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Montoya BFAST Triathlon Series - Race #3 - TriathlonSprint

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
United States
Beaches Fine Arts Series, Inc.
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 15m 24s
Overall Rank = 119/400
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/32
Pre-race routine:

Drank an Ensure approx 1 hour b4 race then a gel 15 minutes prior to race start.
Event warmup:

Swam out to last bouy and back to check swim exit for sloops and sandbars. Did the same for the first bouy. then did some dynamic stretching.
  • 09m 46s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

Triathlon swims are crazy things! Ended up with sprained wrist, pulled shoulder and neck muscles after my wrist got tangled in the bouy line and a couple of guys swam over the top of me. Lifeguard finally got my arm free. Thanks to a fast current, I was able to salvage a decent swim time. I kept my head in the game and didn't get over distressed despite my frustraion and the pain in my shoulder.
What would you do differently?:

STupid tactical error. I never sight to pass that close to the buoy, but I was trying to shave some time off my swim. The Bouy line wrapped around my wrist, Garmin, and around my thumb....coudln't pull myself free...very vulnerable feeling.
Transition 1
  • 03m 4s

13 seconds faster than last BFAST
What would you do differently?:

Run harder through transition this is free time
  • 35m 52s
  • 13 miles
  • 21.75 mile/hr

20 secs slower than last BFAST. was a bit uncomfortable witha a sore wrist and shoulder throbbed. Getting better a latching on to someone fast and pacing off them.
What would you do differently?:

Grab a harder gear every once and a while to see how it feels. Don't want to leave any more time out on the course than I have to.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Got lost in transition and couldn;t find my rack....dumb
What would you do differently?:

Not be dumb and remember where my rack was
  • 25m 25s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 12s  min/mile

I let the uncomfortableness of my neck and shoulder get the better of me for the first 3/4 of the race. Couldn't focus. The pain wasn't unbearable but nagging and distracting. Finally a friend passed me and I ran with them for a bit until we caught I guy in my AG. I backed off b/c I know this guy's a strong runner and didn't want him to push the pace much more. So I sat on his heel until the Garmin buzzed at 3 miles and I picked up the pace and passed him, running strong towards the finish before he could respond....beat him by 2 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Caffeine in T2 to help me focus on the run
Post race
Warm down:

Med tent to have my shoulder looked at. A bit swollen and some localized pain, but I'll live.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor tactical decision at the beginning of the race. I never swim close to turn bouys. Will not make that mistake again.

Event comments:

I love this course.

Last updated: 2011-05-08 12:00 AM
00:09:46 | 440 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/32
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Below average
Course: Point to point ocean swim at Mickler's landing. Strong current with medium chop.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Bad
Time: 03:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:35:52 | 13 miles | 21.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/32
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back from Mickler's Landing to Nocatee
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:09
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:25 | 03.1 miles | 08m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/32
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Below 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

2011-07-09 10:00 AM

indian land, South Carolina
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