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Keller, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
Total Time = 1h 15m 35s
Overall Rank = 115/976
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 21/49
Pre-race routine:

Ate pizza the night before
Event warmup:

no warm-up, got there a little late and barely got my chip; this was my first race, so I wasn't really sure what to do and get there as early as planned.
  • 05m 41s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters

caught up to a group and was caught from behind at the same time, made for some difficulty at that point in the race, as we were making the turn. I had to swim breast stroke for almost 25m to allow things to clear up and make my move.
What would you do differently?:

Done more speed work leading up to the event.
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

First transition, still not accustomed to the bike and clipping in
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 39s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.88 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

more training, increase speed
Transition 2
  • 02m 2s

The transition area was pretty cramped, and I arrived same time as another guy and had to wait and move some stuff around.
What would you do differently?:

might be a bit more aggressive, but I'm not going to win the race, so I'm also not going to push anybody out of my way.
  • 22m 53s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 22s  min/mile

Felt like it was a pretty good run at a good pace, probably the best part of my race. I remember passing more people than passed me, so I consider it an accomplishment, especially when you pass those with lower numbers, because you know you're beating them.
What would you do differently?:

not much, just put in more speed training
Post race
Warm down:

waited for Nate, had some Vit Water, then went to a nearby starbucks for some coffee and pumpkin bread.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of experience overall and not a great performance on the bike.

Last updated: 2008-06-05 12:00 AM
00:05:41 | 300 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/976
Performance: Below average
Course: Swimming Pool -
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:22
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:42:39 | 12 miles | 16.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/976
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: not bad, rode along a major road for quarter of the loop; had some decent hills on the fourth quarter of the loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:53 | 03.11 miles | 07m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/976
Performance: Good
Course: Run through a park, and then into a little neighborhood and through another park, not the most scenic route, but it was nice with only a couple of minor hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-06-05 4:25 PM

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