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Jacksonville, Florida
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 54m 29s
Overall Rank = 122/260
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 11/20
Pre-race routine:

Get up, eat , drive to the race site...
Event warmup:

It's warm enough, no need for that stuff.
  • 27m 11s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Good thing I know how to swim or my times would really be pathetic!
I wanted to post a time somewhere in the 26 min area, missed by 11 seconds.
Transition 1
  • 02m 11s

A little difficulty getting the shoes on...
  • 1h 16m 48s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.41 mile/hr

3 minutes slower than last year, couldn't generate decent power on the elevation gains.
Kept the chain ring in the small ring most of the ride, that may have cost me some speed but just didn't feel up to pushing the big gears.
What would you do differently?:

The legs are tired from the recent bike training & 6 Gap is on the horizon!
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Good T2...
  • 1h 07m 11s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

If I could just get my run together & drop just 1 min/mile from my lousy, normal 10+ min/mile avg, we're looking at a 10 minute overall swing (lower) in this race.
Same old story that I've been harping on for awhile but still haven't solved.
What would you do differently?:

I'm running my first marathon in Jan or Feb just to focus on running over the fall/winter...we'll see if it helps.
Post race
Warm down:

Hit the sprinklers they set up to cool down. Saw Jeff Giles (Q), he sounded a little disappointed in his race. It's a tough race, the course is challenging and as I said earlier, it's always extremely hot.
Ate a little bbq with Teresa (tbatt) and saw Kendall (kendallF) doing some great volunteering!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Insert line from broken record here:


Event comments:

I didn't train real hard for this race like last year and was only a minute slower. This is a tough race, the course is challenging and it's difficult keeping the core temp & heart rate under control.

This race ends my 07 triathlon season unless I just register for some unplanned race in Sept or Oct. I will however, be a volunteer at this year's IMFL, looking forward to that!

Last updated: 2007-06-13 12:00 AM
00:27:11 | 1640 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 31/260
Performance: Good
Course: Fog delayed the race about 30 minutes. Good thing they delayed it because with only 2 kayaks patrolling, it would have been easy for someone to veer off course & not be seen again...
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:16:48 | 24.85 miles | 19.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 107/260
Performance: Below average
Course: 2 loops, the first 6 miles are mostly flat to slight down elevation grade, the rest comes back at slight elevation gain. Creates that "false flat" effect where the road looks flat but you're working hard & wondering why...
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:07:11 | 06.21 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/20
Overall: 189/260
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-08-27 3:48 PM

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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon

2007-08-28 4:00 PM
in reply to: #942753

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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: RE: Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon
I'm so glad I'm not the only one deceived by the flat appearance of the bike course!

Great race - good to see you!
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