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Pensacola Beach, Florida
United States
Santa Rosa Island Triathlon
63F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 23m 16s
Overall Rank = 8/682
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/59
Pre-race routine:

Up early for the drive over. Usual pre race fueling.
Event warmup:

It was really windy. Ran about a mile to warm up and swam a few hundred yards while waiting for my wave to start
  • 14m 34s
  • 600 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

Goggles filled up twice on the way to the first buoy and I had to stop and adjust them. Had been fine when I was warming up. Caused me to fall back in the pack a bit and came out 10-15 seconds behind top swimmers in my wave.
What would you do differently?:

Not have leaky goggles
Transition 1
  • 01m 23s

Long run to transition. A little trouble getting wetsuit off but not bad.
  • 46m 18s
  • 18 miles
  • 23.33 mile/hr

Getting on the bike I thought one of the top guys in my AG was ahead of me so I pushed a pretty good pace/power. He came out of the water ahead of me and I am typically a little stronger on the bike than he is. Never saw him...even at the turnaround so no idea if he was ahead or behind me. Definitely kept me pushing the pace. Crosswinds were tricky and didn't help with speed.
What would you do differently?:

Solid ride. Crosswinds wer tough. Power in the 250 range most of the ride/
Transition 2
  • 00m 56s

Pretty solid T2
  • 20m 7s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 29s  min/mile

Wanted to break 20 min and felt pretty good throughout. Still did not know where the other guy in my AG was. Finally saw him heading out toward the loop on the course as I was heading back so I knew I had several minutes on him. Must have passed him in T1. Miles were pretty consistent in 6:30-36 range and pushed the last few hundred yards.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing....solid run.
Post race
Warm down:

Went for a 20 min run with a team mate to shake out the legs. Changed, cleaned up transition and hung around for the always fun post race party and awards. Won another "TIKI" for grandmasters win as team mate bumped up to win masters.

After the last few races being sub par and mentally not being strong I felt good throughout and was glad to finish the season on a high note!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing....other than the swim issues I raced well.

Event comments:

One of my favorites. Always a competitive field and a great post race party awards ceremony. Top notch all around!

Last updated: 2015-10-04 12:00 AM
00:14:34 | 600 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/59
Overall: 36/682
Performance: Below average
Suit: Roka Sleeveless
Course: Course was 2-300 hundred yards long. Straight out from beach then right at buoy for leg parallel to the beach then another right to take you back to the beach
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:46:18 | 18 miles | 23.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/59
Overall: 7/682
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: East on the beach road then back. Strong crosswinds both ways with a little tail wind on the way out.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:56
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:07 | 03.1 miles | 06m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/59
Overall: 20/682
Performance: Good
Course: Out to the beach road then winding through a neighborhood then back the same way.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2015-10-07 3:33 PM

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