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Tri the Parks - St.George Island - Duathlon


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St.George Island, Florida
United States
Tri Blue Sky
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 41m 33s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Run
  • 08m
  • 1 miles
  • 08m  min/mile
Comments:

This run was a substitute for a half mile swim.
What would you do differently?:

My plan was for a strong swim, strong bike and survive the run. The swim was cancelled due to high seas and a small craft advisory. I haven't been running due to injury so I wasn't prepared. I should have run this slower to protect my strained hamstring and I might have had a better time with the second run.
Transition 1
  • 00m 52s
Comments:

I didn't rush, recovered a little from the run and headed out.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was within my expectations.
Bike
  • 48m 18s
  • 15.9 miles
  • 19.75 mile/hr
Comments:

This was a pretty good ride. I held 17-18 mph against the wind, 24-25 mph with it. there were 5 U-turns that slowed me down and I was stuck in a slow pack for the first mile. Somebody was violating the 15 second pass rule by about 165 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s
Comments:

Legs were tight and stiff so I took my time, but didn't waste much. I did run out with my helmet on and left it on the beach outside the transition area. That might have been a rule violation.
What would you do differently?:

Take off my helmet.
Run
  • 43m 32s
  • 4 miles
  • 10m 53s  min/mile
Comments:

Hamstring problems held me back. The sand, and on the way back the slope of the beach, prevented me from dragging my injured leg to the finish like a have been doing.
What would you do differently?:

I can't do much about the running situation until I get healthy. I think I'm doing the right things to get there, but it takes time.
Post race
Warm down:

Went back up the beach to take pictures of abear2.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury and lack of conditioning.

Event comments:

Weather and change of events caused a late start. I did manage 2nd place in the Clydesdale Master's Division, making me the second fastest of the fat, old guys.




Last updated: 2006-04-08 12:00 AM
Running
00:08:00 | 01 miles | 08m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: This was run on the beach. Footing was less thean ideal in the softer sand, slightly firmer next to the water if you didn't mind a sidehill run. Out and back. I walked the last fifty yards through very soft sand to the transition area.
Keeping cool Drinking
T1
Time: 00:52
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Below average
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
Biking
00:48:18 | 15.9 miles | 19.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: Strong
Course: This was a flat, 3 loop course. The headwind was tough in the out direction.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:53
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
Running
00:43:32 | 04 miles | 10m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Same beach, same problems as the first run.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-04-08 4:19 PM

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2006-04-10 10:03 AM
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You did a great job hon! I am very proud of you and glad that you were there. Congrats on the hardware!

2006-04-10 12:03 PM
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Great race, you beat me by two seconds.  Thats alright though...we'll see what happens next time.  That sand did make for a really though run.  Congrats on the medal. 

Tyler

2006-04-10 12:06 PM
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Great race! I was signed up for this race last year, but it was cancelled b/c of Katrina.

How big were the waves? I hate when they cancel swims...



Edited by run4yrlif 2006-04-10 12:07 PM
2006-04-10 1:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Parks - St.George Island
I heard the swells were 4' - 6'.   They were high enough to keep small craft out of the water.  In a masochistic kind of way I was a little disapointed that the swim was cancelled, even in those conditions.  I'm not that great a swimer, but it was only 800 yards.
2006-04-10 1:35 PM
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The waves weren't too big, maybe three feet, but there was a small craft advisory and the rescue craft couldn't get out there. It seemed doable to me, I was deviously thinking some of the weaker swimmers might DNF, but I guess if I was thinking that then maybe it was too rough.


2006-04-11 7:21 AM
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Good job on the race ... bummer about the cancalled swim when you have a bum wheel, but it looked like you had a hammering time on the ride.

Re: drafting - Was the race officiated? Did the drafter get nabbed?

2006-04-11 11:17 AM
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It was officiated, and I talked to one of the leaders after the race who had a penalty assessed for riding to the left for too long, but I guess they didn't see this guy. I finally yelled "on your left" from the back of the pack and things started to clear up. This was into a stiff wind, and I think the guy kept thinking he was going to fly by the person on the right and just didn't have the power into the wind.

Actually, the course was pretty crowded and it was very difficult not to get too close sometimes, but the wind was really whipping around too much for drafting to make any difference.
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