Tejas Triathlon - Triathlon

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Sugarland, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 06m 33s
Overall Rank = 69/436
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/51
Pre-race routine:

Bagel with Peanut Butter & honey & 12oz Sugar-Free redbull... bottle of water to wash it down.

Event warmup:

1 mile run to get a lil' sweat going
aprrox. 300m swim to warm up.
  • 11m 54s
  • 549 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

Don't know... I improved from my race in 2008, but way below what I swim in training and in other much more difficult races. I thought I was swimming smooth & hard... guess not!
Swim skin didn't make a bit of difference today... Oh well!
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster! HA!

train harder on my swim!
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

Struggled with my shoes for the first 50 yards of the bike... out of practice I guess. 8/51 in T1... not bad, but there's always room for improvement.
  • 30m 59s
  • 11 miles
  • 21.30 mile/hr

For not riding hardly at all lately... can't really complain. Thought I might be able to break the 22mph mark, but it just wasn't to be today!

Improved over my pace at this race in 2008... 20.3 ---> 21.3.
What would you do differently?:

Train more on the bike!
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

solid transition... in & out. 8/51 in AG
  • 21m 39s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

My strength... it was a good performance, but slower than 2008. The heat & humidity took it's toll. My HR was higher than usual for that pace and I struggled to hold a pace below 7:30...
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really... I ran as hard as my body would let me on this day.
Post race
Warm down:

water, water & more water... sweatin' like a SOB!
1 cold Shiner Beer - Thanks to the 'Incredibles' for bringing such tastey goodness.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat & Humidity! and lack of training (especially the more high intensity stuff - intervals on bike & run)

Event comments:

This is one of the best Sprint Races in the Houston area (IMO)... Good competition & good course!

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Last updated: 2009-12-04 12:00 AM
00:11:54 | 549 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 20/51
Overall: 0/436
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Speed Suit
Course: Out and back with slight dog leg turn to the finish straight.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:30:59 | 11 miles | 21.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/51
Overall: 0/436
Performance: Average
171 avg HR - could not get the HR to come down. And I did not 'feel' like I was pushing that hard for most of the ride. 180 Avg Watts
Wind: Little
Course: out and back with a few turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:39 | 03 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/51
Overall: 0/436
Performance: Good
178 avg HR
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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