Clear Lake International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Clear Lake, Texas
United States
81F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 01m 9s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Have been trying PB&J (Crustable) the past week, just didnt work making my tummy bloated. So, I just took a PowerBar, banana & some milk. Lots of relaxation and remain calm.
Event warmup:

Just a little stretch before the swim & again relax my mind. I went down to the water just to get wet and a few strokes to have my body adjusted to the temp. When got back up, it got windy and I felt a little cold.
  • 35m 12s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

Kept swaying away to the right of the course due to under-current. Could have done it within 30mins!
Transition 1
  • 02m 2s

Had to stop to stretch my right leg before the Bike Mount line. Took over a minute before i started on my bike.
  • 1h 19m 49s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.68 mile/hr

Started well until the 10miles way back with head wind and was down to 15mph at times. Took a GU gel and gained some energy towards the end, speed up a little by the end of the 5miles which caused me the run later...
What would you do differently?:

Do more long distance and speed training. Never to speed up towards the end, preserve energy for the run.
Transition 2
  • 02m 7s
  • 1h 01m 56s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 58s  min/mile

Still not my forte! Started very slow and stopped at every water stations to drink and splash water to keep cool. Left leg cramped on the way back at Mile 4, had to stop to stretch.
What would you do differently?:

More long distance run and speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Drink lots of water and relax.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training!

Event comments:

The Bike racks are very confusing. Cant find my rack and had to ask a Volunteer for assistance. Took me over 5mins and another 5mins for her to find my rack. Other than that, its a well organized race. Would be nice to have a little medal or memento though... at the finish line we didnt get a thing, just bottled water!

Last updated: 2010-08-05 12:00 AM
00:35:12 | 1640 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: No
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:02
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:19:49 | 24.85 miles | 18.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Some with gusts
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:07
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
01:01:56 | 06.21 miles | 09m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3