Old College Tri - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Denton, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes Racing
Total Time = 1h 07m 5s
Overall Rank = 78/368
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/36
Pre-race routine:

good breakfast...oatmeal, toast, coffee---got to have it to get going
Event warmup:

after chip pickup and bike set up...met up with my xc kids and friends then a couple of laps to swim just under the cut off time...water felt good...maybe a little warm..but ok.
  • 05m 9s
  • 250 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards

Pool was big enough to be going one way the whole time, which made for duck and under the ropes every 25...not too bad, but wasnt expecting this...first time ever, not to be passed by anyone..felt good..I actually caught a few the last 2 laps.
What would you do differently?:

for today,,,not sure it would have been any better being w faster time...just comfortable..
Transition 1
  • 01m 23s

as i was getting to race belt, one of the holes broke...so had to adjust to make it work...that took some time...have to fig this out...but overall, not bad. good to get away from 2-3 min transitions!! Transition helped that it was close to pool..
What would you do differently?:

had a bit of a time looking for rack...just figure out race bid and belt.
  • 37m 13s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.35 mile/hr

started off ok...when we made a turn into the sun, it was rough spotting the potholes...happen to be the only stretch where there were potholes...rolling hills...Heard a thump, didnt think anything of it until later, went down to aero..and no arm rest....bummer! will have to fix that...Incoming hills on way back got to me a bit but still did ok..
What would you do differently?:

maybe not press so much early hills, and concentrate on higher cadence...too much big gear???
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

this was good...out quick..maybe helmet off sooner...racking bike smoother would help some....No socks on, so that helped some..
  • 22m 31s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

First lap was a bit of awkwardness....After 1/2 lap or so, things got better and got into groove. Last 1 1/2 laps felt good and started to feel comfortable w pace.
What would you do differently?:

just have to be patient on how this feels coming off the bike and hopefully get into pace sooner. Overall run w good considering where I am in training. Need to add a couple of runs / wk to do better...Get hr run back!!
Post race
Warm down:

Back and forth quarters bringing others in....felt good..Must have run at least 2 more miles..needed that ;)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

bike issues...

Event comments:

Guess there will always be room for improvement somewhere...Congrats to my xc kids doing this race....We will do it again on the 17th of Oct...Stay tuned...

Last updated: 2010-08-29 12:00 AM
00:05:09 | 250 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 18/36
Overall: 169/368
Performance: Average
Suit: na
Course: 25 yard lanes made for going one way the entire race while going under ropes every 25 yds
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:13 | 12 miles | 19.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/36
Overall: 90/368
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: gradual climbs...hilly.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:22:31 | 03 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/36
Overall: 74/368
Performance: Good
Course: flat 3 loop course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4