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St. Anthony's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic


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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 15m 40s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = TNT 34-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

wake up, get dressed, a few yoga esque stretches to wake up, breakfast: cheerios, milk, banana.
Event warmup:

Had to get up way too early to set up Transition- My wave didn't start til 9:00, 2 hours after the pros left. Very hard to stay settled down and not get too pumped too early. Ate a clif bar at 8:30, splashed around a bit, but it was so choppy I didn't have a proper swim warm up
Swim
  • 33m 40s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards
Comments:

wow. I thought I was a strong swimmer. But no amount of hard work in the pool could have prepareed me for this. By 9:00, whhen we took off, it was choppy and windy, and the currents were crazy! Especially coming in at the end, I expected to ride the waves in, but the current kept pulling me back out.

After some initial panic, I calmed down and did this: every 10 strokes I flipped over and did back stroke for a few seconds. I kept my strokes really long and strong and pulled like mad, and then flipped over to rest. Counting strokes seemed to help me settle down.
What would you do differently?:

not much I could have done, except ask my training partners to kick me and throw junk at me in the pool. Really, I think I did OK given my lack of OWS preparation.
Transition 1
  • 02m 54s
Comments:

I did OK here. I was so queasy coming out of the water, I sorta felt like stopping and taking a short nap. really. I felt kinda dazed. Smarti came out of the water right by me and yelled Possum! That was SO COOL! We cracked some jokes and I felt good again.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice sliding my feet in better- My wet feet jammed the toungeue of my shoe backwards and I had a hellova time yanking it back out
Bike
  • 1h 28m 15s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.90 mile/hr
Comments:

I was stunned at how fast I was on corners, I had no idea I was such an agressive rider, but just about every time I passed anyone it was at a corner. I love that! The flat course was fun to ride in that when the wind was at my back I was cruising, at one point I looked down and saw 24 mph, which is insanely fast for me. But one turn later, it said 11.9, soooo... I learned to stay humble! The "cobblestones" I had been warned about were easy, the hardest thing was not really knowing how to attack/pass, and feeling paranoid about drafting, and being way too aware of everyone else and not enough of myself. there were times my cadence was 112-115, and I should have shifted up to keep it between 85-95, but I am not used to so much shifting in flats. I am haoppy that I didn;t fall/crash, didn;t get penalized for drafting, and came off the bike happy.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to practice more. Oh, and the fact that the mechanic told me the day before the race that my rear hub (is there such thing as a front hub?) and bottom bracket were both shot makes me think there is more to bike maintenance than just shoving her in the garage after each ride... He said it wouldn't get more damaged, and it wasn't a safety issue, just that I'd have lots of clanking nosies and some vibrations. Hmmm. All I asked him was if there was enough air in the tires and what was up with the noises, and I gotta a little lecture about "those salty roads up north..." So next time I take better care of my steed.
Transition 2
  • 02m 37s
Comments:

At this point I was just so happy! I didn;t care about anything excpet getting back out there! It was all TNT peeps and it was just so much damn fun, I didn;t pay very good attention to my Transition pace
What would you do differently?:

not much. It's supposed to be fun!
Run
  • 1h 08m 16s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

I felt pretty good by mile 2. the whole first mile was sucky, my calves were like rocks, so I stopped a bunch to stretch. But by mile 2 I was happy again, did the 7 min run, 1 min walk thing, and felt very happy the whole time. ITB pinched a little about mi 4.5, but not too badly. Legs felt spent way before my lungs did, I feel like I really need to work on strength, this race was illustrative of that. I defenitely never pushed on the run, I just wanted to finish happy. Saw Renee, Lucy, Foolproof, Sue on the course which was SO FUN! The TNT coaches and other staff were all over the course which was cool too.
What would you do differently?:

must work harder! or, better, anyway, I should be able to run better than I have been.
Post race
Warm down:

cross finish line, look up and thank God and all the Angels, especially Tim and Scuba Punk's Jen. Get cold towel, walk around sipping gatorade and trying not to cry.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of experience at this distance.

Event comments:

they ran out of cups at the last aid station on the run so they were just pouring water out of these big gallons. that was funny, some people opened their mouths and tilted back their heads, others offered their hands.

The Venn diagram of TNT peeps and BT peeps made this a very special day.




Last updated: 2005-12-03 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:33:40 | 1640 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: javelin tri suit
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:28:15 | 24.85 miles | 16.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: lots of turns, very very flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:37
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:08:16 | 06.21 miles | 10m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: flat and windy (long I) and windy (short I)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 5

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2006-05-02 10:29 AM

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2006-05-02 10:33 AM
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What a great race you had! EXCELLENT swim!!! It was so so nice to see you again, Hollis.

I was one of those tilting my head back and pouring water into my open gullet.

2006-05-02 10:55 AM
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Unless you normally swim in a wave pool, there's no way to train for those kind of swim conditions.  Great swim considering!  You *ARE* strong in the water.  I think we were all a little dazed and confused coming out of the water.

It was a great race, great weekend, and it was great to see you again!

2006-05-02 11:03 AM
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Possum, maybe we should make weekend trips to the wave pool at Noah's Ark Water Park to train?  Your experience sounds amazing and you did great!  Wish I could have been there to cheer you on and show my support.  Next year.

