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Florida Challenge Triathlon - Half Iron Distance - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommer Sports, Inc.
95F / 35C
Total Time = 6h 00m 44s
Overall Rank = 47/144
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Event warmup:

little swim and chatting with the girls.
  • 38m 46s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

couldn't see crap...really need to get new goggles..also went into this knowing I need more pool time! it was a good enough swim for where my swim was at this point
Transition 1
  • 02m 37s

good transition...29th overall, 1st in AG. little rusty as this was my first race since IMFL last november!
  • 3h 10m 27s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.64 mile/hr

had a plan to keep it in zone 2, unless I felt awesome. this is a tough race, especially when you get to the run. I had no oomph, so I kept it in zone 2. I am ok with the bike, as it set me up for a decent enough run.
Transition 2
  • 02m 35s

ok transition. 45 overall, 2 in AG. again, rusty!!
  • 2h 06m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 39s  min/mile

ice, water, nutrition. ice, water, nutrition. this is a brutal run and I had a mantra of "just keep moving"..goal was to not walk. almost made it.

took it out conservative and held a pretty good pace until mile 6, then it dropped a bit but still steady..until mile 10 when they ran out of cups and I had to stop to fill my bottle :( a few mintues later I felt dizzy and like I was going to puke, so I walked. Then ran. Then walked a bit more...but picked it back up to finish without walking any more.

will do this damn race again until I get it right!! went in with a plan and pretty much followed it best I could. happy enough with this day
Post race
Event comments:

this is one challenging race. last year I felt it was harder than Ironman. It's sooooo hot and humid, seems it doesnt' matter if it's june or september....Like the challenge and will go back until I feel I've conquered the course!!! Fastest time was a but not blazing...slowest time, to be out there that long is impressive!!

Last updated: 2011-05-25 12:00 AM
00:38:46 | 1931 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 49/144
Performance: Below average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:10:27 | 56 miles | 17.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 65/144
Performance: Below average
Course: hilly
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:35
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:06:21 | 13.1 miles | 09m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 32/144
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops on a bike path. hot as africa. some hills on the back part.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-07-03 7:27 AM

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