TriWaco Olympic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Waco, Texas
United States
Ironhead Race Productions
102F / 39C
Total Time = 3h 43m 35s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Bagel and PB. Water. Load up from hotel and park. Rack bike, get transition set up, and back to truck for 30 min nap.
Event warmup:

A bit of walking and stretching.
  • 46m 54s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 52s / 100 yards

First Long race swim without a wetsuit. kicked in throat 2x, once in the face. swam on top of twice -- all early at start. Couldn't seem to get the breathing back into my "zone" after that. Kayaks kept blocking the view of the buoys, so it was annoying to try to sight the swim. Boats were leaving gas smell and taste in the water.
Miserable swim.
What would you do differently?:

I thought I had kept some space in front of me at the start, but one from each side crossed in front of me.
Transition 1
  • 00m

It is a long run up from the swim to T1. My bike was at the very back of T1. After such a bad swim, I wasn't too worried about the time.
  • 1h 21m 24s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.32 mile/hr

I don't think I drank enough because I was fighting with the winds so much. I need to focus on the drinking more. Rode with the 88s, and was hoping to maintain a 20mph avg but a lot of cross winds.
What would you do differently?:

hydration would be improved.
Transition 2
  • 00m

made sure to drink a bit before I left T2. again - a long trip through transition to the back rack.
  • 1h 25m 36s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 13m 47s  min/mile

it was hot! and hilly, so I walked a number of times. I probably focused more on hydration and less on getting the run done. dumped ice down my back multiple times. 2 water, 1 powerade each stop.
Post race
Warm down:

2.5 bottles of water. stretched legs in front of misting fans. walked back down finish bridge to wait for others.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

heat and wind... get used to it!

Event comments:

This time around with the bad swim start it just wasn't a positive experience. Won't be difficult to break this distance PR if I decide to do another Olympic.

Last updated: 2011-07-18 12:00 AM
00:46:54 | 1640 yards | 02m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: none
Course: in water start, treading water for 3 min. long leg up Brazos river, short turn, long back. Under multiple bridges.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:21:24 | 24.85 miles | 18.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: out from downtown toward China Spring, and around airport, then back. Most of the road was decent, though a number of cracks and holes. Road surfaces varied, some smooth, some chipseal, some bumps of piles of chipseal left in shoulder area.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:25:36 | 06.21 miles | 13m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 1st mile was flat, starting at mile 2 it climbs up and down going through Cameron Park. Lost of hills. Turn around and do the hills again. back to turn at mile 1 up winding paved trail to walking bridge, then down along MLK to concrete path along river. to cross bridge at finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3