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Sarasota, Florida
United States
Endeavor Racing
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 24m 39s
Overall Rank = 351/600
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 18/22
Pre-race routine:

I committed a few cardinal sins in this race, but since this one was just a goofy deal it didn't matter. Any pre-race that has you entering the transition next to a 2 person bike and a lady with her calf marked as "38 & on Meds", well that just ought to tell you all you need to know. BTW, we saw the lady and her friends a few times and they were hilarious.
Event warmup:

OK, this event is advertised as a fun race and we took it that way. I planned to keep next to Ann the entire race. This is where I made mistake # one. I had no idea what the course was. Talk about a learning experience, I had to not only figure it out as we went, but help both Ann and my sister through the whole deal.
Swim
  • 00m
  • 200 yards
  • / 100 yards
Comments:

We kept a slow steady pace throughout. We swam over a couple of sandbars, which I walked across while slowing up. As we came to shore we found that we had to run under a net (the turtle crawl). Too funny watching people do it!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 00m
Bike
  • 00m
  • 5 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
Comments:

Mistake two, nothing new on race day. Oh, this was fun, I actually took my 20 year old MTB with the 2" tires. It worked well through the sand pit, however the wheel rub was a bit annoying, so if I do this again, I'll have to get a new set of rims.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 00m
  • 2 miles
  •  min/mile
Comments:

Mistake 3 was that the preparation for the beach run was nonexistent. We wound up walking a lot. But by that time we were wet from the tube crawl and we just wanted to get done. In our favor is the fact that we almost caught the Justice League of America. Ann said she felt like we were in an episode of Big Bang Theory. :)
Post race
Warm down:

Beer line.

Event comments:

The race is just something we did so that Ann could experience a triathlon. And so we could just have fun with a bit of a goal. It was a blast.




Last updated: 2012-09-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:00:00 | 200 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/600
Performance:
Suit:
Course: Out, left at the buoy, left at the buoy and in.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:00:00 | 05 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/600
Performance:
Wind:
Course: One loop around the island, with a double loop through the woods and beach. Thus the need for a fat tire bike.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:00:00 | 02 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/600
Performance:
Course: Two loop beach run. Starts with a few water filled tubes to crawl through.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2012-09-15 7:53 PM

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2012-09-15 8:04 PM
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Sounds likes lot of fun! What a great first race experience. That's exactly how it should be. I think that lady may have been even more threatening if her calf said "38 and OFF my meds." I also like your warm down
2012-09-15 8:08 PM
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BEER LINE!!! best warm down ever! congrats doub6, on a FUN day!!  Wish I could have been there to see you TURTLE crawl!!! ha!
2012-09-15 8:42 PM
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That sounds like a great first event. Competing with the justice league, woman advertising her meds and a beer line recovery - what more could you ask!?
2012-09-15 10:04 PM
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amd723 - 2012-09-15 8:42 PM That sounds like a great first event. Competing with the justice league, woman advertising her meds and a beer line recovery - what more could you ask!?

Ditto! What a fun race. I'm so glad you were all able to do it together.

2012-09-16 1:39 AM
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It's compulsory to do goofy stuff and commit cardinal sins during a fun race!!! What a gas.


2012-09-17 7:50 AM
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Fun times!  Congratulations to both you and Ann Cool
2012-09-17 9:47 AM
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That sounds like it could be an interesting race good job to you both!

2012-09-17 10:44 AM
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Sounds like a fun race! Congratulations to you and Ann.


I agree with Yanti - you have to make silly mistakes during a fun race.  Also, beer line is the best warm down ever. 

2012-09-17 11:50 AM
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Sounds like a great time.  Race day + beer line = happy manatees
2012-09-17 12:24 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Big congrats to your wife for completing her first triathlon!  And congrats to you for helping her meet her goal.  Sounds like a very fun race, and any race that has a beer line is A-OK in my book!


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