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Lone Star Triathlon Festival - Quarter - TriathlonOlympic


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Galveston, Texas
United States
EndorFUN SPORTS
70F / 21C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 45m 8s
Overall Rank = 202/718
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/57
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:45am. Dressed and had a banana and two Ensure Plus for a total of about 800 calories. (Will try a 1/2 a bagel next time..it took a while for my stomach to settle in. Glad for the late race wave.)
Event warmup:

Short run to work off the nerves while waiting for 9:00am start. Then a VERY short warm up swim just to see if I had any niggles in my shoulders. Happily I felt pretty good. Then stood around for 45 min freezing.
Swim
  • 20m 44s
  • 1056 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards
Comments:

Not sure if this course was 1056 or 965 but either way I was happy with the way I felt. I didn't push but didn't go into alligator cruise mode either. I also was able to draft here and there and had a good sight swim compared to what I normally do.

I could push harder on this but I don't think the energy expended is worth the cost. That or I'm just making excuses and lazy. Hmmmm...
What would you do differently?:

Took my pre-race gu a little early but it didn't seem to affect anything. Next time wait a little closer. I'll need it for longer distances.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s
Comments:

I was on the other end of the transition area for this T1 and had a ways to run. Over shot my transition area but it didn't cost me too much.
What would you do differently?:

Mark my spot better.
Bike
  • 1h 26m 8s
  • 28 miles
  • 19.50 mile/hr
Comments:

My cadence sensor decided to poop out on me so I just based everything on speed and PRE. I think the race wheels really helped too. I don't think I've ever done 19.5 even at home on the flats.

First/Last two miles were really crappy roads but it gave you a chance to spin and recover from the swim and get ready for the bike.


What would you do differently?:

Take a gu 15 minutes before going into T2. Everything else was perfect.
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s
Comments:

Great T2 for me. As this is usually longer than my T1 due to putting my socks on but things went well. Except my stupid Garmin took forever to link up but I finally got it working just to give me my HR and pace.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Run
  • 55m 1s
  • 6.5 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile
Comments:

OUCH!..It usually takes me three miles to loosen up and this time was no different but my lower legs were really tight and I couldn't push through that until they were ready. I also should have stuck to my run/walk plan but everytime I'd convince myself to walk someone else in my AG would pass me and piss me off. :) It wasn't till mile 5 that I was able to turn it over but when I did I took off. It was awesome!!
What would you do differently?:

More brick training. Gu 15 before I get off of bike. As I waited 15 min into the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Iced my legs, massage, food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Pre-season injuries and training..

Event comments:

Check out Endorfun Sports. Keith's races are EXCELLENT!!! I was very impressed and will definitely be back for this and other races. I wasn't going to do Longhorn but I think I'll find a spot in the race schedule now. :)




Last updated: 2007-11-17 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:20:44 | 1056 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/57
Overall: 269/718
Performance: Good
Suit: Short John
Course: Easy point to point salt water swim. Felt Great.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:26:08 | 28 miles | 19.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/57
Overall: 254/718
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: We really lucked out here. During my workouts we would have a tail and head wind but race day it was pretty easy. I kept thinking on the way out I had the wind with me and was expecting it to be hard coming back but it wasn't any harder coming back either. First/Last two miles were really crappy roads but it gave you a chance to spin and recover from the swim and get ready for the bike. This is mainly an out and back course. I thought it would get too crowded with the Qtr and HIM participants but it was really spread out nicely.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:16
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:55:01 | 06.5 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/57
Overall: 222/718
Performance: Average
Course: Somebody had ADD when they created this run course. LOL..Had every surface you could imagine at some point. Very twisty.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2008-03-31 9:44 AM

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2008-03-31 12:25 PM
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Well executed and really good results, especially with your mangled up training schedule the last few months.

Just solid all the way around.
2008-03-31 12:41 PM
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Good race out there and well paced. Yea those first two miles were a bit bumpy but I've seen worse.

2008-03-31 12:46 PM
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Well done out there! I think we can say you've come back from your injuries quite strong and you'll have a great season!! Great racing!
2008-03-31 3:13 PM
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Well done K!     dml
2008-03-31 3:41 PM
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Great job!


2008-03-31 4:02 PM
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Wow! You had a great race.  I liked the way you worked and thought about your nutrition.  Practicing and nailing nutrition will help you at IM CdA.

TJ

2008-03-31 5:28 PM
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Great race!  I'm glad you had such favorable conditions on the bike - you were flying!  Nice job!
2008-03-31 5:51 PM
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Great job!  Keep on building.
2008-03-31 7:40 PM
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Just trip the people in your age group.. it's easier than getting pi$$ed off at them

Great to meet you and that was a nice bike split you had..  

2008-03-31 9:30 PM
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AWESOME race K! Well done and great splits. Glad you felt good toward the end of the run- thats good news

This race shows that you are BACK- cant wait to see what you do the rest of the season!   



2008-03-31 9:30 PM
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You rocked it, Kelly!!!  Great job out there... especially given all the stuff you've had going on lately.  One step closer to CdA .
2008-04-01 9:39 AM
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Super job!
2008-04-01 11:54 AM
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Love the spirit- you SHOULD be pissed off when they pass you!  Your consistent training (combined with quite the competitive side) make you an outstanding competitor.  Great start to the tri season- can't wait to see the rest of it!
2008-04-01 9:31 PM
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Great race!  You rocked the bike and your swim and run looked strong.  Good job nutrition wise too.  

Keep up the great training!
2008-04-03 2:06 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS! Great job--wise to keep the swim smooth and steady during an Olympic--it's relatively long (as you know). Way to rock the bike with your race wheels, and the run was great--you pushed it through despite the tight legs (ah, I never manage to stick to my wralk ratio either ).

On to CDA! That is so awesome! 



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