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2008-05-20 3:22 PM
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2008-05-20 3:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
JeepFleeb - 2008-05-20 3:20 PM

Tri-Z - 2008-05-20 2:57 PM
Anybody know how many loops is the bike for the Olympic distance?

4


While a 4 loop course seems slightly insane, I have to give the CapTex people credit for staggering the oly/sprint/1st time starts so that our interaction with the sprint folks on the bike course will be minimal at most.
2008-05-20 3:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
TexTriGuy - 2008-05-20 3:10 PM

They even ask this of the Sprint distance - what is the point of this besides having a wet bike in the morning?


This event has three separate races going on at that the same time with three different transition areas. With over 2200 athletes, it's a lot easier to have bike check-in in daylight staggered over several hours than it would be to have that many people, all juggling bikes, try to get body marked and racked in the correct transition area during the two pre-dawn hours before the race. It's all about logistics.

As for the bike being wet, you just got done swimming and are about to start biking hard for an hour. Any overnight condensation is going be far exceeded by the river water and sweat you're about to start dripping on it. I've never understood people covering their saddle or bars. I can understand covering shifter and derailleurs if there's a chance of rain, but that's about it.
2008-05-20 4:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Thanks - that makes sense. So as for the weather - the current outlook is...

Sunday May 25th

Isolated T-Storms
High 94°F
Precip 30%
Wind: SE 7 mph


Max. Humidity: 55%
UV Index: 10+ Extreme
Sunrise: 6:31 AM CT
Avg. High: 87°F
Record High: 96°F (1996)
2008-05-20 5:10 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
It doesn't look too bad weather wise. Just as long as no lighting in the morning I'll be good.
2008-05-23 6:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance

I got this email this morning from CapTexTri, which is a bit confusing.  I assume they mean it's OK for us to bodymark ourselves before heading to transition on Sunday, or do they really want us to bodymark ourselves on Saturday before dropping off bikes in the transition area?

Brian

 

This year we are strongly recommending you apply your Body Marking prior to arriving at the transition area on Saturday.   Follow the directions below and move through to Transition. We will still have personnel there to make sure you don't need assistance.
Athletes will be marked as follows:
Right Upper Arm                              RACE #
Left Upper Arm                                RACE #
Right Thigh                                      RACE #
Left Thigh                                        RACE #
Right Calf                  AGE and WAVE LETTER(S)


Edited by famelec 2008-05-23 6:56 AM


2008-05-23 7:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
The next step is to raise the price again and ask you to bring your own water stops.
2008-05-23 10:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance

A couple of months ago I set my race goal as 2:31:00:
 

Swim 24:30 (1:38 per 100m)
T1 2:45
Bike 1:15:00 (19.8 mph)
T2  2:15
Run 46:30 (7:30 per mile)

I should be OK on my swim goal.  I'm thinking I may be underestimated my ability on the bike a bit, and maybe overestimated my ability on the run a bit, but I'll stick to the 2:31 goal. 

Anyone else care to share their goals and compare with actual results afterwards?

Brian 

2008-05-23 11:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
If I knew the course at all I would post. I don't want to post times on what I could do on a fast course I know then go to captex and be way off!
2008-05-23 11:46 AM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
famelec - 2008-05-23 6:56 AM

I got this email this morning from CapTexTri, which is a bit confusing.  I assume they mean it's OK for us to bodymark ourselves before heading to transition on Sunday, or do they really want us to bodymark ourselves on Saturday before dropping off bikes in the transition area?



I'm sure they mean Sunday. It will speed up getting into the Transition Area on Sunday morning.
2008-05-23 10:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
famelec - 2008-05-23 10:01 AM

A couple of months ago I set my race goal as 2:31:00:

Swim 24:30 (1:38 per 100m)
T1 2:45
Bike 1:15:00 (19.8 mph)
T2 2:15
Run 46:30 (7:30 per mile)

I should be OK on my swim goal. I'm thinking I may be underestimated my ability on the bike a bit, and maybe overestimated my ability on the run a bit, but I'll stick to the 2:31 goal.

Anyone else care to share their goals and compare with actual results afterwards?

