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Fernandina Beach, Florida
United States
DRC Sports
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 27m 51s
Overall Rank = 107/243
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00AM to get stuff ready. Packed almost everything last night so could just get it all in the car. ~ hour drive to Fernandina Beach.
Event warmup:

Light jogging & walking. Not too much weightbearing stuff because I didn't want my feet to hurt before I even started.

Did several out-and-backs in the ocean to get used to open water again.
Swim
  • 08m 29s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards
Comments:

Remained careful, but everything was actually pretty smooth. Didn't really get kicked or pushed around except turning the first buoy. Just focused on long, smooth strokes & not burning too much energy. Was even able to bilateral breathe it was so calm!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Transition 1
  • 01m
Comments:

Was slow and careful getting stuff together to make sure I didn't forget anything.
What would you do differently?:

Just be a little more speedy. Now that I have done it I can go a bit more confidently next time.
Bike
  • 47m 57s
  • 15.8 miles
  • 19.77 mile/hr
Comments:

Made sure heart rate didn't go over 155. I had specific goals relating to the run & want to make sure had enough energy to do it.
There was one 36-year-old woman that I kept leap-frogging with during the ride which helped keep it interesting. She's not in my age group anyway so I don't care (LOL)!
What would you do differently?:

Next time I might be a little more aggressive.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s
Comments:

Careful movements, made sure the rest of the sand was off my feet before putting on socks.
What would you do differently?:

A bit faster, but was deliberately tentative today.
Run
  • 28m 54s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

This was my big goal; to be able to jog the whole run segment without having to stop & walk. I had a lot of physical therapy on my feet and legs this year to try to reduce the pain from my R foot joint replacement, L foot plantar fasciitis & L hamstring issues.
What would you do differently?:

Now that I know I can do it maybe I can go a bit stronger next time.
Post race
Warm down:

Went back into the ocean to swim gently & let my muscles relax. Also did some walking & stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Staying conservative for that run goal. Still had some pain after but nothing intolerable.

Event comments:

Could've had more volunteers on the bike course at the intersections where where were roundabouts. Car traffic was not blocked for the race & the cars didn't always know when they were able to go between the bikers.




Last updated: 2014-06-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:29 | 440 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 100/243
Performance:
Suit: tri-suit
Course: Out to first buoy, then parallel to shore, then in to beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:47:57 | 15.8 miles | 19.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 97/243
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back along A1A & Fletcher Road. A few traffic circles to negotiate but only one real turn.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:28:54 | 03.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/6
Overall: 144/243
Performance: Good
Diligently checked my heart rate to make sure I didn't go over 155 until the last 3/4 mile since most of the 2nd half was uphill. By the last 1/4-1/2 mile I didn't care how high it went. I just knew I was almost done!
Course: Out and back course. Down the road to Ft. Clinch State Park, which was nice & shady. The park road wound downhill towards the water. Then turnaround took us back up the road & out of the park to the finish line.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized?
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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