Y Tri Freedom Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pearland, Texas
United States
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Normal routine... bagel, coffee and V8
Event warmup:

Jogged ~1mi then got in the water and swam 600m. Arms felt heavy but they always do when warming up.
  • 03m 45s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 08s / 100 yards

Water was like a bath tub too damn hot. Felt good, got out of the water ready to start the race. I was the 3rd one in the water (10s apart) and came out first so I'm pretty sure I had one of the fastest swim splits but we'll see when the results come out.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m

I was a little slow in T1 this time, spent too much time with socks.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to run without socks :)
  • 29m 32s
  • 12 miles
  • 24.38 mile/hr

So here's where the race got interesting... I got passed up by Dean King and some other guy during transition so was 3rd out on the bike. First 4mi I hung behind the other guy and then decided to overtake him and try and catch Dean. There were 3 u-turns and on every single one of them I could tell Dean was extending his lead. I averaged 288W for the ride @24.3mph that is IF I stopped biking at 12mi... instead I missed a turn and ended up doing 16.1mi not 12mi. I was furious when I figured this out but looking back I know I had a great 12mi split and have the powertap data to prove it :)
What would you do differently?:

Don't be a dumba$$ and miss turns... learn to read a map might be helpful too. I'm going to pretend this mishap didn't happen and rate the bike as 'Good' because it really was a strong bike for me.
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s

No troubles with T2, swapped shoes, grabbed hat/race belt and garmin and was out of there.
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 8s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

I was so pissed off after screwing up the bike I just wanted to get the race over with. I didn't push myself very hard but kept it at a respectable (for me) 7/mi.
What would you do differently?:

Not f-up the bike so badly so the run matters more :)
Post race
Warm down:

Ate lots of pizza. No beer unfortunately :(

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Screwing up the course.

Event comments:

I would have been 2nd overall even with my crappy run without the bike mishap. Ended up 2nd in my AG which surprised the heck out of me so I can't complain too much. Overall I was happy with my effort and paces, will definitely pay more attention next time if I'm out in front because there's no pack to follow!

Last updated: 2009-04-08 12:00 AM
00:03:45 | 328 yards | 01m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:29:32 | 12 miles | 24.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:35
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:08 | 03 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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