Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Galveston, Texas
United States
Total Time = 1h 05m 25s
Overall Rank = 12/973
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/65
Pre-race routine:

Had a big dinner the night before and a cookies and creme pop tart the morning of the race.
Event warmup:

Ran a couple of miles and swam a bit for the warm up. I wound up cutting my heel, two toes and my hand on the oyster beds. Tried to stop the bleeding before the swim start, with no luck.
  • 00m
  • 528 yards
  • / 100 yards

Starting the swim thinking are their sharks out here in the bay? For some reason my time did not register. With transition and the swim I was at 11:10 when I got on the bike. Not my fastest swim, which was a theme for the weekend. No sharks though!
What would you do differently?:

Not get cut. If you do this race make sure you swim off the dock, not on the side, during warm-up. Swim faster.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Wetsuit strip was a bit slow, but overall not bad.
  • 32m 34s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 23.03 mile/hr

The blood on my aero bars and water bottles was a bit disconcerting, but it made me feel like I was really racing hard. It helped with the whole toughness factor.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Ran past rack space, but overall it went smooth.
  • 20m 48s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 56s  min/mile

A bit slower than I would have liked, but not terrible.
What would you do differently?:

Relax a bit more. I think I would have gone faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Hit the medical tent to deal with the cuts. They did a great job. They put crazy glue stuff on my heel and hand, which worked great. Everything is healing nicely.

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Last updated: 2009-03-24 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 528 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/973
Performance: Average
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:32:34 | 12.5 miles | 23.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/973
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Great course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:48 | 03 miles | 06m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 0/973
Performance: Average
Course: Lot's of turns, but nice views. Great finish line.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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