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Panama City Beach, Florida
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Sunny
Total Time = 11h 49m 8s
Overall Rank = 433/2245
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 94/366
Pre-race routine:

Had a cliff bar an hour before start.
Event warmup:

Swung my arms to loosen up my shoulders before the swim.
Swim
  • 1h 18m 37s
  • 3800 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters
Comments:

Slower than I would have liked, but not horrible. When we made the first turn, the waves got really choppy because we were facing the wind, but thankfully that section of the course was really short.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push it a little more, but not too much.
Transition 1
  • 05m 56s
Comments:

I laid down for the wetsuit strippers, and I had no idea how sandy I would get. I also took some time to spray suntan lotion.
What would you do differently?:

Take my wetsuit off myself, so I wouldn't get sandy.
Bike
  • 5h 48m 54s
  • 112 miles
  • 19.26 mile/hr
Comments:

The wind was just awful. It seemed like there were only a few times when we had it behind us. It was especially bad the last 8-10 miles. Coming down between all the hotels felt like we were in a wind tunnel.
Transition 2
  • 05m 15s
Comments:

Took time again to get suntan lotion.
Run
  • 4h 30m 26s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

The run felt really good until just before halfway my right hip flexor started hurting. My avg pace through the first 11 miles was 8:38. For the remaining 15, it was 11:21
What would you do differently?:

It was unfortunate my hip flexor started hurting, but I know I wasn't as prepared for the run as I wanted to be, since my knee bugging me in the spring delayed ramping up my run training. It was only by the grace of God I was able to get the amount of run training that I did.
Post race
Warm down:

Stood around celebrating with family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Wasn't as trained for the run as I wanted to be.

Event comments:

This was a really well run race, and the spectators on the run made it really fun. I didn't do as well as I wanted, but the atmosphere made it worth it.




Last updated: 2016-11-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:18:37 | 3800 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 119/366
Overall: 624/2245
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course: 2 laps, rectangular course with a beach run between laps. The water was really clear, which was kind of cool seeing a jelly fish floating by down beneath us every once in a while.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 05:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
05:48:54 | 112 miles | 19.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 128/366
Overall: 541/2245
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Extremely flat course.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 05:15
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
04:30:26 | 26.2 miles | 10m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 94/366
Overall: 433/2245
Performance: Below average
Course: Extremely flat course. It was lined with lots of spectators, which made it fun.
Keeping cool Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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