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Naples, Florida
United States
HITS Triathlon Series
60F / 16C
Overcast
Total Time = 10h 40m 52s
Overall Rank = 7/72
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/10
Pre-race routine:

Kinda the same but forgot IPod, had to do more talking than normal. Also one of my athletes was racing her 1st half, so went over last min stuff with her
Event warmup:

Some stretching but nothing else. Wether was in the 50's and was not getting in that water till I had to.
Swim
  • 58m 40s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards
Comments:

Bit of a chop for SWFL water, although it didnt look too bad from shore. Once in the way out and was hard sighting and breathing. Also some lot people and a group could not swim straight slowed first lap but after they was gone for second lap it got a bit better. Sandbar had to go over 4 times and it got rough, had to run some to get over it then swim again
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s
Comments:

Should have put on shirt for warmth but had issue getting stuff into shirt pocket so skipped long sleeves.
What would you do differently?:

take the extra seconds for the shirt. I knew it was not warming up for hours !!
Bike
  • 5h 34m 12s
  • 112 miles
  • 20.11 mile/hr
Comments:

Winds was more than weather said and earlier than predicted but what can ya do? Was a slower ride out but took it easy knowing cross winds and a few stretches of tail winds back would make up for it
What would you do differently?:

I froze and was shaking till about mile 50. It was painful and should have taken shirt from T1. Even if I dumped it at special needs, it would have been worth the 2 min. It was had to ride I was so cold muscles was tight
Transition 2
  • 02m 10s
Comments:

Pretty uneventful as always. Made sure I had what I needed for a bit and took off
Run
  • 4h 03m 54s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

Needed more salt sticks as it warmed. Dropped all of mine on the bike but did not realize it till around mile 30. Didnt get any till mile 13 and just had to deal with things till end
What would you do differently?:

Have extra salt in T2 for run. I usually do but gave them to Alexis who needed some, not expecting to lose mine on bike
Post race
Warm down:

Did some walking and got some food. Nadine was out there still and was wondering where she was.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not too sure, I had a pretty good day. Run got the best of me around mile 18 and if anything I could have done better with the minor stomach issues. Last 3 was bad, a gel was not staying down and took about 5 min of walking to settle then finished it off

Event comments:

I will always do this race every year like we have. Its a great January race and although weather could have been warmer (like it was weeks heading up to it) It still ended as a good day. HITS always has put on a great race and has for the last 4 years here in Naples.


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Swimming
00:58:40 | 4224 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 7/72
Performance: Good
Hit the beach at turn at 27 min
Suit: Roka full wetsuit
Course: 2 lap triangle
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
05:34:12 | 112 miles | 20.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 11/72
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out n back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
04:03:54 | 26.2 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 9/72
Performance: Good
1:50 at the 1/2 way turn and was pretty happy with it.
Course: Out n back twice
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
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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I am always impressed! No exception this time. Great overall place and fantastic on the age group place! You make me proud to know you.

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