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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
75F / 24C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 30m 29s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = TNT females
Age Group Rank = 74/234
Pre-race routine:

Nibbled on a peanut butter sandwich. It took me 2 hours to eat that thing, I was so nervous. Had to set up my transition area between 5-7 a.m., even though my wave didn't go off until 9 a.m. Had a cup of coffee and sipped some Gatorade. Talked with my team.
Event warmup:

Hopped in the water to try and get more comfortable with the waves. I was so freaked out the day before during the TNT practice swim that I couldn't even put my face in the water at first, so I knew I needed get in and swim around. I found out later that the waves were 3-4 feet high and many people opted to bail on the whole race because the water was so scary. Ignorance is bliss.
Swim
  • 33m 46s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards
Comments:

This swim is going to make any other open water swim look like a cake walk. Later I found out that they pulled 109 people from the water and that the Coast Guard was very close to pulling us all out because of the conditions. The waves were supposed to be 5 minutes apart, but they shortened them to 2 just to get us all in since the conditions were worsening. I was so scared the day before, but for some reason, I was pretty calm during the race and had fun in the water. It ended up being my favorite part!
What would you do differently?:

Work on my breathing. I lifted my head straight up and looked ahead sighting instead of my regular bilateral breathing. But, considering the conditions, I'm not to beat up about it.
Transition 1
  • 04m 9s
Comments:

It took a long time, but I wanted to make sure I was calm and remembered everything. It's something to work on for next time.
What would you do differently?:

Move a little faster.
Bike
  • 1h 33m 2s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 16.03 mile/hr
Comments:

I'm learning to love the bike. ;-)
What would you do differently?:

Drink more Gatorade on the bike. Gotta figure out why my lower back hurts so darn bad after 10 miles.
Transition 2
  • 03m 28s
Comments:

Very unusual for my T2 time to be faster than T1. I was pretty pleased overall.
Run
  • 1h 16m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 17s  min/mile
Comments:

My first couple miles were faster than my average, but my legs were very tight. I was OK on miles 3 and 4 and dying the rest of the run. I see more bricks in my future...
What would you do differently?:

Uh, run more. I need some serious work in this area.
Post race
Warm down:

Hugged my family and team, ate peanut butter crackers and water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I really think I did my best on this race. It was my first race at this distance, and only my second time ever running 6 miles, so it all comes back to training. More bike/run bricks so my legs get used to that feeling and more running in general to build confidence.

Event comments:

Loved it! I'm planning my next Oly!




Last updated: 2006-02-09 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:33:46 | 1640 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 37/234
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless wetsuit--hurrah!
Course: Approx. 1/2 mile out, hung a left and swam 1/3 mile parrallel to the shore and then came in the last 1/3 mile.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 04:09
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:33:02 | 24.85 miles | 16.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 90/234
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Mostly flat through downtown area and neighborhoods. Damn stiff wind! I was so proud of my time, though. I have certainly struggled with my speed on the bike, so I was thrilled with an average speed of 16 mph, even with wind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 03:28
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:16:17 | 06.21 miles | 12m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 129/234
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back, flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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2006-05-02 12:03 PM
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That's the most beautifully written, eloquently worded race report I've ever read. <sniff>
2006-05-02 12:35 PM
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But seriously...you rock!
2006-05-02 1:01 PM
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Way to go!  I'm so happy for you!  Just reading your race report, I am so excited for my first tri in three weeks!!!
2006-05-02 1:01 PM
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Nice bike time smarti! I didn't realize you rode that fast!  Great race!  It was fun hanging out with you this weekend!  And TNT rocks!
2006-05-02 1:20 PM
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Great job!! I hadn't heard that they pulled that many people from the water (I did see one of them) and I had NO idea the Coast Guard was thinking of pulling us all - that's crazy!! You did an AWESOME job on all three parts of the race!! I'm just sorry I didn't get to meet up with you this weekend. I didn't get to meet up with any BTers actually (I think I must have gone to the wrong place for the OWS on Saturday).

Great job - now register for your next Oly!!



2006-05-02 1:25 PM
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YEEHAWWWW!  It was SO cool seeing you at T1. It reminded me to enjoy myself before all things.  you ROCKED the bike, woman!
2006-05-02 2:12 PM
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Smarti Marti, you definitely tore up the field. I can't believe how well you are doing and so soon in your training. Keep it up and always remember to have fun and the sport will stay fresh. Congratulations and btw you did so well I'm not even going to say anything smart...oh ...I said Smarti at the beginning...see I can't help myself.
2006-05-02 2:19 PM
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Nice race! LOVE your new avatar!
2006-05-02 2:20 PM
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Smarti, you rock! See, aren't you glad you stuck with it? You did so awesome!
2006-05-02 2:22 PM
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Great Job!


2006-05-02 4:44 PM
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Awesome job!  Wow, I didn't know that the waves were that bad either.  You're right, ignorance is bliss b/c I would have freaked out for sure.  It was so nice to meet you, finally!  You guys from the Augusta chapter rock!  Hope to see you again soon in our future races!
2006-05-03 9:20 AM
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Marti: 

You stuck with it and reaped the rewards! Remember this - and the feeling you got when crossing the finish line - the next time you feel down in the dumps or are kicking yourself over something or another.

You perservered through some tough race conditions and ought to downright proud of yourself!

Btw, LOOOOVE the new avatar!

2006-05-03 9:22 AM
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Great job Marti! Way to overcome your fears and finish the race.
2006-05-03 9:39 AM
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A) Very cool to meet you on the street and say "Who are you? HEY! I'm Renee! Great to meet ya, Marti!"

B) Bummer you couldn't make the festivities.

C) GREAT JOB on your tri! Way to face your fears and take the plunge! (pun intended)

2006-05-03 12:54 PM
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awesome job!!! great rr and you have a great attitude!!!

blessings!
renee


2006-05-04 10:20 AM
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Hope youhad agood time and sorry we didn't get to meet.  Great job on your race
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