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Jax Tri Series #2 - Triathlon

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
United States
DRC sports
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 31m
Overall Rank = 154/256
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 6/8
Pre-race routine:

Only 3 hours sleep. Got up at 4AM to pack stuff in the truck, breakfast, gentle pre-stretch.
Event warmup:

Light jogging, more stretching, prepping transition area.
  • 09m 42s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 12s / 100 yards

A little choppy and much more of a washing machine than the last race. More elbows.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Did my best. Just wasn't feeling it today.
Transition 1
  • 00m 59s
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Had the best transition time in my age group.
  • 50m 18s
  • 16 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr

This was my downfall today. My rear brake was rubbing the whole way, sapping my energy. I could barely maintain 18 or so in many of the areas that I should've been going faster. Sooooo many people passed me! I actually had to get off my bike at the halfway mark and try to fix it, but I don't know how much good it did. I was already fried from biking the first 8 miles w/ the added resistance so the second half wasn't any better.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure the brakes are proper!
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

Exhausted from the bike ride from hell, but still had the second-fastest T2 time in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 33s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile

Started the run tired from the awful bike ride. I had to dig really deep and fight just to refuse to let myself walk.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Turns out my run was slightly faster than the last one in this race series. I'm proud that I was able to push my way through the run without walking.
Post race
Warm down:

Jumped back in the ocean for a light cool-down swim. Felt GREAT! Also walkking and stretching before my shower.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike, of course!

Event comments:

Dropped the bike off on the way home at the LBS to get a FULL tuneup, especially the rear brake! (Also had them put on some new cool-looking handlebar tape!)

Last updated: 2014-07-08 12:00 AM
00:09:42 | 440 yards | 02m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 152/256
Performance: Average
Suit: tri-suit
Course: Ocean swim out to buoy, then parallel to shore, then turn in at last buoy.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:50:18 | 16 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 172/256
Wind: None
Course: Out and back. Several roundabouts.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:33 | 03 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 164/256
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. Most of run was in Ft. Clinch State park road. Since it went downhill (towards the river) on the way out, it was uphill on the way back. UGH!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-07-21 10:36 AM

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