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Mack Cycle Miami Man Half Iron Triathlon Zoo Edition - Triathlon

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Miami, Florida
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 30m 14s
Overall Rank = 111/577
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 3/33
Pre-race routine:

As usual, got to the venue early to set up transition and was greeted by wicked rain. 73 degrees and not wet suit legal, with warm water and recent warm weather. The rain chilled a lot of us and certainly drenched everyone setting up. Forgot a lot of things, unusual for me: towel(s), body-glide, visor. Even almost forgot to pump my tires-more likely to happen when you don't bring a pump. TBT was great in getting bike set and helping with pedals.

Event warmup:

Planned minimal warmup with my wave being second to last. Seemed like we had to wait forever. Got a bit nervous without the neoprene.
  • 46m 48s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

First OWS race without a wet suit and it played with my head a bit. I have emerged from this experience with the knowledge and confidence that I CAN swim, even if not fast.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Transition 1
  • 01m 59s

I rocked both transitions.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 33m 10s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.94 mile/hr

I held pace very well until mile 40, then I had to really pull it back. My back was super sore and I couldn't hold aero position-worse in the wind.
What would you do differently?:

hold aero better-and power
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

First in my AG!
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 06m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile

Hot as Hell. Cramps were bad but didn't force me to walk, for a change.
What would you do differently?:

Go even slower at the beginning.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't move for 15 minutes. Then ate a little. I liked the rice. Pizza was terrible. Waited until awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather. Cramps. Probably inter-related.

Event comments:

Great race. Loved the competition. Weather was a challenge.

Last updated: 2018-09-17 12:00 AM
00:46:48 | 2112 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/33
Overall: 258/577
Performance: Good
I had 2550yds on my Garmin.
Suit: none
Course: The swim was in Larry and Penny's crystal clear lake/pond. The start is on the North side of the beach and swim a .6 mile loop clockwise around the lake. Go out, turn left at first buoy, then out to the far side of the pond, around another buoy and back towards transition. After one loop, exit the water, run through the arch and across the scoring line, then re-enter the water and swim a 2nd lap straight out and back. Participants will encounter an aid station with drinks and food between the swim exit and the transition area. The swim course and the crystal clear lake were extremely popular with last year's participants as it was voted the 2nd best thing about the race, just edged out by the run course and followed by our volunteers.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
02:33:10 | 56 miles | 21.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/33
Overall: 70/577
Performance: Average
Held 21.9 mph. Power goal was initially 195/200, then I decided to cut it back to 185/190. Final-183 AP/191 NP
Wind: Some
Course: Through farmland areas of unincorporated Miami-Dade county (the Redlands), all on paved roads of course, and will encounter very little vehicular traffic. Roads were in decent shape and the ride is very boring and flat. The multiple (~20+!) 90 degree corners requires cyclists to hold their line or crash. I saw a few on the ground.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:06:18 | 13.1 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/33
Overall: 131/577
Performance: Good
Tactical decision to slow way down and try to not walk. Wanted first mile to be ~10:00, but it was 9:00! Cut back further to 9:30 and held it around there until cramps started late and I slowed a lot over the final few miles. 83 degrees at the start of the run.
Course: Frst mile includes paved road and some hard packed dirt road that takes you through the back gate into Zoo Miami where you will run by various zoo animal exhibits. Following cones with lots of gentle turns to the left or right. Impossible to run tangents effectively. In and out of the Zoo at about the 4 mile mark for more animal exhibits. The run then goes through non-public areas of the zoo to another back entrance to Larry and Penny Park and from that point back to the finish area.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2018-11-12 2:10 PM

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