St. Patrick's Day Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
52F / 11C
Total Time = 06m 13s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 27/52
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 4:45. Loaded the bikes in the rain. Had 1/2 avocado and coffee on the way.
Event warmup:

Cold once we got there. We had to park a ways out. LONG wait to get into the pool.
  • 6h 13m 3s
  • 328 yards
  • 1h 53m 43s / 100 yards

My first pool swim (wouldn't be sad if it were my last). Hard to pass people, one lady wouldn't get out from behind me, kept grabbing my foot. Overall a really sub-par swim. I didn't breath well, form went out the window. Glad it was only 300m.
What would you do differently?:

Focus more on form and breathing, stop worrying about other people around me.
Transition 1
  • 03m 52s

Took my time in T1 due to it being cold. Put on long sleeve shirt and wind-breaker. I ended up having the right amount of layers . . . I wouldn't change anything.
What would you do differently?:

  • 47m 14s
  • 12.6 miles
  • 16.01 mile/hr

Pretty cool in the beginning. Had a lot of trouble getting new shoes into the clips, but overall didn't cost me much time.
Headed east was great - very fast. Coming west was a nightmare. Some significant hills (for someone who doesn't have a lot of hills to train on), and wind was gnarly.
Was able to flying dismount without killing myself or anyone else (although got careless and drifted left when taking shoes off, guy had to pass me on the right. He didn't cuss me at least).
What would you do differently?:

Hill intervals during training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 42s

Good transition. Had to run up a hill with bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 12s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 14s  min/km

Not a bad run. Took about 1/2 mile to get my legs under me, but overall not bad. Not really fast.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

About 10 lbs above desired race weight. Didn't train too much.

Event comments:

Fun race to start the season. Cold, but that's to be expected due to time of year. I'd do it again.

Last updated: 2013-03-06 12:00 AM
06:13:03 | 328 yards | 1h 53m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 27/52
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: N/A
Course: Pool serpent swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:52
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:14 | 12.6 miles | 16.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/52
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: 2 lap course, lots of hills. Roads were pretty wet this early, especially on the turns.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:12 | 05 kms | 05m 14s  min/km
Age Group: 25/52
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Run on small running path through a park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4