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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
St. Anthony's Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 06m 7s
Overall Rank = 2427/3124
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/239
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5, packed up room, had a clif bar, pepsi max, half bagel. Setup transition and metup with OYM guys. watched pros enter and exit swim.
Event warmup:

Swam for about 10 mins.
  • 20m 27s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

Very good swim. Non wetsuit, so was a little nervous thinking the normal course was in effect, but fear went away when I saw the new. Breathing was great, sighting was AWESOME, swam as straight a line as I think I ever have. Only issue was traffic. Too many people at first turn which really slowed that down. Prolly added 15 seconds. Had a few issues swimming into people, but for the most part I was doing the passing, prob because the faster swimmers were already in front at the turn. Very happy. Best leg of the day, when swim is usually my worst.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 06m 15s

Because of the swim change, the run to T1 closed just over a half mile on my Garmin. Wasn't too bad, but due to my lack of run speed got passed by most heading to T1. Other than that, no issues, went well.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 19m 13s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.82 mile/hr

Holy Windy! Wind was mostly out of the east, which meant crosswind for most of the race. Had a few sections of tail wind but those were few and far between. It was hard. Stayed aero for most of the race but due to lower back pain, last 5 miles or so were out of aero. Still better than last year. Avg was half mph better than last year, which brought me in a little over 2 min better, but still disappointed. Was hoping for 19.5+.
What would you do differently?:

More training in headwinds I suppose.
Transition 2
  • 02m 26s

Faster than last year by 11 seconds, so good. Only thing that slowed me was legs starting to cramp getting running shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

Better bike training could've helped with the cramping.
  • 1h 17m 46s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 31s  min/mile

SUCKED!!! Was seriously hoping to beat last year's time, and by much more than 8 seconds :( Wasn't keeping a very fast pace, but was moving. Then the quad cramps were too much and started run/walk. 3 hrs is just a long time to be moving.
What would you do differently?:

run more
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with OYMers and a few other friends, grabbed a beer and some pizza, then had to head home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training in the last 2 months before the race. Every time Emma starts softball, my available training time decreases immensely.

Last updated: 2010-10-29 12:00 AM
00:20:27 | 1000 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 169/239
Overall: 1826/3124
Performance: Good
Suit: DeSoto Forza top and bibb
Course: Course moved and shortened due to high winds causing big chop by the pier. Moved to north of Vinoy Park. Beach start and finish, out about 100 yds to turn, parallel to beach southbound, back to beach.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 06:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:19:13 | 24.85 miles | 18.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 182/239
Overall: 1757/3124
Performance: Bad
Wind: Strong
Course: Same course as always
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:17:46 | 06.21 miles | 12m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 231/239
Overall: 2831/3124
Performance: Bad
Course: Same as usual
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2011-05-02 10:57 AM

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Jupiter, FL
Subject: St. Anthony's Triathlon

2011-05-02 8:36 PM
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Bradenton, Florida
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great job on your race!  I feel you on the loss of training time heading into the race.  
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