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Austin, Texas
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 36m 25s
Overall Rank = 179/1976
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 26/281
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6, had some coffee, got dressed and headed out with the girls to the race site. Ate a banana with Peanut butter in the car and a diet coke.
Event warmup:

Trying to find Susan to make sure she wasn't going to back out of doing the swim again this year!
  • 22m 1s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Get in the pool or the lake and swim more than once in six months, I am really thinking that practicing might improve my time
Transition 1
  • 03m 29s

the thing that took the longest was trying to clean the grass, dirt off my feet before putting on my socks and shoes
What would you do differently?:

Bring a wet wash cloth to wipe feet off
  • 37m 52s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.01 mile/hr

I only got passed two times on the bike and both of those people I passed before I finished. We played leap frog a few times as my uphills were slower.
What would you do differently?:

Get on my bike more than three times in six months, train!!
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s
  • 30m 42s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 54s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Saw Paige and Angela and hung out and waited for the rest of the group to finish. Saw Robin Bostick cross the finish line, she was looking great! Fun to see other BT folks out at a race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not training

Event comments:

This was just a fun race for me since I hadn't done a triathlon since last October and have been so incredibly uninspired to train lately. It made me think I want to sign up for another one!

Last updated: 2009-06-02 12:00 AM
00:22:01 | 880 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/281
Overall: 475/1976
Course: The Danskin swim is always a tough one to weave through the people since 1900 or more people do the race and there are lots of VERY slow swimmers. It doesn't seem like you ever can really get a rhythm. I would swim, stop look around, make sure I was on track and just kept plugging away. I hadn't been training so I was just shooting to keep on keepin on!
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:29
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:37:52 | 12 miles | 19.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/281
Overall: 0/1976
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Hilly, I hit 33 mph on the downhills and was just having a great time!
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:19
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:42 | 03.1 miles | 09m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/281
Overall: 0/1976
Course: This is a hilly run course on dirt and pretty uneven at points. I ran the first half with the girl that I had played leap frog with on the bike. Her name was Daphne and we chatted until I saw Paige ahead of me on the run, then I sped up, but Daphne passed me about a half mile later.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

2009-06-07 9:54 PM

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Fort Worth, Texas
Subject: Danskin Women's Triathlon - Austin

2009-06-08 8:32 AM
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Round Rock, TX
Subject: RE: Danskin Women's Triathlon - Austin
Great Job!!  So good to see you!
2009-06-09 1:55 PM
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Temple, TX
Subject: RE: Danskin Women's Triathlon - Austin

Thanks for your comments on MY race log!  I had read yours too, you did GREAT!  I was really discouraged about the run... but I will be working on it for sure!  You probably passed me on the run!  I went off in the Survivor wave, (wave 5) and of course did great on the swim, did pretty good on the bike, but sure did lose it on the run... and I CAN run!  Just last week I was running 5K's around my 'hood at a 9:50 pace!!  Grrrr... guess the swim and bike just pooped me out.

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