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Pflugerville, Texas
United States
City of Pflugerville, Jack and Adams Bicycles
85F / 29C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 31/379
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/29
Pre-race routine:

Drove to the race.
Event warmup:

Ran for 20 minutes; swam for a few minutes.
  • 11m 6s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

Started a little too slow. Got tired of swimming next to the same guy and he was swimming into me so I gassed it a bit and realized I needed to be swimming harder anyway.
What would you do differently?:

Need to start a little harder.
Transition 1
  • 01m 23s

Need to get helmet on quicker.
  • 36m 41s
  • 14.05 miles
  • 22.98 mile/hr

Yesterday's 4 hour ride took a little out of me. But this was a good test mentally.
I felt like I left it all out there which is where I need to be on a sprint.
What would you do differently?:

If Ironman Austria was not so close, I would have ridden easier/shorter the day before.
Transition 2
  • 00m 37s
  • 23m 58s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

I passed another guy in my age group on the bike with a mile or so to go. He looked back just in time to see me coming. He tried to lift his pace. I wanted to pass him quickly so that I did not drag him along. I made it my mission to not get passed by him on the run. That really helped to push me. He did not pass me. In fact, I gained a little more time on him and saw no other 40-44s on the course. Unfortunately it was because one guy smoked me on the swim and was a bit faster on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

I think I had the run dialed in as best as I could do today. I had that feeling like I really wanted to stop or slow because it was unpleasant.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and a popsicle.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Yesterday's ride although this is my fastest tri run yet.

Event comments:

This is the third year for this race. They have done a great job puttign it on each year.

I really need to work on my run. I don't want to have to run with the fear of getting passed, although that did me some good today. I'm giving up 1-1.5 minutes/mile. If the bike was shorter or a couple guys a bit faster on the bike, goodbye podium spot.

My swim is coming along but I need to dial in my effort better. I spotted a few guys upwards of 2 minutes on the swim. That needs to change.

Last updated: 2009-02-09 12:00 AM
00:11:06 | 547 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/29
Overall: 89/379
Performance: Average
Course: U shaped course.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:41 | 14.05 miles | 22.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/29
Overall: 14/379
Wind: Some
Course: Flat to rolling. There was a bit of headwind on the uphill section.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:58 | 03 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/29
Overall: 87/379
Performance: Good
Course: Pretty flat. Headwind on the way back in to the finish.
Keeping cool Average 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-06-21 8:56 PM

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Austin, TX
Subject: Lake Pflugerville Triathlon

2009-06-21 9:38 PM
in reply to: #2232593

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Subject: RE: Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
nice race and great job on the bike after a long ride the day before. i agree the bike course was crowded but i just stayed on the center stripe and blew past people. best of luck at IM austria!

if you dont mind send me a PM with your name so i can track you at austria.
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