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Sugar Land, Texas
United States
Finish Line Sports
90F / 32C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 06m 48s
Overall Rank = 135/525
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 13/44
Pre-race routine:

Banana, cereal, water & power aid
Event warmup:

Watching the fast swimmers kill it
Swim
  • 08m 38s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 53s / 100 meters
Comments:

A month before the event, I started to learn how to properly freestyle. Had no idea it was so technical.
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s
Comments:

Was trying to catch my breath from the pool, heh. In the middle of toweling myself off; "what am I doing, there is no need for that...".
Bike
  • 30m 52s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.44 mile/hr
Comments:

Had to borrow a buddy's road bike for this event (first event). This was my third time on a road bike...and the third time riding a bike clipped in. I didn't have a computer at the time, and was not accustomed to the motions of cycling clipped in...so the majority of ride, I was just mashing on the pedals.
What would you do differently?:

Ride with a cadence computer and learn the proper cadence
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s
Comments:

Was shaking from the bike run, had trouble with my shoe laces!
Run
  • 23m 18s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile
Comments:

It felt like I was running really slow; perhaps a GPS watch would be a good investment. I took a handful of walking breaks of < 30 seconds each.
Post race
Warm down:

Power aid, banana

What limited your ability to perform faster:

For my first tri, i was happy with the results.

Event comments:

Overall it was a great experience because everyone was so friendly and in good spirits. I thought the event was run very well. Andy himself was at a corner at the biking segments warning riders about a wet spot on an upcoming turn. Kudo's to Andy!


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Last updated: 2014-07-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:38 | 300 meters | 02m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 0/525
Performance: Below average
Suit:
Course: 50M pool
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:22
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:30:52 | 10 miles | 19.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 0/525
Performance: Below average
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:36
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:23:18 | 03 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 0/525
Performance: Below average
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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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