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Fernandina Beach, Florida
United States
DRC Sports
88F / 31C
Total Time = 1h 34m 42s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4AM w/ Bob. Coffee, full breakfast of usual cereal since race isn't until 7:30. Packed the car & made our way to Fernandina.
Event warmup:

Short bike ride around to warm up & check gearing on bike. Then racked bike, got transition set up & did a short jog and some stretching.
  • 08m 54s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Swim felt pretty good overall. 1st buoy was very choked w/ people but once past that it was all good.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

Got into the rack on the wrong side of the bike so was a little clumsy with that.
  • 50m 38s
  • 15.7 miles
  • 18.60 mile/hr

Didn't do as well as I had hoped. Also this was not an open course and there are 4 roundabouts on this course. Car traffic was definitely in the way, especially at the turnaround roundabout where there were about 6 cars there while a bunch of cyclists were trying to turn there.
What would you do differently?:

Haven't been biking as much as I should have lately. Have to do more training to do better racing.
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Knew I didn't do so great on the bike so I didn't bother to push it here.
  • 32m 49s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 35s  min/mile

Was getting real tired and had to walk a lot. Finally tried to jog 2:30 and walk :30 just to give myself a jog goal before giving up and walking. That worked for a while but I was just too tired.
What would you do differently?:

Not a lot. I can't really run much to train or race so it just is what it is.
Post race
Warm down:

walked out to bring in a friend of mine.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

recent back injury prevented training of any kind for 2 weeks before the race; can't really jog much in training anyway.

Event comments:

Not happy about the car traffic situation. Have done this race before and cars were never much of an issue.

Last updated: 2015-06-21 12:00 AM
00:08:54 | 440 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
This also included the time it took to walk or jog up the beach in the soft sand & down the sidewalk to transition area. Time out of the water was actually close to 7 min.
Suit: tri suit
Course: Into the ocean & out a bit, then turn L at 1st buoy, then parallel to shore & then L at the 2nd buoy and out.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:50:38 | 15.7 miles | 18.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little with gusts
Course: Down fletcher avenue a few miles, then L to another road w/ several roundabouts
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:32:49 | 03.1 miles | 10m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Down neighborhood streets. Temp and humidity were getting up there by this time and not one bit of shade on the course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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