St. Patrick's Day Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 22m 5s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

7:24.4 2:28/M 5:53.9 2 27:16.6 14.3MPH 4:32.4 4 36:58.3 11:55/M 1:22:05.8
  • 07m 24s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

What can I say? The swim was a joke.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 05m 53s

After the botched swim and running into freezing rain, it was hard for me to get excited about the rest of the race. I found my bike, saw that my transition bag was SOAKED from heavy rain, and at that point pretty much lost any interest in going fast.

So I just sat back, lit a cigarette and made myself a martini. Joking - I took a lllooonnnggg time getting out of T1.
What would you do differently?:

Oh, I probably wouldn't have fussed so much with socks or a jacket. But I do have to say that the jacket was a godsend on the bike split.
  • 27m 16s
  • 6.5 miles
  • 14.30 mile/hr

I was slow because I didn't care.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing....roads were dangerously wet so I'm not going to be an ass and crash.
Transition 2
  • 04m 32s

Well, since I took so long in T1, I thought at I would at least lend some continuity to the suck that were my times and make this a long transition, too. What the heck...
What would you do differently?:

Not sit and stare at my wet running shoes, my wet green hat with attached red beard. Probably not tied my jacket around my bike stem (although I really like the jacket and didn't want it to "grow legs and walk away." I probably would have not dug-through my soaked transition bag looking for a Gu that I didn't need.
  • 36m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 55s  min/mile

The course was flooded with water. There was mud all over the trails from the rain runoff. I tried to doge these as much as I could.
What would you do differently?:

Probably made sure my shoes were in a water proof bag back at transition, with duck tape over the holes to minimize water leakage.
Post race
Warm down:

I ate a pancake.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not giving a crap about my speed. Disinterest. Oh, and I'm still overweight.

Event comments:

This race had amazing volunteers. I was seriously impressed! I'm sure it would have been a fun race had it not been raining and freezing.

Last updated: 2012-03-12 12:00 AM
00:07:24 | 328 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Pool swim
Suit: Tri Singlet
Course: Snake swim. The lanes were ridiculously narrow, and all the yahoos seeded themselves wrong, resulting in major congestion and head-on collisions. At one point I saw three men heading wide heading one way into two men wide the other. They all collided just went on and on. Funny thing was their was a man playing the bagpipes throughout the entire swim split, so all of this mayhem was set to bagpipe music. It was like something you would see in a triathlon mockumentary. There were three people heel to hand in front of me so I didn't chance passing them lest I have a head-on collision. I just sat back and swam a leisurely 300m.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 05:53
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:27:16 | 06.5 miles | 14.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Wind: Some
Course: Well, the bike course was super wet with water standing in places. There were cones everywhere - sometimes narrowing the course to only a couple of feet wide. A few turns, a couple of small hills. Nothing too bad except the freezing rain.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 04:32
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:36:58 | 03.1 miles | 11m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: 3.1 mile run on a trail through a really nice park. The creek was full and it made for a beautiful backdrop.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4