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Longboat Key, Florida
United States
Longboat Key Triathlon Race Series
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 09m 33s
Overall Rank = 35/189
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 6/17
Pre-race routine:

up (too?) early; "time flies when...." egg sandwich after little warmup stretch routine; car packed n ready to go... TOA = 0530ish; fumble around in the darkness. try to warm-up again but one can never stretch enough for these tri's (just ask yer legs ;P ). racking not too badly jammed till late arrivals (6:30-45ish) start panickly showing up.
Event warmup:

little/small jog; one day, I'll do like Frey says and run a 1k-1mi warmup but alas, not today. ck gears, ck tires "pump, pump, pump, whew!" rack bike/set up. go down to water..."we gotta swim where??" take long walk around clay courts & pavement (follow the leaders/herd of penguins,); get in water; waters warmer than 60's air; can't hear - earplugs;
Horn goes off...Thank God I'm TRULY on the right side of things...
  • 06m 19s
  • 402 meters
  • 01m 34s / 100 meters

best swim yet in sprints; maybe we had "current"? maybe "short"?
maybe "I'll take it (gladly,) & tk u ABBA!" stayed away from pack(s) little to no interference.
What would you do differently?:

concentrate on form, breathing more; kick a little less, etc.
overall swim was EXCELLENT.
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s

couldn't wear wetsuit, tho' I'd like to train/experiment w/ the diff challenges of this/it. maybe this Oct water wont be too warm for me not to give a rip about being counted in results. (I'm usually middle packer anyways) one day, I'll learn to jump or semi-jump the bike part but...
What would you do differently?:

...overall 1:18 T1 is very good time for me thus far in my development/experience (no practice/no "tri-camps", etc).
  • 37m 4s
  • 19.31 kms
  • 31.26 km/hr

my Garmin tells I was faster....wish it was right (& their time/data too).
too slow at embark & disembark but not enough to bear out 19.4mph but it is what it is....swirly 20+mph winds n all.
What would you do differently?:

pray harder for lesser winds? pedal smoother so as to not tax on bike before the run?
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

stop sitting al! my butt n hams don't like having to get up from sit position. why do I still do this? "Jam n scram" & maybe I can turn a "30 sec" T2 someday?!
What would you do differently?:

"Jam n scram" hmmm...I like that phrase. maybe some youtuber will post it on "things a triathlete would say" in the future.... : )
  • 23m 53s
  • 4.83 kms
  • 04m 56s  min/km

well...was hoping to improve/do as well as last yrs pace but alas, t'was not to be, this day. seems my calves were talking "conspiracy" (cramps) along w/ "rumors of collusion" from the hamstrings, as I started out jogging along just short of a 9min/mi pace (ugggh!) eventually I got going and caught some folk who passed me earlier (no, not the milers/pros,silly)
only to find they were "saving it" for sprint finish (no names nec here) as they "crushed me" at the (slight) uphill finish line/mat; leaving me to think about the "what if's" before I accepted this day's reality(ies).
What would you do differently?:

have nice loose legs that can handle a 22mph bike avg and still sprint a 7min/mi (or better, one can dream) avg for a great run-time at LBK and perhaps "place or show" if not "win" age group. still my recovery from the start of jog pace leaves me thankful to ABBA for a stronger finish. I certainly didn't lolly gag this I gave something close to "my all"....pain/endurance wise, if not time-wise.
Post race
Warm down:

where's those FAMOUS JUMBO SIZED cookies??? "Damn the torpedoes and full steam ahead!" (i.e., frig the health food for now and pig out on some empty carbs)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1. me 2. wind 3. fitness 4. timing
hmmm...make that multiple choice a) b) c) d) and yes....
a) is the right answer.
Massage? maybe one day some masseuse's will show/be here (hint hint), with biz cards &/or fab rates if not gratis.

Event comments:

very good comp to most I've been to; can be improved but then again, so can I (improve). tks and kudos to one & all at LBK. keep up good efforts and word will get out more/better. I certainly will share/tell.
"a beeeedy beeeeedy beeeedy bee, Shalom folks!!!"

Last updated: 2013-03-06 12:00 AM
00:06:19 | 402 meters | 01m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/17
Overall: 11/189
Performance: Good
hmm...isn't that pace more like a 1:34 per/100m (Queens English)guys? [does some calc work himself and VOILA!..."yep!"]
Suit: CEP trisuit
Course: upside/down L-shaped in a "lagoon;" diff entry/exit pts.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:18
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:37:04 | 19.31 kms | 31.26 km/hr
Age Group: 5/17
Overall: 0/189
Performance: Good
man, Garmin's playing games w/ me or what? says "30.1"(per 5k laps) on way up / "40.2" (km's folks, not mi's) on the way back but all I get outta it is a 19.4mph total??? I know "what a diff the wind makes" (for/against) but not 10k per Lap diff!!??!! (not in my training rides anyhow!)
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: best flat one I've ever seen/ridden. u'd have to go to a track-site to find one better. Spoils a biker for sure, comp to other venues that bob n turn & up/dwn hill ya.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:53 | 04.83 kms | 04m 56s  min/km
Age Group: 9/17
Overall: 0/189
Performance: Average
Course: nice flat loop run w/out "wicked" turns or the like. surface seemed a little slick post tar-over layer, but maybe it was my newer Asics treads.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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