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Montoya BFAST Triathlon Series - Race #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
United States
Beaches Fine Arts Series, Inc.
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 14m 41s
Overall Rank = 108/387
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/27
Pre-race routine:

Ate some wheaties fuel for breakfast and a gel before the swim
Event warmup:

Swam out to the last bouy and back jsut to see what swim exit would be like and did some little running drills on the beach just b4 swim start
  • 10m 24s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

1st thing is I dropped 5 minutes from my race time from the 1st BFAST this year from 1:19 to 1:14. 2nd I dropped 2:20 off my swim. That should be huge and make me feel elated, right? Nope! B/c I finished in the exact same spot in my AG that I did in the first. 11th....
Today was all about the swimmers. Last BFAST was North to South swim with a weak current and low chop. Today was South to North with a STRONG current.
I struggled with the surf entry and a couple of waves actually pushed me back a bit. After the first buoy, I had a very hard time getting comfortable in the water and felt like I was flailing about in the water. The next wave caught me between the middle and last buoy.
Last BFAST I finished 3 minutes behind the swim leader in my AG and finished 8th in AG on the swim. Today I finished 3 minutes behind the swim leader in AG and finished 19th in AG on the swim! I was focused but could not self-correct on the swim. Once I was out of the water, I was fine. I had a much better bike and a faster run(even though I think I could have finished a little better on the run).

How often is it that you whack 5 minutes off your time on the same course in just over 1 month and feel like you totally failed?
What would you do differently?:

Become a duathlete
Transition 1
  • 03m 17s

Average T1, fumbled a bit with race belt when it got twisted
What would you do differently?:

Tape gel to bike rather than putting it in belt loop. Caused belt to spin and was hard to get out of the loop on the bike.
  • 35m 32s
  • 13 miles
  • 21.95 mile/hr

1:14 faster than last BFAST. The only blessing I had from having a bad swim was that the 40+men started coming out of the water the same time I did so I was able to latch on to some fast guys and push the pace. My power meter quit working (again) about 1/3 of the way into the bike. I was pushing 205-225 watts at 90-99 cadence and felt fine. I pushed hard on the Nocatee bridge b/c my legs felt good. Overall, satisfied with bike performance
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s

Insert in my shoe folded under when I put my left shoe on. so had to take my shoe off and adjust.
I did nail the flying dismount though ( I feel like a cool kid when I do the flying dismount).
What would you do differently?:

Run barefoot
  • 24m 23s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

Run was 25 secs faster than last BFAST, but not where I was hoping to be. Was shooting for closer to 23 minutes. Felt a little tight off the bike and even though my run got faster as the run went on, I couldn't get my legs to turn over and push the pace I wanted.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster
Post race
Warm down:

Light stretching then cheering on some club members that were finishing the race

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I can't swim

Event comments:

This is a great small race close to home. The course is awesome.

Last updated: 2011-05-08 12:00 AM
00:10:24 | 440 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/27
Overall: 0/387
Performance: Bad
Course: Point to point ocean swim at Mickler's landing. Strong current with light chop.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: High
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:35:32 | 13 miles | 21.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/27
Overall: 0/387
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back from Mickler's Landing to Nocatee
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:07
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:24:23 | 03.1 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/27
Overall: 0/387
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back from Mickler's Landing up Ponte Vedra Blvd
Keeping cool Good 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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-11 3:32 PM

indian land, South Carolina
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