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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommer Sports
74F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 52m 39s
Overall Rank = 252/433
Age Group = 45-50
Age Group Rank = 34/51
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:30, got my son going around 6. Bagel, banana & glass of OJ.
Event warmup:

Ran in to Kendall & chatted for a bit.
Did a short jog & swim
  • 25m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

The swim was ok, I felt some fatigue in the arms from Saturday's swim workout at the National Training Center but that's ok, the intent was this event to be a training event. Settled in after the start, had the wetsuit on which helped. The only issue was this guy who kept zig zagging in front of me for most of the 2 final legs...I didn't have the energy to pass him so he kept cutting me off. I'll bet he swam an extra mile with all that back & forth!
Transition 1
  • 03m 38s

The transition was different from previous events, a much longer run from the swim to the opposite end of the transition area. A little trouble with the wetsuit but no rush here.
  • 1h 21m 33s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.28 mile/hr

I tried to push as much as I could, limited somewhat from the previous day's 40 mile training ride in the Clermont hills..had some minor back spasms from the climbs.

A couple of guys clocked the course at 26 miles, I got 25.85 on my Garmin which is usually off by about a tenth of a mile
Transition 2
  • 01m 50s
  • 1h 00m 4s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 40s  min/mile

Started off at decent pace, at mile 2 was about to explode looking for a spot to take a leak. Finally found a place in the woods to dash into & take care of natures call which cost me a minute or two. The good news is that I was obviously hydrated. About mile 4 the legs started feeling fatigue but that wasn't unexpected, other than a day off Friday, I had a normal training week without any kind of taper. Although one of the slowest runners I never felt like I was going to bonk just had some tired wheels so I feel good about the run effort.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this race was part of the training plan for the Disney 1/2 in May.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water & a plate of food. Got a chance to talk with Kendall & then had to hustle to check out of the hotel by noon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I've said it already, this race was part of my Disney 1/2 training plan, so obviously the legs & arms are more fatigued than usual.

Event comments:

Another very well run race by Fred Sommers.
The weather cooperated and was beautiful even a little hot by the time we hit the run course.
It was a good weekend of training, I rode some hills on Saturday that I haven't done in in several months. I also got a chance to visit & swim at the National Training Center, a great facility for triathlon training.

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Last updated: 2006-01-06 12:00 AM
00:25:36 | 1640 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/51
Overall: 143/433
Performance: Average
Course: 3 legs
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:38
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:21:33 | 24.85 miles | 18.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/51
Overall: 189/433
Wind: Some
Course: Some hills and rollers. The course was revised from last year & I liked it, it was challenging but not overwhelming. There were two 180 degree turns over both smooth newer roads and older, more rough road surfaces. There was a sprint distance race taking place simultaneously on the same course but no issues I'm aware went smoothly.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:00:04 | 06.21 miles | 09m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 46/51
Overall: 362/433
Performance: Average
Course: Out & back with rolling hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-04-04 2:32 PM

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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: Triamerica Olympic Triathlon

2006-04-04 2:34 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Triamerica Olympic Triathlon

The photos are:

-The Swim

-Kendall & me discussing the swim cap color of the 1st wave

-Coming into T2

2006-04-04 2:47 PM
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Subject: RE: Triamerica Olympic Triathlon
Awesome job.  Congrats
2006-04-04 6:19 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Triamerica Olympic Triathlon
OK, I'll say it if Peter won't...the first swim wave looked like they were wearing giant condoms on their heads! Ribbed for Her Pleasure! :D

Great race, Peter, especially without any taper!
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