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Jacksonville Sprint Triathlon Series #1 - Triathlon


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Fernandina Beach, Florida
United States
DRC Sports
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 28m 55s
Overall Rank = 131/270
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/17
Swim
  • 08m 23s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards
Comments:

Started to the outside based on advice for new swimmers, but ended up right in the middle of things almost immediately. No stress, no issues with getting kicked, bumped, etc., no issues with the occasionally wave interrupting my breathing. In retrospect far more comfortable than I would have expected for a first tri.
What would you do differently?:

Start on the inside - just get in the middle of it and swim like hell.
Transition 1
  • 01m 52s
Comments:

Shoes were rubber-banded parallel to ground, got a running start, feet in shoes within a few hundred yards of exiting T1, smooth, no issues.
What would you do differently?:

Put shirt on top of helmet - started to buckle helmet before I had my shirt on, had to re-do that. Otherwise solid.
Bike
  • 53m 22s
  • 16 miles
  • 17.82 mile/hr
Comments:

Solid ride, probably a little harder in the first half than the second, but better than I expected. Calves were cramping in the second half and into T2, but no issues on the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s
Run
  • 23m 59s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile
Comments:

Wow, I was hurting, but kept pushing and didn't let up - great feeling
Post race
Event comments:

Why no beer garden? Bold City was at the last one and I was really looking forward to a post-race draft.

Generally great race though - pleased at how comfortable I felt in my first ocean swim, faster than I expected on the bike and run segments. Good times all around.




Last updated: 2013-05-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:23 | 440 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 101/270
Performance: Average
Suit: NA
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:52
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:53:22 | 16 miles | 17.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 175/270
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Relatively flat, out-and-back along Fletcher
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:23:59 | 03 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 90/270
Performance: Average
Course: Into Fort Clinch SP, out-and-back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-06-23 7:20 PM

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2013-06-24 7:55 AM
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Nice race. Congrats. Just curious, why don't you swim with shirt on? Saves some time in transition if you wear tri shirt.
2013-06-25 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by ropkins

Nice race. Congrats. Just curious, why don't you swim with shirt on? Saves some time in transition if you wear tri shirt.


Thanks - don't have a tri top, I used a swimsuit (jammer) and just pulled on a shirt afterwards. Might spring for a real top or trisuit though, that would save time.
2013-06-26 6:32 AM
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I know it is tough getting a shirt on especially when you are wet.

Good luck.
2013-06-26 12:36 PM
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Great race! Good splits! I tend to pack a bevi in a cooler at these things as you can never totally count on their being a garden. What's next?
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