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McKinney, Texas
United States
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Total Time = 1h 04m 44s
Overall Rank = 11/147
Age Group = 30 - 34
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5, checked the race website to see if the race was cancelled due to the incoming storms and with nothing posted I hit the road. I ate a almond butter, banana and honey sandwich on the way while sipping on a bottle of Nuun (with caffeine).
Event warmup:

I signed up for the Olympic distance course but found out that due to the weather they cancelled the Olympic and announced that everyone was doing the Sprint. Annoying but given the weather it was definitely the right call. I went for a short swim and did a few minutes of active stretches before getting in the water.
Swim
  • 08m 40s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters
Comments:

First wetsuit swim of the year and given I'd be swimming half of what I'm planned and trained for I decided to push it. I had a very hard time sighting and found myself zig zagging a lot but after the final turn I was able to find a group that moved at the right pace for me which helped me finish strong.
What would you do differently?:

Work on sighting and practice swimming in my wetsuit. The buoyancy is great but it's still a strange feeling to me and with more practice I'm sure I could figure out how to use it more to my advantage.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s
Comments:

The rain was coming down by this point so besides my socks, shoes, everything being wet I felt this went about as well as it could have.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions and removing my wetsuit
Bike
  • 32m 12s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.50 mile/hr
Comments:

This is a very fast course with only 1 climb which is pretty short and not that steep. I planned on pushing much harder on the bike but given the rain and the fact that my tires slipped on 2 turns I decided to play it safe. Getting to transition safely was much more important than an extra 1-2 mph I feel I could have gotten.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Riding in heavy rain/winds is no joke! I drank 1 bottle of Heed and probably another 20 ounces of fresh rain water!
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s
Comments:

I unclipped my shoes as opposed to taking my feet out and leaving my shoes on my bike which felt right given the rain and how slippery everything was. Slipped my shoes, visor and race belt on and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 20m 56s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 11s  min/km
Comments:

Run was an out and back course with a few short but steep hills mixed in. The puddles and rain made the run interesting but overall I'm happy with my pace. My goal was 20 mins for the run but I'm not disappointed with my result.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on my speedwork
Post race
Warm down:

Drank some water and stood in the rain waiting for the awards ceremony before being told it was cancelled. Had a protein bar on the way home and overall felt pretty good.

Event comments:

All things considered, the race was great. The course was well marked and the race director definitely made the right call cancelling the Olympic distance. I will do this race again. Everything was well organized and fun!




Last updated: 2016-04-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:40 | 500 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/147
Performance:
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:54
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:32:12 | 11 miles | 20.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/147
Performance:
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:02
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:20:56 | 05 kms | 04m 11s  min/km
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/147
Performance:
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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2016-04-18 4:23 PM
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Great race! It sounds like it was very well executed. Time based goals absolutely MUST have wiggle room for variables like course conditions, weather etc.

2016-04-18 4:24 PM
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King Tut...King Tut...yup, still have the song in my head!  Anyway, wow, what an interesting race day with the unexpected but wisely shortened race, then battling wind, rain, and slippery roads.  Great job racing smart to a 3rd AG finish!  Woo!

2016-04-19 10:52 AM
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Soggy races in TX this weekend! Nice job getting the podium in spite of the challenges. Bummer about getting shortened to the sprint but it probably was the best call.

2016-04-19 1:01 PM
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Thanks everyone! Glad to know I don't just write these for myself and the encouragement is always appreciated!
2016-04-20 9:02 AM
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Congrats on the podium! Sorry you didn't get to do the race you had trained for, but it sounds like you took it in stride. You made some good decisions based on the conditions. High fives to you, and some nice takeaways for me as a racing newbie. Thanks for sharing!


2016-04-20 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by Atlantia Congrats on the podium! Sorry you didn't get to do the race you had trained for, but it sounds like you took it in stride. You made some good decisions based on the conditions. High fives to you, and some nice takeaways for me as a racing newbie. Thanks for sharing!

x2 - that mental flexibility to roll with what the day offers will be a huge help in your racing! 

2016-04-20 1:23 PM
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Congrats on the podium and rolling with the punches on a weird day! Good call on being conservative on the bike, nothing is worth crashing. Good job!!
2016-04-24 7:16 PM
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Yay, podium!! Congrats on a well executed and fast race!!

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