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Pflugerville, Texas
United States
City of Pflugerville, Jack and Adams Bicycles
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 34m 33s
Overall Rank = 189/400
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 13/33
Pre-race routine:

Lots of breathing exercises - my throat was tight and my hr was high very early on.
Event warmup:

Light swim, stretching, more breathing exercises
  • 10m 5s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

a really good strong swim. I had my wave leader in my sights the whole way.
What would you do differently?:

nothing...this was a good swim.
Transition 1
  • 03m 15s

Had trouble with my helmet - one of the side straps came undone three times before I gave up. My hr was 193 when I arrived at my bike, so I took a little bit of extra time trying to get it under control
What would you do differently?:

I need a new helmet.
  • 49m 50s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.86 mile/hr

A nice solid bike ride considering my weight and breathing difficulty. I was generally pleased.
What would you do differently?:

I need more time in the saddle and less weight. All in due time!
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

A pretty smooth transition overall
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 21s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 47s  min/mile

Considering where my hr was, this was a good run. I picked a solid do-able pace and maintained it to the last 1/2 mile, and then pushed the pace through the finish. This was a smart run for me considering my hr struggles.
What would you do differently?:

given the circumstances, nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

walking, light stretching, lots of water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

tight throat which created breathing difficulties and high hr, plus my weight, as usual.

Event comments:

This is one of my favorite races of the year. It's an ideal location, well organized, and a fun venue to race. I like the smaller races anyway - not the mass chaos and stress of some of the larger ones. A great way to spend a morning!

Last updated: 2009-05-19 12:00 AM
00:10:05 | 500 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/33
Overall: 46/400
Performance: Good
Suit: tri-suit
Course: angle out and back to shore
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:15
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:49:50 | 14 miles | 16.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/33
Overall: 202/400
Performance: Good
high hr until last 5 miles, when I tried a different breathing technique.
Wind: Some
Course: Large square course, moderate hills in middle third.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:21 | 03 miles | 09m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/33
Overall: 219/400
Performance: Good
generally a high hr throughout. I kept it in the low 180's until the last half mile and just ignored it from there. I was at 199 when I crossed the finish line. Stupid breathing problems...
Course: flat crushed granite trail around the lake.
Keeping cool Good 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? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-06-21 2:29 PM

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