Tejas Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Sugar Land, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 06m 59s
Overall Rank = 132/800
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 22/66
Pre-race routine:

2 pieces of wheat toast with peanut butter and honey, 8oz sugar free redbull and two 16oz bottles of water.
Event warmup:

approx. 400 meters of swimming
  • 11m 26s
  • 549 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

pretty decent swim, considering I haven't been swimming in at least 3 months and only a few swims since IMTX '11. Just tried to hold a smooth steady pace...didn't want to risk getting out of breat or get tired and have to breast stroke or something like that. The lake had a bunch of stringy grass in it...annoying! Overall I am happy with this effort.
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s

decent transition...didn't rush. Put my shoes on in T1...usually on the bike, but I didn't want any hang-ups since I hadn't raced in a while.
  • 31m 45s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.79 mile/hr

I didn't push the bike very hard...I was afraid of blowing up on the run...I hadn't ran off the bike since October 2011. Legs felt a little fatigued the first couple miles and then they settled in and I picked the pace up for the second half og the course... The race lists this bike course at 12 miles, but it's only 11. My Garmin 910 and Edge 500 had it at 11. The race results have me at 22.7mph... I wasn't avg'ing that I know.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

solid tranistion - no wasted movements. In & Out pretty quick. Happy with it.
  • 21m 23s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

good run... I negative split each mile, and surprisingly didn't start out too fast. I finished strong, but I had something left in the tank...probably, could have and should have pushed the pace over miles 2 & 3. Overall, I am happy with this run.
Post race
Warm down:

drank some water, had a can of Coke and some fruit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of focused training... needed much more bike time and could have used some swimming and a little speedwork on the run... But this was truly a 'C' race... just to get my mind back into race mode for Buffalo Springs 70.3 in 3 weeks.

Event comments:

Greg P. puts on solid race events... Tejas is one of my favorite sprints in the Houston area... The one race I have done the most. 3 individual races and 1 relay.

Last updated: 2012-05-05 12:00 AM
00:11:26 | 549 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 31/66
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Average
Suit: tri suit
Course: open water 'neighborhood lake' - 'V' shaped course, one turn buoy.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:45 | 11 miles | 20.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/66
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: out and back with a few turns
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:23 | 03 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/66
Overall: 0/800
Performance: Good
Course: big semi shaded loop of sidewalks
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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