Capital of Texas Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Austin, Texas
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 16m 43s
Overall Rank = 56/482
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/66
Pre-race routine:

Set-up transition. Decided to wear socks for my first tri. Bananas, PowerBar Drink, Water, Balance Bar
Event warmup:

15 minute jog followed by stretching.
  • 11h 08m
  • 820 yards
  • 1h 20m 28s / 100 yards

Running into the M 25-29 age group made navigation difficult for the last 400 or so.
What would you do differently?:

Enter a triathlon with fewer people.
Transition 1
  • 03m 35s

Still had bike tools in my shoes. Ran out of TI with bike shoes on. Tried to jump on bike (flying squirrel?) and seat clicked down a 30 degrees or so. Also knocked chain off. After coming out of the water first, most of my competitors passed me in transition. Frustrating.
What would you do differently?:

Not jump on bike. Have shoes attached to bike ahead of time.
  • 36m 30s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.43 mile/hr

Thought it went relatively well considering I was sliding down my busted saddle. Race was crowded. Passing was difficult in places.
What would you do differently?:

Not jump on my bike at T1. Stay calm and just turn the wheels.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

Dismount line snuck up on me. Didn't get to get out my shoes as planned. Running with the bike was difficult. Getting my running shoes on was easy.
What would you do differently?:

Know the course a little better and remove feet from shoes.
  • 23m 10s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 27s  min/mile

23:10 is what my watch read for my 5K. On the official results my T2 is an INC and my time was added to my 5K. Course was crowded. Did not take it out fast as I was worried about bonking in my first tri.
What would you do differently?:

Try to settle into my pace a little earlier.
Post race
Warm down:

Short jog. Walk back to parking garage. Stretch later.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Masses of people on all three parts of the race.

Event comments:

Sweet course but would be a much better race with fewer people or more wave spacing.

Last updated: 2009-04-24 12:00 AM
11:08:00 | 820 yards | 1h 20m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/66
Overall: 26/482
Performance: Good
Suit: Rocket Science Wetsuit - Rental
Course: Lady Bird Lake - 750 M
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:35
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:36:30 | 12.43 miles | 20.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/66
Overall: 108/482
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Downtown Austin. Lots of 90 degree and two 180 degree turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:10 | 03.11 miles | 07m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/66
Overall: 157/482
Performance: Good
Course: Downtown Austin
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 3