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LongHorn Triathlon Festival - Half Iron - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Austin, Texas
United States
Total Time = 5h 00m 3s
Overall Rank = 163/1929
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 18/157
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 0500, ate a clif bar, sipped on cytomax and headed to the parking area. set up transition and listened to my shuffle while focusing on the race in my head.
Event warmup:

none really....didnt want to do a swim warmup, then sit around for 25 mins. just sat relaxed and stretched.
  • 27m 46s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 19s / 100 yards

felt great on the swim....gave a moderate effort, and came out of the water strong. great start to a strong day..(so i thought). i definitely feel it was short, but still an overall decent performance.
What would you do differently?:

push harder...
Transition 1
  • 02m 32s

smooth t1; ran out of the water, passed a few people, moved with a purpose.
What would you do differently?:

move faster
  • 2h 32m 9s
  • 56 miles
  • 22.08 mile/hr

i felt like an animal on the bike!!!!! definitely the strongest performance i have turned out. my goal was to average 20 mph and definitely overachieved.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

went well
What would you do differently?:

not much
  • 1h 55m 48s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 50s  min/mile

this is where my weakness lies. i knew i was out of my league on the bike when i started the run, EVERYBODY flew by me!!!!! i fully expected it. starting on the run it felt like i had a stress fracture at the base of my right 5th toe. everytime i took a step, i felt a deep "bone" pain. about 3/4 of a mile into the ride, the pain subsided, but then had difficulty getting into a breathing rhythm. heading back into the park, seeing my wife must have done something for me, because i felt great after that. hit quadzilla and trudeged up it slowly but steadily. thats about it.

overall a miserable run. i have found my focus for the off season!!!
What would you do differently?:

train more on running faster. i had the distance down in training, and i could have ran forever. speed, speed, speed!!!!
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

as i said for speed on the run.

Event comments:

first him i have participated in. i must say keith jordan and everyone else that had a hand in setting this thing up did a hell of a job.

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Last updated: 2008-06-15 12:00 AM
00:27:46 | 2112 yards | 01m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/157
Overall: 413/1929
Performance: Good
Suit: desoto bibjohn
Course: triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
02:32:09 | 56 miles | 22.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/157
Overall: 101/1929
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: modified rectangular
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:55:48 | 13.1 miles | 08m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/157
Overall: 334/1929
Performance: Below average
Course: 2 loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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

2008-10-06 3:58 PM

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United States Military Academy
Subject: LongHorn Triathlon Festival - Half Iron

2008-10-07 5:23 PM
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Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: LongHorn Triathlon Festival - Half Iron

Incredibly fast!  Congratulations!

Okay, can I say I am AMAZED that you were able to WAKE UP at 0500 and be at the race on time?  How the heck is that possible?

2008-10-07 6:25 PM
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Lacey, Washington
Subject: RE: LongHorn Triathlon Festival - Half Iron
AWESOME fast race!! You work on that run off the bike and you're going to be unstoppable!! GREAT JOB!
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