Clear Lake International Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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League City, Texas
United States
Outloud! Productions
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 56m 4s
Overall Rank = 127/357
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/39
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5am. Ate Powerbar and 3 eggo waffles. Drove to site. Drank some water, took the rest of the water bottle with me to drink as I setup transition.
Event warmup:

Just walked around and chatted with friends.
  • 36m 57s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 28s / 100 meters

Swim went well. I kept calm and was able to sight well. It took some time to get my head into the water with all the swimmers around me. My time was slow in comparision to the field, but 2:20's per 100M is great for me. There are NO wetsuits here, so it's good old fashioned work.
What would you do differently?:

Just need to practice more swimming. Need to get in 1-2 open water swims a month minimum then keep my 3/week master swimming. I didn't start swimming steady until July so I'm happy with this performance.
Transition 1
  • 02m 15s

I still have to sit, put on socks and bike shoes, then run to mount line. I don't do flying mounts so I need to work on this.
What would you do differently?:

Work on ridingg withOUT socks, keeping shoes on bike and flying mounts.
  • 1h 19m 11s
  • 28.58 miles
  • 21.66 mile/hr

Bike was good for race. I could and should have pushed harder. Taking 2 weeks off prior to this race hurt me (work & vacation). My 2nd gatorade was warm and I would have given anything for some water.
What would you do differently?:

Take a water with me and freeze it so it stays cold for 2nd loop.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

I don't ride on top of the shoes so I have to stop, get off bike and run in shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn and practice riding on tops of shoes at end of course.
  • 56m 1s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 01s  min/mile

That lack of water on the bike, well it caught me on the run! Should have been able to push into the low 8 min miles under normal conditions.
What would you do differently?:

Going to always have a water on the bike AND start incorporating more brick training into my workouts.
Post race
Warm down:

Came across the line and felt like I wanted to puke. was glad to see my wife, in-laws and my 2 boys. Walked around and cooled off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad nutrition on the bike hurt me the most.

Event comments:

Really enjoyed the race. Didn't like the grassy hill to run up, but overall it was a great race. Just need to get my nutrition better on the bike then I should be able to trim some significant time next year.

Last updated: 2012-08-13 12:00 AM
00:36:57 | 1500 meters | 02m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 29/39
Overall: 180/357
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: 500M long straight course. Started part way down. Swam 250M, did U turn, then swam 500, U turn, 500M then hard right turn for 250M to exit. Exit was at ladders with 6 or 7 rungs you had to climb onto the dock. There was 8 or so ladders so no issues getting to a ladder.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:19:11 | 28.58 miles | 21.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/39
Overall: 64/357
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: 14.3 mile course that we did 2 loops of. Course went across Kemah bridge so good climb around mile 10 and 24. Toward the end of the bike, the wind picked up strong. No water handups on the bike course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:56:01 | 06.21 miles | 09m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/39
Overall: 179/357
Performance: Below average
Course: 2 mile loop that you run 3 times, then sprint to the finish line. The course had a big grassy hill you had to climb THREE times. That part sucked. At the top of the hill, you had to keep running on grass behind some apartments til you get to a parking lot.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4