Old College TRI Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Denton, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 20m 45s
Overall Rank = 183/236
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 29/39
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4.30am and had a cup of coffee and a bottle water. Checked the bike once again and verified that it was all aired up. Had a 190 Calories Slim Fast for pre-race nutrition.
Event warmup:

Walking a little bit and stretching some. Did not warm up too much as I thought the swim would be warm up enough.
  • 04m 35s
  • 250 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

The swim went very well ... I started inside the pool at was able to pass 3 slower swimmers about half way through and I must have passed at least 3-5 more before getting out of the pool. Would have been able to go faster but got stuck behind someone without a good chance of passing.
What would you do differently?:

Push of the walls better ... not sure how much more time I will be able to shave off before the Monster Triathlon on Oct. 16th.
Transition 1
  • 03m 3s

I got out of the pool and in transition pretty fast. Took a few pointers from the Tri Clinic the day before. Getting my feet dry and into the socks and in my shoes took me a while. It also took forever to get the heartrate monitor on. Helmet, Sweatband and Sunglasses went on fine.
What would you do differently?:

I think I can get through this transition a lot faster if I practice the transition multiple times before the next race. Layout of the shoes and socks very important...
  • 45m 25s
  • 12 miles
  • 15.85 mile/hr

As soon as I got on the bike my lower back started aching from the coffee that I had in the morning. There was some decent headwind around mile 6 ... On some stretches I went down to almost 10mph due to the headwind.
What would you do differently?:

Racers passed me left and right. There is a lot that I can change on the bike. I need more Bike practice and also won't be able to get much better without a better bike. I hope to be able to shave off another 5-7 minutes on another 12 mile bike ride. Next race is going to be 16 miles.
Transition 2
  • 00m 48s

Transition 2 went very smooth ...
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I would change here ...
  • 26m 52s
  • 2.7 miles
  • 09m 57s  min/mile

Overall a good run but had stomach cramps towards the end ...
What would you do differently?:

No more coffee before the race ...
Post race
Warm down:

Slowly walked after the race

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not hydrated enough ... no more coffee before the race ...

Event comments:

The race was very well put together. I think the running portion was less than 3 miles but otherwise very organized event.

Last updated: 2011-06-23 12:00 AM
00:04:35 | 250 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/39
Overall: 89/236
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Shorts
Course: 10 Lanes Inside Swimming Pool ...
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:03
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:45:25 | 12 miles | 15.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 29/39
Overall: 189/236
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: 12 mile road course that had some rolling hills. The street conditions in some areas were not so great but overall not bad.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:52 | 02.7 miles | 09m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/39
Overall: 183/236
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course ... 2 loops ending in the Stadium. Only 2.7 miles though.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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