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Austin, TX, Texas
United States
High Five Productions (Jack and Adams)
90F / 32C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 14/467
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/41
Pre-race routine:

I got to the race nice and early. I had plenty of time to set up transition and not stress.
Event warmup:

We were booted from transition 45 mins prior to race, so I was unable to use my shoes for warmup. I did a ~.5 mile warmup jog barefoot on the race course.
  • 11m 4s
  • 766 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards

This was a very good swim for me. I managed to relax during the churn of the initial start, then outrace the bulk of my starting wave. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was coming out of the water with mostly members of the previous wave around me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really - I feel that my swim hasn't been strong this year, but this was better than I had expected.
Transition 1
  • 02m 40s

T1 went pretty well for the most part. The only hitches were getting the wetsuit stuck around my timing chip on the left ankle and getting stuck behind athletes leaving the congested transition from previous waves. This negated the advantage of having the shoes on the bike. Once on the bike, I had a little bit of trouble getting into my new shoes. Need more practice.

Overall, I had a pretty fast transition.
  • 46m 27s
  • 17.4 miles
  • 22.48 mile/hr

I basically lost a month of training leading up to the race due to being sick and out of town for my brother's funeral. My riding has not been consitent lately, so I feel good about this ride. I kept the first lap pace pretty comfortable and gave it all I had on the second lap.
What would you do differently?:

I probably would have pushed a little bit harder on the first lap. I was under 20mph coming out of it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

This was not a bad transition. It was faster than all but 3-4 people ahead of me.
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 20s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

This was a tough run. It was very hot outside, and I was feeling it. I was also feeling the lack of training. I pushed myself as hard as I could, to the point of nearly vomiting after sprinting past a few people at the finish line.

While I feel that I could/should be 2-3 mins faster on the run, I feel good about this run based on my recent training.
What would you do differently?:

1. Train in the heat more often.
2. Do more intervals.
Post race
Warm down:

I pretty much collapsed at the finish line. Once I got up, I sat in the shade for a while, cooling off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, lack of hard training lately. Overall though, I felt very good about my mental and physical performance in this race. There wasn't a lot I could have done better on race day.

Event comments:

This is a well organized, top notch event.

Last updated: 2008-09-03 12:00 AM
00:11:04 | 766 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/41
Overall: 43/467
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca Sleeveless
Course: The course was out and back in Lake Austin.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:46:27 | 17.4 miles | 22.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/41
Overall: 11/467
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Course winds through downtown Austin. There are a few moderate hills, with some flat spots, as well.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:20 | 03.11 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/41
Overall: 71/467
Performance: Good
Course: Road run around the South side of Lake Austin.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2008-09-03 7:46 PM

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