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Conroe, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
55F / 13C
Sunny
Total Time = 5h 48m 24s
Overall Rank = 156/536
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 27/56
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4, ate two pop tarts and drank 8 ounces of water with a nuun tablet and drank a cup of coffee. Made my perpetuem bottle for the ride and finished packing up all of my stuff. Left the house around 4:50; not exactly sure what took so long, but I left about 25 minutes later than planned.

My lower back hurt all week and nothing changed Sunday morning. Very tight and it began to spasm whenever i made quick movements.
Event warmup:

Since i got to the race so late, i didnt really get a chance to warm up. I set up my gear, got on my wet-suit and headed to the starting line.
Swim
  • 34m
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters
Comments:

This year we did a beach start. I was the second wave, so after the first went off, i worked my way near the front left of the pack. They called for the start, and i followed the group. I ran out until it was slightly more than knee deep and dove in. Getting horizontal HURT my lower back. Badly. I struggled, but I finally found a way to keep from having continuous pain. I felt like I couldn't quite get the spacing I wanted, but I just kept long and smooth strokes.

Siting was perfect this race. I never went off course, aside from the few times I chose to swim around people. I felt good the entire race
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, really.
Transition 1
  • 03m 56s
Comments:

I made a decision to put on gloves and arm warmers as well as my top in T1. This cost me some time, as the arm warmers and gloves didn't want to go in to my wet skin. Kind of annoying!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe try to put on my gear while riding.
Bike
  • 2h 53m 36s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.35 mile/hr
Comments:

The bike started off really strong. Stuck to my plan of drinking 3 oz of water with nuun and 1 ounce of perpetuem. I was feeling very strong until i hit the out and back. My average was around 21 mph at this point. This out and back is very bumpy and it seems like it is uphill both ways. I left the out and back at around 20.6 mph I felt great up until mile 30. A strong headwind came and completely kicked my tail. At mile 37 my chain popped off. I jumped off, put the chain back on, and decided to take the time to use the rest room. Glad i did because i really had to go.

I watched my average fall all the way to 19.4 mph, which was very discouraging. However, i was glad that i kept my HR around 155.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. The age group was an average of 12 minutes slower from last year, so i dont feel bad.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s
Comments:

not much to say here. smooth transition
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Run
  • 2h 15m 22s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 20s  min/mile
Comments:

Run was pretty good. Kept my average below 10 until mile 6, where it slowly crept up. My stomach stayed in good shape, but i gave up on gels and switched to coke around mile 8. My back was the limiting factor for me this race, so not much i could do.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Pushed myself as best as i could and shaved 15 minutes over last year
Post race
Event comments:

ate a lot of food and felt great




Last updated: 2013-11-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:34:00 | 1931 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/56
Overall: 0/536
Performance: Good
Suit: New Vortex Vendetta
Course: Head out of the canal, three right turns before the finish
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 03:56
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
02:53:36 | 56 miles | 19.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/56
Overall: 0/536
Performance: Average
Avg Hr was 155
Wind: Headwind
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
02:15:22 | 13.1 miles | 10m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/56
Overall: 0/536
Performance: Good
AVG HR was 144
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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