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New Braunfels, Texas
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 10m 56s
Overall Rank = 14/176
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/23
Pre-race routine:

Slept in by almost an hour prior to the race! Fortuantely, I had planning on being early. I drove fast and managed to get to the site 45 minutes before start.
Event warmup:

No warmup. I didn't have time.
  • 07m 32s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

This was a crazy swim. The river is pretty narrow and was low due to lack of recent rainfall. There were parts where my hands were hitting ground and even one part where you had to get up and walk through a shallow rocky section! I was #2 in my AG at the point where I had to get up and walk, but somehow I lost 4-5 places because I apparently was more cautious about hurting my feet than others.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. It was a good performance. I still need more time in the pool to feel great, but for where I'm at in the training, this was good.
Transition 1
  • 00m 35s

Jumping on the bike was a bit slow, but everything else was good.
  • 37m 3s
  • 13.5 miles
  • 21.86 mile/hr

This was a good ride overall for where I'm at in training. I'd like to be able to add another 2 mph by the end of the season.

What would you do differently?:

Only think I'd do differently is warm up before the race, then push the pace harder for the first part of the course. I took it pretty easy for the first 2-3 miles to break the legs in.
Transition 2
  • 00m 28s

This was a great transition. I had the shoes off in plenty of time and was able to keep momemtum while doing so. I jumped off the bike at just the right pace.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - went very fast.
  • 25m 15s
  • 3.45 miles
  • 07m 19s  min/mile

I had an asthma attack about 1/2 way up the large hill coming out of transition and nearly had to stop for assistance. I was able to get it under control by running ~9:30 pace for a while, but I unfortunately lost a couple of minutes in the process. Once I managed to start to breathe ok, I was able to keep the pace right around 7:00.
What would you do differently?:

I accidentally left my inhaler in the car. This would have likely made a big difference in the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged back up the course to run Lorraine, Robyn and Kelly in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Asthma attack. Got to bring the inhaler next time.

Event comments:

Despite the crazy river swim (which would be much better on a non-drought year), this was a great venue for the race. The course was the most scenic I've done in Texas, and the management company did an outstanding job of making sure that everyone had a safe, fun event. I also really enjoyed tubing on the river after the race - very relaxing!

Last updated: 2009-05-11 12:00 AM
00:07:32 | 437 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/23
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Good
Suit: Sugoi Tri Suit
Course: Out and back on the Guadalupe River.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:03 | 13.5 miles | 21.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/23
Overall: 6/176
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Course was winding and hilly, but spectacularly scenic. There were no real hard climbs, just a lot of rollers. The course followed the river for a good portion and had a lot of tree cover.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:15 | 03.45 miles | 07m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/23
Overall: 0/176
Performance: Below average
Course: Course started off on a very steep climb out of the river basin, followed by a flat run around the scenic town of Gruene.
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-05-16 6:17 PM

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