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Pensacola Beach, Florida
United States
Santa Rosa Island Triathlon
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 41m 26s
Overall Rank = 646/849
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 48/50
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:30 and drove over to Pensacola. Packet pickup and transition were better managed than last year. We left house at 4:20 arrived at 5:21.
Event warmup:

  • 16m 36s
  • 586 yards
  • 02m 50s / 100 yards

Water was shallow so ran out a good ways. My HR got a little high and it took me a while to get my rhythm. Bad siting to second buoy, okay after that. It was foggy and siting was a challenge. Run from water to transition was 1.29.
What would you do differently?:

need to train. I miss swimming.
Transition 1
  • 02m 33s

took a little long to get out of wetsuit.30 seconds slower than last year.
  • 39m 46s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.61 mile/hr

challenge was fog. My sunglasses stayed wet and i had to look over the top of them alot. That made it a bit dangerous. I cant take off sunglasses as they are prescription and i am pretty blind. Rode hard,but i need to be on my tri bike on this course. I got a 2 minute penalty, but i dont know why. I suspect blocking and I blame that on sunglass issue. I know i didn't draft, I was scared to be close to anyone.
What would you do differently?:

maybe wear regular glasses instead of sunglasses, but not sure that would help. Also, ride the tri bike. I raced that bike for 6 years and loved it but haven't been training on it. I went back to training on it and wrecked and have just started riding on it again. Tbis course is flat and straight made for aeroriding.
Transition 2
  • 01m 55s

a little slow but not bad.
What would you do differently?:

leave shoes on the bike, long run to rack.
  • 38m 37s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 25s  min/mile

just didn't have anything to give.
What would you do differently?:

gotta get weight down.
Post race
Event comments:

nice race, have done it 7 times.

Last updated: 2012-10-07 12:00 AM
00:16:36 | 586 yards | 02m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 609/849
Performance: Below average
132 hr
Suit: ironman stealth
Course: out,across, and in.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:33
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:46 | 13 miles | 19.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 251/849
Performance: Average
20.04 out 157 hr 19.42 back 157 hr
Wind: Some
Course: course shortened because of Road damage from TS Isaac. Out and back on road along beach.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:38:37 | 03.11 miles | 12m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 798/849
Performance: Bad
13.01 144 12.08 152 12.24 154
Course: out and back through beach neighborhood.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2012-10-07 8:10 PM

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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon

2012-10-07 8:45 PM
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South Alabama
Subject: RE: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon

Nice job. Fog was really bad on the bike course. Couldn't see through my helmet visor and almost rode off the road a couple of times. My first time at the race. Great venue and event.


Edited by slornow 2012-10-07 8:46 PM
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