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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 29m 26s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 6/12
Pre-race routine:

Not difficult to get up at 4:00AM since we were still on a different time zone from our trip. Had breakfast at home w/ plenty of time to digest it before race time of 7:39. Had some coffee on the way to the race site.
Event warmup:

Just a little jog. Did not want to do much since my L knee has been swollen. Did a good swim w/u though before race started. Some active stretching too.
  • 08m 41s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Swim felt so good. I was surprised. Didn't get caught in any tangles of arms, legs or elbows, even at the buoys. Only got pushed under once.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I was happy.
Transition 1
  • 00m 55s

I'm always good at transitions. It was the fastest one for my age group.
What would you do differently?:

  • 49m 11s
  • 15.8 miles
  • 19.27 mile/hr

The whole ride felt better than expected, since we had been out of town and just gotten back 2 days earlier. The way out was much easier than the last 4 miles or so.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, but overall I was happy with it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

Didn't feel the need to push myself as hard as I used to. Still 4th fastest T2 in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Go a little faster if I thought I was going to be more competitive in the race.
  • 29m 12s
  • 3.01 miles
  • 09m 42s  min/mile

I was THRILLED! Only had to walk for short bits of time 3x for the whole thing. Still averaged <10 min/mile even with the breaks. Definitely didn't expect that.
What would you do differently?:

Train a little more as my joints allow to maybe be able to jog the whole thing next time.
Post race
Warm down:

Casual swim in the ocean. Always makes me feel better.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Old age, falling apart, not really as competitive as I used to be, etc. I'm not worried about it.

Event comments:

This was the first time this race series has started on time. The RD made quite a few announcements ahead of time to the effect that the event WILL start on time and he kept his word. Refreshing change!

Last updated: 2015-07-20 12:00 AM
00:08:41 | 440 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Actual time from gun until I got out of the water was 7:12. Their time included the run up to transition area.
Suit: One-piece tri suit
Course: 1/4 mile out, L at the 1st buoy, L at 2nd buoy and up to beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:54.9
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:49:11 | 15.8 miles | 19.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
According to my Garmin the bike was a little short; not quite 16.
Wind: Some
Course: Down A1A, L at ~6 mile mark; past 3 roundabouts, then back the way we came.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:12 | 03.01 miles | 09m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Down A1A for a bit then a few loops thru neighborhoods.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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