Monday, August 20, 2012

Triathlon Key Biscayne August 19th, 2012

I did a second tri sprint this past weekend and made progress.

First of all, I brought a cousin of my wife's who is a photographer so the quality of the pictures is greatly improved.

Secondly, my time improved but the biggest improvement was in my first transition. Basically, after the last race, a few people took pity on me and offered me some basic guidance.  I learned that you are not supposed to wear socks (takes too long to put them on!) and that with elastic laces, you don't have tie and double knot your shoes. These two insights helped me knock 1.3 minutes off my schedule.

Beyond that, I knocked 1.7 minutes off my bike time but it's still pretty slow. I added clips to by pedals so that I could both push and pull and it seemed to help.   Also, btw, it's not just about the equipment. I also trained.

My run time also improved but only by a fraction of a minute.  I'm a little disappointed here because unlike the previous tri, I actually ran the whole time this time but I guess, to get there, I must have generally dropped by pace.

And, in case anyone cares, here's the specifics of my times and the full race results:

Total Time: 01:17:53.00 

 Swim Time: 9:35

T1 Time: 3:46
Bike Time: 35:15
T2 Time: 1:12
Run Time: 28:5
Overall Place: 205 out of 410
Overall Percentile: 50
Gender Place: 150 out of 264
Gender Percentile: 43
Category Place: 13 out of 22
Category Percentile: 43
Series Points Earned: 101.5807

Swim Details: 
Time: 9:35
Pace: 38:20
Overall Place: 215
Percentile: 48
Gender Place: 157
Gender Percentile: 41
Category Place: 13
Category Percentile: 43

Transition 1 Details: 
Time: 3:46
Overall Place: 165
Percentile: 60
Gender Place: 111
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Gender Percentile: 58
Category Place: 8
Category Percentile: 67

Bike Details: 
Time: 35:15
Speed: 16.68085
Overall Place: 273
Percentile: 33
Gender Place: 199
Gender Percentile: 25
Category Place: 17
Category Percentile: 24

Transition 2 Details: 
Time: 1:12
Overall Place: 115
Percentile: 72
Gender Place: 75
Gender Percentile: 72
Category Place: 6
Category Percentile: 76

Run Details:
Time: 28:5
Pace: 9:3
Overall Place: 185
Percentile: 55
Gender Place: 130
Gender Percentile: 51
Category Place: 10
Category Percentile: 57

BTW, I finished between Paul and Tim with an even 7 minute spacing.  There's another tri coming up Sept 9th which I might enter. And a special thanks for the help with photography, have you seen my post on the Kodak Instamatic?

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