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Englewood, Florida
United States
Venice YMCA
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 35m 17s
Overall Rank = 197/300
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 17/18
Pre-race routine:

Pasta dinner at Farlow's for packet pickup. Bagel for breakfast. Since this is at home, I left the house at 6:15 and was getting marked by 6:30. Setup the bike and T area pretty quickly, then went back through everything to make sure it was ready.
Event warmup:

None, walked down to the beach and waited for the race to start. I figured I'd get warm enough, since it was probably 80+ at 7:30 am.
Swim
  • 08m 50s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters
Comments:

Left the beach a few second late because I wanted to avoid the insanity. Stayed left for the same reason and it seemed to work out for me. I had planned on about 11 minutes and beat that handily. Wow, this is starting out better than I hoped.
What would you do differently?:

Keep practicing the swim, I think I'm getting better.
Transition 1
  • 03m 33s
Comments:

No bike shoes meant no struggle with anything clip related. Struggled to get my shoes, helmet and shirt on. The helmet debacle cost me a few seconds, but it was small compared to everything else that was not working well.
What would you do differently?:

Practice like crazy on T1.
Bike
  • 40m 39s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.19 mile/hr
Comments:

Not bad at all, caught a few from my group as well as a few from the group ahead of me. I was also passed by a couple from the ladies that went after me. I'm not complaining at all, they did an awesome job and it was impressive to see.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s
Comments:

Went well, everything came off fine, everything (visor) went on well.
What would you do differently?:

Practice a whole lot of bricks from now on. This is where it started going south.
Run
  • 41m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 13m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

Wow, this was brutal. I need to get my run up to snuff or I will always be at the rear of these things.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, practice, practice. More bricks will help as well as a little bit of tough.
Post race
Warm down:

Fruit, water, smoothie and walk around a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Practice

Event comments:

This is the best race I've ever done. It is also the only race I've ever done, so there you go. I will do this race again, how can you beat the hometown race?




Last updated: 2011-05-16 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:50 | 400 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/300
Performance:
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 03:33
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:40:39 | 13 miles | 19.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/18
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:54
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:41:23 | 03.11 miles | 13m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/18
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Below average
Course:
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2011-07-17 7:10 PM

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Subject: Englewood YMCA Triathlon


2011-07-17 7:29 PM
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nice report.  It was a HOT run

Duane

2011-07-17 8:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Englewood YMCA Triathlon
Glad you are excited about this crazy thing called triathlon.  If you keep up with your plans, you will get better, stronger, and faster.  It was nice to meet you Friday and then see you on the course and at the finish Saturday.  Hope to see you at future tris.
2011-07-22 8:54 PM
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Thanks, it was hotter than hot. It was nice meeting everyone that I met and learning a little more about the sport and about myself.
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