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Venice, Florida
United States
Total Time = 1h 13m 15s
Overall Rank = 99/219
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/8
Pre-race routine:

Got there early. Had everything I needed. Went pretty smoothly.
  • 10m 9s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Felt strong in swim. I was pleasantly surprised with how easy the swim seemed. I was passing people like crazy in the 2nd half. If the swim would have been longer, I would have moved up further I think.
What would you do differently?:

Be more aggressive at the start. I held back some at the beginning because I wasn't sure what I was doing.
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

Don't know why this took so long...
What would you do differently?:

Put watch and number on bike. Skip the sunglasses. Put bike closer to end of rack.
  • 33m 34s
  • 10 miles
  • 17.87 mile/hr

Was trying for 18mph average and almost made it. That is about the best I can do at this point with the mountain bike. I passed more people than I thought I would. Unfortunately they just weren't the people in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Get a better bike :) Just keep training and pushing mph up. For only bike training for one month and no background in it, I think I did okay.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

Bikes were all over rack and couldn't get mine on. Had to move other people's bikes to get mine on.
What would you do differently?:

Put bike on end if I get there early enough. Make sure to know how the transition goes out to run start. Some confusion there. Not sure what else to do.
  • 25m 55s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

Very HOT!!! Was faster for each mile and had a kick at the end. Legs were tired from the bike. Need more bricks and longer ones in training.
What would you do differently?:

Need more bricks and longer ones in training.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow transition times definitely affected my performance. A minute faster in transitions would have moved me up two places. Bike time was the second factor. I was 2nd in swim, 4th in run, but 7th in bike.

Event comments:

Needed a little more direction at start of run -- volunteers acted like we knew where to go already.

Last updated: 2007-08-29 12:00 AM
00:10:09 | 437 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 0/219
Performance: Good
Course: Not sure on the distance with this. The flyer said 400M, but the results say 1/2 mile??
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:21
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:33:34 | 10 miles | 17.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/8
Overall: 0/219
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Lots of turns. Some bumpy spots on road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:55 | 03.11 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 0/219
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-09-02 4:02 PM

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Citrus Springs, Florida
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