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Siesta Beach Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Sarasota, Florida
United States
Alta Vista
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 32m 9s
Overall Rank = 229/502
Age Group = CLYDES 40+
Age Group Rank = 6/24
Pre-race routine:

get up at 4AM arrive at race 530, packet pickup and setup transition (here i saw Joe) and chatted/relaxed.
Event warmup:

Some stretching, took my special energy drink at 630, stretched and went to the beach. No swim as the water mas much warmer than air. took one gel when the first wave took off.
  • 14m 11s
  • 481 yards
  • 02m 57s / 100 yards

first half went very smoothly, second half not so well but not bad. stayed out from the pack and maybe even in the back 1/3 of the wave. Swam with some other swimmers at my pace.
What would you do differently?:

train more for the swim
Transition 1
  • 02m 42s

long sandy run from the beach to T1.
Switching gear was fast, but because of being positioned in the back of T1, i decided to leave the shoes on the bike so I could run more efficiently thru T, it took me a while to get clipped back on.
What would you do differently?:

practice mount
  • 36m 49s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.21 mile/hr

I was esp ticked by mr pink bike/pink leopard print shorts who was blatantly drafting off of everyone he could. My race went well. Brought along one lg bottle with mixed carbs
What would you do differently?:

nothing - perhaps not let the drafters tick me off
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

quick T2
What would you do differently?:

  • 31m 9s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 03s  min/mile

it was not easy for me to run in the loose sand, and as ususal, a ton of people passed me on the run. only water station was at turnaround; i noticed this so I drank 2 and poured 1 on me. got caught and passed by every FTC member, at the end it was Christine who gave me the mental stamina to push hard. we crossed the line together in a sprint but she started 3 mins after me, so her time was 3 mins faster - Thanks!
What would you do differently?:

not sure if runing in sand is necessary, but doing more speed work will absolutely help
Post race
Warm down:

quick shot of water and brief massage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

i was overly surprised by the number of volunteers & guards, and then the post race food (wow!!). not much in regards to activities. I did this race a few yrs ago when it was part of the Publix circuit and was very disappointed then, but this is a big improvement from then even though it is still organized by AltaVista.

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Last updated: 2011-09-22 12:00 AM
00:14:11 | 481 yards | 02m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/24
Overall: 0/502
Performance: Average
Course: triangular course was kinda awkward passing buoys on both sides as we made turns but not bad. I was slow, but this was no surprise as I have not been swimming. Good sighting.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:36:49 | 12.4 miles | 20.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/24
Overall: 0/502
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: nice clean roads, but one lane is too toght for 500 riders, so there was a lot of drafting,
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:09 | 03.1 miles | 10m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/24
Overall: 0/502
Performance: Average
Course: started in loose sand to the beach, then compact sand, turn around, compact sand and back on to the loose sand, there was some more compact sand (about 100 yds) before the finish line
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-10-03 5:26 PM

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