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Cactus Challenge - TriathlonSprint

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Austin, TX
United States
3 Disciplines
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 25m 2s
Overall Rank = 64/257
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 7/15
Pre-race routine:

Up at 6. Eggs, wheat toast, few hashbrowns at 6:30. Protien bar at 7:00.
Setup transition at 8. Drinking gatorade and water all morning. GU at 8:45. Race start 9:25
Event warmup:

Was rushed...planned to go after Olympic, schedule changed as all were waiting. Didn't allow for proper warmup and stretching.
  • 12m 19s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Start was very disorganized. I would have started more on the outside rather than middle of the group. Struggled getting into a rythym early on.
Transition 1
  • 05m 11s

Burrs in the grass caused problems. Had to put sandals on out of water, but kept slipping out of sandals. Sliced big toe open. Once at bike and changing all was fine.
What would you do differently?:

leave shoes at the swim instead of flip flops
  • 37m 33s
  • 12 kms
  • 19.17 km/hr
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on the hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s
What would you do differently?:

Racked bike in wrong location...Pretie my shoes
  • 28m 39s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 44s  min/km

Slow uphill at finish...
What would you do differently?:

Start with a faster pace
Post race

Last updated: 2005-04-18 12:00 AM
00:12:19 | 500 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/15
Overall: 99/257
Performance: Average
Kicking face, goggles off early. Fixed. Trouble sighting, but just followed pack. Trouble breathing in wetsuit last 150M...caused HE to be higher than normal coming out. 186. Settled it back down on first 2 miles of bike.
Suit: Sleeveless
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:33 | 12 kms | 19.17 km/hr
Age Group: 4/15
Overall: 60/257
Performance: Good
Hilly course. Peaked at 34MPH downhill. Up out of my seat pushing up some uphills. Middle gearing in back derailer was not good...couldn't trust the gears to stay in position. Overall happy with bike. good paced, passed many people, saved hammies for run.
Wind: Some
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:39 | 05 kms | 05m 44s  min/km
Age Group: 10/15
Overall: 95/257
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2005-04-19 2:09 PM

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Jacksonville, FL
Subject: Cactus Challenge

2005-04-21 9:05 PM
in reply to: #144675

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Texas! & Ann Arbor, MI!
Subject: RE: Cactus Challenge
Great race Scott! We definitely have to go dancing again soon!
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