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Valley View, Texas
United States
Dallas Athletes
Total Time = 2h 30m 33s
Overall Rank = 56/162
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/12
Pre-race routine:

Early morning since Drive was so far. I ate two eggs, piece of toast, two turkey bacon and two slices of cantaloupe.
Event warmup:

Not much here. Just stretched the arms for the swim.
  • 24m 57s
  • 1500 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

I had a fantastic swim. I swam hard and never really got tired. Cause of the choppy water some waves ran into my mouth and choked twice, but that was the only downside.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 38s

I'm having issues getting onto the bike right now. The shoes are pointing down. I need to learn the run and jump routine.
What would you do differently?:

Practice run and jump onto bike.
  • 1h 10m 13s
  • 23 miles
  • 19.65 mile/hr

Felt good until mile 14. My lower back started hurting and my stomach was a little upset. I wanted off the bike by mile 19 which was unusual.
What would you do differently?:

Get used to riding in the drops for longer periods. Take more electrolytes.
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

No issues
What would you do differently?:

Need to take some sodium here.
  • 52m 54s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

I really feel I could of ran this a LOT faster. Managing cramps is horrible feeling. Once I figure out this nutrition thing I think the Olympic will be my race.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Legs were killing me. Downed some pickle juice sport which made everything feel better.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough electrolytes/sodium

Event comments:

Great race event. The packets were horrible. NO water bottle and a very cheap thin shirt.

Last updated: 2008-09-22 12:00 AM
00:24:57 | 1500 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 39/162
Performance: Good
Course: Triangle style swim. The water was choppy, but well marked. Also a nice beach start.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:38
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:10:13 | 23 miles | 19.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 57/162
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: The course was very hilly. Not what I was expecting. Mile 15 and on was on some country roads that weren't very smooth.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:52:54 | 06.21 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 88/162
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly course, half shaded other half open sun.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-09-22 10:22 AM

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