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Clearwater, Florida
United States
Tri This Inc
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 18m 25s
Overall Rank = 195/440
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/33
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00 AM and showered and had a powerbar and a diet Coke and headed to the site. Got there and checked in and hurried off to the bathrooms. Parks dept hadn't opened the park bathrooms so there were 3 portolets for 700 people. I was lucky to get in early before the lines got long. Set up transition, found Mike T and headed out to the swim start
Event warmup:

Did about 200 meters of swimming to warm up
  • 10m 55s
  • 533 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters

Decent swim. Very physical start and had to fight off a few people. Started out slower and built speed as I went, which seems to work best for me.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe start out a little faster or else start speeding up a little soooner.
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

Pretty good transition, had to move some other peoples stuff that was all over the place. I was glad to see that all the bikes in my area were still there for a change.
  • 33m 8s
  • 11 miles
  • 19.92 mile/hr

Good ride with the exception of my cornering which was horrible today. I also had problems with my gears which would not shift into the small ring in the front leaving me to climb the 4 bridges in the big gear.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Decent T2. I took the shoes off too early and one touched down on a final corner and went flying off.
What would you do differently?:

Gotta put the shoes on standing up.
  • 30m 33s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

Tough run, but I did better than I thought I would. Kept a pretty steady pace and never got too fatigued.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

No beer, so I cheered on some finishers for a while and went home for pancakes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The Run

Event comments:

I like this race because if is a good course, especially on the bike. The run is very challenging....but that is why we do this....and it is challenging for everyone.

Last updated: 2007-09-23 12:00 AM
00:10:55 | 533 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 20/33
Overall: 0/440
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course....few hills. very slight current.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:02
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:08 | 11 miles | 19.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/33
Overall: 0/440
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Fun course. Out and back with the two major bridges in the Clearwater area so that you ended up having 4 climbs.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:33 | 03.11 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/33
Overall: 0/440
Performance: Average
Course: Flat course with about 1 mile of paved road, 1.1 mile of sand. and 1 mile of packed trail and grass.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-09-23 11:04 AM

Lutz, Florida
Subject: Sand Key Triathlon

2007-09-23 3:14 PM
in reply to: #975629

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Subject: RE: Sand Key Triathlon

Good job Matthew,

Pretty good bike, just under 20 is pretty fast.  Those runs can take a lot out of you.  Way to go out and complete the race!

2007-09-23 6:41 PM
in reply to: #975629

Lutz, Florida
Subject: RE: Sand Key Triathlon
Thanks!  I just wished I could have shaved off 8 seconds and gotten the official 20mph.
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