Old College Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Denton, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 21m 34s
Overall Rank = 31/176
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 6/22
Pre-race routine:

PB&J sandwich for breakfast. Had plenty of gatorade and water before the start.
Event warmup:

Nothing really
  • 04m 58s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 40s / 100 meters

This is my first indoor pool swim and it sucked. My time was fine, but I hated the 25 yard pool. We swam up and back in the same lane, and it was packed. Luckily the guy spread the swimmers out better right before I got in the pool. Otherwise, I would have been cramped like the first swimmers. I passed one guy and got passed once. My goggles got bumped and moved down my face slightly the last 100.
What would you do differently?:

Can't do much more than I did
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

Seemed much faster this time than previous T1 transitions. I'm glad I used a loose fitting shirt instead of my bike shirt. It was much easier to get on. Everything was laid out pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

I tried to put my race belt and number in my shorts, but it was pinching me too much. Might try doing this eventually, but I didn't lose any time by putting it on in T2. It did take a second to lock into my pedals, so maybe I should focus on having my left pedal down instead of up. I ended up having to latch both at the same time.
  • 49m 16s
  • 16 miles
  • 19.49 mile/hr

Pretty windy in parts, especially on the way back. However, I still maintained an avg of 19 mph which is a pr. I taped a gu pack to my frame and ate it 3 miles out from the finish. Worked real good.
What would you do differently?:

Just work on my speed. However, I'm real happy with my average speed.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

Not bad..I felt like I got out of the bike gear and into run gear pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

Can't think of anything. Just practice more. Probably could have shaved up a couple seconds.
  • 24m 41s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

I timed my average at 8 minute miles. My legs were a little tight the first .5 mile, but I was able to open up my stride pretty well afterwards. I had a good conversational pace, and then tried to go with a negative split
What would you do differently?:

Probably push harder the last .25 mile. I'm not sure how much faster I would have been, but I think I could have squeezed out a little more.
Post race
Warm down:

walk around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really... just need to keep up with training

Event comments:

Dallas Athletes event... always a good job.

Last updated: 2007-05-04 12:00 AM
00:04:58 | 300 meters | 01m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/22
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Good
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:49:16 | 16 miles | 19.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/22
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Had some good hills and the roads were rough half the time.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:41 | 03.1 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/22
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Average
Course: A lot more hills than I anticipated, especially on the way back. There was a monster hill from miles 2-2.5 which killed me. Many people walked it but I kept running because if I stopped I wouldn't start again.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4