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Florida Challenge Triathlon - Long Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommer Sports, Inc.
62F / 17C
Total Time = 5h 29m 17s
Overall Rank = 3/22
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Wake at 4:30. Car already packed. Clif bar at 6:00am. Water. Advil. Gatorade Pre just before start.
Event warmup:

10 minute warm up swim (did not feel warmed up, time was running short, otherwise I would have stayed in the water longer)
  • 37m 52s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Choppy water on the way out, difficult to sight because of low-lighting due to overcast skies and small field--only 1 person ahead of me to follow because others were out of sight.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on getting my legs up, they felt like they kept sinking. Also I seem to have trouble with heavy breathing--maybe it's all in my head, but I feel like I am tired the whole time.
Transition 1
  • 02m 49s

Was a little dizzy coming off the swim; put on a wind vest because of cooler temps; fairly slow transition for me.
What would you do differently?:

Didn't need the vest.
  • 3h 00m 54s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.57 mile/hr

Headwind strong in some places, but tailwind in the same places (on the out and back portion). Lots of rollers, a few steep climbs.
What would you do differently?:

Happy with my approach to the bike, just need to ride hills more for preparation.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Fast, easy transition.
  • 1h 46m 44s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile

Felt really great on the run. I guess I didn't push too hard on the bike because legs felt okay all the way until the last mile of the run. was worried I wouldn't be able to take in any more nutrition, but managed most of a Gu Chomps package, plus Gatorade from the course.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to train more on the hills on the bike.

Last updated: 2013-04-23 12:00 AM
00:37:52 | 2112 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 10/22
Performance: Average
Suit: One piece LG
Course: Inverted triangle
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:49
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
03:00:54 | 56 miles | 18.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/22
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: First 4 and last 4 flat; rest of the course was rollers or steep climbs.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:46:44 | 13.1 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/22
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loop course, flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-04-23 1:07 PM

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