Old College Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Southlake , Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
81F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 24m 12s
Overall Rank = 263/396
Age Group = Athena 40+
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Gotta love a race 5 minutes from your house. Woke up at 5:15, had a bagel with PB. Put the bikes on the car. Stopped to pick up mom and got to the race site by 6:15. I liked the fact that they had assigned racking. In the past, DA used open racking. I was right in the middle of transition. Set up my space, got my chip and went inside where is was warmer.
Event warmup:

No warm up.
  • 06m 39s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

Fastest swim in my AG! Wow, this was an excellent swim for me. I love these ISD pools. 50 meters and 9 foot wide lanes. Only one way traffic. I felt so great in the water. Smooth and in control the entire time. I actually passed about 5 people. I have never passed anyone in a pool swim. I usually go out way to fast, but this time I did everything right. The funniest thing was that about 30 seconds into my swim, I realized that I forgot to start my watch. Once I realized this, when my right arm (I wear my watch on he right) was out of the water, I lifted up my left arm and pressed the start button. Maybe cost me a second or two, but I needed to know where I was since I was trying to PR.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to start my watch, but other than that, could not be happier with this swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 12s

I got a little misdirected in T1. Started to run to the bike out. I guess it was my fault for not knowing the flow of the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

Know where to go. Learn to get into my shoes while they are on the bike. Learn to ride sockless.
  • 41m 2s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 18.28 mile/hr

I intended to eat the paste, and it was yummy! I just hammered. Stayed in aero other than when I turned. Kept cadence high and pushed a gear harder than I normally would have. I loved this ride.
What would you do differently?:

Was there anymore to give one the bike? Probably. I should have had a little more to drink. I think I took 3 sips of water the entire ride. I just did not want to sacrifice any speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

At least I knew where the run out was! Fastest T2 in my AG.
What would you do differently?:

learn to get off the bike better. I can get out of my shoes, but I still have to stop and then swin my leg over.
  • 33m 18s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 44s  min/mile

First in AG on the swim, second on the bike and last on the run. I have made incredible progress with my run, but there is still so far to go. I felt OK. I was worried that I trashed my legs on the bike, but I was still able to run the whole thing. Marcy's graceful move of the day came about 100 yards from the finish line. They took us behind the school and tennis courts. Around the parking lot and then to the finish between the school and pool. Right around the tennis courts, you go into the parking lot and there was a black speedbump (the same color as the pavement). I did not see it and took a nice dive onto the ground. Trashed my knee prety good and craped up my right palm. There was a volunteer pretty close by. She asked me if I was OK, and then told me that I was the 4th person to fall. Well, do you think that maybe they should have positioned someone there to warn people? Maybe put a bright orange cone there? Saw Steve as I was finishing my first loop and he was starting. Took me awhile to catch up t him.
What would you do differently?:

Eat more paste. I know I had more to give. Of course not falling on my face would be good for next time!
Post race
Warm down:

Crossed the line. Mom and Brandt (oldag92) were there waiting for me! Got some water and waited for Steve. I knew he was having a great run.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still need to focus on speed work on the run. Another 10 lbs off would not hurt either.

Event comments:

Overall, a great day. I was happy with my performance. Happy that Brandt came out to jockstrap!! DSU is trying hard to put on a good race. The shirts were pretty bad and no hats this time. There were a few times on the bike where I was concerned about cars. Twice, cars turned from 1709 into side streets through the bike lane. Once was a little close for my comfort. Also, on the second loop, I got caught behind a line of cars that were going slow. Apparently the lead car did not want to pass a cyclist so that backed things up. When there was no oncoming traffic I rode in the other lane. That was really outside of the DSU's control.

Overall, good race that I will do again.

Last updated: 2008-04-15 12:00 AM
00:06:39 | 328 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 5/396
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: zig zag in the Caroll ISD Natatorium pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:12
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:41:02 | 12.5 miles | 18.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 5/396
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rectangular 2-loop course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:18 | 03.1 miles | 10m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 5/396
Performance: Average
Course: Out into a neighborhood and two loops around a pond.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4