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Ocala, Florida
United States
HITS Triathlon Series
Total Time = 1h 30m 45s
Overall Rank = 46/121
Age Group = 40
Age Group Rank = 2/3
Pre-race routine:

I had my gear laid out a couple days before the event. I packed the truck the night before and laid out my clothes. Breakfast was oatmeal with raisins. I slept well that week and got out the door smoothly.
Event warmup:

I got to the event early and set up the transition area with plenty of time to spare. I put on my wetsuit and got in the water about 30min before the start. I swam a little and talked to other competitors.
  • 20m 11s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards

I started out entirely too hard. My plan was to swim conservatively. My wave was very spread out and I ended up toward the front of the wave. At the start I attacked the water instead of taking it easy. Between starting out way too fast and not being comfortable in the crowd I got winded early. At this point in my swimming ability it's difficult to get my wind back while on the move swimming. I sucked it up and got through it, but it was not my best performance. Definitely a learning experience.
What would you do differently?:

Go with the original plan, easy does it. Training needs to include more OWS work and possibly trying to swim in groups.
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

I had a good plan for transition. The layout of equipment was good. Things went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

  • 41m 47s
  • 12.2 miles
  • 17.52 mile/hr

I took the first mile to catch myself after the swim. Good mental approach. Put the swim behind and concentrated on the race ahead. I felt good during the bike. Hills were ok. I spent the time on the bike to hydrate well and plan out the rest of the race. I definitely got things back on track on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Overall a good ride.
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

Once again a good plan for transition. It helped to mentally rehearse it in the last mile of the ride. T2 went smoothly. Good job.
  • 24m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

Good run. I had good energy going into the run. The Bricks paid off, transition to a running pace was very easy. Felt good and had a good pace.
Post race
Warm down:

Not a lot of warm down. Great support from friends so I didn't spend a lot of attention on warm down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim put a dent in me, but I overcame it well.

Event comments:

Great event. Wonderful transition area. Not a huge expo, but I'm not sure if that's normal for an event this size. The course is great. This park was made for triathlon.

Last updated: 2012-01-30 12:00 AM
00:20:11 | 820 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/121
Performance: Bad
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:41:47 | 12.2 miles | 17.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/121
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:15 | 03.1 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/3
Overall: 0/121
Performance: Good
Course: Most of the run was on a dirt course. Basically a dirt road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-04-12 7:40 PM

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