Old College Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Denton, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 07m 29s
Overall Rank = 38/400
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/44
Pre-race routine:

Nothing unusual. I got up at 4:00 and took my time getting ready. A little coffee to get going, and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Event warmup:

I drank gatorade while getting ready at transition, and had a gu pack right before I took off to swim. I swam 100 yards in the pool to loosen up, and I can't decide if that helped or not.
  • 05m 34s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

Thought I could do much better than 5:34 for 300 yards. I gave my time at 4:51 so I was 40 seconds slower than anticipated. Overall not too bad. I didn't start out too fast like I usually do which was good.
What would you do differently?:

Start off a little faster or finish stronger.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

I don't think I could have cut any more time off.
  • 35m 55s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.05 mile/hr

Pretty good AVS (20.5). I think if I lost about 15lbs I would be up to 22 AVS. I kept a pretty consistent cadence and pushed it pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

Not much... I think weight was the biggest factor.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

Legs were pretty tight, but not too the point where they cramped.
What would you do differently?:

Probably could have shaved a couple seconds if I just dropped my helmet instead of think about it too much.
  • 23m 21s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

I felt really good on the run. Kept it at 7:30/mile which was much faster than I thought it was. I don't think I could have pushed it any harder without blowing it up.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around and drank vitamin water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Probably the swim. Otherwise, I think my 195 lbs can't compete with those in the top 5 of my age group. If I want to break into the top five I probably need to get down to 180ish.

Event comments:

Overall, it was a good race. I will sign up to do this one again. It's a great course to see how fast you really are. I am disapointed that I didn't break the top 10 though, but the guys who did finished in less than an hour. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. LESS THAN AN HOUR? I was shooting for less than 1:05 overall and missed that by 2 minutes. The guys in the top 5 in the St. Patty's day tri were less than 1:05 so I figured I could get up there if I made that. The thing i have to think about again is that I would have placed 2nd if I went Clydesdale. I could have easily put on 5lbs in the last week to meet the cutoff. Of course, I feel a little guilty doing that and not just trying to compete in my AG. More to ponder I guess.

One thing that was weird about the placement on this race. I was in the top 10% overall but only top 27% in my AG. I guess that shows how competitive the 35-39 AG is.

Last updated: 2008-03-15 12:00 AM
00:05:34 | 328 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/44
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:55 | 12 miles | 20.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/44
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty fast with some small hills at the end of the loop (2 loops total).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:04
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:21 | 03.1 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/44
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Good
Course: Nice course... ran through a scenic neighborhood (nice houses). Ran around a pond that kept things light.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4