Iron Star Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Conroe, Texas
United States
Out Loud Productions
Total Time = 5h 49m 45s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = clydes
Age Group Rank = 1/12
Pre-race routine:

WOke up around 4 and made a PB&J sandwich and had some water. Drove to race site and enjoyed the walk in. It was so much diffrent from the first tri I did in September, because the volunteers we already there and waiting to get things started.
I walked around and soaked things in, and of course looked at some real nice bikes.
Event warmup:

Put on wetsuit and walked over to the start. Walked around and spoke with some of the othere athletes. I walked into the water just to check the temp and did a little mental warm up. Had a gel around 6:45 a was ready to go.
  • 38m 9s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

I tried to position my self towards the rear left thinking it would be less fighting. I guess I was wrong. I am still learning the race as a whole so I was not sure what to think. My sighting sucked at best during the swim. My goal was to stay out of peoples way so I could keep my rhythem. Well I swam way off course and I hope some poor soul was not drafting off me. Thos of you who where at the race will like the next part- I almost hit land leaving the harbor. I was so far LEFT that I looked up for the next bouy and a tree branch was above my head. woops. I pull very hard left and I was way off course all day long. I was still a few mintues faster than I "estimated", but I think I totaly underestimated my swim. Looking back I could have easly swam around a 35 if I would have stayed on course.
What would you do differently?:

sight- but do not get confused that I was happy to finish and feel like I did not exert any energy
Transition 1
  • 03m 37s

I was not expecting the strippers to be so close. I also was not expecting to not be able to reach my zipper, but we all laughed about it. I did not rush T1 and I just did not want to forget anything.
What would you do differently?:

strap suit cord to the top of suit for easy reach
  • 3h 02m
  • 56 miles
  • 18.46 mile/hr

Leaving T1 I think I was behind smilford. He had a problem clipping in and he was telling himself to relax and Laughed at that. Then he got so far ahead of me I did not even see him on side of the road hitchiking.
I made a dumb mistake 3 days out of ironstar. I dropped my seat a little and I paid for it. I felt my legs were over extending when peddling and my back was sore after 40 minutes of riding. Not a good ride after that.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s
  • 2h 05m 21s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 34s  min/mile

I had a side satich the entire time. Hurt like hell and the run sucked for me.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

sighting on swim, not enough bike miles, too little bike miles

Event comments:

I enjoyed the race and look forward to the next.

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Last updated: 2009-04-20 12:00 AM
00:38:09 | 2112 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 0/
Suit: vortex3 john
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Time: 03:37
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:02:00 | 56 miles | 18.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:37
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:05:21 | 13.1 miles | 09m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5]