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Belle Isle Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Orlando, Florida
United States
Belle Isle Foundation
92F / 33C
Total Time = 1h 14m 31s
Overall Rank = 54/162
Age Group = 30 to 34
Age Group Rank = 3/16
Pre-race routine:

I wake up about 2 to 3 hours before an event. I give my body time to wake up and then I make sure I fuel my body. What I eat before an event depends on the length of the race. For a sprint I eat 1 to 2 hours before the race to ensure I have adequately digested my food. I eat half of a banana, a piece of whole wheat toast with a Tbsp of peanut butter on it and have a cup of green tea. OK, OK! I have to admit, as horrible as it sounds...I ALWAYS have a sugar free Red Bull 30 to 45 minutes before my event. Gives me a little pre-race kick!
Event warmup:

Again, this depends on my event. I jogged about a quarter mile and then swam for about 5 minutes before the race began. I do just enough to get my heart rate up, muscles warm and body temperature up.
  • 08m 59s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Get out in front instead of starting behind slower swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Began to mount my bike before I should have. I thought we could mount out of the transition area...but we had to continue to run with our bikes and mount on the street/asphalt.
What would you do differently?:

Mount at the right spot and I need to practice getting in shoes on the bike while they are in the clips.
  • 36m 31s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.07 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Work on getting on bike quicker out of transition. I would like to get my speed up as well and maintain a 22 to 25 mph speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

Need to get the quick laces for my sneakers!!!
What would you do differently?:

See above
  • 26m 2s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

Usually my best event. Struggled with the heat! Walked through all 3 water stops!!! YIKES!
What would you do differently?:

I need to train to run more in the later morning hours. That way I will become even more acclimated to the heat and humidity here.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around to loosen up...stretched and went for a post race swim!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat.

Event comments:

I will do this race again. The event not beginning on time was a result of people registering race day (they were calling for bad weather/hurricane). The nice weather brought out more people than the race committee had anticipated

Last updated: 2005-09-12 12:00 AM
00:08:59 | 440 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/16
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Average
Suit: Two piece tri suit
Course: Triangle out and back.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:36:31 | 11 miles | 18.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/16
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Nice, flat, out and back. Well staffed at all intersections!!!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:02 | 03 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/16
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Average
Course: Very hot...not as shaded as they said (result of last summers hurricanes)
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-09-12 2:19 PM

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