Tejas Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Sugar Land, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 06m 20s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/27
Pre-race routine:

Up early, got to site around 6AM
Event warmup:

quick 1 mile jog around site, swam about 300m warmup
  • 11m 7s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Almost the entire swim was super crowded. RD combined m30-34 and m35-39 in same wave, so About 80 guys started at the same time. Got in traffic early and was really congested until about 75m left. Still managed a decent swim. 8th in AG and probably 14th in heat of 80. There was some confusion with a turn buoy, 2 lifeguards directing people different ways. Some guys got a bout a 80yd shortcut close to the shore, some had to go around a bouy before turning.
What would you do differently?:

Try to start closer to front.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s

dropped my swim cap coming into T1 hesitated, then left it. A volunteer brought it over to me while I was putting helmet on. It was nice of him, but whole thing prob cost 10 sec. My area was a long way away from bike in/out, but they were assigned.
  • 31m 30s
  • 12 miles
  • 22.86 mile/hr

Pretty fast ride/course.
What would you do differently?:

Probably couldve pushed a little harder. I definitely need to work on cornering. This was my fastest Avg MPH yet though.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Fast T2. Think I passed 3 guys here.
  • 21m 44s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

Calf started to cramp right from the start but went away after about a mile. Only got passed by one guy, a 17 year old who ended up averaging 5:40 a mile. Crazy.
Post race
Event comments:

Very well organized, staffed. There was the little misdirection on the swim and I did hear a few people say the volunteers on the bike route at the start of lap 2 were confused on which way to send bikers.

Last updated: 2011-06-01 12:00 AM
00:11:07 | 600 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/27
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back y shape. Start and finish at different places,
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:30 | 12 miles | 22.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/27
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: One and a half loop in subdivision. no real hills, just a few small slopes over bridges, etc. Smooth fast roads.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:44 | 03.2 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/27
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: winding on neighborhood sidewalks. Very shaded course. People's sprinklers were on which was nice.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
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] 4