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Virginia Key, Florida
United States
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 75/100
Age Group = 60-64M
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Event warmup:

Yoga stretches
  • 18m 46s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Today was my first Oly race
What would you do differently?:

Start out harded
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s

Nasty transition area in the sand and scrub grass. Had to run the bike out to the bike mount through sand but my tri bike shoes mounted good onto the pedels
What would you do differently?:

Get faster in transition
  • 56m 31s
  • 20 miles
  • 21.23 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Ride harder
Transition 2
  • 02m 49s
What would you do differently?:

Transition faster
  • 1h 07m 31s
  • 6 miles
  • 11m 15s  min/mile

I was very happy that I didn't get hurt running through the sand and gravel on this run course. I need to run faster :-(
What would you do differently?:

Run faster
Post race
Warm down:

Yoga stretches

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Another poor run

Last updated: 2013-05-05 12:00 AM
00:18:46 | 880 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 67/100
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri bibs
Course: Swim out to buoy, turn right, swim 1/2mile along shore, turn right and swim in to beach
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:36
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:56:31 | 20 miles | 21.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 52/100
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Very techniqual bike course with speed bumps, 4 laps with 3 180degree turns per lap. Ducks and cats walking across the bike course
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Bad Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:49
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:07:31 | 06 miles | 11m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 81/100
Performance: Average
Course: Lots of loose sand running. More like a off road run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-05-05 8:43 PM

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Subject: Tri-Miami Olympic Triathlon
This was my first Oly race. Weather was perfect today. Water viz was great. I won my 60-64M AG today on my first Oly distance race so I was very happy.Cool

Edited by spearit 2013-05-05 9:00 PM

2013-05-07 7:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Tri-Miami Olympic Triathlon

Just wanted to mention that I heard talk, by a reliable person at this race, that the next Multirace Trilogy race would be back out on the main road and not limited to Lamb Road like 5-5-13.  Many of us hope that this talk is true and we get to ride the Rickenbacher again. Thanks

2013-05-07 9:17 AM
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Congrats on your race.  I did the sprint and other than the bike, I loved the venue.  Are you hearing just the bike route will be changed or will the whole event move back?  I hope it's just the bike.
2013-05-08 9:08 AM
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Subject: RE: Tri-Miami Olympic Triathlon

amd723--Thank you for your kind words and contgrats on doing such a fine effort while sick.

Unless I got it wrong, the change will be in just the bike route.  I personally do not like running through soft beach sand and pulled my left tensor fascia lata that day.  I saw a friend of mine fall in the same sand ahead of me. That run is WAY different if is or has been raining. Me and MaryLotus did that run once when it was very muddy. :-(


1. THE best site for the Key Biscayne race WAS Marine Stadium==because the swim was always in the protected Marine Stadium Bay AND the run was almost all in the shade of the trees on both sides of the run path. There we could run and swim without interfering with any other groups, had plenty of great/paved/close parking and wide open expansive transition area right at the shore.  The bike route could be changed so as NOT to go over the problematic Bear Cut Bridge (the bridge PAST /south of Marine Stadium and Virginia Key venues). 

2. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (at the south end of Key Biscayne) could make a GREAT alternative tri race venue with its wide open beach and miles of secluded paved roads for the run and ride. Once again, IMO.

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