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Panama City Beach, Florida
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
78F / 26C
Total Time = 15h 08m
Overall Rank = 2080/2800
Age Group = 50 -54
Age Group Rank = 56/80
  • 1h 21m 43s
  • 4156 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

First lap - Lot of close swimming. Very close. Got bumped into many times. Never felt like I could get into my pace.
second lap - more space to swim
felt a hamstring cramp as I put my feet down to walk in waist high water on first lap and again on exit lap.
What would you do differently?:

go up further or hang back a bit
Transition 1
  • 08m 7s

wet suit off chafing or red places [like the "skin" stuff }
warm weather makes ride clothes selection easy [just tank top] socks
put most nutrition in race belt. Easy to put on and go.
sand on back side makes problems [rubbing] later.
What would you do differently?:

should drink something in T1.
brush off sand
water to wash off feet.
  • 6h 25m 42s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.42 mile/hr

felt like lots of people passing me.
Did not set watch up correctly so had no idea of speed.
kept close eye on heart rate zone.
Did begin to pass some back after 70 miles.
What would you do differently?:

more milage on bike prep.
Transition 2
  • 08m 27s

glad to be off bike. Tryng to think about run in positive terms...not hard!
big question mark about run in my mind. open mind about it.
Legs are talking to me. concern
put on calf raps....this was good move.
no socks.....this was bad move.

What would you do differently?:

take 2 salt tablets in t2.
drink something in t2
eat PBJ in t2
wear socks on run.
  • 7h 04m 58s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 16m 13s  min/mile

needed to poop all day. [not eating pork chopes befor race agin] finally did at mile 22. Stomach felt better. began to run 3 and walk 3. very tired mentally and physically.
What would you do differently?:

need to do more long sistance running.
need to eat on run.

Post race
Warm down:

got equipment and walked back to condo.[aprox .5 mile]
got ice bath [10 minutes] started to shiver uncontrolable so go out.
went to bed. slept like dead dog on highway.

Event comments:

I am signed up for 2013

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Last updated: 2012-11-06 12:00 AM
01:21:43 | 4156 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/80
Overall: 1415/2800
Performance: Average
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:07
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
06:25:42 | 112 miles | 17.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/80
Overall: 1713/2800
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: out and back. Could see athletes all day. roads good until mile 50. very ruff. saw 5 people changing flats. very tight on drafting after 10 mile mark until 30 mile mark and 70 till 90. saw 3 or 4 in penalty tents. working hard to keep my spacing good. looking for someone to pace with. Used .5 bottle to rince mouth out of T1. Drank rest of bottle and 2 bottles of FRS before 56. picked up 2 more waters at aid stations....sipped some but mostly used for cooling off body. Changed out empty bottles at 56 special needs area [ also eat bpj sandwich...did not really want it but nibbled away at it....glad I did at mile 70] and got more nutrition. finished 1.5 bottles of FRS and 3 more waters [mostly for cooling body] at the T2 dismount. Did not feel thursty when I exited bike. Thighs are tight and thinking about cramping comming into T2. eating every 30 to 40 min.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 08:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
07:04:58 | 26.2 miles | 16m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 56/80
Overall: 2080/2800
Performance: Below average
Run easiy and comfortable. lets geet back on land. it is hot [78 +] cooling off at every aid atation. 13 hour goal time is still in reach. eating cafeine bloks. 2 every mile no salt tablets run out of blok at mile 4. try to eat regular blok. put it in and take it out. trouble. starting to run 5 min and walk 3 min get to st andrews park. feel like trouble in brewing in my stomach. drinking water and cooling off with it. run 3 and walk 3. get to 13 miles put on socks blister is bleading [left foot] keep up 3 jog and 3 walk decide to begin coke at aid stations jog 1 min and walk 3. darkness.....damn....not going to make goal time. just walking 2 miles to st. andrews park. get to st andrews....just 6 to go begining to feel beter. back to jog 2 min and walk 3. friends come on bikes to see me. talking with them,keeps my spirits up. still no running
Course: out and back flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4