St. Patrick's Day Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
Total Time = 1h 13m 53s
Overall Rank = 131/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 26/66
Pre-race routine:

wake up painfully early with the daylight savings change, PB&Honey on organic wheat bread. Final check of bag, commute to venue. Set-up transition.
Event warmup:

stretch, swam 200 easy.
  • 05m 33s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

decent swim, tried not to go out too fast on the first 100. was able to clear traffic in the lanes without much trouble.
What would you do differently?:

I was fine with where I seeded myself timewise, felt pretty good throughout the 300. Not sure I'd make many changes for this pool course.
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

was a slow-ish transition as I took time to dry off since it was a chilly day. shoes went on easy - so did helmet & shades. didn't feel quite as disoriented/out of breath as I have in other races.
What would you do differently?:

practice more to be more fluid and efficient.
  • 41m 14s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.46 mile/hr

averaged 17.5 on the bike course - which is a improvement over monster tri in the fall. Felt good throughout the course, my second lap is where I lost time. Wind seemed more of a factor on this lap and when coupled with fatigue it slowed me down in several areas. the course was pretty crowded, but I was still able to pass and not block.
What would you do differently?:

i stayed in the drops a lot, work on being more aero and efficient.
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

transition to run was slower than i thought it would be. feet and hands were cold.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 35s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

good run for me. was fastest 5K i've had in a tri since I started doing them.
What would you do differently?:

i'd like to practice bike/run bricks as I had a tough time with my running form off the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

walk/stretch plus Recoverite

Event comments:

i thought the race production was great. the bag piper @ swim start was cool and the post race band and events were great. I wasn't quite ready for pancakes, but I saw lots of people enjoying them post-race. There were a lot of racers, but the event seemed to run well. I look forward to doing this race again.

Last updated: 2010-01-05 12:00 AM
00:05:33 | 328 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/66
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: tri shorts/top
Course: keller natatorium pool. 50 M snake swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:41:14 | 12 miles | 17.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 30/66
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: some wind on the second lap. 6 mile loop x2, some hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:35 | 03.11 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/66
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: hilly cement trail through park. nice run course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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