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Central FL Tri Series #1 (International Distance) - TriathlonOlympic


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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommersports
HOTF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 53m 24s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 8/14
Pre-race routine:

Went to Denny's and ate the Grand Slam breakfast along with the drunk people coming home from Saturday night. Listened to the waitress tell about the guy who threw up on her. :o
Event warmup:

Swam out to the first buoy and back. Beautiful morning!
Swim
  • 31m 40s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards
Comments:

Fastest swim in an oly to date, a minute faster than April when I had a wetsuit on (no suit today). I am pleased. I think most of the time decrease is due to better sighting and less off-track excursions. I certainly didn't feel like I was swimming fast.
Transition 1
  • 03m 38s
Comments:

Had a bit of trouble getting my shoes and heart rate monitor strap on, but I managed eventually.
Bike
  • 1h 19m 38s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.72 mile/hr
Comments:

I am very happy with my bike today. Looking at the speed, you won't be impressed, but note that the fastest guy in my age group turned in a 19.x mph average..that is a tough course! I was 3 minutes off of his time, riding a 30 lb steel road bike with no aerobars. Heck, Heather Gollnick won the women's overall with a bike average in the 19.x range. Of course, there was Kevin Grogan who averaged 23 mph, but he's a freak or something. :)

I got some valuable pacing information from the Powertap, and I was actually nearly 5 minutes faster than my time on the same course with the Felt (light tri bike) a couple of months ago. Factors I attribute this to:
I think my bike fitness is coming along, I climb better on the road bike, despite the weight, and the PT helped me pace the uphills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s
Comments:

Good transition, smoked down the hill, jumped off, no problems.
Run
  • 57m 9s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 12s  min/mile
Comments:

I wish I'd been able to step up the run a bit. I think today it was more about the heat than leg fatigue. My legs felt fine but I couldn't crank it up any more. On the second lap I was feeling like I was flirting with overheat. I was shirtless which may have been a mistake.
What would you do differently?:

Wear a white shirt, maybe a hat.
Post race
Event comments:

I enjoyed the race today..well, I can say that after I forget how much it hurt..but I have to stop doing these as sleep deprivation experiments.

I got 5 hours of sleep Friday night, rode 29 miles Sat. morning, did chores and cleaned the gym, then drove to Clermont in the evening, arriving at 11 PM. Got maybe 3-4 hours of decent sleep as I was keyed up despite being dead tired.

Anyway, enough whining..I made some progress this race. I ate a bigger breakfast (Denny's Grand Slam as pre-race food rocks!), drank Gatorade during the race, and that seems to be good for me, at least at this distance. I'll need more for the half.

My swim's coming along; I'm still no speedster but the Master's workouts are *definitely* helping.

The other fun thing was getting faster on the bike, despite riding all week and the fact that I rode Big Fat Blue, the 29 lb road bike (I did take the rack off). I think with some Powertap riding time, I'll be ready to pace my race better on these rolling courses. It was a lot of fun passing people on P3s with disc wheels on the steel clunker. :)

Now if only I can get my big @ss moving on the run...




Last updated: 2006-06-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:31:40 | 1640 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/14
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Suit:
Course: triangular, CCW loop
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 03:38
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:19:38 | 24.85 miles | 18.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: Some
Course: Same rolling course as the last TriAmerica Clermont race..not a flat spot on it.
Road: Rough  Cadence: 87
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:21
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:57:09 | 06.21 miles | 09m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course: 2 lap course..out around the lake, small uphill loop and then back; repeat.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-06-04 5:20 PM

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2006-06-04 5:25 PM
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Awesome job on the swim Kendall! Bike sounds like you had a good leg there too. And that fact that you had a Denny's Grand Slam as your pre-race nutrition.... that makes you an ironman in my book. Great job, but don't get too fast. I'm going to need some BOP company for the Florida Challenge in Oct! Great job!!!

2006-06-04 5:53 PM
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I don't know Kendall, those times seem pretty da** smokin' fast to me.  I'll trade ya if ya want to...

You seem to be getting faster all the time, I don't think you should be so hard on yourself.

However, as a note, why is your total time 53 minutes and change?  That's got to be a typo.

2006-06-04 5:59 PM
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cadreamer - 2006-06-04 5:53 PM

I don't know Kendall, those times seem pretty da** smokin' fast to me. I'll trade ya if ya want to...

You seem to be getting faster all the time, I don't think you should be so hard on yourself.

However, as a note, why is your total time 53 minutes and change? That's got to be a typo.



Thanks! Good catch on the time..Fixed it; add 2 hours to that.
2006-06-04 6:00 PM
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Great job Kendall
2006-06-05 6:36 AM
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I still can't believe you really rode your commuter bike. 

Good job even if you were sleep deprived.  (Sleeping is overrated anyway



2006-06-05 8:52 AM
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Holy crap Kendall!! That is an amazing race!!  Clermont is a kickass course and it looks like you handled it with ease!! You freakin' rock!!

 

2006-06-06 5:58 PM
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Nice race Kendall! Looks like the masters swim classes are a good idea???

I'll probably join you in that program in Aug after graduation from UNF & no longer have access to their pool.

Keep training & at this rate looks like I'll be way you behind at the HOT!

2006-06-06 7:48 PM
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great job! Now if you can just figure out how to generate the same power on the lighter  bike....watch out!
2006-06-06 9:24 PM
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Nice race Kendall...plenty consistant in everything.  Sounds like you had a great time, now you gotta come up here and do a race with the wacky New England gang!

 

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