General Discussion Race Reports! » St. Anthony's Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

St. Anthony's Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
St. Anthony's Triathlon
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 23m 21s
Overall Rank = 394/3446
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 51/357
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30 and drank an Ensure, ate a banana and sipped on Gatorade on the walk down to Transition.
Event warmup:

Swam for about 10 minutes, stroke felt great.
Swim
  • 26m 1s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards
Comments:

Started at the front as I was ready to burn up the swim. Turned out to be a good and bad thing. Good thing was clear water until we started to catch the wave ahead of us, bad thing was no feet to draft.
What would you do differently?:

Just continue to swim more and get faster. My technique has improved tremendously over the last few months so I need to work on speed.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s
Comments:

Good Transition, I was right inside the gate from the swim exit so I was in and out in a flash.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Bike
  • 1h 06m 48s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.32 mile/hr
Comments:

Where to start...I went out like a scalded cat trying to make up the 3 minutes I was down from the swim. I honestly thought that I could hold 24-25mph for the entire course. At about mile 3 I hit a pothole and ejected my water bottle that had all of my electrolytes in it, not good. Then to add insult to injury my magnet slid down my spoke so I had no speed or distance data, so I just went as hard as I could. Must have worked since I was only passed by 2 people on the bike. With my water bottle gone I didn't take my Hammer Gel as planned. I did get some water from the aid station, but it was to small for my cages so I had to put it in my pocket on the rear of my jersey.
What would you do differently?:

Get more secure water bottle cages, eat and drink as planned.
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s
Comments:

Being right inside the gate was awesome. I didn't have to run very far with my bike.
Run
  • 47m 6s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile
Comments:

I knew that my goal of a 43:00 run probably wasn't going to happen since I hadn't really eaten or drank on the bike. That being said the first two miles were 7:10 min/miles so I still had some hope of breaking 2:20. I hit the 5k mark at 22:30 and was excited about the fact that I could still be under 2:20 despite doing just about everything wrong nutrition wise. Then came mile 4....my legs decided that they were officially cooked, nevermind we still had 2.2 miles to go. Those last 2.2 miles were sheer willpower and guts. They hurt really bad!
What would you do differently?:

Eat and drink on the bike, I feel if I had done so as planned that I would have been around 2:15-2:17 or so. Overall not really that bad of a run considering.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and got a water and Gatorade and then went to our club tent to see my wife and kids and cheer on the rest of our team.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The whole nutrition thing, and the fact that we walked around WAYYY to much the two days before the race. My legs were actually sore before the race started. All things considered I think my fitness is spot on for Gulf Coast in two weeks. There I will not mess up my nutrition.

Event comments:

Great race! I will do it again in a few years.




Last updated: 2007-04-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:26:01 | 1640 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/357
Overall: 0/3446
Performance: Good
Suit: Iroman Stealth Sleeveless
Course: Triangular course with 500m for each leg.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:06:48 | 24.85 miles | 22.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/357
Overall: 0/3446
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Technical course around St Pete. Flat as a pancake though!
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:47:06 | 06.21 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/357
Overall: 0/3446
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back through a residential area. Flat except for a bridge over the water. Nice course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

{postbutton}
2007-04-30 3:39 PM

User image

Pro
3883
20001000500100100100252525
Woodstock,GA
Subject: St. Anthony's Triathlon


2007-04-30 4:36 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Master
1432
100010010010010025
Woodstock
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Awesome race brett- smokin fast splits! Sounds like you are going to have a great gulf coast race! Congrats on a strong race!
2007-04-30 5:12 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Champion
5529
500050025
Nashville, TN
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great job Brett.  Way to improvise on the nutrition.  I know that cost you some time.  Very impressive showing!
2007-04-30 6:30 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Master
2125
200010025
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Awesome race. 
2007-04-30 6:44 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Veteran
199
100252525
Smyrna
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Wow - what an awesome race even with poor nutrition.  You are TOTALLY ready for GC!!!
2007-04-30 6:52 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Master
2379
2000100100100252525
Alpharetta, GA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

In case you haven't noticed, I haven't stopped bowing since being dragged around the Circle the Bald ride by you like one of Lilly's (spelling?) rag dolls.

