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Englewood YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Englewood, Florida
United States
Venice YMCA
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 13m 58s
Overall Rank = 47/300
Age Group = 50/54
Age Group Rank = 4/13
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3 am and met my training partner at 4:45 for the drive up. Got there right around 6 am and check in was easy. Took less than 5 minutes. Piddled around a bit then set up transition. The 2 people next to me had these large beach towels set up. Based on their bikes, these aren't nubies either.
Event warmup:

Nice swim for about 10 minutes then sat on the beach until the start. Water was perfect
  • 07m 50s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Water was perfect. Sandy bottom, very nice. Not much traffic. Started in the 40 and over group. Great line to the first buoy and good turn. No complaints. A little bumping nothing too bad.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 11s

Need to get faster. Long run into T1. My bike was at the entrance so I had to walk it the entire length out and again the entire length in. Wasn't too bad but I like it better when they have you go out one way and in the other way so it is fair. I need to get faster. I gave up a full minute on the fastest guy in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Get faster
  • 36m 55s
  • 13 miles
  • 21.13 mile/hr

Nice out and back course along the gulf although you couldn't see it most of the way. A few bumpy areas that I needed to get out of aero. Kin of crowded so it was tough not to draft. If I was going the same pace as someone I would make sure I wasn't right behind them but off to the side. Got passed by a few but not many. Heck, their wheels cost more than my entire bike set up :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, was very pleased.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

OK, nothing special.
What would you do differently?:

take feet out of shoes while on the bike.
  • 26m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Pretty much full sun the whole way. Kind of a loop with an out and back. My teammate that I rode up with always passes me on the run. He is about 3 minutes faster in the run. So off I go not really knowing if he was in front of me or behind. About a half mile in there is a turnaround so as I was coming back I saw him, probably about 3 minutes behind. that is what kept me going. Over the last mile I kept looking over my shoulder expecting him to be right there. It never materialized as he had a bad run. But, it kept me going!
What would you do differently?:

Not much, it was hot. Need to get better on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

I sat down in the shade with a bottle of water. Eventually I got up to meet some of my team members, but I needed to sit for a bit. Grabbed some chocolate milk and a smoothie. Ended up rinsing off in the shower, changing clothes then watching the awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Run fitness

Event comments:

Good race but it is a small race. Not much in the way of food. Also could of had a water station within the first 1/2 mile of the run or right after T2. I'll be back.

Last updated: 2011-07-10 12:00 AM
00:07:50 | 437 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Point to point swim.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:55 | 13 miles | 21.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back along the gulf.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:12 | 03.11 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Average
Course: Kind of a loop with an out and back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2011-07-17 8:19 PM

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