Brian




1500m swim: < 36 minutes
24 mile bike: < 90 minutes(16mph or better)
6.2 mile run: < 68 minutes(11:00 min/mile)
Transitions: < 6 minutes(I'm being generous since I'm wearing a wetsuit)

Goal time: < 3hr 20min


2008-05-23 10:18 PM
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2008-05-24 6:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
JeepFleeb - 2008-05-23 10:18 PM
famelec - 2008-05-23 10:01 AM
Anyone else care to share their goals and compare with actual results afterwards?

Swim: Draft off the 1st or 2nd pack
T1: Fast
Bike: Draft off the fast pack
T2: Fast
Run: Hang on to the lead pack or be the leader.

Goal Time: Whatever it takes to qualify for Nationals.

 How many times do I have to tell you that I do not like it when you draft off of me?

2008-05-24 7:56 AM
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2008-05-25 5:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Hope everyone had a good race and didn't die on the run like me!
2008-05-25 8:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
JBrashear - 2008-05-23 10:05 PM

1500m swim: < 36 minutes
24 mile bike: < 90 minutes(16mph or better)
6.2 mile run: < 68 minutes(11:00 min/mile)
Transitions: < 6 minutes(I'm being generous since I'm wearing a wetsuit)

Goal time: < 3hr 20min


1500m swim: 36:05
24 mile bike: 82:28(18.1mph)
6.2 mile run: 69:12(11:09 min/mile)
Transitions: 9:17(yikes)

Actual time: 3hr 17min 04sec


2008-05-25 8:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
famelec - 2008-05-23 10:01 AM

A couple of months ago I set my race goal as 2:31:00:
 

Swim 24:30 (1:38 per 100m)
T1 2:45
Bike 1:15:00 (19.8 mph)
T2  2:15
Run 46:30 (7:30 per mile)

I should be OK on my swim goal.  I'm thinking I may be underestimated my ability on the bike a bit, and maybe overestimated my ability on the run a bit, but I'll stick to the 2:31 goal. 

Anyone else care to share their goals and compare with actual results afterwards?

Brian 

 

Results 

Overall: 2:32:13
Swim: 26:21
T1: 2:51
Bike: 1:09:44
T2: 1:59
Run: 51:14

I did ok on the swim, surprised myself with a good bike, then melted on the run....

Brian

 

 

2008-05-25 9:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
I think a lot of people melted on that run. That's the hottest run I've been on since Disco last year, except that CapTex had way more aid stations.
2008-05-26 7:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
My goal for the oly was sub 3 hour.

Actuals - 2:59:46

WOOHOOO... I just blew up on the run and had to walk the aid stations.

Overall Place 710 / 1438
Division Place 52 / 94
1500M Swim Rank 226
1500M Swim Time 28:06 (Goal was 28mins)
T1 Time 03:52
40K Bike Time 1:16:23 (Goal was 1:15)
40K Bike Pace 19.5MPH
T2 Time 02:53
10K Run Time 1:08:29 (Goal was 1 hour)

Was not a fan of the transition area or the zoo they call a bike course! Other then that I had a great time in Austin.
2008-05-27 2:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
Best race to date. I made it through the swim, 1 loop on the bike and then went to the beer tent. Oh and i had a wonderful massage. A+ race, in my book.
2008-05-27 2:45 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance

ATXtri - 2008-05-27 2:27 PM Best race to date. I made it through the swim, 1 loop on the bike and then went to the beer tent. Oh and i had a wonderful massage. A+ race, in my book.

I didn't know that "went to the beer tent" was the 3rd leg of a tri. 



2008-05-27 3:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Capital of Texas Triathlon - Olympic Distance
KenD - 2008-05-27 2:45 PM

ATXtri - 2008-05-27 2:27 PM Best race to date. I made it through the swim, 1 loop on the bike and then went to the beer tent. Oh and i had a wonderful massage. A+ race, in my book.

I didn't know that "went to the beer tent" was the 3rd leg of a tri. 



You must have missed that section of the Participant's Packet. Or maybe that was just in mine? Hmm, either way...

Seriously, this takes the cake for my favorite race this season.... or ever, for that matter.
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