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Jacksonville Triathlon Series #3 - TriathlonSprint

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Little Talbot Island, Florida
United States
88F / 31C
Total Time = 1h 03m 32s
Overall Rank = 8/56
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Had some coffee before we left the house to get that little caffeine jolt. Also some stretching before we left. Set up transition area, brought extra drinks (don't want to get caught wtihout enough nutrition and drink again!). Checked out the swim exit/T1 area and bike/run plan.
Event warmup:

Just a little jogging, especially along the boardwalk we would be using for the long run from the beach to the transition area. Did a little more stretching also. Swam for a few minutes before the race started.
  • 08m 9s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

Started too far to the left. Current actually started taking me beyond the first buoy, so I had to swim into the washing machine of people to get back so I could round the buoy properly.
What would you do differently?:

Go with my instinct and start more to the right, which is what I kept telling myself to do before the race even started.
Transition 1
  • 01m 46s

It was a long run down that boardwalk! No trouble getting everything together once I was in the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

Ease up on the swim a bit at the end so I wouldn't be so winded for the run to the transition area.
  • 29m 35s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.28 mile/hr

Really worked the bike hard. My goal was to beat 20 mph. I was happy to see that each mile was marked off, so I could easily tell by the current time if I was meeting the 20 mph avg. There was another female I kept leapfrogging with for most of the bike who also gave me incentive.

What would you do differently?:

The ride itself was as hard as I could go. The only error I made was at the U-turn. I could've taken it a little faster.
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

I usually gain a lot of time in transition, but the woman I was leapfrogging with during the bike was just as fast as me. AAAHHHH!!!
With my knee the way it is, I do have to take a little extra time to put on my knee support, but that's only a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Did my best and was happy.
  • 23m 17s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile

I could feel that my endurance isn't where it used to be, but I felt good even though it was a bit warm out today. Just did my best. Usually the run is my best leg of the race where I catch people, but I only passed a bunch of guys. The female who was dogging me in the bike and T2 got ahead of me, eventually finishing about 30 seconds ahead of me. I poured out all I could and it just wasn't there today.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I am sooo happy with how I did today. I feel like I did my best and I can honestly say I couldn't have squeezed another few seconds out of that course if I tried.
Post race
Warm down:

Nice easy walking, lots of rehydration, cold-water shower (AHHHH that felt nice), socializing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited training due to run injury, and still not quite 100% from the effects of my last race.

Event comments:

It was such a cute island/state park we raced in. It was still dark when we drove there this morning, but on the way home we could really see what a beautiful place it is up there!

This was actually my first local race this year. We moved to the Jax area in March and I injured myself just a few weeks later so I missed all the local races except this one. I'm looking forward to next year!

Last updated: 2007-08-11 12:00 AM
00:08:09 | 440 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/56
Performance: Average
Swim split also included running up the beach until we reached the dune and the boardwalk.
Suit: Desoto top and tri shorts
Course: Out to a buoy, then northbound, parallel to shore, then back in. Run up the beach to the boardwalk for a lovely long run to T1.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:46
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:29:35 | 10 miles | 20.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/56
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out of the park, then out along main road, U-turn and back again.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Below average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:17 | 03 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/56
Performance: Good
Course: Out-and-back along the road within the park.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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] 5

2007-08-12 6:24 AM

, Alabama
Subject: Jacksonville Triathlon Series #3

2007-08-12 9:44 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Triathlon Series #3
Nice race!!
2007-08-12 9:49 AM
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Tallahassee, FL
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Triathlon Series #3
Nice race!  I'm from Tallahassee and thinking of doing some of this series next year.  Seems that you liked the race?
2007-08-12 11:22 AM
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South Florida
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Triathlon Series #3
Glad to see you're still kicking butts in Jacksonville!! 
2007-08-12 9:12 PM
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, Alabama
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Triathlon Series #3

Okay...finally got the official times from the race's website.  Not lmuch different than I had anyway.

Thanks for the compliments...I think I'm getting a bit of an ego complex!!!

Sharon O.

2007-08-13 7:21 AM
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South Florida
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Triathlon Series #3
So what's it nice to be so naturally fast?????!!!!!  You never cease to impress me woman!!!! 

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