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Dunedin, Florida
United States
Dunedin Rotary
Total Time = 1h 24m 8s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/24
Pre-race routine:

Well I just moved...again and knowing there are a lot of races in the area I looked on trifind and VOILA a race my first weekend here. YAY ME!!!

Got up early as it took me a long time to drive up to packet pickup due to construction. We had to wade thru some rather swampy areas to get to transition and, as usual I got a bunch of mosquito bites. Those things LOVE me.

Got set up and found a quiet place to sit and enjoy my diet coke, be at a race and try to choke down the scone that had way too much frosting on it. Walked down to the swim start
Event warmup:

  • 06m 22s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards

One of my pet peeves at races is when they make you run a long way and include that in your swim time. There were 123 people in my wave (women 40 and up and all athenas.....old fat ladies) and I was probably in the top 15-20 out of the water..................and then got passed by at least 30 on the 1/4 mile run thru soft sand to T1. HIGHLY annoying. I would really love to make the fast runners swim the last 1/4 mile to transition and see how high and mighty they feel about it then.

ANYWAY...this is my SWIM time not my SWIM and RUN time. I put the run in my T1 time, which I am totally OK with but don't make my good swim pacing look like crap because I can't run and dont' want to break my ankle in the sand thankyouverymuch.

This is super good for me. It was low tide and you could walk it if you chose to but I am faster at swimming than walking thru water so I swam it.
What would you do differently?:

Not go to a race where they make the swim into a running race.
Transition 1
  • 04m 22s

This is my run thru the sand AND transition time. It took me 3:06 to get from the swim exit to the transition area. I had my swim skin to my waist and pulled the rest of it off. I had my bike shoes elasticed onto the bike so it was just a matter of putting my helmet and sunglasses on. The pavement was pretty pokey on my tender feet
What would you do differently?:

Pick a race that does not make you run 1/4 mile thru sand to T1. Really there was no reason to put the swim that far down the beach. Honestly I can't afford to break my ankle. I would not be able to start my new job and my season would be over.
  • 35m 42s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.23 mile/hr

I feel good about this. There were 2 small bridges so we went over a total of 8 little bridges (out and back and out and back) which I handled very well. I passed a lot of people who were riding fat tires, walmart bikes and just plain old could not pace. Its a sprint..lots of is what it is. I had fun :)
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 49s

Well...............the pavement was REALLY pokey. I could not run on it. If I had known I would not have taken my feet out of my shoes and gone barefoot. I HAVE to run with socks so I sat down and dried my feet then put socks and shoes on, hat, race belt and off I go
What would you do differently?:

Keep my shoes on
  • 34m 43s
  • 3.12 miles
  • 11m 05s  min/mile

This is spectacular for me and over 5 minutes faster than my 5K time at Rocketman last month. I did it on a 4:1 run:walk. Of course I rolled my bad ankle almost right away. ACK..Then we were onto the trail and I fell into my run walk. I actually like trails..........nice and cushiony. I had to walk around some muddy puddles and then BAM twist my ankle and down I go.....CRAP.

Anyway..........I just kept going. I am super happy with this esp as its so much better than rocketman and the fact I have barely run the last few weeks.
What would you do differently?:

not have a crappy ankle
Post race
Warm down:

No warm down............I just got my stuff and hit the showers and got changed.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training, life stress, crappy ankle

Event comments:

This was pretty efficient esp as there were so many people in a short course race. My main complaint is the swim run issue. There was no reason to have the swim course that far from transition if the timing mats were an issue.

Last updated: 2013-06-11 12:00 AM
00:06:22 | 440 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: TYR swim skin
Course: parallel to shore and in
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:42 | 12 miles | 20.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/
Course: 2 loop out and back. My bike computer had it at 11.3 miles which gave me an actual biking speed of 18.99 MPH
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:49
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:34:43 | 03.12 miles | 11m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on trails
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-06-11 9:39 PM

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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: Dunedin Rotary Triathlon

2013-06-12 6:29 AM
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Subject: RE: Dunedin Rotary Triathlon

Great to see you out racing and able to sleep at home to do so.

Those long swim exit/T1 entrances are annoying.  You were fast and passing folks on the bike per your usual and on the run so much faster than race last month.

Nicely done Sue!

Happy you are back to a place with a great racing scene and people/places to train easier.

2013-06-12 8:16 AM
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Orlando, FL
Subject: RE: Dunedin Rotary Triathlon
Nice report! I have heard that the swim is a wade on that course, but glad you still had fun! What a welcome to the new hometown!
2013-06-12 2:43 PM
in reply to: annabananamc

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Melon Presser
Subject: RE: Dunedin Rotary Triathlon

Told you you should DOOOO EEEEEET so glad you did and awesome job!!! Especially on the run and having had so much trouble with it!

Heh, I think at least 8 of my RRs batch about long sand runs

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