do differently?:

Forget the drafting and do my own thing or practice drafting some how.
Transition 1
  • 04m 32s
Comments:

Long run from beach to TI. It was probably about a quarter mile. Passed a lot of people.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 1h 15m 9s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.84 mile/hr
Comments:

Did really well for me. It never ceases to amaze me how fast people can ride. Tried really hard to take advantage of the wind when I had it. I never saw anyone drafting probably because there were a lot of officials riding the course.

A long with several 45-49 calves that passed me I noticed a lot of MDot tattoos as well. With the first wave of my age division starting before me I was always hopeful that it was that group doing most of the passing as I caught several of them on the swim and run to transition.

What would you do differently?:

Wish I knew what to do differently. I really need to find a way to push myself harder when training. I just do not have the power to go faster.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s
Comments:

A little crowded thus dodging folks while running with the bike is a sport in itself.
Run
  • 46m 45s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt really good. Should have run a little faster but I was afraid of blowing up. Since my wave did not start until 9:05 a.m I think I really allowed it to get in my head that it was going to be a hot run. Did not really push until mile 4 and realized I had too much left.

Happy with the negative splitting on the two halves but still feel I left a little out there.

There were plenty of stations with water and Gatorade. You had the chance to get multiple waters if you wanted which was very nice.
What would you do differently?:

Trust how I felt.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I am a clydesdale and clydesdales have limits.

Event comments:

The race was amazing all around. Seldom do you get to participate in something with very few if any flaws. Post race activities were impressive, complete with shade and plenty of food. Getting to see all the pros was a highlight as well.

Cold towels and a finishers medal at the end. Plethora of drink options at the end as well.

Can't imagine a better race.


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Last updated: 2011-03-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:14:39 | 1000 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/244
Overall: 229/2014
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: Rectangle.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation:
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 04:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:15:09 | 24.85 miles | 19.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 128/244
Overall: 1244/2014
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Flat with some wind.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:46:45 | 06.21 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 52/244
Overall: 0/2014
Performance: Good
First 3.1 was 24:12 Second 22:33 Garmin results were dead on distance wise. 1-7:39 2-7:40 3-7:44 4-7:41 5-7:32 6-7:19 .2-6:40 pace
Course: Out and back. Flat with a lot of shade and people with hoses. More spectators than I thought there would be and strangely it helps quite a bit.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2011-05-02 9:18 AM

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2011-05-02 10:01 AM
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You are awesome.  That is all. Wink

Of course, I already stalked your results last night.  Big congrats to you!  I thought of you yesterday morning when they shortened up the swim.  Knew that would be a disappointment.  You've come a long way on the bike and will only continue to get better.

Way to go out there!!

2011-05-02 10:32 AM
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Great job out there!! Super speedy!
2011-05-02 1:10 PM
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Nice race!!

Those cold towels at the end were the icing on the cake of such an awesome event. Aside from the shortened swim, I have zero complaints

2011-05-02 4:14 PM
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Great swim! I can't imagine putting up that kind of time in that wind and chaos.
2011-05-02 4:41 PM
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was the swim short?


2011-05-02 4:43 PM
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trix - 2011-05-02 5:41 PM was the swim short?

 

Yes. They shortened it to 1000 meters.

2011-05-02 8:16 PM
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Great race!  Your swim and run are very impressive for a Clyde.  I know I can't hold those speeds. 
2011-05-02 9:00 PM
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sick run!
2011-05-02 10:03 PM
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Nice race.  Sweet run, especially since you felt like you left something in the tank
2011-05-03 12:50 PM
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You BLASTED through this race, BuBu -- bueno bueno!!!

Sorry about the shortened swim, but wow ... you are one sick speedy sonofagun on the bike and run, too. For an AGE GROUPER, never mind a Clyde.

Congratulations, with a big celebratory {MELON PRESS}



2011-05-06 10:01 PM
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I got a chance to talk with you after the race on Sunday.  We talked Priceton Football.  I'm in the same boat when it comes to biking.  I guess we just need to put in more hours in the saddle. 

Nice race and good luck out there,

Patrick McGahan

2011-05-07 4:34 PM
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Printer - 2011-05-06 11:01 PM

I got a chance to talk with you after the race on Sunday.  We talked Priceton Football.  I'm in the same boat when it comes to biking.  I guess we just need to put in more hours in the saddle. 

Nice race and good luck out there,

Patrick McGahan

I remember. Man you smoked the run.

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