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Marianna, Florida
United States
Freedom Springs Triathlon
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 28m 38s
Overall Rank = 133/173
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Pre-race routine:

Bagel with peanut butter and jelly and cup of coffee. Plain water on the way to race. Drive an hour to get there, but gain an hour crossing time zones. Pick up packet, set up transition and offer assistance to Michelle Butler, a new triathlete. Had two bites of Clif Bar and a Clif Shot Mocha gel about 20 minute before swim start.
Event warmup:

  • 17m 39s
  • 650 yards
  • 02m 43s / 100 yards

This was 250 yards longer than advertised. I did not wear a wetsuit even though I brought them. I got leg cramps pretty bad and at one point thought my race was over. I was very disappointed in my swim time because I thought it was for 400 yards. I am so glad to find out that it was a long swim. Feel better with my time now. I did not let it affect the rest of my race though.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe more electrolytes. Still need more swimming. Drafting is working and navigation is exceptional for me. Goggles still fog. Have tried leaving water in them and spitting in them. Will try the baby shampoo next.
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s
What would you do differently?:

It was a long way from water to transition. Maybe run a little faster.
  • 37m 44s
  • 10 miles
  • 15.90 mile/hr

This was a great pace for me on a road bike. Didn't look at my pace during the ride. Just rode by feel.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much in the race. Do more intervals in training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s
What would you do differently?:

Move faster, dump and go.
  • 30m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 46s  min/mile

This was an outstanding run for me given my current fitness level and little amount of run training I've been doing.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Went back in cold springs for legs.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Age and training.

Event comments:

Non-USAT race. Very small and local. No food afterwards, other than fruit. Would have preferred food, even it I had to pay extra for it. No activities to speak of. Again, small local race, so that's okay. Volunteers were great.

Last updated: 2014-07-04 12:00 AM
00:17:39 | 650 yards | 02m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/1
Overall: 0/173
Performance: Average
Suit: Danskin Tri Suit
Course: Cold spring water (72 deg) out and back course.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:37:44 | 10 miles | 15.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/1
Overall: 0/173
Performance: Good
Course: Non descript out and back. A few rollers, but mostly flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:15 | 03.1 miles | 09m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/1
Overall: 0/173
Performance: Good
Course: Shady, but dusty dirt trail out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2014-07-07 10:17 PM

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Subject: Freedom Springs Triathlon

2014-07-10 2:11 PM
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Dothan Al
Subject: RE: Freedom Springs Triathlon
I loved the COLD water and all the plants and grass I swam through! I thought the swim was longer also. How did you determine it
was 650 yards?

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