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Jacksonville Sprint Triathlon Series #1 - Triathlon

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
United States
DRC Sports
81F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 13m 18s
Overall Rank = 25/275
Age Group = Military
Age Group Rank = 1/17
Pre-race routine:

Moon river pizza for dinner. Got up in the morning and had a banana, oatmeal, and coffee. Also tried some pickle juice for fun. Took 4 sport legs caps and a gu roctane before the swim start. most of the time hung out with wife and people from stellar and team RWB.
Event warmup:

Bike from the hotel 2.3 miles to the transition area
  • 07m 46s
  • 450 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

started running but tripped on the bottom, started swimming too early as the ground came back up to meet me. after about 60 yards was finally able to get into a swim groove. rounded the first buoy tight which set me up for the next 2 lengths. got my breathing under control and started passing everyone that overtook me. navigation was very good and only took a few mouthfuls of sea water. struggled coming up in speed as i came out of the ocean and ran through the soft sand to transition.
What would you do differently?:

I would have practiced an ocean swim since its been a couple years since I did an ocean race and I would have like to have a better feel for the bottom leading out to the 1st buoy.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

Felt slow but was comparable to everyone else.
What would you do differently?:

  • 40m 25s
  • 15.6 miles
  • 23.16 mile/hr

Last group for the swim start meant that 400 people were out ahead of me. This was great because it meant non stop passing. 1st race on the TT bike in 13 months and it showed, I really couldn't hold aero position for more than a few minutes, so every time I passed somebody I came out of aero for a break/don't trust people.
What would you do differently?:

Since I have only been back from deployment for 3 days, not much. I would have like more time on the TT bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Not much going on here, took a minute to get myself together. I took a hot shot cramp preventer coming out of T2 because I could feel my legs about to blow up.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 34s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

Came out believing I was going to cramp but the hot shot seemed to work well. I held a 180 on the bike and wanted to maintain that on the run. I was thinking that I was going to be 7ish but I stuck at 7:30's. My heartrate was stuck at 180 so I just suffered through it. I passed a lot of the people I didn't pass on the bike but just had nothing in the tank to bring to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Need to lose 10 pounds following deployment and my left groin has been strained for the past 3 weeks which limited any real training.
Post race
Warm down:

As soon as I crossed the finish line there was a water shower and i stood under it for 3 minutes trying to bring my hr back down. I found some friends and talked with them, then watched the wife come in on the aqua bike. Then had pizza, cookies, coke, water, and gatorade as we waited for awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

10 pounds extra weight, lack of training due to deployment, and not knowing the course.

Event comments:

Very well put together race I would go to any of the races that DRC Sports puts on!!

Last updated: 2017-06-18 12:00 AM
00:07:46 | 450 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/17
Overall: 49/275
Performance: Average
Suit: Profile Design Aquaman
Course: 100 yards out, 240 yards left, 100 yard in.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:25 | 15.6 miles | 23.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 17/275
Performance: Good
HR 178, estimated power 248 watts
Course: 16 (15.6 by Garmin) miles flat, fast, out & back course along the coastline of scenic Amelia Island on Northeast Florida's beautiful Atlantic Coast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:08
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:34 | 03 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/17
Overall: 36/275
Performance: Below average
Course: Run out through the neighborhoods.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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