St. Patrick's Day Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 11m 9s
Overall Rank = 82/601
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 13/72
Pre-race routine:

I had a lemon larabar and stayed away from coffee this time around. I had 2 scoops of UCAN with 16 oz of water about 30 minutes before the race.
Event warmup:

Warmed up with 300m easy in the pool to make sure my HR strap would stay in place. Felt really good in the 50 meter pool.
  • 05m 9s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

The swim was not to bad. I got in the water found my rythm and swam very smooth. I didn't go all out but I kept a good pace. I passed 10+ people on the swim that obviously gave the wrong swim times. At one point I was stuck behind 3 people that I couldn't get passed in a 50 meter segment.
What would you do differently?:

I need to change my swim times when I register and give a faster time. I registered with a 5:30 swim time. Next time I won't make the same mistake.
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

T1 was great ... not sure why I was so slow. Must have been the run wwith the bike to the mounting line because I could have sworn that this was my best transition time ever.
What would you do differently?:

Work on speed ... running with the bike shoes.
  • 37m 28s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.22 mile/hr

The bike course is 12.57 miles according to my Garmin which would change my average speed to 20.2mph which would make me a lot happier. The official speed is 19.2mph for the 12 miles. It was pretty windy and cold on the bike and the roads were still partially wet.
What would you do differently?:

More bike training to go faster ...
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

T2 was pretty good but because it was so cold I couldn't feel my feet. It felt like I was running on bricks.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing ...
  • 25m 41s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile

I stuck with my plan of small fast steps. 91spm is the best cadence I had yet. Running is clearly my weakest discipline and needs a lot of work.
What would you do differently?:

Training, training and training more ...
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was playing around with fueling and need just a little bit more next time. Maybe a small quick gel in T2.

Event comments:

I like the races that Dallas Athletes Racing puts on. It was very windy today and not quite as cold as it was last year. Oh yeah I forgot ... it wasn't raining he whole time like last year.

Last updated: 2013-02-24 12:00 AM
00:05:09 | 300 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/72
Overall: 0/601
Performance: Good
Course: 6 lanes snake swim for a total of 300m.
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:28 | 12 miles | 19.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/72
Overall: 0/601
Performance: Good
Average HR 169 and Max HR 181
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: 2 loop bike course
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 73
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:41 | 03 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/72
Overall: 0/601
Performance: Good
Average HR 168, Max HR 179 91spm
Course: Out and back run ...
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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