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Austin, Texas
United States
86F / 30C
Total Time = 1h 15m 45s
Overall Rank = 44/748
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/78
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race nice and early and spent time relaxing in the sun.
Event warmup:

Ran ~2 easy miles before the race.
  • 13m 34s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 39s / 100 yards

Swim was disappointing. I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't necessarily make any mistakes, but just couldn't hold a hard pace.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure - just haven't been in the pool enough, I guess.
Transition 1
  • 02m 32s

I misunderstood info from a race volunteer about where to mount my bike and accidentally mounted the bike at the wrong set of cones heading out of transition. This unfortunately affected my bike time, because I had to mount, dismount and mount again.
What would you do differently?:

Watch the mental errors. Know the course before the race.
  • 33m 13s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 22.45 mile/hr

I had a very good bike ride. This was the highlight of the race. I felt very good for the most part and stayed cool. I had a few times where I passed people only to have them pass me again or latch onto the back. In all cases, I was able to pick up the pace for a couple of minutes to put some distance between us.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing other than get on the bike at the right place.
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s

Very bad mistake here -- I left transition without my race belt! I had to go back through transition to get it, and ended up at the wrong rack, scrambling to find it. This mental error cost me at least one spot in the standings, and possibly a medal.
What would you do differently?:

Not make mental errors. I guess I was in too much of a hurry.
  • 24m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

I had a disappointing run. It was very hot outside, and I felt it from the beginning. I had problems breathing right out of transition and had to take 3 shots from the inhaler. Once I got that taken care of, I just couldn't push the pace where I wanted it to be. T about mile 2 I started to get dizzy, but continued to push the pace. At the end of the race, I vomited in the transition area and had to do some serious rehydration.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder, and specifically in the heat.
Post race
Warm down:

Exercised the abdominal muscles by vomiting on the grass.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and mental errors.

Event comments:

Top notch event. Well organized, and you can't beat the feeling of racing through the streets of Austin!

Last updated: 2009-05-21 12:00 AM
00:13:34 | 820 yards | 01m 39s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/78
Overall: 125/748
Performance: Below average
Suit: Sleeveless Orca
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:32
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:33:13 | 12.43 miles | 22.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/78
Overall: 6/748
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 2 lap course
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:12
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:13 | 03.11 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/78
Overall: 96/748
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Bad Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2009-06-02 11:15 PM

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Austin, TX
Subject: CapTexTri

2009-06-06 9:26 AM
in reply to: #2191001

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Peoria, Arizona
Subject: RE: CapTexTri

Looks to me like you had a great race!  Wish I could have been there to do it with ya!   Oh well.

Remember what Randy always used to say..  You've not worked hard enough unless you puke!

Nothing to be ashamed of for that race!


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