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Venice, Florida
United States
South County Family YMCA
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 36m 2s
Overall Rank = 172/300
Age Group = 40-99 Clyde
Age Group Rank = 8/10
  • 12m 40s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 53s / 100 yards

Long course. This is based off the fact that every time I saw was about 25% slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim. Although I have to mark this as average, given the fact that I always swim like crap.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

Not too swift. Stumbled on a sock, shoes were OK. Faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on it.
  • 43m 10s
  • 14.6 miles
  • 20.29 mile/hr

Harbor Dr is nice, recently paved. The rest of the course is rough (at best)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing short of buying a new bike. This continues to improve and I am nearly to the point of purchase.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Nicely done, stood on the left pedal as I rolled into the dismount. Braked at the line, and started running. Well done with the exception of the shoe that popped off. Volunteer returned my shoe. Thank you ma'am. Ran past my rack. Doh!
What would you do differently?:

Not pass rack.
  • 36m 44s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 21s  min/km

Hot, humid and slow.
What would you do differently?:

Not sign up for a race in August in Florida????
Post race
Warm down:

Water on head, massage, 2 apples and call it a day. I keep going back and forth on this race. I didn't get much sleep due to work, prerace hydration sucked, run was terrible, swim stunk, but all in all, I think there is something to work with and I'll keep working on it. Probably shut down tri's for the rest of the year and do a few running races this winter.

Event comments:

Brad has this down pat. Well run, well organized, nice small town event.

Last updated: 2013-08-12 12:00 AM
00:12:40 | 440 yards | 02m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/10
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Average
Suit: N
Course: Out, turn Left, Turn Left, Finish
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:43:10 | 14.6 miles | 20.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 3 laps with hairpins at each end.
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:02
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:44 | 05 kms | 07m 21s  min/km
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 0/300
Performance: Below average
Course: Out of parking lot, through Maxine Barret Park and down to Casperson's, turn around and head back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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

2013-09-02 6:52 AM

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Englewood, Florida
Subject: Venice Triathlon

2013-09-02 7:41 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Great work!  


As a not so hot swimmer I have to agree with your assessment on the swim--we need to look at our performance based on our individual swim capabilities and not in comparison to the fish!

2013-09-02 9:34 AM
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Simsbury, Connecticut
Subject: RE: Venice Triathlon
Great job!

We all have those days Looking forward to cooler temps!!
2013-09-02 11:18 AM
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Rio Rancho, NM
Subject: RE: Venice Triathlon
Nice job Chris. Especially considering you didn't get much sleep and its a hot Florida summer.I've thought about trying to coast in to T2 on one pedal but I fear it would not bode well for me.
2013-09-02 12:43 PM
in reply to: rrrunner

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The big thing that stuck out to me was the comment about almost being ready to purchase a new bike.  Is that wrong ?  Really, congratulations; you had a less than ideal night before the race and it is miserably hot and humid here AND you still put up some good numbers, especially on the bike.  I would comment on your super fast run time too, but I see you are trying to confuse me by posting in KMs!
2013-09-02 3:42 PM
in reply to: amd723

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Chris, though it sounds like you're a little disappointed in this race, there are quite a few victories in there.  Nice bike keg, nice T2, hell, just toeing the line after a late night at work is a victory.  

I'm liking just running right now.  We can just run together.  And with Salty:)

2013-09-03 11:35 AM
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Austin, Texas
Subject: RE: Venice Triathlon

Sleepless, sticky and dehydrated, huh?  Sounds like fun!!  Wink

Given all that, I'd say this was a really solid race - and nice rollin' into T2 all pro!

That, and it's ALWAYS time for a new bike.  Enjoy that one.

Great race, solid effort - sounds like a win to me.  Laughing


2013-09-03 12:37 PM
in reply to: mcmanusclan5

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As I said, it's the not-so-stellar races that teach us the most. Heat and humidity kind of just teach us that it's hard to race in heat and humidity but hey, you can dig deeper and make it more about having the flexibility to readjust your goals.

Funny about the bike and the above comment, my coach said this to me, "I had to smile when you described how inferior your bike was compared to [some of the others.]  I used to coach about a dozen triathletes [...]  I would always conclude my description of how to make progress from year to year, but saying, "And you buy a faster bike at the start of each year."  

2013-09-03 1:50 PM
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Hey, all things considered (heat and humidity are soooo nasty, don't discount that) you had a great race.  Gotta admit, though, for some reason the comment, "Stumbled over a sock" cracked me up!  And I for one say you deserve a new bike!
2013-09-03 4:45 PM
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Austin, Texas
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I take a look at that race and I think you had some pretty good stuff in there, and some stuff that you can learn from and work on. 

You had a great bike, a super fast T2 split, and you were able to get out there and get it done in crappy, hot, humid weather.

+howevermany for a new bike! 

2013-09-03 5:37 PM
in reply to: blueyedbikergirl

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No DNS or DNF? WIN!!!No road rash? More WIN! As everyone else has said learn from where you didn't feel up to par, and feel good about the accomplishments. That's all you can do for any race.

2013-09-06 11:24 AM
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Payson, AZ
Subject: RE: Venice Triathlon
I get what it is like to race on no sleep.  Nice job on even pulling it off.  But yeah, middle of the summer in FL?  That's crazy talk.  lol
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