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Denton, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
Total Time = 2h 29m 43s
Overall Rank = 118/283
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/
Pre-race routine:

Hung out with my girlfriend and Chris came over and chilled with me until it was time to head out. Left about 30 mins later than planned...
Event warmup:

Quickly set up transition and got in line for chip. Chatted with Steve, Marci and Karen. Actually gave a kiss to my girlfriend as the horn sounded for our wave to start swiming. Kind of funny but cool.
  • 24m 4s
  • 1372 meters
  • 01m 45s / 100 meters

My plan was to go easier than I have before in a race. Never felt out of sorts. Had the same energy at the end as I did at the beginning.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 36s

Didn't have any issues. Jogged from the beach up to T1 and found my bike rather easily.
What would you do differently?:

Move transition closer to where I exited the water?
  • 1h 05m 28s
  • 23 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr

I wanted to see if I could keep a higher cadence (90) in a harder gear (thus increasing my speed by 1/2 to 1 full mile). Success! HR stayed around 146. Passed a dozen or so riders and was passed by some seriously fast disc wheeled whipper snappers (i.e. M20-24 and M25-29). Ok, some F30-34 might have been in that mix as
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I avg'd 21.1 for 23 miles...
Transition 2
  • 01m

better at putting on socks. Since it was wet during the ride, I decided against going sockless. I did get a little confused as to where the actual exit for the run was. Had to get "directions" from my girlfriend. ha ha.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. 1 min for transition for a non Podium dude was ok by me.
  • 56m 37s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 07s  min/mile

great run for me. My goal was to maintain a 9:00 min pace. Almost hit that mark. Walked the aid stations to drink water. Did something different this time. After drinking the ICE water...I poured the ice into my hands and chewed on the ice.
What would you do differently?:

maybe skip walking one of the aid stations in order to get under 9:00 min/miles.
Post race
Warm down:

waited for Chris to finish and waited for more pizza to be delivered. Talked with jcagg90 (John), Tim, Steve, Marci, Chris, Gary, Bonnie, Sabrina, et. al. Spent time with my girlfriend (Angie) who once again proved to be the biggest supporter for me! She always tells me how good I will do, and I've yet to disappoint her (or me)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Who am I kidding. I shaved 40 (yes, 40) minutes off my last Oly time (Toyota U.S. Open, Oct. 07). Guess I'm improving. lol.

Event comments:

nice race. If Texasman is this same course, it might be something for me to do and see if I can better my time. Plus, I don't have a Sept. race on my schedule as of yet.

Last updated: 2008-06-24 12:00 AM
00:24:04 | 1372 meters | 01m 45s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 59/283
Performance: Good
Suit: trisuit
Course: OWS.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:05:28 | 23 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 82/283
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:56:37 | 06.21 miles | 09m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 169/283
Performance: Good
Course: out and back. nice trail run...water sprayer was a nice touch.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-07-22 1:19 AM

The Colony, Texas, USA, Earth
Subject: Disco Triathlon

2008-07-23 1:07 PM
in reply to: #1547860

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Plano, TX
Subject: RE: Disco Triathlon

OUTstanding race!

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I'm not worthy!
I'm not worthy!

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