Clear lake International Triathlon - Triathlon

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Clearlake, Texas
United States
out-loud productions
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 95/
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up @ 4:30am, had eggos for breakfast (lol, I know, not ideal), did breathing treatments, etc. and headed to the race to set up my bike and transition area.
Event warmup:

Stood about ankle deep in the water and decided against doing a warm up...just hung out w/ family/friends until the race started.
  • 26m 10s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

Felt great during the swim...some girl elbowed me towards the end, which filled my goggles with water, tore my contact & cut my eye...nice. Also, there was a step coming out of the water that the volunteers tried to warn me about; I didn't realize what they were talking about until after I slammed my shin in to the concrete step - it was nice and bloody/bruised.
What would you do differently?:

Not get elbowed in the eye :)
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

Good transition...didn't feel dizzy like my last Olympic distance tri, so that was good. Saw my mom as I was exiting T1 and informed her that I will probably have a black eye when I finish...haha
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 21m 24s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.32 mile/hr

Flat...and very boring. Not all of the intersections were not marked off/monitered by police, so cars kept trying to get into the bike lane...yikes. Felt pretty crappy on the bike, but not terrible
What would you do differently?:

Not sure...was so spread out I had no one to pace off of/push me, and I just kinda zoned out...I guess stay focused and probably not drink as much
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Good T2; a girl in front of me stopped running w/ her bike and I almost ran her over b/c I was running with mine...oops. Also, at the dismount line, 2 guys could not get off their bikes fast enough and fell into each other right in front of me - glad I avoided that mess.
What would you do differently?:

  • 52m 15s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Suprised myself...after my last Olympic performance (10:26 min mile), I was hoping for under 10 min mile 1 I looked at my watch to see a 7:40 pace. Just kept going, and was thrilled with my pace
What would you do differently?:

absolutely nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Water & pizza :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

need more training on the bike

Event comments:

Not very well organized

Last updated: 2010-09-02 12:00 AM
00:26:10 | 1640 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: zoot tri suit
Course: Salt water...HOT!! Course was a big rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:21:24 | 24.85 miles | 18.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:52:15 | 06.21 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Beautiful run course w/ plenty of aid stations; mostly flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2