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Camp Blanding, FL
United States
http://hammerheadolympictriathlon.com/
Total Time = 00m
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Age Group =
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Pre-race routine:

Waited in line..for packets, for the port-o-let.
Event warmup:

Swam a few yards out and back.
Swim
  • 42m
  • 1600 yards
  • 02m 37s / 100 yards
Comments:

Time is off of my watch when leaving the water; don't know the official times yet.

That's a Looonngg swim! Several people said it was likely longer than advertised (1500m). Having said that, I felt great and just cruised along. Coming back toward shore you were swimming straight into the rising sun, and I couldn't see squat. I had to ask the kayak guy if I was headed generally in the right direction...he said "swim toward the sun". :)
What would you do differently?:

take a better line in toward shore..hard when you can't see the buoys or much of anything else.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

The start of my curse, apparently. Ran the bike toward the exit and my sensor fell off and was swinging in the spokes. Had to wait for a couple of zip ties.
What would you do differently?:

Bring the damn road bike, rack and all!
Bike
  • 45m
  • 13 miles
  • 17.33 mile/hr
Comments:

Well, here's where it came unglued. I was cruising along, about 10 miles into the first loop, passing people, averaging 20 mph and feeling good. Then.. I felt my pedal wobble. Looked down..my crank arm had loosened and I'd lost the bolt. I got off, looked for the bolt, no luck. Started to walk back, and after a few feet, figured out that hey, maybe I could one-leg it back. So I got on the bike, left leg hanging and crank arm in hand, and proceeded to pedal 3 miles back to transition with one foot. :)

When I got there, the bike SAG had already left, and nobody had a bolt for me. I had to pull my chip; no official time for me. At this point, I wasn't going to stop though. I figured pedaling one-legged for 3 miles had to count for something, even if I didn't get to complete the second bike loop, so I racked my bike and headed out to do the run.
What would you do differently?:

Avoid having to pedal with one leg...it leaves something to be desired.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 1h 01m
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 50s  min/mile
Comments:

Time is off of my watch again, for obvious reasons I won't have an official time. Run went fine..the iced sponges on the head saved me. It was very hot but I never felt in serious difficulty. In retrospect, I think I could've pushed harder..
What would you do differently?:

leave it all on the course!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of two pedals!

Event comments:

This was my "A" race, the one I've trained all season for. I was very nervous last night about the long swim, and that combined with an upset stomach meant I didn't sleep at all. I am glad to say that it was actually easy after all that! I just cruised along through the swim; felt like I could easily go do it again.

Of course, I wish I'd gotten an official time, but I've never worried about biking 26 miles; I was cruising through that. I could extrapolate, guess, whatever, and figure what my time would've been but you know what? Who cares. I'm in this for the training and the experience, and I had a good time today.

The post-race party was nice; lots of food, good BBQ, and even a beer after I'd cooled down enough to enjoy it.




Last updated: 2005-05-16 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:42:00 | 1600 yards | 02m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Suit:
Course: Large triangle in Kingsley Lake
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:45:00 | 13 miles | 17.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind:
Course: gentle rollers in Camp Blanding; 2 loops of a 13 mile course. I only got one loop done..
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:01:00 | 06.2 miles | 09m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back with a side spur/turn-around. Some moderate hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2005-08-28 5:36 PM

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2005-08-28 5:47 PM
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Geez Kendall...good race despite all the hardship....that sucks about your pedal.  I guess you never know.  Way to perserver and pedal with ONE LEG..WOW
2005-08-28 5:54 PM
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Gosh, Kendall...sorry about the bike   But I can't believe you pedaled one legged!  That is STUDLY!
2005-08-28 9:31 PM
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Kendall--you rock man!!  What an amazing effort on the bike!!  Sounds like you had a good time despite it all, gained more race experience, AND scored some beer!!  That's a great day!!

2005-08-29 7:19 AM
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way to gut out that run. most wouldn't have done, me included.
2005-08-29 9:52 AM
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Sorry about your bike.  A great race, still.



2005-08-29 10:39 AM
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Hey brother...per my voicemail - sorry about the equipment problems. I too am impressed you went on & did the run. On the run, when we passed in opposing directions the first time I thought "How in the He&$ did he get by me & I didn't notice?"

That is a brutal race in the heat...had you the "privelege" of another bike lap you may have different opinion of the run

Anyway, great to see you, my thanks again to your wife & daughters for volunteering...see you in 2 weeks!

2005-08-29 11:45 AM
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pkingfl - 2005-08-29 10:39 AM

On the run, when we passed in opposing directions the first time I thought "How in the He&$ did he get by me & I didn't notice?"

That is a brutal race in the heat...had you the "privelege" of another bike lap you may have different opinion of the run



That's why I yelled out when I saw you the 2nd time..I figured you would be wondering, and I didn't want you to think I was faster than I was!
2005-08-29 2:18 PM
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That's why I yelled out when I saw you the 2nd time..I figured you would be wondering, and I didn't want you to think I was faster than I was!

It's not that I was thinking about you being faster rather, I couldn't figure out how you could be so flipping stealthy!

2005-08-29 9:17 PM
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Too bad about the bike mishap, what a bummer.  But what a way to finish!
2005-08-29 9:42 PM
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Can't believe you finished the first lap one legged.  I guess that was better than walking it back in that heat, but still...you are amazing!!  Good for you for doing the run! 


2005-08-30 7:59 AM
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One pedal that sucks! Its nice to see you did not say screw the race and not finish the run. Great job on finishing what you could!
2005-08-31 4:13 PM
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Way to salvage an A race. real bumber to have that happen at anytime let alone a race. All I can say is LOCKTITE
2005-09-10 1:05 PM
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That really stinks about the bike crank.  You could've really hurt yourself (I know because my son's just fell of while he was riding and he has some nice bruises from where he fell!).  Amazing run considering you had just finished 3 miles with only one leg.  Great job.
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