Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Galveston, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 36m 37s
Overall Rank = 401/721
Age Group = Male 1st Timers
Age Group Rank = 24/49
Event warmup:

Light stretching...double check all equipment, short run
  • 12m 15s
  • 550 meters
  • 02m 14s / 100 meters

First open water and I was very disoriented until I got a pattern and my breathing down. Its a lot different than a pool but I think it was a good short distance to start with.
What would you do differently?:

open water swim would have gone better with a wet suit definately think about using it next time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

Didn't have clip pedals so feet we slipping a little.
What would you do differently?:

Run with the bike and maybe try a running mount.
  • 46m 54s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 15.99 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Need to get a road bike at some time (after a few more tri's) and definately some clip-in pedals.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

No running shoes so I jogged my bike to the rack and took my helmet off. I had put my race belt on before the bike so after the helmet came off I was ready to go.
  • 32m 53s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 58s  min/mile

Really need to push this part of my training!
Post race
Warm down:

Slow walking around course

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rain was pouring down and the nerves of a first timer was filling all my thoughts with doubts.

Event comments:

Great race to start off with and I will definately plan on doing it again.

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Last updated: 2007-02-19 12:00 AM
00:12:15 | 550 meters | 02m 14s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/49
Overall: 153/721
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca Tri-Suit
Course: Around the bouye and the boat and up to the beach
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:30
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:46:54 | 12.5 miles | 15.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/49
Overall: 426/721
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Only two low hills pretty flat and fast. Some trash on the shoulder of the roads
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:53 | 03 miles | 10m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 36/49
Overall: 576/721
Performance: Bad
Course: Very wet with many puddles. The Rain had come pouring down at this point and the run was just miserable in and out of sludge and water puddles.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4