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St. Anthony's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
5150 Triathlon Series
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 53m 2s
Overall Rank = 1893/
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 198/238
Pre-race routine:

Totally out or routine! 1st of all forgot my drink bottles in the fridge at home. Ugh number 1. Then found my rear tire would not hold air! Ugh # 2. Thank you to Chain Wheel Drive for swapping the tube and giving a quick shifter adjustment.
Event warmup:

Not much, little swimming, and a lot of waiting. Pretty cool watching the pros go fly by to their finish.
  • 17m 31s
  • 1000 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards

Had an ok swim for me. This was my first olympic distance and I just wanted to make sure I was able to do the whole race without stopping. Could have been faster but did not want to bonk on the run. I will take the 1:46 average.
What would you do differently?:

Set a little faster pace, but other than that not much.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Long run to transition. I was not going to sprint with bare feet on the concrete. Ran on the grass a bit and into transition. I need to buy Tri shoes for the bike and go sock less, this tends to add close to 2 min to my transitions.
What would you do differently?:

Buy new shoes and go sock less.
  • 1h 20m 31s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.52 mile/hr

This is a good bike for me. I just started 1 year ago and never rode a bike seriously in my life. My last best bike was sprint distance at Sand Key where I averaged 18.8
What would you do differently?:

Not forget my Gatorade bottles at home!
Transition 2
  • 03m 48s

Glute lock up on me coming off the bike. Had to take a minute to stretch it out. Only having 1 bottle up to bottle exchange kind of hurt me a bit.
What would you do differently?:

go faster!!! HAHA
  • 1h 02m 46s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 07s  min/mile

I had that cramp for the first 3 miles but was able to rehydrate along the way. Had a decent negative split and my last mile was a little over 8 min.
What would you do differently?:

Again I think if I did not get a bit dehydrated on the bike my run would have been under 1 hour hour. I walked the water stations and some the first couple of miles to get the cramp settled. Had more juice left in the body just not the leg.
Post race
Warm down:

cool towel and cold beer!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Great 1st OLY! Will compete again next year

Last updated: 2011-02-15 12:00 AM
00:17:31 | 1000 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/238
Overall: 757/
Performance: Average
Course: rectangle parallel to beach
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:20:31 | 24.85 miles | 18.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/238
Overall: 1893/
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Great course relatively flat with some fun turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:48
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:02:46 | 06.21 miles | 10m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/238
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat and Fun! great people!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2011-05-02 7:50 PM

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Subject: St. Anthony's Triathlon

2011-05-02 7:58 PM
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Bradenton, Florida
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great job on your first OLY!  It was my first at that distance as well.  I totally understand how you felt about not knowing how hard to push in the beginning.  Wish I had a 1:45/100 swim average.
2011-05-02 7:59 PM
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Congrats on your bike performance. Sounds like you and I are in the same boat as far as the bike goes. Let me know if you discover some miracle cure. I thought the race was excellent.
2011-05-02 8:58 PM
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Nice job!

I put a piece of paper out every night that just says water and put it at my garage door. no matter what!

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