Awesome race, awesome RR.  You're the coolest!

2006-05-02 11:10 AM
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Congrats, Hollis! You did good, lil camper. I was so happy to meet you, and I'm so glad you're going to mentor next year. You're gonna be great.
2006-05-02 11:28 AM
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Adventure Island has a wave pool.   

great race, chica.



2006-05-02 11:58 AM
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Way to go, Hollis!! I can't imagine the swim - I'm afraid of the ocean as it is - forget the waves. Venn diagram - you're such a teacher.
2006-05-02 12:41 PM
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Way to go Hollis! Sounds like a wonderful day!
2006-05-02 12:46 PM
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Hollis, you ROCK!!!  Awesome event, fantastic performance given the conditions, and a whole lotta good times.  It was a pleasure meeting you, and I'm looking forward to the next race...
2006-05-02 12:46 PM
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Great swimming time in choppy ocean.  Yay for passing people on the bike and great job loosing up your legs to get the run going!  You are strong!

It's so fun reading your (and other's) St. A reports. 

2006-05-02 1:04 PM
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I think you were stalking me because our times are very close!  Nice race and way to tough out the swim- those waves were rough!  TNT rocks!


2006-05-02 1:28 PM
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Nice job!

 

2006-05-02 1:42 PM
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First the bad news...you beat me by 15 seconds. Now the good news...you are such a sweetheart. I was so glad to meet you Hollis. I never tire of meeting people as nice as you. Now slow down and let me pass.
2006-05-02 2:46 PM
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coredump - 2006-05-02 11:55 AM

I think we were all a little dazed and confused coming out of the water.

Yeah, when I yelled "Way to go Chris!" he looked at me like he had no idea who the hell I was!  Great race Hollis I'm so proud of you.  You probably had the hardest swim conditions of anyone because it just kept getting worse all day.  You rocked it girl!!! 

Can't wait to do this race with you next year!!  Awesome race report too...I love reading these things!

Congrats sweets!!

2006-05-02 3:08 PM
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2006-05-02 3:31 PM
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Great job and great swim considering those conditions!  I guess that TI stuff really works.


2006-05-02 8:46 PM
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Hi Hollis! Wish I coulda seen you out on the course, but when I'm racing, everything is a big blur. I hope you come down for more races in Fla. I promise not all the swims are that bad! You had a great swim time too, considering the conditions! Glad you had fun and see you at another race!
2006-05-02 8:54 PM
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Hollis!  SOOOOOOOOOO glad I finally got to meet you...you are just as cool in person as you are online!

AWESOME race!  Yeah, that water knocked the snot out of everybody.  And you poor TNT peeps had it BAD leaving so late.  You ROCKED!

Good luck this week!

2006-05-02 10:38 PM
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Hollis, it was great meeting you in St. Pete.  Great effort at the race!  Nicely done.
2006-05-02 11:15 PM
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You looked pretty happy when I yanked that chip off of you!!!
Yours was the only BT tattoo I spotted, but I knew y'all were out there somewhere.
Big HUGE CONGRATS!!! You ladies are such an inspiration to us "true" beginners!
2006-05-02 11:26 PM
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WTG!!!

The combination of TNT and BT really did make for a terrific weekend.  Did I give you a TNT high five?   (See my race report to know what I'm talking about.)



2006-05-02 11:37 PM
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Awesome race chickie!  I wish I coulda come down and hung around with you all again.  Or maybe we can convince you to come east!! 

 

2006-05-02 11:49 PM
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Hollis, it was great meeting you!  Your smile, warm personality and quick wit is going to enable you to be an awesome Mentor.

Thanks for the laugh in the Vinoy lobby race day morning; I needed that at 5:00 am. Thanks also for the BT tattoo + the drink ticket at the victory party.

Sorry you weren't feeling well that night, but at least you did not have to suffer through watching me dance later on ...

Great race under difficult conditions - expecially since the wave kicked up even more by the time the TNT wave went through. 

Heard tell of a rumor stating that the Coast Guard asked the RD not to send anymore swimmers out b/c the water was so rough (small craft advisory).

You did great to work through that while surving the washing machine of a 1000 of your best friends pounding on you all the while.

2006-05-03 4:05 AM
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Hollis, you are such a super, strong competitor!  I'm so glad you posted such an awesome time for this race.  It meant a lot to a lot of people.  Congrats on the S/B/R - especially on having such a good time on the bike.  You are a truely generous soul.  Hope to race with you again soon!  !
2006-05-03 4:58 AM
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Stitch26.2 - 2006-05-02 11:15 PM You looked pretty happy when I yanked that chip off of you!!! Yours was the only BT tattoo I spotted, but I knew y'all were out there somewhere. Big HUGE CONGRATS!!! You ladies are such an inspiration to us "true" beginners!

 

Holy Crap!  You took my chip?  You should have said hey!  I was deliriously happy, but I would have snapped out of it and calmed down long enough to meet you. Thansk so much for volunteering.

 

And to the rest of you peeps- I really love you. Thank you for responding to my race report and reminding me of other things about the day/wknd. I am so lucky! 

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