General Discussion Race Reports! » Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Santa Rosa Island Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Pensacola Beach, Florida
United States
Premier Events Management
80F / 27C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 348/528
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 37/44
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:45 and drove over. Still have a really bad cough but didn't take any medicine. Got there and they cancelled the swim and made it a 2.5k run instead.
Event warmup:

little jog.
  • 00m
  • 0 meters
  • / 100 meters

started okay and first mile was 8:19 but I had a tail strong tail wind. I was 5"23 out and 8:19 back. I don't think the time was adjusted for the chip start as my watch is 19 seconds faster than published.
Transition 1
  • 01m 9s

20th ag, 261 overall
  • 38m 10s
  • 12.9 miles
  • 20.28 mile/hr

killer headwind out. I passed 87 on the way out and another 43 on the way back. I was strong for 4.5 miles out and then I struggled the last 2 miles into the headwind. Course is very conjested and impossible to marshall. I went over the center line 3 times to pass.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

didn't take off shoes as the course was hairy at the end.

334 overall, 28th ag
  • 48m 54s
  • 4.8 miles
  • 10m 11s  min/mile

wow, i was worthless when i got off the bike. i had nothing. I hope my results were the result of my cough and cold but it was very disappointing. The run has been my most improved area this year and I just had nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

just stood around waiting for marcy to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had a bad cold for the past week and am not over it yet but I can't really explain what happened today. Very disappointing race for me.

Event comments:

Maybe my feeling on the race are a bit negative because of my poor performance but I have a couple complaints. The bike course was damaged by hurricane dennis in 2005 and they can't help that, but they continue to advertise the bike as 18 miles. $85 for a mini sprint is out of line and they should disclose the bike distance correctly. The other issue is that the bike course is not really safe for the number of people racing. I don't think they can fix that even if the road gets extended. The run course was also long.

That said, the post race party is great, plenty of beer and food, volunteers were awesome, they gave away a nice bike and they have nice prizes. Its a short drive and the locals are great, I wish they could find a way to improve the bike course.

Last updated: 2007-09-16 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 00 meters | / 100meters
Age Group: 41/44
Overall: 411/528
Performance: Below average
Course: 2.5k run out and back on Fort Pickens Road
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:09
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:10 | 12.9 miles | 20.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/44
Overall: 180/528
Performance: Below average
22:46 out hr 164 15:18 back hr 161 197 watts
Wind: Strong
Course: out and back on via de luna.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:12
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:48:54 | 04.8 miles | 10m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 41/44
Overall: 439/528
Performance: Bad
17:15 out with the tailwind 157 hr 17:37 back 160
Course: out and back on fort pickens
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? No
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] 2

2007-10-06 7:45 PM

User image

Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon

2007-10-10 5:38 AM
in reply to: #994965

User image

Shalimar, FL
Subject: RE: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon
Great job persevering through that nasty cold. I would have been tempted to blow it off -- good for you for going anyway!
2007-10-10 7:28 AM
in reply to: #994965

User image

Subject: RE: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon

You passed a lot of folks on the bike...sweet!

I hear you about much improved run times that don't come thru in patient I know they will. 

I started counting folks I was passing at my HIM Sunday and thought of you...I can't keep it straight though like you do...all strung out so not many to one passed me though...other than second looper super fast guys. 

Sounds like a fun close race that needs some tweaks.

It is hard to race when you have cold....glad you had fun with your tri buddies! 

2008-09-18 8:45 AM
in reply to: #994965

New user

Subject: RE: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon
IF they hadn't cancelled the swim, would it be a wet suit legal race?  Just wondering if I should plan for a wetsuit this year?  I have signed up.  It will be my first ocean swim.  Are jelly fish an issue?
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Rss Feed