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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
USA Triathlon Grand Prix Series
83F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 41m 31s
Overall Rank = 1170/4000
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 25/124
Pre-race routine:

Got up at ~5:00, got the transition stuff together and walked down to transition to set up my stuff and get body marked. Walked back to the hotel, ate breakfast and relaxed until it was time to stretch. Lathered myself up with bodyglide and Pam and SLLLLLLLLLIIID my way back down to the race start with my 8:30 wave.
Event warmup:

Jogged from the hotel to the start area. Did a little swimming, maybe about 2-3 minutes before my start.
  • 27m 55s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

This was my best ever swim. Water was SOOOOO calm. It's very rare for me to be able to really stay in a rhythm without getting pushed or punched or thrown by a wave. I only got kicked in the face once!!! Smooth sailing almost all of the way.
Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

No problem with any of this. The wetsuit slid easily off with all the Pam and bodyglide I used. Swimsuit stayed on!
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 16m 26s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.51 mile/hr

Wore my heart rate monitor just so I wouldn't accidently overdo it. Haven't been able to bike or run with a knee injury, so I had to stay comfortable. I'm surprised my legs hadn't lost as much as I thought. VERY happy with this bike ride.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 51s

Forgot to leave socks in the transition area so I had to run without. I usually go sockless only for 5K runs, so this was a little long for me. Only one small blister though. Not bad at all. Had to sit down to put on a knee brace, but was generally very happy with the transition.
What would you do differently?:

Remember my socks.
  • 53m 48s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

Very happy with the run. I wasn't even sure I'd be able to run the whole thing and was fully prepared to walk if I had to. Had to wear the knee brace to help support. Started feeling chills and a little nausea during the run, so I hit the med tent for some cold towels and rehydration (and shade) after the race.
What would you do differently?:

I guess drink more. I bring my own accelerade bottle on the run plus I use the water at the water stops, but I guess that just wasn't enough today.
Post race
Warm down:

Did a lot of walking around looking for Bob, looking for the kids, looking for food and beer!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knee injury kept me from training.

Event comments:

Great expo, great food tent and music. Plenty of BTers to visit with before, during and after the race.

I was SOOOO happy with this overall race. I was only there to have fun and do what I could do since I haven't had adequate training. I think I do better when all the pressure is off me like that.

Last updated: 2006-12-01 12:00 AM
00:27:55 | 1640 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 27/124
Overall: 0/4000
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless Xterra
Course: Straight out parallel to the pier, then a left on a long straightaway, then another left back to the stairs.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:34
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:16:26 | 24.85 miles | 19.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 41/124
Overall: 0/4000
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Downtown area, then out into a golf course community, then along the bay back to the transition area.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:53:48 | 06.21 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/124
Overall: 0/4000
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along the bay, across a bridge through a nice residential 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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-05-01 12:16 PM

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2007-05-01 12:30 PM
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Fairport, NY
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Wow, we had almost identical races. And all it took was for you to have a knee injury.


2007-05-01 4:54 PM
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Red Sox Nation
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Awesome race!  Nice recovery from the knee injury! 

Super to see you again ... I keep forgetting we're not neighbors anymore ... .  Look foward to seeing you at a race sometime soon ... and good luck in France! 

2007-05-01 5:16 PM
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Congrats on an great race!

You are one fast women and with an injury and what you say not enough training, you'd be wicked fast coming fully prepared and uninjured.

Seems no pressure agrees with you...

Impressive run when it was hot and later in the must of passed me somewhere along the way...probably early part of the run. 

2007-05-01 6:55 PM
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2007-05-01 7:16 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Sooper fast as always Sharon SOrry I didn't get to hang out more

2007-05-01 7:26 PM
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Estero, FL
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Wow  - what a time!


It was great to meet you Sharon and I am certain we will see each other at future events. 


Congratulations - It really was a PERFECT day to swim bike and run!

2007-05-01 7:53 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
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Nice race!! Next time I want to be lathered with Pam.
2007-05-01 7:53 PM
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Wife, Mother, Friend.
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superduper fast as always, injured or not.  


2007-05-01 9:22 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Atlanta, GA
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Wow! You beat me by a second and I'm not injured. Great race. Congratulations.
2007-05-02 9:57 AM
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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It's almost ridiculous how much you kick girl!!!  AWESOME JOB!!  That swim was absolutely rockin'!!!  You made great decisions all the way through.  Way to go!!

Good to see ya this weekend!  Thanks for hangin' out!  Hope to see you again at Miami Man where you'll kick my butt again!!

2007-05-03 9:56 AM
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Whitsett, North Carolina
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Wow Sharon!  Excellent race girl!  Solid efforts on all 3.  Grats on the great swim too!

Way to go! 


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