St. Patrick's Day Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
48F / 9C
Total Time = 1h 20m 53s
Overall Rank = 166/287
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 23/38
Pre-race routine:

woke up at 5:00 and had a bowl of cereal, banana and a glass of pomegranate juice. Loaded up the bikes and was off at 5:50.
Event warmup:

It was a very chilly morning so everyone was not moving as fast as usual. I set up my transition area and went on a quick 5 minute run to loosen up.
  • 06m 20s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

The swim was tougher than I had expected. This was probably due to having trained in a 20m pool for a 50m pool race. I got caught up trying to pass too many people and was breathing every two strokes instead of every four.
What would you do differently?:

Train in a 50m pool!
Transition 1
  • 03m 57s

Better than my first tri but due to the cold weather I had two shirts on. I should have left gloves off and had one shirt.
What would you do differently?:

In warmer weather have only one shirt and don't wear gloves for such a short race.
  • 42m 22s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.99 mile/hr

Course was alot tougher than I expected with some really solid hills. I felt pretty good, however.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much...continue working on smoother gear changes.
Transition 2
  • 02m 26s

Better transition time than my first race. Removed my long sleeve shirt and put back on my short sleeve shirt so this took some time.
What would you do differently?:

Wear less clothing and no gloves.
  • 25m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 19s  min/mile

The run went suprisingly smooth. My toes were numb from the cold ride for the first mile but the last 2 miles were pretty good. This is my fastest 5K time, yet.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Banana and gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow transitions.

Event comments:

Great event...can't wait until next years!

Last updated: 2007-03-18 12:00 AM
00:06:20 | 328 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Average
Course: Indoor 50m pool at Keller Natatorium
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:57
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:22 | 12 miles | 16.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Double loop, some pretty good hills. It was cold and my toes went numb towards the end. The roads were great, no potholes and very smooth.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 255
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:50 | 03.11 miles | 08m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/287
Performance: Good
Course: Pretty, wooded, smooth trail with a few slight hills. Out and back track.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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