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Jacksonville Olympic Triathlon Series #2 - Triathlon

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
United States
DRC Sports
76F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 14m 26s
Overall Rank = 5/112
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up at 515. Clif bar and water for breakfast. Loaded bikes onto my car rack and headed the whole 3 miles to the race start
Event warmup:

None really
  • 23m 38s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

swim was S to N (usually the other way around). Little to no current help. I breathed on my right side the entire time (can bilateral but more comfortable breathing right) and took in a bit of water on the swim. Got kicked in the face by a woman breast stroking around the first turn buoy. Sighting must have been a pain for most people as I saw a lot off line and couldn't find anyone to draft off.
What would you do differently?:

breathe on my left
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

Everything went good in T1 with the exception of the bonehead who sat down infront of my bike to put his cycling shoes on. I attempted to go around him picking my bike up over my head to do so. A shoe feel off the clip thankfully I noticed before leaving T1 but still had to turn around to go find it
What would you do differently?:

What could I do?
  • 1h 04m 28s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 23.27 mile/hr

Improved my bike spits again. Little more breeze than last race. The bridge right at the turnaround was a little tough in the headwind. Avg 17-18 over the bridge. Started cramping the last couple miles. I think it was the salt water I drank from the swim
What would you do differently?:

Not try to drink the ocean
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

Not bad. A clutter entering T2. Forgot to take my pre run gel
What would you do differently?:

take my gel
  • 43m 57s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

took 3 miles to get rid of the cramps that began on the bike. pretty uncomfortable run.
What would you do differently?:

run faster?
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to get water, coke, and a watermelon. Does that count?

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stomach cramping

Event comments:

What I've come to expect from DRC sports.

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Last updated: 2013-06-20 12:00 AM
00:23:38 | 1640 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/112
Performance: Average
Course: out .3 up .3 back in .3
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:04:28 | 24.85 miles | 23.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 19/112
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with 5 round abouts and a bridge
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:43:57 | 06.21 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 11/112
Performance: Below average
Course: shaded out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-07-21 1:20 PM

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Fernandina Beach, FL
Subject: Jacksonville Olympic Triathlon Series #2

2013-07-21 8:24 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Olympic Triathlon Series #2
Great race. I also had a tough time on the swim course. All yellow caps made it hard to spot a yellow buoy. Probably added 1-200 yards to my swim on the way out to first buoy.
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