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Clermont, Florida
United States
Sommer Sports
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 09m 38s
Overall Rank = 101/410
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 14/33
Pre-race routine:

Woke up as scheduled with plenty of time to spare. Packed all my gear well the night before and headed out.
1 Banana
1/2 PBJ
Event warmup:

Nothing. Just got in water to wade around
  • 08m 32s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

I'll need to start at the back of the pack or on the outside edge next time. Too much bunching up and getting hit to keep a straight line
What would you do differently?:

Start back a bit to allow the bulk of the guys to get out of the way.
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

Fumbled with my race number and getting my helmet on this time
  • 32m 54s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.06 mile/hr

I'd like to see my fitness increase to keep my HR down in the low 150's. The hills on this course are not until the last quarter of the bike leg and you need your stamina at the ready to make it through well enough. Definitely benefit from time in the saddle for this course.
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

A bit better in T2 this time around. I can still do better with my socks and shoes
  • 24m 31s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

Turned it on well enough for Mile3 but I had a hiccup during Mile2 that I should be fixing. I need to make sure and pace for a 7:00min/mile pace on Mile3 instead of 7:30min/mile.
What would you do differently?:

Pacing changes will help out but it was pretty hot and humid. I should be able to "Race" my previous times now that I've got some course specific entries in my Spark
Post race
Warm down:

Plenty of water poured on to help cool down along with some watermelon. I cooled off and stabilized my HR pretty quickly this time around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just now getting my training effect into play so I'm ok watching my performance gains play out.

Event comments:

This race and Series is highly participated and the fact that they have the surrounding community and bike course available makes this a great Sprint to do. Regardless of what people like to hear themselves complain about (i.e. Timing results availability, early bike removal from Transition, etc.)

Last updated: 2016-02-11 12:00 AM
00:08:32 | 400 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/33
Overall: 187/410
Performance: Below average
Pretty messy with the other guys in my wave. Got hit quite a lot this time and constantly got my legs hit to disrupt my swim stroke.
Suit: No
Course: Counter-clockwise rectangle. Well marked and staffed.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 88F / 31C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:03
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:32:54 | 11 miles | 20.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/33
Overall: 131/410
Performance: Below average
HR was kept in the mid 150's with mile 8 of 11 at 161 due to a sustained climb.
Wind: None
Course: Around Lake Minneola.
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:31 | 03.11 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 87/33
Overall: 12/410
Performance: Average
Splits Mi Pace Speed HR 1 8:12 7.3 154 2 8:19 7.21 157 3 7:35 7.91 162 .08 6:28 9.27 155
Course: Out and back along the lakefront path. Not a whole lot of shade.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2016-09-01 2:05 PM

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