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Longboat Key, Florida
United States
61F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 14m 25s
Overall Rank = 213/300
Age Group = 40 - 49 C
Age Group Rank = 9/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:20 and had a bagel and banana before leaving the house. Arrived, checked in and setup fairly quickly and easily. Waited a bit, then wandered down to the start beach. Kept on the warmup jacket as long as possible.
Event warmup:

Static and dynamic stretches. stayed out of the water, as I didn't want to freeze my butt off. This Florida boy was cold.
Swim
  • 16m 51s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards
Comments:

Went in towards the end of the wave, trying to stay out of the fray. Got into a bit of a groove and I was OK. Started struggling half way through and started doing some side strokes to ease the breathing. I have to get better on the breathing. All in all, I was happy with the whole swim.
What would you do differently?:

Continue working on swim form and technique, emphasis on breathing.
Transition 1
  • 03m 7s
Comments:

The start was less then what I would like, but not bad for my second race. Got into the groove early and kept between 20 and 21. Dismount went well.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on mounts during the winter.
Bike
  • 57m 49s
  • 20 miles
  • 20.76 mile/hr
Comments:

The course was well managed and the volunteers did a great good. There was some obvious drafting, but it looks like a bunch of penalties were handed out.
What would you do differently?:

More practice on mounts and dismounts.
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s
Run
  • 55m 15s
  • 5 miles
  • 11m 03s  min/mile
Comments:

And so the wheels fall off. I know I'm not fast at any of these, but the run just killed me. I really need to get better on the run. I will work on this over the winter.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on the running, gotta get better.
Post race
Event comments:

This is an enjoyable venue. I will be back. Well managed, lots of volunteers and a nice course. While I am not a fan of the beach run, it was all nicely done.




Last updated: 2011-10-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:16:51 | 880 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/11
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Good
Suit: N/A
Course: Out and half back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 03:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:57:49 | 20 miles | 20.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/11
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on a very smooth, well managed course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:24
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:55:15 | 05 miles | 11m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/11
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Below average
Course: Beach run for mile 1, followed by 4 miles of running the golf course cart path.
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
Evaluation
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

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2011-10-23 6:55 PM

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Subject: Longboat Key Triathlon


2011-10-23 8:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Longboat Key Triathlon
Nice job today!  Glad to hear you are talking about next year already.  It does get better as your fitness base builds.  It just takes time, be patient and you'll see the difference next season.  Hopefully we'll cross paths in 2012.
2011-10-24 6:05 AM
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Englewood, Florida
Subject: RE: Longboat Key Triathlon
Thanks, I have a 1/2 Mary in November to work towards, then it is a whole lot of training. And thanks for the encouragement, it'll take me a while to get there, but I have seen improvement already.

See you next year.
2011-10-24 7:19 AM
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Sarasota, FL
Subject: RE: Longboat Key Triathlon

Good job.  I found it takes a few (or more) races to balance the bike and run pacing.  

 

Polly

2011-10-24 3:42 PM
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Englewood, Florida
Subject: RE: Longboat Key Triathlon
Thanks Polly. I'll keep working on it. Hope to meet you at a future race.
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