Fairfield Triathlon - Triathlon

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Cypress, Texas
United States
Fairfield Women's Club
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 16m 33s
Overall Rank = 82/204
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 15/23
Pre-race routine:

Not much to do there. Setup bike and ran bag back to car which was quite a walk
Event warmup:

No opportunity to warm up. Since it was pretty cold outside I didn't want to get in the water before the event as it would have been pretty chilly standing around wet.
  • 07m 16s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 25s / 100 meters

Felt good on the swim. No breathing problems. Was able to hold my pace the way I wanted to. Was able to draft on 175-200 lap. On the 250-275 lap major slowdown and ended up having to standup as it wasn't moving. Was able to pass at 275 and hammer the remaining 25.
Transition 1
  • 02m 54s

Opted to go with a long sleeve shirt due to the cool weather. Ended up having a bit of a hard time putting it on as it is a pretty snug shirt and I was wet. That cost me probably about 30 extra seconds. Also getting into the shoes seem to be much more of an issue this time around for some reason
What would you do differently?:

Practice the long sleeve with wet body
  • 33m 24s
  • 10 miles
  • 17.96 mile/hr

Some pretty nasty winds at times. Also an unexpected incline around mile 2 that was steeper than expected.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. All things considered bike is the discipline I spent the least amount of time on this year and I'm actually surprised I was 8th in my age group considering I came in 13th overall and I'm on a cheap 10 year old road bike.
Transition 2
  • 02m 6s

Took some extra time to drink some water
  • 30m 51s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 57s  min/mile

Run is still my worst, though this is a new PR for a 5k for me. Getting better slowly after my GBS in 2013. My 4 year old finished the last bit of the race with me, so I probably could have picked up another 15-30 seconds, but that didn't matter as I was able to cross the line with my buddy.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much. Ate some Oatmeal and potatoes and eggs

Event comments:

Nice little neighborhood tri. Lots of volunteers and giveaways. Very nice atmosphere.

Last updated: 2015-10-16 12:00 AM
00:07:16 | 300 meters | 02m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/23
Overall: 0/204
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:54
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:24 | 10 miles | 17.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 0/204
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:51 | 03.1 miles | 09m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/23
Overall: 0/204
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5