St. Patrick's Day Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
53F / 12C
Total Time = 1h 13m 21s
Overall Rank = 83/287
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/38
Pre-race routine:

The night before I met a bunch of BTer's at Joe's Pasta and Pizza for some night before pasta. Had a great time meeting other folks that I see online all the time.

Then I went home and packed my stuff for the day to come.

Woke up and had my traditional waffles with peanut butter breakfast. After I was ready i drove on in to town. (this event was nice 5min away) As I was getting out of the car Steve, Marcy, and Laurie pulled up. After getting everything together we walked on in to the transition area.
Event warmup:

The event warmup consisted of stretching and laughing about how cold it was going to be when we got out of the pool with Andy, Shannon, Steve, Marcy and Laurie.
  • 05m 21s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

The swim went really well. I concentrated on getting comfortable and not going out too fast for the first 100. Then for the second 100 I concentrated on a strong pull and keeping my head down. The final 100 I worked on getting as much speed as possible without going breathless.
What would you do differently?:

The swim went really well, the only thing i would do differently is more volume beforehand and get serious about doing drills to improve my form and speed.
Transition 1
  • 02m 6s

I still have not mastered jumping onto the bike and getting clipped in. Clipping my shoes on beforehand is really not someting I'm comfortabe with yet. Overall I think the transition went ok. I lost some time trying to dry off a little more because the temp was chilly from the pool to the rack. Then throwing on the jacket was an additional time eater.
What would you do differently?:

learn to get on the bike with my shoes already on the bike.
  • 39m 5s
  • 12.69 miles
  • 19.48 mile/hr

Although I have improved on the bike, I need to keep working on it. This is the one area where I stand to gain the most.
What would you do differently?:

More spin classes and some strength work in the gym. As for race day, push more gear longer.
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

This was one of the more frustrating parts of my race. I get to my rack get the helmet off, cycling shoes off, and then I could not tie my shoes to save my life. I think my fingers were numb from the ride or something because they would not work the way i wanted them to.
What would you do differently?:

get some yanks
  • 24m 52s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m  min/mile

This was a great run for me. 24:10 is my personal best for a 5k. So, to post a 24:52 after a swim and a bike... I'm pretty happy. There were a few times on the run I had to pull things back because I was getting close to blowing up, but once I got things under control everything else fell into place.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

lots of hydration, some stretching. caught up with other BTer's and ran in to an old friend from school. Pretty cool deal.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The bike is the big limiter for me right now. I need more volume on 2 wheels.

Event comments:

I really like the race it was well run and a good time. I would not change anything other than the temp outside... and we all know how much control they had over that.

Last updated: 2007-02-15 12:00 AM
00:05:21 | 300 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Good
Course: 50m pool w/ 6 trips. Serpintine.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:06
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:39:05 | 12.69 miles | 19.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loop course with some rollers
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:24:52 | 03.11 miles | 07m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Good
Course: out and back by the Keller Pointe and then along the Bear Creek Trail
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