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Central Florida Triathlon Series #1 - TriathlonSprint

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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommer Sports
89F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 13m 6s
Overall Rank = 134/432
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 23/53
Pre-race routine:

Nothing...pretty standard for a sprint distance event
Event warmup:

  • 08m 44s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

The swim back to shore had the sunrise coming in on the left side so breathing on the left was tough when needing to sight for the swim-in chute.
Getting through the pack was tougher on this race, had people trying to swim up my backside and it never seemed like they would correct their positioning after enough strokes. Plus I had a painful sprain in my right hand so slamming into the water and being carefree on my catch wasn't possible
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

I had a couple of extra steps in T1 due to my hipsack and watch I was putting on early.
What would you do differently?:

I think I can still get it under 2mins even with the extra steps, just have to practice it beforehand to execute in races
  • 33m 38s
  • 10.4 miles
  • 18.55 mile/hr

Mostly quite country roads that took you around the lake. While the intersections and some turns were manned by police road marshals, there were still idiot car traffic and they were coming alongside the bikers pretty close and too fast. The cops chewed them out when the got to stops but it got pretty dangerous if you weren't looking over your shoulder during passes.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 20s

Took time to start my running app on my cell (which went back into the hipsack mentioned above. I still think I can get this going on the run and shave seconds off my time.
  • 26m 4s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Training overall hasn't been too consistent but it was so hot it might not have even mattered. I'd like to be sub-8:00/mile by the 4th event to show my progress and return to historical pacing.
Post race
Warm down:

Doused in water, and straight to the fruit in the chow line!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just lack of consistent training cycles. The hills were tough but it's such a tough race they shouldn't cause a load up of fatigue and poor performance. I'll monitor my progress across the next 3 events and we'll see if they improve :)

Event comments:

The venue, race course, and event as a whole is very well run and really enjoyable to participate in. I guess some inter-webs rumblings suggested that their timing systems were not up to par and awards ceremonies were delayed because of it. I'm not near the top finishers so that part of the event is not something I'm going to score low on in my book. I had enough to eat afterwards and strolled out of the event location without incident so to me it's a win-win for this event.
Looking fwd to the remaining 3 in the series to track improvements!

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Last updated: 2016-02-11 12:00 AM
00:08:44 | 440 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 169/53
Overall: 27/432
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: Counter-clockwise rectangle.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:22
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:38 | 10.4 miles | 18.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 26/53
Overall: 143/432
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Mostly quite country roads around the lake.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:20
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:04 | 03.1 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/53
Overall: 144/432
Performance: Below average
Course: Out & back course with only a little shade to benefit from.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2016-06-07 12:46 PM

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