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The Woodlands, Texas
United States
The Woodlands Community Associates
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 16m 13s
Overall Rank = 99/901
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/101
Pre-race routine:

Not my normal gig... had a Clif Bar w/ Peanut Butter and half of a Diet Rockstar Energy Drink, 20oz of lemon lime G2 gatorade & a few swigs of water.
Event warmup:

Only time for 100-150m of swimming... Lines, lines and mor lines...getting into transition area and for the porta potty.
  • 10m 6s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

Started out strong - maybe too fast? Lost my breathing about 100m - 200m into the swim and struggled for the next 200m... had a strong stretch going into the finish. Very calm water, but the wave was jam packed for this course (good training for upcoming HIM & IM races)
What would you do differently?:

Not sure what really went wrong... Maybe start out a little easier and build up to the faster pace I thought for sure I could swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

long run from water to bike and then to mount bike... but overall I had a good transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 00m
  • 15 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

The bike started out well and had some GREAT moments in there... was pushing 26mph for a couple miles and felt good, until left calf began to cramp! Slowed, tried to stretch and kept hammerin' I call this just an avg bike.
Cadence meter wasn't working... knocked out of alignment, so I didn't know what my cadence was...that was a little frustrating for me... I like to see my cadence in relation to my gear choice.
What would you do differently?:

Endurolytes before the swim... help with cramping during the bike and run...
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

The bike next to mine fell over when I racked my bike... wasted a few seconds picking the guys bike up who was NOT racked properly!
What would you do differently?:

nothing really... in & out nicely!
  • 20m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 45s  min/mile

Pushed as hard as I could on this day! Not my best run, but still very solid!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching, food and a beer!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure... a week off prior to the event? the stress of the week prior? morning race routine out of whack? Not really sure!!!

Event comments:

This is a great race in the Houston area. The swim course was a little tight for a 100 swimmer wave... but that is my only some-what negative remark about this event! I will probably race this event again in the future!

Last updated: 2008-12-28 12:00 AM
00:10:06 | 500 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/101
Overall: 240/901
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Zenith Full Sleeve
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:00:00 | 15 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/101
Overall: 165/901
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat, fairly smooth, and fast. Not too many turns either... Good course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:56 | 03.1 miles | 06m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/101
Overall: 34/901
Performance: Good
Course: flat, fast and well marked! Several aid stations! Good crowd/volunteer support along the course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2009-05-02 6:47 PM

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