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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
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Total Time = 1h 39m 7s
Overall Rank = 295/433
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 30/38
Pre-race routine:

Still attempting to become an ultra distance runner. Most runs leading up to this event were in the long and slow category.
Event warmup:

The usual - none.
  • 32m 55s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile

No land speed records here. Slow and steady, kept a pretty good pace knowing that I needed to have something left for the bake and 2nd run.
What would you do differently?:

Add in some sprint training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Used two pairs of running shoes, started in my Brooks Adrenaline's. Came in and was out of the shoes quickly. Because of the 2 run legs, I wore socks whereas I normally don't for a tri. I also normally have my bike cleats clipped onto the pedals but because of the socks, I put on my cleats in T1 and just rubber banded my left pedal in position to step on when jumping in the bike. This worked well.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, the changes to my normal routine worked well.
  • 29m 42s
  • 9.5 miles
  • 19.19 mile/hr

Better than I expected since I had ridden by bike exactly once in 2014.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Went with my normal dismount and just ran in my socks back to the rack. Put on the Saucony Fast Twitch's and I was off. Knew the second run was going to suck!!! Could already feel the fatigue in the legs.
What would you do differently?:

Stop signing up for duathlons.
  • 33m 39s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 51s  min/mile

Surprisingly the long slow runs had prepared me for the runs. Once I got going, I got into a rhythm and just kept moving. Didn't stop or walk and even though my time was slightly slower than run 1, my age group and overall place was much better.
What would you do differently?:

The usual, train more.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, shade, shower, change.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training, especially not including speed work and not spending time on the bike.

Event comments:

My only complaint is that this race does not offer a Clydesdale division. Everything else about this race is top notch.

Last updated: 2014-01-10 12:00 AM
00:32:55 | 03.1 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 34/38
Overall: 368/433
Performance: Average
Course: Normal Ft. DeSoto run, out for the first 1.5 miles on the paved bike path then back on the service road/hard pack sand.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Good
00:29:42 | 9.5 miles | 19.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/38
Overall: 157/433
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Normal Ft. DeSoto bike course. Single loop of the island's main road. South and east out of T1 to a turn around then back, north past T2 to another turn around before heading back to T2.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:39 | 03.1 miles | 10m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 30/38
Overall: 336/433
Performance: Good
Course: Same loop as the first run, only the sand portion was more chewed up and a lot softer the 2nd time around.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

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date : October 20, 2008
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After doing duathlons for the last couple of years, I decided to go for a triathlon. Starting with an Olympic-distance race perhaps wasn't wise, but it was fun (of a sort).
date : October 2, 2007
author : docgill
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Is it possible for loners to work in a small group and still have plenty of time on their own? Training in small groups can give many benefits.
date : June 11, 2007
author : Terese Luikens
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My first duathlon was a success. I had so many fears before the race but none of those fears happened. And when it was all over, I felt I had accomplished something big.
date : October 30, 2005
author : mikericci
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This program should be used for an athlete who is new to duathlon and their goal is to complete a sprint duathlon without difficulty. The schedule consists of 3 workouts per week in each sport.
date : October 30, 2005
author : mikericci
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This program should be used for an athlete who is an experienced duathlete and their goal is to complete a medium distance duathlon without difficulty.
date : September 4, 2004
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Don’t forget this is an incredibly big year for sport with the Olympics back in Athens where the modern Olympics started, and especially triathlon to make its second appearance.
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"I was wondering if this is a sensible approach? Should I get "better" on short distance and then move to something longer or do what I want if I feel I can do it whatever the time?"
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author : smeeko
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Bricks refer to training on two disciplines during the same workout.