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Meadows Park Pool Aquathlon - Aquathlon

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Boca Raton, Florida
United States
City of Boca Raton
78F / 26C
Total Time = 42m 32s
Overall Rank = 2/8
Age Group = overall
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got some coffee before leaving the house. Bob and I went over to the pool to get our packets.
Event warmup:

Did some stretching before leaving the house, at the race site did some jogging and then more stretching. Warmed up in the pool 200 yds.
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  • 0 miles
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Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 16m 56s
  • 1000 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

They had a digital pace clock for us to see during the swim. Very nice. They also had people counting laps and getting our splits. My first 500 yards was about 8:17 according to the clock. The second 500 I started to get pretty tired and had to breathe more often. Before the race I had a goal time of 17:00 I wanted to do (wasn't sure I could do it) and at the half I thought it was doable. By 750-800 yards I felt like lead and didn't think I could do it, but at 900 yards it looked like if I really push myself I could make it. WAHOO! I got out in under 17:00!!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe start off a little slower.
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s

Debated wearing socks. Decided not to. Dried feet quickly on my towel, but when I bent over to get the shoes more water dripped on them so I still had to try to get the wet feet into the shoes. Just a bit of trouble.
What would you do differently?:

Still trying to figure that out.
  • 25m 1s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

This was a tiny race (only 15 competitors...yup, that's male AND female!) put on by the aquatic center. I'm not at all sure how accurate the distance was.

I had really exerted myself in the swim and I was SOOOOO out of breath on the start of the run. It took ~1/2 mile or more into the run before I felt normal again.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Once I got into it, I was able to pick off about 3-4 guys and one woman.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much really. Just a little walking around and saw Bob finish. Then it was time to hit the showers and bolt to get the 11-year-old to his first hockey game.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

End of the season laziness. My last race of the tri season was two weeks ago and my swim coach guilted me into doing this race just this week. My mind is REALLY not focused on racing right now, and I've only run one time since that last race so this one was just for fun.

Event comments:

I didn't even know it until Bob and I were getting into the car to go to our son's hockey game, but the RD ran after me with an award. I was 2nd overall female! (Let's not mention that 1st overall was an 11-year-old girl who swims like a fish and did her 1000 yd swim in ~11:00!...who can compete with that?!?)

Last updated: 2006-12-01 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 00 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/8
Course: Started with first run.
Keeping cool Drinking
Time:  00:00
Putting on cap, goggles and wetsuit:
Getting out of shoes:
00:16:56 | 1000 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/8
Performance: Good
Course: My first ever multisport race where the swim was in a pool. I guess my navigation was pretty good then !!!
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time:  00:35
Overall: Average
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit: Good
Getting into shoes: Average
00:25:01 | 03.11 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/8
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops around the neighborhoods in the area.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-12-02 3:08 PM

, Alabama
Subject: Meadows Park Pool Aquathlon

2006-12-02 4:13 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Meadows Park Pool Aquathlon
Do you mean "picked off" or "picked up" a few guys. Nice race!
2006-12-02 9:08 PM
in reply to: #614184

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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Meadows Park Pool Aquathlon
Crazy fast as always Sharon
2006-12-03 1:30 PM
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South Florida
Subject: RE: Meadows Park Pool Aquathlon
Randy said you did really well at this....if I read it correctly you got 2nd overall?  Glad I didn't make it to the race!
2006-12-04 4:50 PM
in reply to: #614557

, Alabama
Subject: RE: Meadows Park Pool Aquathlon

Glad I didn't make it to the race!

I'M glad you didn't make it either...your head start off the swim would've been enough to kick my butt!


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