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San Marcos, Texas
United States
Seidel Productions
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 15m 15s
Overall Rank = 22/267
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/14
Pre-race routine:

A couple of waffles and a cup of coffee.
Downed a gel right before the start.
Event warmup:

15 minute run.
  • 10m 55s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters

For some reason I had to breath every other stroke. I'm not sure what happenend.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe not go out quite as hard. However I felt pretty good about my swim time.
Transition 1
  • 01m 2s

Went pretty smoothly.
  • 37m 44s
  • 14 miles
  • 22.26 mile/hr

I think I could have pushed a little harder. The fastest bike split got me by 1 minute.
I felt a bit nauseous for the first several miles so I thought I was pushing the right pace. That 1 minute I got beat makes me wonder if I could hav egone a little harder.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed just a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 38s

I entered T2 with another guy in a younger age group but I beat him out. He had better running legs than me but I put a bunch of time into him on the bike.
I fumbled a little with one shoe, costing me a few seconds.
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 52s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile

I have been struggling with IT band issues for about a month. At the halfway point my knee siezed up. I was able to push through but my pace slowed a little.
What would you do differently?:

Get my knee taken care of.
Post race
Warm down:

Ice pack on the knee

What limited your ability to perform faster:

IT band and possibly breathing during the swim.
I've been fighting either allergies or a cold the last few days.

Event comments:

I really like this race because of the swim.

The results were a bit slow to be posted.

Last updated: 2009-02-09 12:00 AM
00:10:55 | 500 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/14
Overall: 0/267
Performance: Good
Suit: no
Course: Aquarena Springs only allows swimming once a year. It is an ecological park so it is like swimming in an aquarium. The swim is a time trial start.
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:02.4
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:44 | 14 miles | 22.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/14
Overall: 3/267
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: The road was pretty rough. I had a good start but it was narrow so I had to squeeze past some people who were riding to the left.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:52.5 | 03.2 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/14
Overall: 0/267
Performance: Good
Course: Some grass, some uneven sidewalk, more grass, and an asphalt finish.
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-04-27 8:50 AM

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Austin, TX
Subject: Aquarena Sprint (Texas State Sprint Triathlon)

2009-04-27 11:07 PM
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San Antonio
Subject: RE: Aquarena Sprint (Texas State Sprint Triathlon)
Nice race.  Great bike split...  Got me by a second overall!  Do you remember what color shirt that younger guy was wearing that you raced out of T2. 
2009-04-29 12:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Aquarena Sprint (Texas State Sprint Triathlon)
Nice race, you kicked some butt on that bike, the hills were showing me how slow I am.
2009-04-29 2:23 PM
in reply to: #2118519

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Cycling Guru
Fulton, MD
Subject: RE: Aquarena Sprint (Texas State Sprint Triathlon)
Congrats on the AG win ... and even doing with a bum knee!
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