Great race, especially in light of the loss of fluid/electorlytes and lack of nutrition as a result!!



2007-04-30 7:27 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Champion
6627
5000100050010025
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Gold member
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Nice work, Brett.  Tell me you were riding a saddlewing, too...I can't wait to take that no-good sumbitch off my ride.  It's the worst piece of equipment EVER.

Either way, it was a phenomal swim, solid bike, and good run.  Nutrition got me, too, so that's next year's dragon to slay.  Hope to see you down there and finally meet you.

Oh, and btw...we ran into a guy in the Atlanta multisport club...the one that tried to take out the car on his check ride.  He was awesome and took a picture of a bunch of us on race morning.  Great guy, lousy circumstance, great attitude in a crappy situation.  Pass on our thoughts and thanks to him, please.

2007-05-01 9:08 AM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Expert
931
50010010010010025
Smyrna, GA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Wow - what a great race, even without the proper nutrition!  Awesome job, Brett!
2007-05-01 1:19 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Expert
882
500100100100252525
Marietta, GA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Your race results always amaze me and this is no exception - GREAT JOB!! It really stinks that you lost your nutrition on the bike, but that way you know what to change on your setup before GC, right?! Fantastic job, coach!!
2007-05-01 2:33 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Veteran
129
10025
Norcross, GA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Awesome race, as usual.  CongratulationS!
2007-05-01 2:56 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Member
39
25
Lawrenceville, GA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
I would have freaked over not knowing my bike speed/distance almost as much as losing my nutrition - double whammy.  I felt like you did on the bike - I thought I was going to get over 24+ MPH, but the head wind on the way back north had different ideas.  Nice job holding the run together at that pace - I know how hard that was. Congratulations.


2007-05-01 4:03 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Master
1888
1000500100100100252525
Winder, GA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Good job, Brett. I'm sure you're going to have an awesome season!
2007-05-01 5:36 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Champion
19812
50005000500020002000500100100100
MA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Congrats on an excellent race!

Nice adjusting after ejecting your water bottle with electrolytes. Yikes....how simple things change our races so much.

Really amazing splits all the way around.

I was so glad you stopped and introduced yourself to me. I've always felt we share the same views of training and racing and I look forward to reading your posts....great to meet you in person.

So what did you do to improve your swim technique....I'm serious need of help!

You rocked the course! 

2007-05-01 6:38 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Elite
2863
20005001001001002525
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Well done!

Gotta love those pot holes!

Congrats on the great finish!

2007-05-01 9:47 PM
in reply to: #782146

Extreme Veteran
597
500252525
Atlanta, GA
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Congrats on a great race Brett. It was a lot of fun being at the race with so much of the club crew. I was a bit bummed that the waves were so big and spread out and I didn't get to see many of the men while out on the course. I'm sure you'll get the nutrition right at GC and rock that race too!
2007-05-02 9:33 AM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Veteran
281
100100252525
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Great job even with the bike fiasco.  GC will be no sweat for you...Im sure of it.

 

"W"



2007-05-02 8:10 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Coach
9166
5000200020001002525
Stairway to Seven
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Awesome job, Coach!
2007-05-02 9:07 PM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Expert
616
500100
searching for the elusive runner's high!
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Congratulations on a great race and some stunning splits!
2007-05-03 9:32 AM
in reply to: #782146

User image

Master
1790
1000500100100252525
Whitsett, North Carolina
Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

Whoa!  Way to hammer it!  Was that you that flew by me around mile 1?  Not sure what age group your in.  Hell of a race bro!  I'm drooling over those 7:30's in the run!  Freaking excellent!

 

Grats all the way around! 

General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » St. Anthony's Triathlon Rss Feed